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Puff on the newly introduced authentic Arabian sheesha, at Irani Kafe in Lucknow

Another amazing sheesha place added to our list!

Akanksha Singh

Akanksha Singh

Irani Kafe is Lucknow's only Parsi and Irani themed cafe with a stunning decor and a marvellous menu. With its stained glass windows, plush furniture and quirky antiques, the place is a breath of fresh air to Lucknow’s cafe scene and we’re already irrevocably in love. The place is a favourite of epicures around the city and we can always depend on it, to give our mood and our palates a much needed glow-up.

The place has just launched a whole new sheesha menu and we’ve got yet another reason to add it to our list of must-visits.

Puff on the newly introduced authentic Arabian sheesha, at Irani Kafe in Lucknow

The authentic Arabian Sheesha

Sheesha has for long been associated with the Arabian culture; the Arabic travellers brought many things to India, the sheesha being one of them. Gurgling the pipe and puffing the sweet herbs was something that the elite did for pleasure and for the sake of it.

Plus, the sheesha that is being served at Irani Kafe has been imported straight from Dubai to give all of you sheesha aficionados the authentic Arabian experience! Irani has even dedicated the balcony section for sheesha smokers where nothing will kill your mood and disrupt the vibe.

Puff on the newly introduced authentic Arabian sheesha, at Irani Kafe in Lucknow

The food & the experience

Irani Kafe is themed around Persian food and the Irani cafes of olden days, that were known for their beautiful blend of teas, delicious food and a relaxed ambiance. Irani has taken the concept and has mixed the nawabiyat with it, to create a whole new experience for the people of the city.

The food here is a different ball game altogether. With Awadhi and Parsi dishes in the menu, you can expect to taste a wide variety of dishes that are rich in aromas, full of flavours and take you on a joy ride. We are absolutely smitten by the food here and every time we visit the place, something new again makes us a fan.

Puff on the newly introduced authentic Arabian sheesha, at Irani Kafe in Lucknow

The menu here is full of hits and it’s difficult to find a dish which isn’t delicious or doesn’t have a story behind it.

The Dum Gosht Biryani, Mutton Keema Tawa Burger, Peshawari Mutton Charsi Tikka, Saufiyana Paneer Tikka, Nalli Kareli Nihari, Bhuna Gosht, Irani Lagan Dum ka Murgh, Shabnami Kumbh and Kathal masala are a must try!

You will also fall in love with Shahi Khas Tukda and Shai Gulaab ki Kheer.

Knock Knock

Be it sheesha or food, the folks at Irani Kafe know what they’re doing. The decor, the vibe, the food and the service here, make for an ultimate fine-dine experience.

Location: A1/22, Viram Khand, Near Tanishq, Patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar