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“Heaven on earth for the Kebab lover” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Great Kabab Factory

The Great Kabab Factory
Ranked #34 of 6,522 Restaurants in Chennai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 22 - US$ 37
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The hotel's signature Indian specialty restaurant, TGKF features a rich selection of seafood and over 180 succulent kababs. A typical, non-vegetarian kabab plate features three chicken kababs, two mutton kababs and one fish kabab, while the vegetarian selection boasts six types of kababs. A signature concept restaurant serving Indian frontier cuisine in an ambience of a factory. The Kebabs are made in open see-through separate kitchens for vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians including the tandoors, separate chefs using exclusive knives etc. The food is served as a TDH package of Non-vegetarian, Vegetarian, Combo or seafood. There is also a package for the health conscious guests called the "Zero Gravity". The meal consists of 6 kebabs served one by one, Indian breads, lucknowi biryani, Dal factory and Indian vegetables and a selection of sumptuous desserts. 105 Seat capacity.
Chennai
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Heaven on earth for the Kebab lover”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

A dinner or Lunch at the Great Kebab Factory, a unit of Radisson Blu at Chennai is always something I look forward to. It surely is fun, different, and above all tasty. For a thousand hundred rupees, there's a Salad and an orientation of the concept to start, and then--when you're ready for the main course - the servers start coming to your table with a range of Kebabs. There are many different cuts of meat prepared in various ways, lamb, poultry, fish, Prawns for the Non Veggies while the Kebabs, Potatoes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Patties and even a fruit kebab are the spread for the veggies.

The servers, in their factory overhaul costumes, keep coming around with the list of delicacies in the order of the menu and you can stop them to repeat any at will and eat all you want.

My all-time favorite here is the Galouti Kebab, the signature dish of this place - a patty made of minced lamb, flavored with an assortment of spices. This is served on an Indian bread and the best way to eat them is to spread the kebab over the bread, add a dash of the mint chutney to it, possibly an onion strand, roll it like a Frankie and bite into the amazing experience.

Chef Dheeraj, the man behind the Galouti is an unassuming man, who comes around the tables getting feedback of his masterpiece.

The Kebabs are accompanied by a couple of drinks – a welcome drink and a glass of masala butter milk, which I thought was a thoughtful combination to ease out the masala tinge. The Kebabs are followed by a bread basket and two gravys, one of the specialties here is the Black Dal. Following the breads are rounds of Hyderabadi biryani, which is a dish of the Nawabs, and quite tasty at that.

Dessert, in the highly unlikely event you have room, is an amazing spread of 6 varieties. These again are unlimited and you can help yourself to all you can throwing the caution of a cholesterol overload to the winds for a day.

If there is anything that can improve here, it would possibly be the price – especially for someone who is not a Kebab lover. Otherwise, on the whole, I would rate this as a ‘Must Try’ at least once, and for the Kebab lover like me, it is possibly a regular watering hole.

  • Visited January 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great taste, less variety and overpriced.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

We had team lunch in Kabab factory. Good ambiance and awesome taste.

But, they provide only 4 veg and 3 non-veg kababs and it takes longer time. Most of the time people are sitting with empty plates waiting for the food.

Also, this is overpriced for the quantity and variety of kababs served. The fruit kabab was not so good. This would have been a great place with expanded menu and faster service.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A unique dining experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

I went to the Restaurant because I had read so much about it on the net and in Travel books and becuase I happened to be staying in the Hotel where it was located.

Had to wait for a while before we could be seated. Seems a popular and busy place, which makes it necessary to book in advance.

The wait was worth it as what followed was a unique dining experience. We had taken a non-veg set dinner. It was a sumptuous meal and had the full range of items from starters and appetizers to desserts. Interestingly, the super- fast waiter would, upon delivering every course on your table, tell you what it is and how it ought to be eaten, whether straight or with some accompanying sauce. You get to tast a variety of kababs - lamb, chicken,
prawn, fish, etc. All of them are delicious, especially the prawn kabab.

We enjoyed both the food and the service and would commend it to anyone looking for a unique dining experience.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chennai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Good food, expensive though. If not for distance, will surely visit.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

Very enjoyable Indian food, including delicious veggies. Very good service and nice atmosphere. It's far from city center, but good to be so close to the airport to enjoy it just after or before your flight.

Visited September 2011
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