The name of this restaurant loosely translates as “with the guidance of God,” which is apt, because even though there’s a drab cabbie-joint vibe in the dining room, the dishes coming out of the kitchen are divine. Plates include keema, minced beef bathed in rich, brown butter gravy perfumed with ginger and cardamom, and chapli, kebabs studded with coriander seeds and fired up with green chilies. Minced chicken kebabs sport a crispy crust and a succulent interior.
If you're more familiar with the food at an Indian restaurant, Chicago can school you on Pakistani fare as well. Most of our favorites are clustered on Devon Ave., with the exception of Shan Food and Restaurant in Uptown. Go for a full dinner of curry or make it a crawl and pick food from one of the barbecue restaurants in Chicago at one place or cheap eats at another, but no matter what you pick, these are the best restaurants for Pakistani fare in Chicago.
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