Dubai’s close proximity to India and large Indian community, which according to some sources comprises almost half of the UAE’s population, means that visitor’s can easily find a wealth of Indian cultural influences within the country – one of which is undoubtedly, food. Indian restaurants can be found throughout Dubai. But give yourself a night out at one of these five restaurants in order to get your spice fix at the best places in town.
Indulge an enticing new spectrum of Indian cuisine at Mahec, a restaurant featuring modern authentic hindustani evolved cuisine. Despite its location far away from Dubai's center, this Indian eatery is well worth the distance for a taste of decadent contemporary Indian food within a classy ambiance. Try the potato and chick pea vermicelli chaat and orange, ginger and lemon sherbet for a pre-starter and the Tandoor Lobster or Prawn Biryani for the main course. Don't get up from your seat without experiencing Mahec's exquisite Chocolate Surprise.
Experience North Indian specialties within a majestic setting at Amala, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray's Indian restaurant. Authentically prepared and graciously served, guests can indulge their palette within a lavish ambiance decorated with gold finishings, intricately tiled floors, wooden ceilings and dazzling chandeliers. Try the Chokhi Tikki made from crumb friend potatoes, green peas and black cumin and Kathi Kebab featuring Roomali roti (a thin bread from North India), chicken, mushroom and onion with pickled mango. chutney for starters. For the main course, order the Malabar Machi Masala prepared with hammour, onion, kokum, mustard, tomato and fresh coconut a, or the Rogan Josh, a lamb dish made with yogurt and a combination of Kashmiri spices. To finish off with something sweet make sure to try the Tandoor Pineapple served with saffron glazed tandoori pineapple and vanilla ice cream.
Journey all the way up to the top of Wafi Mall and uncover Asha's, a welcoming Indian restaurant decorated in dark wood and pale stone and featuring the soft sounds of soothing Indian tunes. Make sure to try the Lime Chutney, Amritsaari Machli made of deep fried hammour as well as the Monaji Chicken Curry. This eatery boasts great surroundings, friendly staff and an enrapturing menu.
Known throughout town as one of the best Indian restaurants Dubai, Ashiana features a warm and friendly ambiance with a dark wood interior and live music. Make sure to try the Paneer, butter chicken and incredible garlic naan which is crisp yet delightfully moist just where it should be.