152 Reviews / 170 Ratings
A good place for Chicken lovers
When you think of street food kebabs, you just can't think of any other place than Bademiya - the most popular street joints serving the most authentic finger licking good Mughlai food. Place is very crowded and waiting time is very long. Mughlai Parotha, Chicken Patiala, Bheja Fry are worth and value for money. This is the joint open late night. You will find friendly crowd, smiling people all around. However this place is very unhygienic.
Quality of food needs to be checked......
Though have been there with people, who love non veg and always seen them enjoying the food with no after effects too.....for their stomach....
I went last week there with my brother, just as we had gone to Gateway, And as he is a vegetarian and due to that i also got a company to have a taste of the Vegetarian dishes.
Reaching Bade Miya at 11 in night, as expected seeing the ambiance and the flavored aroma that was coming from the dishes being cooked..n suprisingly...( these were the veg. corner of the Bade miya joint)....we decided to treat our taste buds those aromas.....and went on ordering the food.....
Since me and brother are vegetarians and also my bro is a die hard Paneer Fan... so ..... We ordered Paneer tikka..Paneer Bhurji.... n Romali roti.
Taste was good for Paneer Bhurji(though lesser quantity)....
but...but then after that we started feeling pretty bloated and we had tough time getting easy with our stomach.....
till next day we had to struggle with all taste and sounds of BURP .....
So my very 1st experience with Bade Miya - being Vegetarian ... was not that great....when it comes to after effects of food..... though the taste these guys create for their dishes is really awesome.
Amazing masala food! Love it!
The Mumbai's most famous kebab joint has hit big time. Sitting behind the Taj Mahal Hotel for generations, always packed, always greasy and always tasty, the owners of this late-night snack shrine have now expanded, adding a full new restaurant with doors, windows, the works in the Fort neighborhood of Horniman Circle. Still, you shall probably want to check out the original to understand what the fuss is all about. Try the chicken bhuna (shredded chicken in a spicy red-brown gravy), the chicken baida roti (a sort of Indian quesadilla, with chicken and egg), or for the more adventurous, the bheja fry (fried goat brains in a spicy gravy). There's also a strictly vegetarian tandoor.
Nice place for chicken lovers
Who in Mumbai, hasn't stopped by Bademiya after a drive around town? This place serves absolutely delicious kebabs, rolls and tandoori.
You can chose between sitting in almost broken down place or in your car. We always chose the later.
The chicken tandoori is our favourite. My entire family has been visiting Bademiya just to gorge on those grilled chicken pieces.
I suggest every one should visit this place at least once.
So after a night of dancing and you are left hungry and your are wondering where to go to get some food somewhere in town then this is the best option to go to after midnight !! Its open till the wee hours in the morning.. The food is excellent ..the baida roti is my absolute favourite and the chicken tikka roll.. The kebabs are also very yummy.. The best fast food place in town!
heaven for meat lovers
Love the chicken shami kebab, mutton paya here, I am not a hardcore non vegetarian but this place is simply where one worships non veg food. I don't even see the point of having veg food at such a meat heaven place,so never tried any veg dish,just the tikkas and kebabs are heavenly here for me and my friends and we keep coming back for more!
agree with other reviewers
After roaming town, a bunch of friends decided that lets try Bademiya, its been long.
So we went and ordered the tandoori, the taste is so different now. I still met the same uncle who was there before to deliver the orders out but it was really sad to see what has happened to this iconic place the food is no longer just the same.
However i wish that we should encourage them to continue what they started. People still drop by whether weekend or not. So its good to see so much patronizing.
Not what it used to be
This review is specifically from the taste buds of one who has had more authentic Mughlai cuisine in his life than any other fare, and should be treated as such.
Behind the landmark Taj Heritage Hotel lies this street food stall which is a landmark on its own: Bademiya (English: older gentleman). Had heard a lot about this place, so planned a trip from the western suburbs to Colaba specifically for it. However, I was left disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to say that the food was bad. But it was not even close to what I had heard about.
I have been blessed to have had multiple opportunities to sample authentic Awadhi and Mughlai fare from Lucknow and Delhi, and I was told that this is Mumbai's answer to the two food capitals of India. Maybe without this lofty introduction, I would have found the food closer to my already sky high expectations.
I can only describe the food as a modernised, suit-to-the-local-palette fare, but not Mughlai. Especially since some of the dishes served are named as the originals from Lucknow and Delhi. To be curt, it's upmarket street food. The fare is not cheap by any standards. And sometimes it more than disappoints: my Chicken tikka roll had potato filling in it!
Everything else is there: the ambience, the aroma, the mood, but the food can be described only as average compared to what was expected. You will get much more authentic fare at comparatively cheaper prices at Mohammed Ali Road. A cheaper, but slightly dirtier option is just a few meters away: Baghdadi.
If you have never sampled the authentic fare, this is a great place to start. However, if you want to relive your shami or galawati kebabas, then better look elsewhere.
P.S: Rolls are not part of either Mughlai or Awadhi cuisine.
The place is only living on its past laurels. Its no more the place it was before. The kebabs are horrible. The seating, the less said the better. The only plus, is its open all night. The restaurant besides this, Baghdadi churns out far better food than this.
Wah Wah Bademiyan!
