If you are in Srinagar and ask anyone for a good place to try Kashmiri Wazwan, one name that will always come recommended is Kareema. It is one of the most famous restaurants in the city; and one that you should also visit if you want to eat some delicious local food.
Kashmir is famous for its mouth-watering cuisine. There are a lot of places in the city where you can get good food, especially if you are a non-vegetarian. Even the street food there will not disappoint you. But there are a few restaurants that stand above the rest and Kareema in Srinagar is one such place.
It is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The place serves some delicious food. It is located near Lal Chowk, is easy to reach; and is a restaurant that I will recommend visiting while you are in Srinagar.
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I have been to Kareema a few times and loved the Wazwan over there. Their specialty is Wazwan though and that is what everyone goes there for. I have not tried any other dish so cannot speak to it.
As a matter of fact, both the times I was there, I did not even see them serving anything else but Kashmiri Wazwan. Everyone sitting there was eating that only.
Nonetheless, the food tasted good. That is why every time I cross Srinagar on any of my trips, having either lunch or dinner at Kareema is always on my list.
There are two complaints that I have with the place though. The first is that it feels a little congested. The tables are placed way too close together. It feels like they are trying to squeeze in as many people as possible in a small place.
The second is about parking your vehicle. The restaurant is located in a crowded market and a busy road. You are required to leave your vehicle on the main road. Then you will have to walk down a narrow street to reach the restaurant.
If you were visiting sometime after 8 pm, you will find a place to park your vehicle. But if you were planning to go there during the day, finding a spot to park your vehicle will be a tricky business. You may have to park it somewhere at a distance and then walk to the restaurant.
Nonetheless, all the pain and trouble pay off when you sit down at the table and have delicious Kashmiri Wazwan in front of you to eat.
This restaurant is located near Lal Chowk and is quite a famous one. If you were unable to find it, just reach Lal Chowk and ask any of the locals or the shop owners there. They will point you in the right direction.
This is not really a detailed review. It is just a short post that I wanted to make about my opinion of the place. Visit the place, try the Kashmiri Wazwan there and I am sure you will also agree with what I wrote here.
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