The Shahi Nan Kabab – Southall
The famous Shahi Na[a]n Kabab – so famous, in fact, that it has five branches alone in smelly Southall (three of which are literally within a brisk 30 sec walk of each other).
Can’t figure out the logic in that; but given that they’ve survived up till now, they must be doing something right, huh?
These bunch of pendos (villagers) have left the decor unchanged (and uncleaned?) since the 80s at least.
We also reckon the cutlery being used might be from the era too. This place is unique in every bad way possible, and yet it works so who cares.
So what’s all the fuss about? Well, tighten your chuddies and head over for the best chilli sauce you will ever taste.
You heard us: CHILLI SAUCE. We can’t think of better chilli sauce.
Having said that, however, we do distinctly remember the sauce being thicker, i.e. not as watery, and chillier back in the day.
Similarly, there’s an issue with the length of the kebabs as we again recall them being longer than they are now. This watering-down of what everyone we’ve ever spoken to agrees is their signature dish (if sauce can be called a dish), as well as the short kebabs, are all the hallmarks of kanjoosi-ness (stinginess).
Nonetheless, still darn tasty when eaten fresh there and then.
The tandoor naan and kebab is brought alive by the sauce. It’s really hot; so if you can’t take your chilli, you might want to add some garlic sauce.
And always go for the tandoor naans (above), not the others. Oh and tell them to add extra sauce if you’re really congested. But be warned, your backside will be on fire… though its all worth it.
The rest of the menu should be avoided like the plague. Old rice that’ll be reheated, and chicken curry with more oil than curry.
It’s the best naan kebab in the business; the menu is value for money; it’s a great lunch time snack; and its legendary status will keep it preserved for generations to come!
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Shahi Nan Kabab Original – Southall Railway Station, The Green, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 4AA. 020 8574 0560
Shahi Nan Kabab Original – 56 High Street, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3DB. 020 8571 6395
Shahi Nan Kabab – 59 High Street, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3HF. 020 85710 777
Shahi Nan Kabab – 88E Northcote Avenue, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 2BA.
Shahi Nan Buffet – 88 High Street, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3DB. 020 3917 9267