Yadgar Kebab House

Yadgar Kebab House
148 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7QP
  • Telephone 0141 424 3722
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–midnight; Fri 2.30pm–1am; Sat noon–1am.
  • Website www.yadgaronline.com
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Authentic Pakistani cuisine on the Southside and good street food prices.

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Yadgar is an unlikely entity – an out-on-a-limb, unassuming Pakistani diner and kebab house that attracts fervently dedicated customers from outside town. You wouldn’t for one second guess this from the basic décor and Formica tables, but then again that’s a big part of the charm. With the food itself – ‘kebab house’ doesn’t even begin to cover the range on offer. Everything from the fresh, creamy mango lassi to the airy, butter-puddled naan is lovingly executed here. It is sort of like a reverse Wizard of Oz – an unassuming exterior, yet with some sort of technicolor spice sorcery happening out of sight in the kitchen. For instance, bite into the light, flaky pastry of a mince samosa and you are treated to a warm cloud of meat woven with surprisingly complex flavours. The speciality lamb haleem curry offers a pleasing sharpness softened by just the right amount of coriander, while the rich, comforting aloo gobi nails its vegetable textures and combines herby comfort with a welcome after-kick. The whole experience is one long culinary lesson in never judging a place by appearances.

The List's rating
7.2

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Deborah Bell visited Yadgar Kebab House on 13 February 2019
  • High point: Rotating daily specials – there’s always something new
  • Low point: Queuing to order can be a wait when it’s busy
  • Notable dish: Lamb haleem
  • Average price: £9.50 (lunch); £9.50 (dinner)
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Capacity: 36
  • Largest group: 15
  • Open since: 1982 as takeaway; 2000 expanded for sit-in.
  • House wine: Alcohol-free restaurant per bottle

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