With highway alcohol ban affecting majority of restaurants in Viman Nagar the Puneites now have more options at Ishanya Mall as “Kadar Khan’s Sheesha” has joined the vicinity of some renowned eateries like the Baraza Bars & Bites & ZORA . The restaurant includes array of Mughlai & Awadhi dishes on the menu which can be enjoyed over some good range of sheesha’s. The cabana seating & the live ghazal sessions give this place a promising look.
The ambience here constitutes of seating which includes Cabana, regular dine tables all under an open air roof which is temporary closed for the rainy season. Some ample amount of plants give this place a greener touch which perfectly matches the white curtains of the cabanas. Extended bar counter, open live kitchen & Sheesha coal cart completes the surrounding & give this place a distinguished look.
To begin the tasting we were presented with the Paya Shorba which had soft & fresh mutton cubes but the rest of the soup tasted spiceless with very meagre amount of salt added to it.
Makai Malai Seekh Kebab sounded delectable from the name itself which was served on a bed of cabbage & on top of a sizzler plate. The cheesy kebab blended well with the corn & was delicate throughout the bite. The Cheese Corn Kurkure & Baby Corn Amritsari were pretty decent finger food choice with a crispy batter fried outer coating. The Paneer Shaslik was one of the best veg starters from the menu & consisted of soft chunks of paneer tossed in tangy yogurt mix along with veggies like capsicum, tomato, onion laid on a bed of cabbage. This too was served on a sizzler plate.
For the Non-Veg starters we had the Murgh Tandoori Sheesha, Lebnani Chicken Tikka, Jhinga Zaitooni & Murg Tangdi Kulfi Kebab which were one of the classic starters from the Mughlai & middle eastern cuisine. The starters at Sheesha mostly come on a similar sizzler pan giving a good smoky look to the dish, the Murg tangdi kulfi & Lebnani chicken tikka came with a creamy cheesy gravy. The Tangdi kulfi is prepared inside a silver wrap and served as it is. I will strongly suggest the management to look for an optional presentation for the same as one might tear-off the silver wrap while using a fork & knife.
For the mains we were suggested with some of the best items from menu. The Mutton Rogan Josh carried a rich taste of aromatic spices & the sublime tender lamb pieces went very well with the butter garlic naans. The dish got its name form the red chilly & lamb meat added to it. The Mughal Kofta, Murg Lasooni & Dal bukhara were some other signature dishes which represented the Mughlai cuisine. The semi thick cashew gravy of the Mughal Kofta was a quite delectable one which had some perfectly textured koftas. Despite these amazing above mentioned mains my favorite will undoubtedly be the Gosht Dum Biryani which had the soft meaty chunks cooked with basmati rice & the desi ghee aroma took the biryani to just another level.
The Avadhi Lehsoon ki kheer majorly lacked the garlic flavor and what was there was just a meagre scent of it. The sumptuous gulab Jamun immersed in perfect one string consistency of chashni(sugar syrup) summed up the perfect dinner for us.
At last a big shoutout to Ms Shivangi from Carpe Diem & team Kadar Khan’s Sheesha for hosting us. The restaurant is perfect dine out place specially for those who prefer open air seating & also for some exquisite Mughlai & Awadhi food.
The restaurant is located at Ishanya mall, yerawada
Timings: Mon-Thu- 12.30 pm-1am Fri-Sun- 12.30 pm- 2am