Located right in a small lane right behind TAj, this one is a van that dishes out yummy kebabs and baida rotis. The kebabs are good but definitely could get better. They open in the evening by around 7 and keep working through mid night. I was recommended the baida roti and it did turn out good though as a kebab lover I liked their Seekh kebabs and Chicken tikka. You could miss their rolls but their baida roti and kebabs are not worth missing out on.
Bade Miya is a road side stall in Mumbai. its location is right behind Taj hotel and it opens in evenings till late night. I visited the place after ages and i would say the standard of food has quite gone down.. We ordered for chicken rolls, the roti (bread ) was not fresh at all. On inquiry i was told the bread is made earlier and they pre heated the rolls and served....Overall a lot of hype about the place !!!
The best place for chicken items
I must say they make the best chicken items we ever had but the main problem is the quantity.Their chicken gravy dishes are mouth-watering.But they should increase quantity.It was a big turnoff.Their kababs are best I ever had but here also quantity plays badsport.They have another restaurant near bagdadhi restaurant.I must say visit that branch because ambience over there is much better than the one which is opposite to their oldest chawl
Must go to for their Kebabs
If you eat non-veg and haven't been here yet, go today. Its a roadside stall and open usually late at night. Most people drive down and park their cars outside and pick up food. Now they have a place to sit in a dilapidated building too which is very disappointing. But for the quality of the food, you should go here.
Not That Great Place
Bade miyan heard a lot about this place from friends so tried it. Not that a good experience. (Naam bade and darshan chote type experience). I have eaten better rolls than the one served at this place. Too crowded and lot of waiting time. Service is slow with no proper sitting arrangement. The menu is limited especially the vegetarian section.
There are better ones
Much Talked about Place and hence the Visit, We were 20 and only 4 of them liked the food. Rest all were like lets hang out some other pub, pub cause the prices are so high that at same price we could get much better ambience. Kebabs are good, tandoors soft but some of the food was not of expected taste, didnt ticker our taste buds. You need to call
We have been visiting Bade Miya for over a decade now... but it is very disappointing to see that this place has degraded as far as taste is concerned. It is completely avoidable. Our last 3 visits to our "once-upon-a-time" favourite joint have proved to be a nothing but dissatisfaction. The taste of kababs has degraded considerably and nothing in comparison to what it was earlier. Moreover, they charge you phenomenal now. I feel the Ayub's at Kala Ghoda is much better in taste and friendlier to our pockets. But I sincerely feel that after reading this review, the management tries to improve upon what they are offering to their patrons. I really wish to have Bade Miya back in my list of favourites.
if you are lucky you will go back happy
This place is the most famous street food joint..serving variety of meat dishes and select vegetarian options..but its funny one trip you taste amazing food..and the next visit you come out so disappointed and disgusted..they are not consistent..
high figh road side stall
I find it very much over hyped..as it is located in the south Mumbai near the Taj Mahal hotel it remains crowded till late nights. you can order your food and have it in your car parking beside the stall..the prices are high compared to the similar road side stalls as the name is big & famous..
people can watch you eating as the area is crowded with other restaurants located nearby..
Exquisite street food
Ever thought of a single joint serving food on the streets and the whole street is ruled by them? That is Bade miya. For years on, they have maintained their class, taste and hygiene even though, it is considered to be street food even today by Mumbaikars. If you are looking for some excellent quick non-vegetarian grubs to fill your tummies and don't care about the extra oil or spices, you should visit this place. Don't count the ambiance, my score on ambiance is merely based on the concept. I still frequent this place whenever I am in that part of the town.
Pretty over hyped
This place seems to be a favorite of most party goers. But it failed to impress me. The kebabs were dry and the chicken roll almost choked me. The only thing good over here is their phudine ki chutni! But other wise this place is pretty average, down right boring . Plus most of the times the food is not available. Hard Luck always! pretty disappointed.
Just the name is BIG
Had heard a lot about this joint. Planned it with my friends on a weekend and my god what a crowd it had which made us think that truly would be awesome...but it turned out to be quite opposite...the price of the items are similar to the restos however, when it comes to taste I would say Lucky is still the best.
As far as the service is concerned just to place one order we had to call the waiter around 5-6 times and then remind him about our order 3 times...Not so good experience
Awesome Midnight Food
Good place to eat mouth-watering kababs/rolls. And its open till late at night which makes it a Hit amongst people out late at night. Alot of people come here in cars sit in the car order , eat and go. So this place is quite sorted. Quick Service. Almost VFM Rates! So its a good place to go after a Session at Gokul ;)
For the Post midnight experience
Located in the dank alley behind Taj in Colaba, this place is popular for the non-veg fare which is served till wee hours into the night. The sheer experience makes people come in their swanky cars and have food served on their bonnets propped up by a cold drink bottle to a makeshift table. Mutton and Chicken fares served with Roomali roti or wrapped to form a roll gives people a chance to grab a bite after their late night movies or after the pubs and discs shut down.. They also have a separate veg corner. Try the Bhuna Chicken Roll here.
Who doesn't know and love Bade Miyan?
