Best Bite: Kebabs on the Grille

By Steph Buckingham

Shanghai’s most voracious dining editors scour the city for the best bite of the month

Acouple of months ago, Sherpa’s ran one of their promotional giveaways on select dishes from different restaurants around town, saying thanks to Shanghai’s lazy and gluttonous with a limited period of time selection of freebies.

And one of these dishes for those in the Jing’an area was the Chicken Makhani at Kebabs on the Grille, a dish that this curry fanatic wouldn’t have normally considered as one of her top options as a curry on-the-go (preferring more spice, as opposed to the mildly spicy tomato based curry that the Makhani is), but for the sake of free-ness, decided to give a try.

Of course, not many curries can be described as enticing on site (especially if they arrive in a little plastic Sherpa’s tub), but the aromas that wafted from my warm Makhani on arrival can only be described as heavenly. A ravenous appetite I didn’t know I had took over, and I completely demolished my curry and accompanying Steamed Rice (RMB 25) and Naan (RMB 20), barely coming up for air in between my first and last bite.

I’ve since become a loyal Kebabs on the Grille fan, treating myself to a Makhani at least once a week, and normally sampling a selection of the equally delectable, and very unique starters as an accompaniment. In particular the Fried Mushrooms (RMB 40), a selection of six breaded and fried mushrooms stuffed with amul cheese, coriander, green chili, ginger and onion is a great way to start your meal, and like the Makhani, tantalises the taste buds with a very different and memorable taste.

Those who like Indian food would do well to try the Makhani at Kebabs on the Grille. The only difficulty is you might risk becoming addicted. 

RMB 70. Kebabs on the Grille. Rm 103, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, near Jiangyin Lu. Tel: 3315 0132. Web:

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