Kebab aur Sharab will be opening on Thursday, December 29 at 247 West 72nd Street, between Broadway and West End Avenue. This space was formerly home to My Most Favorite Food, which closed about a year ago.
The new Indian restaurant’s owner is Salil Mehta, who is also behind southeast Asian restaurant Wau on 81st and Amsterdam. He is also the owner of Laut in Union Square, which was the first Malaysian restaurant to earn a Michelin star in NYC.
Mehta first presented his plans to Community Board 7 in April, at which time he expressed interest in creating a space where restaurant workers could congregate as the kitchen would be open late. Kebab aur Sharab will be open Tuesday – Sunday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. It will be closed on Mondays.
The featured items of Kebab aur Sharab are kebabs and other Indian street foods. Here’s the full menu.
The restaurant was given the ‘headliner’ position in the New York Times’ December 27 “Off The Menu” column, which states that the main dining room has 55 seats, the bar has another 18, and a sidewalk enclosure has another 20.
The Times writeup also notes that “Much of the food will be cooked in a tandoor clay oven,” including a butter chicken, a minced meat skewer, and a number of curries ad rice dishes.
The new restaurant’s website also showcases an elaborately designed interior which will likely make its rounds on Instagram.
Learn more at kebabaursharab.com or @kebabaursharab on Instagram.
Gorgeous interior design, interesting sounding dishes but really the prices on the menu are way too high for the neighborhood. Swagat, Ashoka, Bengal TIger, among other popular Indian restaurants have served the UWS for. years and do not charge anywhere near these prices. On top of which many of the current UWS Indian restaurants offer special dinners and luncheons where the $18 or $19 you normally pay for a delicious main course also covers an appetizer, bread and dessert. Given that, it is clear that the owners of Kebab aur Sharab did not do their market research properly if they think the area wants or needs such expensive Indian food. I wish them luck in 2023 but the prices need to be adjusted downwards significantly if they want to remain open.
Agree with PT.
Beautiful looking space.
How can restaurant workers afford these prices?
Looks like you meant to say that they’ll be open Tuesday through SATURDAY from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.
Do they do takeout?