Good food but expensive
Restaurant: Nayab Handi
Reviewer: Shivendu Mittal | 17th May 2018 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 3.25

The review was anonymously done after paying for the meal.

After reading about this newly opened outlet a lot on social media, I was curious to see what the hype was about. So a handful of Gurgaon Foodie Explorers went exploring this place this afternoon. 

This is my take on what we got.

Mutton Kakori Kebab and Galawati Kebab: The texture was perfect for both the kebabs, which they claimed were their specialties. Melting in the mouth, the galawatis were the perfect texture according to my expectation, even though I still feel I have had better in terms of taste. Kakori is something that I haven't tasted from Lucknow, so without commenting on the authenticity, I can safely say these were very good. However, one did feel that the spices used in both the kebabs were similar by and large. 


Chicken Chapli Kebab: Little cutlets of meaty chicken bites, these were also good. I would like them spicier though. This was served in 2 lots, the first of which thought this was the better than the earlier 2 kebabs, while the other group thought they had an eggy taste in them. Unfortunately I could not taste from the second lot, so I can't comment there. The chef claimed that even though traditionally a little egg is supposed to be added to the dish, they have tweaked the recipe and no egg was added in their dish.

Mutton Chaap: Mutton ribs marinated (for a long time, I would like to think) and done on a tawa. Brilliant! Well cooked meat, in a basic marinade. It can't get simpler than that.


Mutton Biryani: They call it Yakhni Pulao, and even my limited knowledge of biryanis tells me this wasn't a yakhni pulao. However, this was a very good biryani. Flavorsome and cooked well, yes. Delicate? No.

Gosht Koyla Handi: This was served in a bowl with a live coal inside, which they picked up in a couple of minutes. Inside were tender cubes of well cooked meat in a flavorsome, smokey masala, with some capsicum (I duly served them to my co-diners) thrown in. Fabulous again.


Mango Phirni and Phirni: Avoidable.

Shahi Tukda: Have only if you have a sweet tooth. Its good, but too sweet.


The service was understandably slow, coz we were all gluttons and a sizable number. The ambience was chic and the seating comfortable. At more than 1200 bucks per head for so many of us, even when we shared our desserts, AND a 20% discount, I wouldn't call it VFM for my money at least.


Ratings (Out of 5)

Food: 3.5 | Ambience: 3.5 | Service: 3.5 | Value: 2.5 | Overall: 3.0

Meal for two: Rs 2500 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: Yes

Address: GL 204-206, 2nd Floor, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

Tel: 0124 4825941

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Restaurant Information
Nayab Handi Nayab Handi
GL 204-206, 2nd Floor, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
Telephone: 0124 4825941 view on a map
Opening Hours: 12Noon to 11:30PM
Cuisine: North Indian
Average Price: Rs. 2000 - 2500