They could have opened up restaurant space to serve the upper classes but everyone loves enjoying those spicy meat kebabs and rolls on the roadside or with your car parked nearby. The chicken bhunna roll is my personal favourite. Also the bheja is a popular item with plates and plates of this dish overflowing from all corners. The service used to be much better earlier I feel, now with growing popularity it is sort of going to the dumps. Don't expect high levels of hygiene or cleanliness here - just go for the sinful food.
I stay at Panvel...Just because when I was at Kolkata, I had heard about this joint where my teacher had suggested the same. I went all the way from Panvel to Colaba by MY CAR :( ...At prime location...just behind Taj Mahal Hotel. Ordered Roomali roti, Mutton Bhuna, Malai tikka and Mutoon Boti Kabab for 4 people. Quantity is not even sufficient for a 5 yr old girl...You'll feel sad, price varies one plate between 140-190 but you have to order two plates so it comes upto more than 300 rs. per plate...and again the quantity is so bad. Aweful experience. Tikkas were so dry...only the mutton bhuna was good...you can easily avoid this joint...You can easily avoid,don't go...it's just hype
Lip smacking food
The one thing to try when you are in town for any occasion is Bademiya's..Any day of the week and this food stall is bustling with customers. You can park your car and food gets served in your car. The Mutton kheema is always over when i reach so make sure you reach before 9pm so taste their awesome mutton kheema. Chicken Bhuna is amazing and the food is fairly priced..Even when you go clubbing in town, you can come and eat coz they are open till late morning
Don't miss for a typical Mumbai experience
If you're in Mumbai, then the one place that should be on your 'must visit' list is Bade Miya. Not so much for the food but more for the experience as a whole - it is by the roadside, a stone's throw away from the legendary Taj, open only after sunset and the sheer variety of people who turn up here are an anthropologist's delight.
The rolls at Bade Miyan's are legendary and they have every reason to be so, full of flavour and mildly spiced they are filling too. The biryani is not bad too, but if you're looking to have a proper meal then go in for the kheema with rotis and some kababs - it is delicious and sumptous.
The King of Kebabs
Bade Miyan is an all time favourite and will always be a treasure to the city that never sleeps. No one makes kebabs, rolls and tandoor like Bade Miyan !! The baida roti, tandoori chicken is a must try for non vegetarians and the tandoori paneer roll for the vegetarians. The place is frequented by those who want to catch a quick bite at late nights after hours of partying and is always bustling with people even at late in the night. They have recently opened a branch at Horniman Circle which is a restaurant experience, but the food is still the same !!
Stomach filling paradise
This is the place you have to be to fill your stomach.
Not the most healthiest options here but definitely the most tastiest.
All of their bhuna dishes - veg and non veg are worth trying.
The roomali roti is the standard option to have all these with.
The mentionable veg gravy is the panner bhurgi.
With jus the right amount of spices this one does wonders for your taste buds.
They used to be open well into the night to cater to the night crawlers.
These days though they seem to shut shop early.
A must visit place when you have guests from out of town who want to try a Roll or something similar.?
Best Paneer Bhurji In Town
Bade miyan is that place where u will find a lot of people at a lane in colaba eating in their cars..paneer bhurji with rumaali roti is the signature item..apart from that they have a variety of sheek kebabs,nonveg and veg rolls..the service is quite good although on weekends it becomes crowded ! but each waiter is assigned a number and they put that number card on ur car so u know which waiter has taken ur order !
true street food
bade miya is behind Cafe Mondegar's alley. The food is great and is as i like it. Chicken leg was very perfectly cooked. Mutton Bheja fry was tasty with super soft roomali rotis. It has seating in an old building. If you have your own car you can park outside stall which a lot of people do and eat in the car.
Best Paneer Bhurji in town!
If you ever want to convert a meat eater into a vegetarian, make them try the Paneer Bhurji and roomali roti at this joint. With a restaurant at Horniman Circle opened last year, the rush has slightly reduced at the roadside stall behind the Taj Mahal Colaba.
For vegetarians, try the panner bhurji with roomali roti, paneer tikka rolls & paneer masala rolls (slight sweet). Most of my friends who are chicken & mutton eaters prefer to eat the panner bhurji at Bades rather than the meats. Total value for money and the flavour will remain with you for hours post the meal. If you plan to go on the weekends its best to go really early (pre 8 pm) or really late (post midnight) though sometimes going late means some items may be sold out for the night.
Don't miss this too
Since I am pure vegetarian, I didn't try non-veg dishes. So can't comment on that. But Veg dishes were awesome. Especially the Kebabs. They were mouth-watering & piping hot. Space is a problem & there is a lot of crowd who may steal your table if you move even an inch. Service is good. But still eating the hot Kebabs in an open air is something you shouldn't miss. Definitely try this.
Great Food...without ambience....
The title on the first go might sound as if its a negative review, but actually it depicts the soul of a typical Indian .....that good food need not have great ambiance....Being an avid street food lover, I appreciate the fact and rustic ambiance of Bade Miya which stays intact even after so many years...
An institution in road side food stalls
This place has been running for ages and like me there are loads of people who would claim there is not better place to goto if you are in town and its late in the night ...
