Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sahib Sindh Sultan restaurant, Hyderabad - Banjara Hills

Sahib Sindh Sultan LogoWe visited the Sahib Sindh Sultan restaurant, Hyderabad in Banjara Hills for a Friendship Day party. The Sahib Sindh Sultan restaurant, Hyderabad is another offering from the prestigious BJN group. India's first passenger train between Boribunder and Thane was pulled by three locomotives - Sahib, Sindh and Sultan. This is how the restaurant gets it name. Sahib Sindh Sultan, Hyderabad - the restaurant has interiors that are created to give a feel of India when the first railway line was installed between Boribunder and Thane. The railway theme is present throughout the restaurant with a Pullman-style carriageway which makes one feel as if you are sitting in an actual train.

The comprehensive menu starts with its choice of food from the North West Frontier Province, which is named as Fish Tikka a la Lord Rippon, Lady Canning’s Reshmi Paneer Tikka, Kanpur Tomato Shorba, Sir Francis Drake’s Lobster, Jhansi Rani ki Farmaish, Vulcan Foundry Murg Badam, Roti ki Boti, Karara Palak Chaat and many other dishes like these. The food at Sahib Sindh Sultan restaurant comes in many different cuisines with Gujarati, Rajasthani and Punjabi food available. They also stock hard drinks and some exquisite desserts.
The train like Sahib Sindh Sultan restaurant's exterior
The food is served on huge silver plates and it is usually in a large quantity and we loved it as it was fit for our group of fifteen. We started off with some luscious starters. I don't know why, but I love starters the most amongst North Indian food. The tables are usually served with four different chutneys and bread sticks. The service was excellent as in all BJN group outlets, the food was the usual North Indian fare but the decor and the ambiance were clearly the highlights of Sahib Sindh Sultan restaurant, Hyderabad. All the while that you are eating, you can hear the sounds of train arrivals and departures, besides the ringing of the station master's bell.
Inside the Sahib Sindh Sultan restaurantFinally, you get to the Benarasi paanwala who just like Angeethi, serves some highly prices strictly average paans. There are some shops which are highly recommended for the paans, but most of the times, the paan in Hyderabad are strictly average.

The visit to Sahib Sindh Sultan was a wonderful affair for us as we loved having our fill in its wonderful ambience. Getting out and reaching home in the rain was a different matter altogether as the rickshaw wallahs standing outside City Center demanded exorbitant rates - especially in the rains. So, we hired a taxi and all of us scrambled inside one Tavera and reached straight home - hale and healthy. :-) Late night transport to and fro from Banjara Hills is always a costly affair - in ways more than one and I would recommend avoiding it.

Sahib Sindh Sultan was also a costly affair, but worth every penny. :-)

Loony ratings:
Ambience : 9/10
Food : 8/10
Price : 7/10
Quantity : 8/10
Service : 8/10

Address : City Center Mall, Road No 1, Banjara Hills.
Phone No: 66570000, 66683337


  1. The husband and I were in that mall contemplating dinner at that restaurant when something came up and we had to rush home. This was just this Friday! Now we're back in Dubai :( I so wanted to dine in that restaurant.

    Did you take those pictures? Looks like the place is still empty when you reached there. I'd love to take pictures when I dine there.

  2. I actually googled these snaps.
    When we went there it was Friendship day and the restaurant was full. We sat at the main table seen here in the pic.

  3. I read this review yesterday and I visited it in the night and it was an amazing experience. I was a bit disappointed with the house special dessert and the paan but the rest of the experience was worth the visit. There are a lot of places in Hyd where you get amazing paan. So it just wasn't upto the mark.

  4. Hi Sudeep,
    Thanks for your comments.



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