Yadgar Kebab House
- Telephone 0141 424 3722
- Food served Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri 2pm–1am; Sat–Sun noon–1am
- Average price £8 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
Jump to comments
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
In the heart of Glasgow’s most ethnically diverse neighbourhood, Yadgar has been serving Govanhill’s large Asian population for more than 20 years. The dining space is a harshly lit, functional affair and the menu appears fairly basic, and although it is the not a place for fine dining or exploring the possibilities of Scottish-Indian fusion food, it is a simple low-cost Pakistani canteen that knows its customers well and serves food to their tastes. And its food is respected by many an Indian restaurateur, with desi-style dishes delivered with the kind of confidence that comes with many years’ repetition, served in the traditional manner with rice or chapattis. Many fans have their favourites but most agree the dhal, and the channa masala, unchanged in 20 years or so, are tremendous. Another standout is the fish pakora which can beat any snack in the city.
Don't let the word 'kebab' put you off – Yadgar has been serving curries to the southside for 30 years, offering an enticing alternative to the usual takeaway options thanks to its desi-style home-cooking with a Pakistani rather than Punjabi influence. Meat dishes come on the bone, and curries change weekly with popular favourites staying – and it's always worth seeking the helpful advice on specials. Kebabs and pizzas with Halal toppings are also offered. Yadgar is busy in the evenings, whether for sitting in or carrying-out, yet even at the peak times the service is prompt and orders are accurate. Regulars swear by the freshly made mango lassi – a perfect complement to an unusual curry experience that's unlikely to disappoint.
- High point: Spicy fish pakora
- Low point: No frills
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses)
- Music on stereo: Bollywood
- Capacity: 20