They have a small choice option in their menu card but whatever they serve is good... Over the past 10 years or so i have noticed their quantity and quality go down a bit but the food is still amazing ... I remember a few years back when we were sitting at home and were contemplating on where to order food from ... My mom had heard so many times from me about Bade Miyan so she expressed her desire to have food from there... Living in Vileparle , it isnt the most convenient option for sure but me and my brother in law drove over to Bade miyan's (made it in 45mins each way thanks to Sea link) and came back with fingerlicking delicious food in 2 hrs .. Lets say the wait was worth it...
People who are visiting Mumbai for the first time or have never had food at Bade Miyans, well you'll need to do it atleast once ... Dont go expecting comfort, excelent levels of hygiene etc cuz you arent going to get it ... It is by far one of the best roadside eateries in Mumbai in Moghlai cuisine ...
All Time Fav
This weekend I went on a micro-mini food trail with my family: - Bade Meeyan, Gokul & Bagdadi....
Just FYI, I will be posting this same review for all the 3 places mentioned, so that anyone who is searching for either of these places, can read this review....
There are only 3 things needed to make any eatery a great place to visit:-
(1) Amazing Food
(2) Good Service
(3) VFM (Value For Money)
And all the 3 places that I visited mastered these requirements.
We started with Bade Meeyan and ordered a 'Chicken Baida Roti'. It is a roomali roti stuffed with minced chicken and coated with beaten egg. This is then cooked to perfection....Totally unhealthy for the calorie counters, but utterly delicious. The roti was crisp on the outside and the minced chicken was perfectly cooked and spiced. This was served with some chopped onions, a slice of lime and really tasty green chutney. I have visited this place many times and everytime I leave a happy customer. Be it the sheek kababs, the tandoori chicken or the baida roti, everything is cooked perfectly, everytime.
We then moved on to Gokul for some chilled beer. Here we ordered for chana daal chaat, masala papad, dal fry and super crisp garlic naan, again accompanied with come chopped onions. The chana chaat was filled with bags of flavor with the right balance of lime juice, chopped onions and chopped tomatoes. The dal fry was amazing and the super crisp garlic naan was a perfect accompaniment.
Finally, we moved to Bagdadi. Here we ordered tandoori chicken fry, masala chicken fry, tandoori rotis and caramel custard. The tandoori chicken fry was something I was eating for the first time. It is basically a tandoori chicken dipped in some batter and fried. Although delicious, I still prefer the original tandoori chicken to the fried version. The masala chicken was super tasty. The gravy was perfectly spiced. They also serve extra gravy if needed. The caramel custard was a great surprise. I wasn't expecting it to be so perfect with the right amount of sweetness and chilled. It was so smooth that it would just slip into your throat. It was the perfect way to end a perfect meal. :) :) :)
We go a long way back...
Lot of fond memories with this place. Can't say I visit regularly since SoBo is not within my usual circuit but I've gone there many times over the last 15 yrs.
Let me say this upfront - it may not be fantastic food. It most certainly isn't. It's not meant to be a Peshawari or Baloch or even Punjab Grill. It's street food available at 1 am. Judge it by that yardstick only. Also, the atmosphere of a collective enjoyment of food counts. Here, you can never humanely enjoy in isolation. But the collective 'ohhs' 'ahhs' of people are what make this place unique...kinda like watching a match at home vs. in the stadium.
Almost always gone there post-midnight, though I have gone earlier twice - between 7 and 9 pm. The real fun of a meal at Bademiyan is when you visit the place post-midnight post a few drinks with friends.
You drive down from Mondegar and encounter the line of cars waiting to get into the lane that houses this little place. When you do turn into the lane, what hits you is the crowd and activity in a small area post-midnight, the aromas wafting in either direction, and the sheer scale of things emanating from a small covered place (or two - one for veg, and other non-veg).
What to eat? I love their kathi kabab roll (not sure if it's still on the menu), bhuna chicken/mutton, baida roti, chicken tikka roll, seekh kababs, and of course, the roomali rotis.
Average food, grand hype
went to this place after hearing rave reviews about it from friends. After ordering mutton kebab, chicken tikka, chicken roll and bheja fry, I felt a bit disappointed. This is certainly not the best tikkas or rolls that I have tried. The quantity was not enough and we had to make multiple orders of the same dish. The pricing is definitely not that of a street food thela.
I sensed it as a street food joint which has come a long way. You fill find loyal, posh customers who will patiently wait while looking totally incongruous.
Being close to the grand Taj and Marine drive, it makes an ideal place for dinner and then a leisurely stroll around those aread. No wonder people of Mumbai still have high regards for it.
Bon Appetit!! :)
Not as good as it used to be! :(
Over the years, this place has gone from Good, to ok, to bad and now its just a plain waste of money on food that's really bad. I used to come here quite a bit with friends for a late night drive and bite. Now i am never going back again.
Just ask anyone for 'Ayubs' it's way better.
Ambiance: Full of Rats, Roaches and smelly.
Service: Sucks big time
Price v/s Quantity: 2/10
Not Happy Eating! :(
Good food at great prices
Barring the ambiance issues, this is a good food joint at very attractive prices.
We have seen people from nearby star establishments flocking here for a late night bite. Yes, they are long queues and seating is tad too difficult. But works well, if you can get the food on the go.
This ramzan I visited bade miyan by far the worst experience. The tikkas were extremely spicy , the bada roti greased and bland ,the bhuna extra greasy . Was not at all a good experience. Totally disappointed to the experience which I had in my childhood. The staff don't care .service low. Overpriced.
