Not as delicious as its hype
Restaurant: Shah Ghouse
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 8th August 2015 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 3.50

Shah Ghouse Café is a popular hotel located in Tolichowki at Hyderabad. It is popular for its Hyderabadi haleem, biryani, Paya, Tala Hua Meat and Apollo Fish. After getting great recommendations from the Gurgaon Foodie group, and determined to lay my hands at some good goat offal, I land there literally straight from the airport, for lunch.

I am informed that Paya and other offal are available only after 6 pm, and at lunch a curtailed menu is offered. Having no choice, I decide to order the best of what is available. Mutton Masala (Rs 190) is too much grease and not enough taste. Plus the pieces were all bones with little meat.

                                 Mutton Masala

Tala Hua Meat (Rs 230) is basically fried boneless goat pieces, and one can’t go wrong with fried meat. I enjoy it with some amazing Roti (Rs 15).

                 Tala hua meat                                             Rotis

I order Apollo Fish (Rs 230) which is essentially Murrel fish 65 and pleasant to eat. Overall I find the meal underwhelming and nothing much to talk about. I go back in the night to have paya nahari (Rs 80). The one I have been looking forward to, zubaan nahari is not being served. The paya nahari is ok, but nothing to cherish. Would prefer our own Jama Masjid anyday !

                                      Apollo Fish

The traditional Hyderabadi dishes all seem to be disappearing. Some of them emerge at Ramzaan time, but like other metros, here too fast food is replacing traditional eateries.

The review was anonymously done after paying for the meal.

Ratings (Out of 5)                                         

Food: 3.5 | Ambience: 3.0 | Service: 3.5 | Value: 4.0 | Overall: 3.5

Meal for two: Rs.800 | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: No

Address: Opposite SA Imperial Gardens, Near RTA Office, Tolichowki, Hyderabad. Tel: 040 64617789, 040 24524506


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Restaurant Information
Shah Ghouse Shah Ghouse
Opposite SA Imperial Gardens, Near RTA Office, Tolichowki, Hyderabad
Telephone: 040 64617789 , 040 24524506 view on a map
Opening Hours: 5 AM to 2:30 AM
Average Price: Rs. 700 - 800