Our Story

Welcome to our Haveli. Haveli is the term used for a private mansion with historical and architectural significance in India and Pakistan. Our Haveli in Houston incorporates traditional Pakistani and Indian cuisine in a family setting where one can enjoy classic food in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Indo-Pak subcontinent had been the crossroad of many people and cultures over centuries. The Indian subcontinent is well known for its tradition of vegetarianism, which had a history spanning more than two millennia. Hindu diet consisted of vegetables, pulses, cereals and fruit, which are an essential part of the Indo-Pak cuisine today.

The Muslims from Western Asia whose culture swept across much of northern subcontinent in the 16th century brought changes in many aspects of everyday life. Muslim influence in the subcontinent caused a gastronomic revolution. In fact, it created a marriage between the non vegetarian fare of the Middle East and the rich gravies that were indigenous to the Indo-Pak subcontinent, creating what is known as Moghul Cuisine. Spices were added to cream and butter, rice was cooked with meat, and dishes were garnished with almonds, pistachios, cashews and raisins. Indo-Pak subcontinent was also introduced to kababs and pilafs (pulaos). There were a variety of sweetmeats, the idea of ending the meal with a dessert being of Arabic origin. Most of these sweets were made of almonds, rice, wheat flour or coconut, sweetened with sugar and scented with rose water. The Moghul Emperors were great patrons of this style of cooking. Lavish dishes were prepared especially during their reign and served in vessels of jade, silver and Chinese porcelain. Although the Moghuls did not sustain power for long, their cuisines have continued to this day.

We at Haveli strive to bring you that authentic lavish dining experience that the Moghul Emperors once loved.  Our popular Sultan Platter is a feast only a king & queen, and their honorary guests deserve. Here at Haveli Kabab & Grill, our goal is to provide you, our valued patron, with a delicious dining experience comprised of healthy, natural, sustainable, and fresh ingredients.  The extensive Buffet we offer seven days a week will surely impress your family and guests.

Relax, enjoy our wonderful hospitality, great ambiance, good music and our food art.  We thank you for the opportunity of being part of your dining experience.  The management team at Haveli has over 30 years of Restaurant management experience.  From this experience, we have learned to modify and adapt basic restaurant standards to better service our community.

We also offer catering and banquet facilities for your special occasions.

For reservations or catering, please contact us at 832-740-4255 or email us at HaveliHouston@gmail.com.