Bade Miya rocks!!! every visit there has been a super culinary experience - piping hot food / distinct tastes / super fast service - you have it all
Its street food at its best - love the baida n roomali rotis / bheja masala / chicken boti / chicken seekh kebab / mutton seekh kabab - everything is yummy
Will keep going there for more :))
Forget all the hygine cues, and simply enjoy the food. Its a place buzzing with people. Though the place is known for the non-veg food, the veg food which is served there is equally great.
Love the roomali rotis they serve. Its a place not too be missed a definite must go for all night-outs.
In the end to describe it, it symbolises the nightlife of mumbai.
Mumbai answer to Delhi's street food ...
Coming from Delhi, I missed the street food so much ... till we kind of found a poor cousin. What we love about the place is the informal atmosphere, eating off the hood and boot of the car, who's who's of Mumbai sharing the same stuff and enjoying till late night.
The best dish here is Mutton Bhuna Gosht and this goes so well with the Baida Rotis. The chicken tandoori dishes are okay, sheekhs best left off. Biggest challenge is to get the attention of the waiters ... So, pls order everything at one go. Njoy !
Extremely overhyped...big NO for veggies!
This place is no more the paradise for non-veggies, let alone veg food lovers! Quality of food has definitely gone down. Too much rush will not at all let you savour your food. And before that, finding a waiter who can take your order is a task in itself. In my view, this place is big time overhyped. Big time disappointing!
Change in Bade Miya
Last week went to the place, they have changed the seating arragements. Can't say good, but better than old one....!!!! Well one thing is for sure, you can't take your veg friends at all these days...earlier they used to survive on some paneer roll..... but now it tastes hopeless....
lot of things on the menu were not available........ May be I went on a sad day-- but still it was Saturday.........!!!!!!!!!!
Over-all not at all happy with the change..........!!!!!!
Been there..spent almost 1000/- for 2. Not value or money..Completely avoid Butter Chicken..Reshmi Tikka...its waste of money..Butter chickn was like a Sweet Dish..Desert..Reshmi Tikka..was taste less. Only good is Mutton Bhuna. Else all were bad..
Not value for money and your pracious time..got seat after 20 mins wait !!!
The food is okay. It is clearly over-hyped. it is possible they had really great food earlier but the quality has gone down recently. The Chicken Tandoori we ordered was far from good. You do not expect such places to go wrong with a dish like Chicken Tandoori.
The service is awful and you have to be at the mercy of the waiters for your order. You also have to remind them and follow up on your order.
Had expected much better food and service.
Bade Miya -the father of all roadside eateries.
Every night after the clock strikes twelve, you will see an army of starving Mumbaikars marching religiously to this famous joint embedded the gallis of Colaba. Though I am vegetarian, I swear by Bades. Paneer kadai with rumali roti along with an ice cold thums up served on the boot of my car equates to the perfect midnight feast.
Bades is world famous for its different types of rolls,Veg Bhuna, Paneer Kadai, Paneer Makhani, impeccable service & of course its mint chutney. They have recently opened a dine in restaurant at Horniman Circle but there is nothing like eating hot & spicy food in the dark on the boot of your car. Its not just about the food its about the experience
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I wish they give a feed back form like the other hotels and the reviews will make them understand,i dont complain about the sitting facilites or the cleaniness and hygeine part as being a stall u can expect anything lavish
the quantity of food served is so less that ull think they have served u the wrong order i ordered bhuna chicken and was served in a saucer with which i cannot finish one rumali roti no doudb they omlet roti was good and yes the kebab are amazing,
but calling it a foodie heaven is mistake one need to have nig pocket to fill their stomach
Cheap Late nite binge
Getting to this place in itself will build yr appetite....Its more like just the food there...which is hot, tasty & cheap, Otherwise u basically eat on the bonnet of yr car, makes Hot , tasty rolls at later midnight..post 1...u either eat at 5 Star hotels or this place...
Baida & Bhuna Ghosht rolls are really good...The green mint chutney is to die for.
Poor Quantity of food
I have been visiting this place this place for years and i must say day by day my experience is getting bad.
First it takes half an hour to get a proper place to sit.
Though people complaint about the time taken once you place your order i must say whenever i have visited this place i have got my order quickly.
Quantity wise its shame now!!!
Butter Chicken worth Rs100 and quantity is just that fits in tea sauccer which get over in just 3-4 bites of roti.
Tate wise its still good but quantity disaapoints yu a lot.
Playing a 3 inning game - all for the taste!
Eating at Bade Miyas is like a 3-innings game.
1st Inning: Novices will try to figure out the centre of the restaurant - to their surprise there is none. Ace's will find bhaijan and pester him for a table. I felt fortuitous to have found a table (actually we shared it with another interesting duo) on a weekend while the Kala Ghoda fest was on.
2nd Inning: You are trying to figure out and get hold of someone to take your order. The captains are busier than you thought! If you want to piss them off, place your order in two parts or dare to make a change.
3rd Inning: This is the best part. Your food arrives in half the time you spent so far, and it will have you engrossed in no time. The Butter Chicken & Bhuna Chicken tasted delectable with the roomali rotis, and the Mutton Seekh Kebabs were luscious. The take-away didn't rock at all: the baida roti had lost its charm, and gravy was parceled in a container meant to hold raita.
