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Bismilla Kebabish, The best 3.50€ I've spent in Barcelona so far.

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Bismilla Kebabish, The best 3.50€ I've spent in Barcelona so far.

SnackHappy | Jan 15, 2010 10:39 AM

Hidden in the back streets of the Raval is a quaint kebab shop unlike any other I've seen in Barcelona so far. It's run by Pakistanis. That's nothing special since just about every so-called Turkish restaurant in Barcelona is run by Pakistanis. What's special about this place is that they don't pretend to be Turkish. Of course they have the traditional factory made, scary but delicious monstrosity known worldwide as the doner kebab. What's special about the place is that they have a tandoor and they make fresh naan all day long. They marinate their chicken kebab in an Indian barbecue masala, serve chicken curry and make a mean seekh kabab.

We ordered the chicken kebab (3€) and shish kebab (seekh kabab) (3.50€). Both were wrapped in fresh naan and topped with lettuce, coleslaw, olives, probably a few other green things, a raita-like yogurt sauce and a sweet-spicy sauce. And they were enormous. One could easily provide a decent lunch for two people. Both kebabs were delicious but the shish kebab with its aromatic spices and smoky taste from the tandoor was the winner. Their naan is pretty good and it's available to buy by itself. They also have a rotisserie and I saw people ordering chickens or half-chickens to take-away with or without sides. And you don't have to do take-away, they have a few tables in the back as well.

In a town where every restaurant seems to be seriously to absurdly overpriced, it's nice to know there are places where you can find good quality cheap food that can fill your tummy and put a smile on your face.

Bismilla Kebabish
C/ Joaquin Costa, 22
08001 Barcelona
+34934430184

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