A long drive on a breezy evening to eat some sizzling barbeque (BBQ) food is one thing every foodie in Vizag loves to do. Locally, the yummiest and spicy kebabs made on the streets are called ‘Cheekulu’. These are small chicken pieces, marinated with spices, and grilled on BBQ skewers served with mint chutney. No matter how many BBQ joints we have in the city, each one of them has its own speciality. Yo! Vizag has a list of places where you can get a taste of the best kebabs such as Kalmi Kebab, Tangdi Kebab, Hara Bhara Kebab, Tandoori, Reshmi Kebab and Seekh Kebab.
#1 BBQ Ride
How cool it is to get a BBQ grilled on your favourite bike and at your favourite place. Heard about BBQ Ride, India’s first BBQ bike introduced by some youngsters in Vizag. Preparing smoky BBQs on a Royal Enfield bike, they have all varieties of chicken, fish and prawns. Each with their authentic taste and own type of sauces. The must-try dishes are Barbeque chicken wings, Smoky chicken strips, Prawns, Paneers and Capsicum kebabs. The best part of the BBQ Ride is the boys also ride to different locations depending on the demand.
#2 Barbeque Nation
From Masaaledar Tangi to Grill Cilantro and Minty Prawn, Barbeque Nation in the city offers yummy grilled food. Crispy fried potato, tossed with Cajun sauce, is the signature dish of Barbeque Nation. With a live grill on the table, it would be a wholesome platter for the day.
Location: Near Harbour Park, Pandurangapuram
#3 Absolute Barbeque
With a live experience of grilling on your table, ABs has been one of the favourites for both veggies and non-vegetarians. One must visit this place for a happy tummy afternoon. For veggies, Lebanese Mushroom, Kalmi Paneer Tikka and Churrasco Pineapple are a must-try. Mutton Seekh Kebab, Tandoori Tangdi and Mustard Garlic Fish are some of the best non-vegetarian grills. Do not forget to go on for starters. The section is called the “On Wish Grill” with varieties in duck, quail and emu. It’s one of the favourite places for people to have BBQ food in Vizag.
Location: Dwaraka Nagar
#4 Off the Griddle
Who doesn’t love a spicy grilled kebab with a beach view? Evenings at Off the Griddle always witness lots of college students trying on the sizzling delicious food. Kalmi Kebab on grill served with mint chutney is a must-try at this kebab point.
Location: Opp Gayathri Vidhya Parishad, Rushikonda Beach
#5 Smoke N Grill
Looking at the menu gives you quite a range of grilled veg, non-veg and fish dishes with quirky names. Some of the best on their list are their Cilantro Grilled Chicken, Spicy Grilled Tandoori Salmon and Hot Buffalo Wings. With the tagline “Grills Gone Wild”, they serve one of the juiciest and crispest bbq with mint chutney, tandoori mayonnaise and veg salad.
Location: Near Women’s College Grounds, MVP Colony
#6 Grill Citi
Located in a drive-in atmosphere, order your favourite grilled kebab and it will be served near your vehicle. Serving veg, chicken, mutton and fish kebabs, Grill City has got all varieties of grilled food. They have got one of the tastiest shawarmas in the city. Located in a drive-in, this food joint is one of the best places in Vizag to have BBQ.
Location: Lawsons’ Bay Colony
#7 Olive Grill
Located in a small place, this place always has people visiting, especially in the evenings. It is one of the best places to try chicken kebab, chicken wings and chicken lollipops.
#8 Smoked Out BBQ
This is another food-on-bike concept BBQ joint that is a must-try in the city. Spicy wings, spicy tiger prawns and peri-peri drumsticks are the must-try here. They also have smoked out platters which are a must-try.
Location: Old TB Hospital Junction
Disclaimer: In view of the pandemic, kindly note that it’s imperative to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and follow the safety measures at these BBQ food joints in Vizag.