Be sure to order at least one portion of kebab and gravy for every hungry person. Remember pissing of the captain with multiple orders? The price to quantity ratio is terrible, but this place will still keep seducing you to come back.
At the end, however confused the place may appear, someone will surely come with your bill and tendering exact change will really save you time.
No doubt about the fact that its must have been good some where in the past but sadly it has lost all it's quality and taste. Visited this place on Saturday night and as expected, the place was completely packed.
At peak hours hygiene becomes a big issue here as one can easily see the cook serving cooked food just after touching raw meat with same hand. We ordered chicken tikka, bhuna chicken, butter chicken and paneer tikka for my veggie friend. Waiter, without asking us, came with two chicken bhuna as butter chicken was not available. Paneer tikka was raw and looked like paneer coated with turmeric. As expected during rush hour, chicken tikka was raw and chicken bhuna was terrible. I can count on my fingers the number of times I left food on my plate and sadly this visit was one of them.
I have no clue why people are so crazy about this place when they can have much better food in much better ambiance in same budget. The only reason I can see is crowd pulls crowd.
kebabs all the way!
This is by far one of the most famous eateries in Mumbai. Situated in a bylane in Colaba, Bade Miya has been filling hungry stomachs for years. Their kababs and rolls, which are their forte are out of this world.
Their rolls can be a bit spicy, but nothing an average Bombayite can't handle. Try the Seekh Kabab Rolls, but make sure you ask them what meat goes into the kabab. This is because they switch to beef after they run out of mutton mince. Personally I prefer the beef kababs, but then its a matter of personal taste.
For the vegetarians, they have a pretty good Paneer Roll and also do a decent Paneer Bhurji. So get yourself a couple of Rumali Rotis and chow down
Success spoils bade miya!!
Like all the bade miyan fans I also love the food at bade miyan. And would not think twice before recommending it to anyone but sadly there is more to the story
There are two areas where i guess bade miyan must work on
The service. The continued patronage of the bade miyan fans is taken for granted. And service is as slow as it gets.Once you come and park your car it is to the waiters discretion when he wants to take your order. And he makes sure that you realize how important it is to tip him ;).
We all agree that anyone who does his job very well must be rewarded handsomely. But this has to have limits. A single persons if eats well having 2 chicken or mutton rolls easily spends about 450 to 500 bucks . Even if you want to charge this at least the service should be right up there. Far from where it is now. Needless to say who have to work on hygiene of the waiters also
By writing this I am doing two things expressing my opinion as frustrated customer who definitely wants to keep going to bade miyan and also asking them to not take us for granted. I hope someone concerned reads this and acts!!
I have been visiting Bademiya for almost 6 years now ,what i have observed is their CHICKEN BHUNA and SEEK KABABS are the best,Bheja Fry is also very good.
Not liked the Kabab's much though .
However the taste has changed a bit since last few years ,i still remember chicken rolls melting in my mouth at 2:30 am way back in 2005.
Cant get the same experience now.The cost has also disproportionately increased .Bhuna costs Rs 100.
As it is a Road side eatery we must not expect any 5 star ambiance .
There wil be a que for seats as well as for placing the orders.
Waiters need to be more clean and customer focussed.
BADEMIYA doesnot bother for all these things as he is already famous now and seeks no improvement.
Whatever is said and done still my every trip at south Mumbai ends up eating SEEK KABAB and CHICKEN BHUNA at Bademiyaan...
Yo Yo Place!
8 months in Mumbai, and I finally got some time to try Bade Miya... i tried it once before but it was too late and the place was shutting down. This time I took no chance and reached there at 9pm. I have read a few reviews here, and my wife actually told me not to expect much... since she didn't like this place much ("Hot Kati Roll, Kolkata is way better" she said)... and trust me... she is a foodie too...
The ambiance rocks! a stretch of road ruled by one small shop... you must see it to believe it... huge colorful crowd... completely roadside feel... at least 300-400 people being served... multiply Sarvee's haleem during hyderabad ramzan by 10... you will get some idea... Car parking is a bit of headache... but ordering is pretty swift... I had a romali roti chicken tikka roll, also had some chicken reshmi kebab roll from my wife...
We went to gateway, spend some time there... got hungry for another round... this time chose a mutton bheja roll... Boss! you must try this... and if anyone of you visit that place please take me coz i want to have the mutton bheja roll again and again... it's yummilicious!
"cheez burst pizza jae tel lene!"
Cost... 110 bucks for chicken based rolls... 135 bucks for mutton based rolls...
So... overall a must see place in mumbai... average food if you just try the kebabs... but... try the Mutton Bheja Roll... you will fall in love with this place!
well, after hearing so much hype today i visited bade miya. Its road side stall and they keep tables on side path. Although service was quick and good, food was very average and not something special or to die for. However, If you are in the area in evening, i will recommend visiting and having kabeb or 2.
Kababs are priced Rs.90 for 6 pieces and 3 piece sheek kebab cost Rs.100. Romali roti is Rs.15 and other chicken gravy dishes are Rs.100. Price is very reasonable however quantity was also average.
Do visit if you are in the area in evening. This is definitely not the place for hangout.
