Craving authentic Bihari Kababs and Nihari? Patna Kabab is the place to go!
We have tried many different Indian/Pakistani restaurants, but have always returned disappointed. However, when it comes to the aforementioned items, Patna Kabab has got them down pat! They have patrons travelling all the way from Mississauga (older sister) to Scarborough (younger sister) for their food. Here’s a link to their menu: Patna Kabab House Menu.
On our most recent trip to Patna we ordered these very items for our Saturday afternoon lunch. Their Nihari ($5.99) has the same slow-cooked taste as the Nihari from a small dhaba in Pakistan. The meat is very tender and they are quite generous with their botis. The level of spice is perfect; it’s neither bland nor super spicy. It comes garnished with julienne garlic, coriander and a piece of lemon. Nihari as good as Patna’s should only be eaten with hot and fresh Naan from the tandoor. The Naan are $1.25 each but completely worth it. We also ordered their Bihari Kabab ($6.99) plate which consisted of small pieces of beef on a hot plate garnished with onions. The younger sister is a not a huge fan of kababs but even she enjoyed them!
We have tried a few other dishes, but have found these two dishes to be the best. Our mom loves their Nihari so much that whenever she passes by Patna she always gets two orders of Nihari for take-out.
We strongly feel that the decor of the restaurant does not match their great food. The decor is strictly average: it’s just a bunch of tables and chairs. It’s a fairly clean place but it’s not squeaky clean. If only this place spent some money on making the restaurant look half-decent we’d be all praises. The service is pretty quick and it’s also mainly self-serve. Saying that I would like to mention that this place does good business despite their shortcomings in the overall ambience of the restaurant. In case you’re visiting them in the evening, make sure you have reservations, as this place gets packed in the evenings. So if you’re looking for great Nihari and & Bihari Kababs then make sure you try Patna Kabab House.
Address: 1885 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough, ON, M1R 2Y3