Gulzaar Halaal Restaurant Review, San Jose


Gulzaar Halaal

1880 W San Carlos Street

San Jose, CA 95128

(408) 292-2786

Gulzaar Halaal Website

Gulzaar Halaal San Jose Front

This mom and pop, family style restaurant serves Middle Eastern Halal, Indian/Pakistani food.
Per Wikipedia: Halal is an Arabic term meaning “permissible”. In the English language, it most frequently refers to food that is permissible according to Islamic law. It is located in a generic part of San Jose not far from the Westfield Valley Fair shopping center.

Gulzaar Halaal San Jose Interior

Gulzaar Halaal San Jose Interior 2

Most people buy items to go, but there are several tables for you to sit and eat your items. The decor inside is pretty basic and generic.

Menu pics

Gulzaar Halaal San Jose Menu 5

Gulzaar Halaal San Jose Menu 1a

Gulzaar Halaal San Jose Menu 1b


Food Pics

Gulzaar Halaal San Jose Hummus

Hummus ($4.25 Reg/ $5.95 Large) – Really warm and delicious pita bread, with some of the best Hummus we’ve tasted. A little zesty. I’m sure the Baba Ghanooj is also good.

Gulzaar Halaal San Jose Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani ($9.75) – Aromatic and flavorful rice and chicken dish served with special yogurt sauce and salad on the side. The chicken was tender and flavorful.  The rice was real flavorful and had some crunchy tidbits in it.

Gulzaar Halaal San Jose Beef Kebab Plate

Beef Kebab Plate ($9.75) – Kebab of quality cut ground beef freshly spiced on a bed of saffron flavored rice. Available as spicy. Good beef quality, not a lot of flavor. Same type of rice as Chicken dish.



The service was fine, with the people very friendly.  This place is not a luxorious place by any means, but
offers lots of value in the food their provide. Worth the trek if you are in the neighborhood.

Gulzaar Halaal Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Below Average)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Hours:M-Th 1030am-8pm. Sat/Sun 1130am-7:30pm
Prices:$5.95 - $9.75

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