Bismillah Restaurant and Café is conveniently located in the Mahatma Gandhi District of Houston, Texas just off of Hillcroft& 59. The Restaurant, known for its blend of Pakistani and Indian Spices infused within the traditional South Asian Culture serves genuine delicacies that have been perfected over generations. The Café, located just two doors down, specializes in the lighter side of South Asian fare offering a fusion of classic snacks and sandwiches with a unique and modern twist. The Café is constantly serving up fresh juices, desserts, and snacks that are sure to make your taste buds tingle and leave you asking for more.
Have questions about our menu? Feel free to ask, we are happy to help you select from our wide variety of items. The Restaurant features a selection of curries as well as mouth watering Gola Kabob - tender ground beef wrapped around a string and grilled to perfection. One of our most popular items, a Sole Tandoori fish fillet marinated in sizzling spices is complimented with warm paratha (a flaky crispy bread) to enlighten and delight your senses. Some other popular items featured are the TawaGosht- small pieces of goal meat made on a pan grill mixed with onions and tomatoes along with homemade spices. And don’t be surprised if you visit early and find crowds of people because Bismillah Restaurant also serves breakfast. Egg omelets and paratha along with halwapuri (a potato and chick pea curry) makes eating breakfast at this establishment better than visiting the motherland. All spices used at Bismillah Restaurant are homemade, including the masala, which is mixed with fresh produce and ingredients to give the food a one of a kind unique flavor.
Bismillah Café has gained recognition for its famous Bun Kabob – a ground beef egg and lentil patty topped with a combination of tamarind and mint sauces that is hot and made to order. The Café also offers a variety of chaats, including PapriChaat that includes chickpeas and potato with sweet, sour, and mint chutney’s topped with sweet yogurt, crispy homemade chips, onions, and cilantro. However, the most popular item of them all is the TEN Chicken sandwich. This recipehas been passed on to Bismillah and is a living memory of the deceased owner of famous Ten Café. A chicken fillet is first grilled to perfection, then deep-fried to offer a one of a kind crispy texture, and finally dipped into a special TEN Spicy Sauce served between two burger buns with Swiss cheese and fresh produce. This one of a kind, original, crispy chicken sandwich is a perfect ten out of ten and will challenge any lover of spicy foods because at Bismillah Restaurant & Cafe, if you can take the heat, we can dish it out!
Bismillah Restaurant and Café serves only the highest quality Zabiha Halal meat and prides itself on offering friendly and helpful service even to those new to Pakistani cuisine. The literal meaning of Bismillah is "in the name of God we begin," but in an idiomatic senseit also connotes "with the blessings of" or "for the glory of.” It is with this very meaning in mind that we prepare unique foodmade with love, presented humbly but respectably in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Insha'Allah, we look forward to serving you.