Yes as last few reviews describes, I even found bade miya as ok types or you can say average. It might be because I went there with a lot of expectations.
But we ordered chicken tikka roll, it was not at all hot....
I can say it is normal restaurants....even I tried kababs..those are also average..
so 3 out of 5
What the fuss is all about??
Had heard a lot about it and really wanted to know what the hoopla is all about. Well its a place that serves till late in the night...end of the story. The food is strictly average and for a person who has had better kebabs...not impressive. Not worth traveling all the way to town. if you are there for some other reason and want to catch a late night meal...its definitely worth a shot.
Good but thats it
The food is good, the waiters are arrogant because of the bade miya name. If you're looking for quick service or a good place to sit or comfort you shouldn't bother. This is a street food stall that is all about utility. eat your food and get out is their motto and with good reason. The number of customers flogging here both regulars and suburbians like me who are looking for a night out. The fact is that there are places offering the same quality of food but they are located far away. If you were to venture towards bandra there are places with same or better quality. The problem is these places don't stay open for as long.
Bade's is famous mainly due to its location. It is surrounded by places like cafe mondegar, leopolds, gokul and clubs and bars like Prive and Oba that pump out drunk and tired people in the hundreds.
Bade's is a haven for late night revelers which is why it is so famous. The fact that it is the only place that offers what it does for miles and miles works in its favor. The place is very good taste wise and won't leave you disappointed unless you go thinking "woah i'm gonna eat from bade miyas finally!" It is decent but will be a sight for sore eyes to the creatures of the night.
Bade Miya enjoys near monopoly in the Kebab- deprived city of Bombay which has allowed it take the basics tenets of customer service for granted. If you happen to go alone or with another companion on a weekend, the chances are that you'll be refused a table to accommodate a group of more people. Also if then you wish to take the food for parcel, you'll have to go to a single person who would appear to be the busiest and for whom you would be just an annoyance. So after fare amount of attempts you might be successful in getting his attention, and if you are really lucky he will take your order in one go. In short, the place is over hyped, shady and may leave you insulted.
I just wish that Mumbai receives some decent kebab joints to get places like these out of their comfort zone.
Worth A Visit
With all due respect; I am a regular at this place for nearly 5 years. I don't know how much better or worse it was earlier; but one thing is for certain- it is a great place for trying out a few dishes- first and foremost (which virtually everyone orders)- CHICKEN BHUNA is the BEST I HAVE HAD anywhere else.
Also great are dishes such as Mutton Seekh Kababs and Baida Roti.
Yes, it's not the best place to go with family because there is hardly a seating arrangement; yes the surroundings don't look clean. However it's supposed to be a road-side eatery with a lot of good stuff, GREAT SERVICE and a lot of tradition. So it's worth a try and it gives you VALUE FOR MONEY. Enjoy!
I was looking for a place that serves good rolls, and this place was recommended to me by quite a few people.
However, I didn't think the seekh kebab roll here was anything great. Plus even the green chutney was not nice. Even the place where we were sitting was so dark and dirty. Now, I've been to places which don't have a good ambience, but this one was at an entirely different level only. Not a very memorable experience.
Bade Miyan Se Chote Miyan....Not Worth Anymore...
The famous "Bade Miyan" has lost its charm, It is completely Overhyped, Overrated and Overpriced for a road side stall.
Food: The food (kebabs, rotis and gravies) is not as good as it used to be earlier, the quantity they serve is pea sized. The prices of the dishes (due to the overhyped status) have sky rocketed. Who would like to spend 400-500 bucks sitting on a road with unclean plates, no one to serve and a gutter running by your Plastic chair.... And if that was not enough the food is not tasty anymore.... the kebabs not succulent (quantity too less not more than 5 finger like pieces of chicken kebabs), gravy (served in a flat saucer and is only a spoon full, one could finish the complete gravy in a single roti)
As the quantity is too less one has to order atleast 2 gravies and 4 roomalis per person (Average eater). So If you are a couple.... Do your mathematics and the result will be your pocket is torn for 500 odd bucks on a roadside eatery.....
Not Worth it.... I would rather spend only 300 bucks @ Bagdadi FOR AN EXTRA LARGE MEAL which is just 2 mins ahead on the same road from Bade Miya (Chote Miyan)......
The baap of rolls
Their signature seekh kebebs are mouth wateringggg.
The chicken tikka & bhaida roti with bhurji panner are a must eat here.
It's definitely s Landmark in Mumbai.
Reminds me of Khan chacha since Im from Delhi.
Service can be a lil slow & unfriendly at times though.
I have to eat here atleast once a week.
Appalling service, not worth the hype
Bade Miya's was (and still is) one of the most important landmarks for a foodie in Mumbai. They say, if you are a Mumbaikar or if you are visiting Mumbai, you HAVE TO GO THERE. Unfortunately, over the past few years, Bade Miya's has gone from good to worst, just in a matter of 5-odd years. Here's my review.
People swear by their food. I did too. I've always been a fan of their Chicken Bhuna and Rumali roti. But this time around, since it was about 1am already, we were desperately hunting for a quick bite. We somehow ended up getting rolls (Chicken Tikka and Chicken Bhuna rolls) and were asked to leave. The rolls were dry, hurriedly under-prepared and not worth it.
It is a road-side joint. At any given time post midnight, you will see atleast 200 people and cars on both sides of the road. The fragrance of their kebabs roasting on coals is overwhelming. Do not expect any hygenic food and this is a purely 'eat at your own risk' joint.
Appalling to say the least. It took me 40 minutes to try to get a waiter to take my order and they would just point me to another and disappear. I had to approach the plump owner to get someone to take my order. He was obviously distracted looking at the number of people and the fact that the cops arrive at 2 am to clear up the place. Finally, after 45 minutes of running around, I picked up the rolls by paying upfront.
HUGE. I mean 6 rolls for 600 bucks is nothing but pure rip-off.
All-in-all, the Bade Miya's I used to visit during college times (2000-2003) was far better and well managed as compared to the scene today. Do not expect any waiter to stop and take your order after midnight. You will unnecessarily work yourself up and you will move with a very shallow smile on your face (but an overwhelmingly huge disappointment inside) knowing you 'went to Bade's'. If you really want to go there to eat in peace, go early by 8-9pm. If you want to just get a 'feel of the place', go there after midnight, check it out and move to Ayub's which is just around the corner.
bade miya is over-hyped, very bad experience
1. place: firstly the place looked similar to road-side chinese stalls. it was sunday about 7pm, their tandoor wasnt ready yet, big queue, little place to sit on other side of road on plastic chairs and tables, no ambience.
2. food: went with a friend and ordered a plate of most items to be shared by two people. the chicken kebab and mutton keema tasted average. have to say i have eaten tastier kebabs and keemas at various restaurants at similar price+more quantity. 3 pcs. of seekh kebab in a plate that also very small, and mutton keema quantity was like as little as you can hold in a fist when u serve on plate to beggars. other items were also ok in taste too, not upto the expectations as bade miya had been hyped. people who say the food tastes great, have no life as they musn't have eaten at other places.
3. quanitity vs price. looking at the menu the items are fairly priced (about rs. 90 to rs. 180 for non-veg items). but when compared to quantity you pay for it I felt like cursing. Ordered butter chicken for Rs. 90 (with my friend) and got very few chunks of shredded chicken with little gravy, like it would fill a small bowl that couldnt fill one person also. even the coke they served had no fizz and tasted blant and on complaining the waiter was rude, he started shaking bottle with thumb on to take out fizz and show.
4. overall experience had been bad. goto some other joint or resto if u want the value for money, taste and quantity. i would have eaten at leopolds at similar price i paid and would have been happier.
Great food by the road
It is a road side food stall, the patronage of people in bombay has made it grow in such proportions, though lot of old timers told me that it is not what it used to be... I went to this place some 3 years back for the first time in the first weekend I moved to bombay, have been a regular since then and visit the place on weekdays preferably.
The seating is not great because there are so many people waiting, they eat in their cars, on their cars.
The baida rotis, the bhuna gosht, the kiri gosht, the kidney, bheja are addictive.... best part is that you get thumbs up also and that makes the experience out of this world
Bade Miyan disappoints
I have been here several times. but in the past I was able to grab a seat after waiting for few minutes. I went there again this week. I was directed to a table seating 2 people and was asked to wait for 10 minutes until the table is clear. I must have waited for 30 minutes and unfortunately, the table for 2 was few in number and I saw group of 2 was asked to share table if they sit in table for 4. So I waited and waited.
The meal was just average. I ordered chicken leg, chicken bhuna, butter chicken and rumali roti....though the roti and dish was ok, the chicken leg sucked. It was half cooked. We have to tear the pieces using mouth as the flesh was not coming out using hand. After i finished the waiter took some 10 minutes to get the bill and then another wait to get the change. The whole process was painfully slow. I will never go there unless I am totally free and wanted to kill some time
You can always find better restaurent with equally good food at cheaper prices. The half cooked chicken leg at 85 looked very expensive to me.
No place to sit
Been to Bade Miyan many a times,but never had the fortune to grab a sit.The place is always crowded and although the service is not that great ,the food is great.Enjoy authentic Mughlai cuisine with tandoori food only @ Bade miyan.The Bhuna Ghosht with Roomali Roti and seekh kabab are the most recommended dish.Try the fry!!..
Had been here as a child and had fond memories of the experience with my family. A few months back went here with some friends and was shocked to see the kind of unhygenic, money vending machine this place has become. The servers here don't give a damn if you get a place to sit, take your order, have an issue issue with your food or wanna request for some extra onions and chutney. All they are bothered about is the final bill!!! We had ordered for their famous brain curry, a couple of rolls and a meat dish with some rumali roti's. The brain curry was "yuck", the rolls were nothing great and the rumali's were half done. Meat was alright.
Infact, when we told one of the waiters about the food, he turned around and said 'if you don't like it, pay the bill and leave, a lot of people are waiting in line for a table!' Simply shocking!!!
Will never suggest this place to anyone, ever.
Having heard a lot about it ,i finally thought of visiting it .So difficult to find a table on a sunday evening .The seating is very unhygeinic as its on the footpath.The brain masala that i ordered was mediocre and the quantity was maybe just not enough for even one person .Though his tkka rolls are not bad at all,but this place is avoidable .You 'll find a hell lot of more better places to have that non veg food.