This restaurant is a bit pricy, however it's worth it.
Every thing in this restaurant is sooo declious..the qeema and roti and even the kabab.....i have only been in this town for less than 2 years and this is the best one yet!
Very good halwa puri. I would definitely recommend coming back to this place again and again
The service was quite "friendly" (maybe not quite as professional as some might want / expect). The food was very good. Surprisingly not as much black pepper as many other Indo-Pak sub continental places. The breads (chapati and paratha) were very fresh (you could see them being made in the rear of the kitchen). The Fish Kata-Kat was specially (surprisingly) good.
Best home cooked food you will ever eat in a Houston restaurant. Bismillah restaurant. What can i say about the food? Its awesome, best in town or city in my opinion. So if you wake up in the morning and want some omellettes, bismillah got it. Lunch? too many tasty foods to choose from. Dinner? well the chioces even get better. So go get their most famous bun-kebab, fish fillet, nihari(spicy curry) it goes great with home made bread...and many more to choose from..something to cool you down with, well you can also try pomegranite juice, carrot juice, mango shake, lassi(milkshake).
Great Samosas This place has the best beef Samosas in town. You gotta try it out.
Chicken Boti I am a foreigner in the first place i am from mexico and i have to say my goodness i love this stuff its like chicken fajitas only in little round chunks great with Valentina and lime everyone must try.
Bismillah--it's not just a weird lyric from a Queen song. It's actually a heck of a good Pakistani restaurant--actually two--in Houston's wonderfully diverse (and by no means exclusively Indian) Mahatma Gandhi district. This unassuming little strip center gem is located in the same complex as an Indian/Pakistani grocery, an Indian/Chinese restaurant, a middle eastern shish kabob and sandwich place, a sari boutique, and just a few doors down from another restaurant by the same name--Bismillah Cafe. The two Bismillah eateries are related, and both are good.
The first thing that must be said: don't let the plastic and styrofoam picnic ware throw you; this place has excellent food, and the staff are friendly and helpful for those new to Pakistani cuisine.
Feel free to ask about the menu. They're happy to help. And if I may suggest, try both of their excellent, freshly made samosas, the vegetarian and the beef, and be sure to ask for their sweet hot chile sauce to go with them. Regrettably, you won't find saag (palak) paneer, but their aloo palak is spicy and great, not soupy and runny. They make an excellent mango lassi, great paratha (a flaky tortilla like bready thingy, for the uninitiated--try the qeema and paratha with beef if sacred cows are not an issue for you), a selection of curries and a nice, relatively light, spicy broiled fish fillet dish. I've never had a bad anything here and have always been warmly received and very kindly and patiently advised.
You order at a counter, then sit down and your food is brough to you. And, unusual for a counter service establishment, you then must go back up to the counter to request your bill and to pay after you eat--trust is a great thing. Also after you eat, be sure to stop in to Hot Breads next door for amazing Indo-Pak pastries, either to try there or to go. That place is remarkable in its own right.
I love Bismillah. I love the concept (it means "in the name of God" but in an idiomatic phrase that also connotes "with the blessings of" or "for the glory of"), and I love the restaurant and its excellent fare presented humbly but respectably in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Insha'Allah, I shall return.
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I would say if not one of many then definitely one of the best cafe i've been to, and that i continue to go since the food is soooooo good. I'm addicted to their Ten Spicy Chicken Sandwich and their Beef Jalapeno Burger, and when i'm not in the mood for Burgers or Sandwiches, they dish out their Â different Chaat. They have a saying "if you can take the heat, we can dish it out." Management is very friendly and family oriented, since its a family business, they treat me just like family, since i'm here everyday except for Mondays thats when they're closed. Â If its for sandwiches, burgers,chaat, or just for a cup of Chai (Indian Tea) this is my "HOT" Spot. Oh yea i forgot to mention they sell Nandos Peri Peri Sauce too :)
Love going here - best bun kababs ever!!!! Want a legit bun kabab like from the streets of Pakistan? Stop in here. I always order that with a side of spicy fries....delicious. I love taking people here for the first time and making them order a bun kabab. Once you go there....you'll keep coming back.
There chaat is pretty good as well as their gulab jamun. We loved the gulab jamun one time and asked where they supplied them from - apparently it's made in-house. We are regular customers....great Pakistani joint! Be sure tocheck it out.
Good and spicy food. Loved it.