Lunch At Shikaar

27 Jul

It was Saturday and as usual Akhil and I had to find a restaurant for lunch. It was drizzling outside and we had our good friend Footie waiting to join us for lunch. Shikhar Shikaar was the place we zeroed in on which is located near the TDP’s office opposite KBR Park in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.  Shikaar, a 60 seater, serves Indian and Mexican food.

By the time we reached the restaurant wading through the traffic the slight drizzle soaked us up a bit and that added to our hunger. Parking our vehicles outside the three of us rushed in for the lunch. Without wasting anytime we ordered the food starting with the soup.

Soup: Mexican Chicken Soup

There was no second opinion on this. The last time we went to Shikaar we loved the hot and spicy chicken soup. The Mexican Chicken Soup was quite hot and spicy with capsicum, shredded chicken and a good sprinkling of pepper.  Do try the Mexican soups. Both the veg and non-veg soups are good.

Starter: Chicken Afghani

A dry chicken kebab, tasted good and was well prepared. We did not try any Mexican starters.

Main Course: Tandoori Rotis and Ghost Jehanghiri

Rotis were served hot. The curry, Ghost Jehanghiri was made with tender lamb pieces marinated in four different spices, grilled and then tossed into a gravy made of tomatoes and cashewnuts. The curry was not spicy but tasty.

Biryani gone wrong: To finish the lunch we ordered some boneless lamb biryani. What they served was rice mixed with lamb pieces. The biryani did not even look or smell or taste like the regular biryani.

Pricing: The prices are a bit on the higher side but affordable given the locality where it is situated. A meal for two (Soup, Starter, Rice, Rotis, Curry and a Dessert) should cost around Rs. 750.

Ambience and Service: A small place neatly done with good service.

Recommendation: Worth visiting once.

P.S. Hawk-eyed Chittaranjan from My Wierd Wired World rightly points out that the restaurant’s name is Shikaar and not Shikhar as I had earlier mentioned. Thank you Chittaranjan.

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6 Responses to “Lunch At Shikaar”

  1. Chittaranjan 27 July 2008 at 6:35 pm #

    Blasphemy! Its ‘Shikaar’ yaar. I’m a regular visitor there, considering the proximity to moi aapis 😛

    My preferred items are Hanoi Soup, Hot n sour soup, spicy baby corn, Singapore Fried rice, pan fried hong kong noodles et al. In Mexican stuff, Enchiladas are good and so are the Especialades. Veg. Fajitas are ordinary! Egg Biryani is eggcellent there…my Fav. I guess ur timing for Biryani was wrong! 3 PM is near-closing time.

  2. Santhosh Reddy 27 July 2008 at 7:14 pm #

    Fixed the name part of it. Thank you for pointing it out Chittu. Yes, We ordered the biryani quite late.

  3. Chittaranjan 27 July 2008 at 9:04 pm #

    er….u still left the H in ‘Shikaar’ 😛

    I had a similar experience when I trooped in at 3:30. I just got flavored rice 😐

  4. aalasanthosh 27 July 2008 at 10:40 pm #

    Arghhhh!… Fixed that. You were lucky you at least got flavoured rice. But what we got was some hot rice and lamb pieces which were not even cooked properly.

  5. Chittaranjan 28 July 2008 at 12:41 am #

    ayyo! I must be seeing things…..the title (and at several places in the post) still reads as “Shikhaar” instead of “Shikaar”.

    P.S: You might want to delete my overtly critical comments abt the spellings 😛

  6. Santhosh 28 July 2008 at 11:07 am #

    I got it wrong. It is Shikaar and not Shikhaar. Alright, I might have found the reason for mispelling the restaurant’s name again and again. It is to do with that biryani which they served us.

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