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If you are a foodie and love to experiment Dubai’s culinary scene, Karama is just where you must head. Whether it is Chowmein, parotta and beef curry, Lamb Chops or authentic biryani, this area just does not disappoint. And what’s even better is they don’t dent your pocket too! Here are 5 eateries in Karama where you can enjoy a sumptuous meal for under AED 100.
1. Raju Omlet
If you love all things egg-y, this one’s for you! A humble eatery hidden in the busy lanes of Karama, Raju Omlet is where you must head for all things egg-cellent! The place serves over 50 different varieties of freshly prepared egg variations. The cafe is adorned with old fashioned wooden tables and quirky posters. Top off your eggy meal with a steaming hot cup of chai and you sure won’t regret it. Letting you enjoy a scrumptious meal in AED 70, this place is sure to exceed your egg-spectations! Have a look at our amazing time at Raju Omlet.
Where: Mubarak Building, Near Park Regis Hotel
Price: 04 388 5522
2. Darjeeling Cafe
Craving Chowmein, momos and kadak chai? Here’s where you can satiate your craving. Docked in the busy lanes of Karama Centre, Darjeeling Cafe is for everyone- whether you want a quick bite or an elaborate meal. The cafe serves lip smacking Chinese delicacies along with wide variety of rice and pasta. That aside, their quick bites like aloo chaat, sandwiches and rolls are a hit too. The signature dish of the cafe however, are the bowl meals. Priced at AED 15, bowl meals come in vegetarian and non-vegetarian options and are the quickest way to curb hunger! Wash down your meal with hot/cold beverages or a dollop of your favorite ice cream.
Where: Shop No.2, Ground Floor, Development Board Building, Opposite Karama Center
Price: AED 80 for two
3. Tamarind Terrace
Think Kerala food in Karama and this is name is sure to ring a bell. Tamarind Terrace, a newbie in the area is a favourite among those who love coastal food. The menu has separate sections for each time of the day, so you don’t miss out on their specialities. If you are heading here for breakfast, try their parotta and beef curry. The restaurant serves special weekday and weekend meals, along with special biryanis, sea food, and rice. They also have a little something for teatime- Masala Oothapam and Nadan Chaya anyone? And lastly, their tender coconut pudding is sure to calm your senses after a sumptuous meal.
Where: Near Emirates Post, Al Karama
Contact: 04 3403111
4. The Meating Room
The three besties who started this little eatery appreciate the succulent flavors of meat and that clearly reflects in their food. The restaurant serves the best marinated meats in town. Don’t miss their Lamb Chops, Butter Chicken, Bihari Kebab, Biryani, Mutton Keema, and Meat Platter. They also serve authentic Turkish style kebabs and Bihari chicken boti- you’ll definitely want to ask for a second serving.
Where: Shop 16, Building 3, 41st Street, Al Wasl Hub
Contact: 04 5269305
5. Jaffer Bhai’s
True to the restaurant’s slogan is “The Biryani King of Mumbai”, Jaffer Bhai’s Dubai outlet has worked like magic among biryani lovers. They sell the best biryani in town ever since 2014. Their dum chicken biryani layered with rice and juicy chicken pieces is to die for. Tandoori chicken, tawa specialities and barbeque items are some of the other best sellers.
Where: Zabeel road – 19th St, Karama
Contact: 04 342 6467