- Telephone 0141 424 1879
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 1pm–midnight.
- Average price £17 (lunch); £17 (evening meal)
- Website www.kebabish-grill.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2015) edition.
Pass under the green neon sign into Kebabish and you’ll find the cosy booths under the bright strip lighting are filled with a mostly Asian clientele, reassurance enough that an authentic dining experience is on offer here. A little theatre is provided by the flame-filled open kitchen, sporting the longest charcoal grill in Scotland. So it’s unsurprising that Kebabish does a fine line in grilled meat and fish: yoghurt marinated lamb chops, charred and tangy with lime and chilli; tikka fish with its dry rub clinging to it in crispy clusters of whole spices; and heaps of sticky chicken wings. The menu runs through the eponymous kebabs, dry curries and even spicy burgers. Bhindi gosht, a thick saucy dish of lamb and okra is perfect for mopping up with the garlic and coriander naan, though to be fair the naan bread, crusty, buttery and heaped with fresh herbs, is good enough to be eaten by itself. The no-alcohol policy is a welcome change from the usual boozy curry, especially as the juice bar can rustle up a mean mango lassi.
Simple, desi (or country) style cooking is the order of the day at Kebabish – although the grill flames, flashing with sparks of oil, add urban flare to the local streetscape. The spit-roasted baby chicken is the show-stealer. There’s not much to it – a few spices and some hot sauce – but the result is soft, yielding meat beneath a charcoal-crisped skin. The machli grill, spiced fish pieces, are also a good appetiser, and the traditional on-the-bone curries such as karahi and nehari offer tantalising Punjabi flavours. While the curries don’t suffer from travelling, the grills are best enjoyed as quickly as possible as their journey in a box means they get a bit of extra steaming – but it’s all still good.
- High point: Flaming grilled fish and meat
- Low point: Service can be a bit abrupt
- Notable dish: Machli grill
- Delivery: £1.50 approx 2 mile radius, minimum order £10
- Private dining: Up to 50 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Bhangra & Asian pop
- Capacity: 135
- Largest group: 135
- Open since: 2005
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