Shahnawaz Restaurant

12225 E. Centralia St.
Lakewood, CA 90715


  • Sun, Tue-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm
  • $, $$
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
The best dish at this Pakistani redoubt may be mirch ka salan - a thick, tan curry of fresh jalapeno peppers, heady with the scents of garlic and ginger, bound with a pungent, grainy mortar of ground spice. On weekends, there's a very nice biryani, basmati rice cooked with butter and sweet spices and tossed with chunks of lamb. And consider the tandoori-mix plate: a rare lamb chop, subtly smoky, crisp at the edges; a few pieces of bright-red marinated chicken tikka that spurt juice like chicken Kiev; a ruddy whole chicken leg; several inches' worth of clove-scented minced-lamb kebab; and a tart pile of yogurt-marinated roasted beef.

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