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10 Must Visit Indian Restaurants In Dubai

Your search for the best Indian dining destinations in the ‘City of Gold’ ends here

12 Apr, 2021 by Gargi Bisht

Your search for the best Indian dining destinations in the ‘City of Gold’ ends here

There is no denying the fact that Dubai is one gastronomically blessed place in the world that is filled to the brim with extraordinary restaurants representing food from every possible corner of the world. The culinary superiority of the ‘City of Gold’ is so popular that foodies from far and wide visit this place in search of lavish and unforgettable dining experiences. So, if recently you’ve been hankering for Indian food, you are in luck because the rich foodscape of Dubai also features a ton of great Indian dining venues that offer foodies a culinary indulgence like no other. All you need to know is where to find them. To help you, foodie folks out, here are some of our top recommendations of some of the best Indian restaurants in Dubai that are sure to wow you with their delectable offerings.

Carnival By Tresind, DIFC, Financial Center

Located in DIFC, this Indian restaurant in Dubai is a favorite amongst the foodies. A funky and fun Indian restaurant in Dubai, Food here is beautifully and creatively presented and the menu has a decadent variety of Modern Indian dishes.

Must-have: Dal Phulka, Pumpkin & Cheddar Dabeli, Juicy Tender Lamb Chops, Mushroom Manchurian, and Imarti Waffles.

Cost for two: AED 500

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Ananta, The Oberoi, Dubai

Adorned in rich red tones, chic upholstery, and royal décor, Ananta is an authentic North Indian restaurant at The Oberoi Hotel that has been awarded “Best Indian Restaurant – Fine Dining” in the Middle East. The culinary team at Ananta presents the richness of Indian cuisine through well-researched recipes and authentic ingredients. The place brings to life age-old traditions through its cooking techniques and the extensive menu represents the states of India beautifully with delicacies from each state tastefully created

Must-haves: Pista Qorma Gosht, Lamb Momos, and Green Cardamom Apple Jalebi.

Cost for two: AED 450

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Farzi Cafe, City Walk, Al Safa

Undoubtedly one of the best Indian restaurants in Dubai, Farzi Cafe is known for its innovative streak. Their unique modern twist on Indian cuisine takes your palate by surprise with a single bite. But what makes Farzi Café even more special is the presence of some great regional dishes on the menu that feature a contemporary twist of their own.

Must-haves: Tempura Fried Prawns, Dal Chawal Arancini, Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Ras Malai Tres Leches.

Cost for two: AED 200 

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Mumtaz Mahal, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, Dubai

Mumtaz Mahal is an award-winning Indian specialty fine dining restaurant that is known for its melange of North West & Mughlai flavors. Quite a popular dining destination amongst the foodies of Dubai, Mumtaz Mahal's buffet with a live kitchen is a thing of pure bliss and offers an array of Indian, Pakistani, and Indo-Chinese preparations along with a range of beverages to choose from.

Must-haves: Raan-e-Begum, Biryani, Afghani Pulao, Kebabs, Achari Paneer, Chicken Curry, Falooda Kulfi & Kesari Rasmalai.

Cost for two: AED 250

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Basanti & Co., Bluewaters Island, Dubai, Dubai

Located on Bluewaters Island, Dubai, Basanti & Co. offers a mesmerizing view of the JBR. They also have a branch in Mumbai. The place offers a palatable spread of North Indian cuisine along with a sophisticated bar selection to go with the delicious food.

Must-haves: Crispy Puri Chaat, Old Delhi Dahi Kachori, Butter Chicken, Kashmiri Mutton Roganjosh, and Rasmalai.

Cost for two: AED 150

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Sanjeev Kapoor's Khazana, Al Nasr Leisureland, Oud Metha

Situated in the longstanding Al Nasr Leisureland, Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana is evidently an iconic Indian restaurant. Here, you can try a plethora of traditional curries, as well as Sanjeev’s hand-crafted selection of plates to experience the flavor palate of India. Offering a 360 overview of Indian cuisine, this wonderful restaurant offers a full spread of authentic delicacies made with the freshest Indian herbs and spices, Sanjeev’s craftsmanship offers a perfect choice for anyone who appreciates Indian cuisine.

Must-haves: Methi Makai Matar, Creamy Crab Masala, Murgh Yakhni, Mutton Lamb, And Dal Churchuree, Railway Mutton Curry, Paneer Makhni, and Hara Bhara Kebab.

Cost for two: AED 150

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Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai

This popular Indian restaurant is situated on the fourth floor of the luxurious Taj, offering a view of the stunning Burj Khalifa. The traditional yet modern-looking artwork on the wall and a spacious colorful setup make it a great place to dine with friends and family. Interestingly, the menu speaks two different languages to explain every dish. They have a variety of beverages to choose from, and the staff is nice enough to customize it as per your preference

Must-haves: Basil Tikka, Malai Broccoli, Saag Meat. Butter Chicken, Lasooni Palak Paneer, and Matka Phirni.

Cost for two: AED 500

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SpiceKlub, Mankhool, Bur Dubai

SpiceKlub offers a full spread of Indian food with a molecular twist to it. The everyday recipes and the street food renditions are presented in a completely distinctive style making it look all the more attractive. The menu includes reinvention of old-school dishes like Pav Bhaji, Chaat, Dhokla, Vada Pav, etc that will blow your mind. The food here is presented in an extraordinary fashion that involves test tubes, syringes, beakers, dry ice, and several other unusual vessels and elements.

Must-haves: Pav Bhaji Fondue, Gujarati Deconstructed Dhokla, Delhi Papdi Chaat, Gulab Jamun Tart, and Bubbling Kulfi.

Cost for two: AED 200

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Mint Leaf Of London, DIFC, Financial Center

This world-famous Indian restaurant in Dubai is one of the best dining destinations in the city that perpetually brings Indian fine dining to the mainstream. This charming place is all about contemporary Indian food with global influences. Their menu takes classic Indian flavors and gives them a progressive facelift.

Must-haves: Palak Patta Chaat, Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken with Kasoori Methi Lavash, Chicken Curry with Masala Pao, and Lotus Pista Biscotti.

Cost for two: AED 350

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Rajdhani street, Cluster I, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)

Rajdhani, located in Jumeirah Lake Towers, is a casual dining restaurant that provides a variety of delicious options inspired by the street food of India. You can stop by for a quick bite or sit, relax and enjoy these traditional street delicacies. Rajdhani Street is an alluring combination of affordability and taste. The dishes on the vast menu of this very popular Indian restaurant in Dubai are dedicated to local food carts, an Indian traditional cuisine born on street sides & on highway dhabas of India.

Must-haves: Jalebi Fafda, Dal Bati, Dahi Papdi Chaat, and Mumbai Masala Sandwich.

Cost for two: AED 100

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Q. What is the current deal available at Carnival By Tresind?

Ans. The current exclusive deal at Carnival By Tresind on EazyDiner offers 20% off on food & soft beverage. Download the EazyDiner app to get more such deals.

Q. What is the current Prime Dining deal available at Ananta?

Ans. The current Prime dining exclusive deal at Ananta on EazyDiner offers 25% off on food & all beverage. Download the EazyDiner app to get more such deals.

Q. What are the best and must-try dishes at Farzi Cafe?

Ans. People love Dal Chawal Arancini and Raj Kachori the most at Farzi Cafe.

Q. What is the current deal available at Mumtaz Mahal?

Ans. The current exclusive deal at Mumtaz Mahal offers 20% off on food & all beverage. Download the EazyDiner app to get more such deals.

Q. What is the current Prime Dining deal available at Bombay Brasserie?

Ans. The current Prime dining exclusive deal at Bombay Brasserie offers 25% off on food & all beverage. Download the EazyDiner app to get more such deals.

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Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.

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