6 Best Indian Restaurants In Dubai Every Foodie Must Visit At Least Once

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
6 Best Indian Restaurants In Dubai Every Foodie Must Visit At Least Once

No matter where we live, there’s no food like home food- agree? Dubai is known for its vibrant restaurant scene but expats living in Dubai always have a soft corner for Indian restaurants in the city. Well, after all Indian cuisine is more than just food! The flavours, textures, and colours, that this cuisine brings with it, is something foodies across the globe would love to experience. However, Dubai has a whole lot of Indian restaurants and picking the best can often be a daunting task. Not anymore!

Here are Dubai’s best Indian restaurants where you can enjoy food like its straight from your home! Happy eating!

1. Mint Leaf Of London

Breathtaking views, good food and great vibes- that’s what you get at Mint Leaf Of London. While the dishes are finger-licking good, what truly separates their gastronomic offerings from others is their elegant plating style. The dishes are exquisite and a lot of importance is also given to the plating style. The highlight of the restaurant is their hand-picked seafood- ‘Chef’s Catch’ and the exotic South Indian Crab Cakes and Kochi Lobster Tails. Pick a beverage of your choice to wash down the meal.

What To Order: Cocktails, Mocktails, Chicken Masala, Dal Makhani, Jeera Rice, Butter Chicken, Chicken Grill
Address: Level 15, South Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, Dubai
Price: AED 450 for two
Contact: 04 5269200

2. Tresind

Committed to proving the most innovative Indian cuisine in Dubai Tresind offers a deliciously mixed bag of starters, soups, main course, and desserts. However, what sets it aside from other Indian restaurants in town is its tasting menu. Flip the pages of the menu card and you will see a section that says ‘dishes will be served in sharing portion’. The tasting menu has a starter, main course, and a dessert, all served in bite-sized, yet sumptuous portions. Thai black rice appam which comes alongside a chicken Chettinad, the Bengali kosha mangsho (a mutton curry for which brings Bengal on your plate), and the morel lababdar – a rare mushroom seasoned with truffle oil tadka and served with a lotus crisp, are simply unmissable. The restaurant also serves a lunch set menu, with some truly Indian desserts like coconut laddu, soan papdi crumble and the good old vanilla custard.

What To Order: Panipuri, Jumbo Prawns, King Prawn, Raita, Cocktails, Misal Pav
Address: Level 2, Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayad Road, Trade Centre Area
Price: AED 500 for two
Contact: 04 5260684

3. Maharaja Bohg

If you haven’t had an Indian Thali, you haven’t lived. India is known for Thalis and Maharaja Bhog in Dubai serves the best Rajasthani thali in town. The restaurant’s set menu changes every day, so there’s a little surprise every time you visit them. Foodies can binge on vegetable, dhal, rice, roti, dessert, drink, sweet and some quick snacks like bread roll and dhokla.

What To Order: Rajasthani Thali
Address: Ground Level, Hamsah Mall, Next to Ansar Gallery, Al Karama
Price: AED 90 for two
Contact: 04 5269132


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4. AB’s Absolute Barbecues

Absolute Barbecues is one place that has been shaking up the food scene in Dubai. The restaurant serves a wide range of grills from across the globe. For those looking for a carnivorous meal, don’t miss out on the restaurant’s exotic collection of rabbit, camel, octopus, and mixed seafood. The best feature of ABB, however, is their table grill. ABB has range of skewers ranging from Tandoor Kebabs, to Peri-Peri Chicken, watermelon balls and the all-time favorite Churrasco Pineapple. End your meal with some delightful sweet treats like Gulab Jamun, Cheese Cake, Baklava and Tiramisu.

What To Order: Grills, Mocktails, Chaat, Chicken Biryani, Butter Chicken
Address: Mezzanaine Floor, Centurion Star Tower, Deira City Centre Area
Price: AED 160 for two
Contact: 600577776


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5. Carnival By Tresind

Carnival by Tresind’s lets you celebrate Indian food, bringing back childhood memories. Everything about the restaurant brings with it a tiny surprise package- be it the quirky interiors, the food or the innovative drinks.

Not only that, their tasting menu is to die for and gives you a real taste for their uniquely crafted delicacies. Their Pondicherry fish curry- cooked in a warming mixture of raw mango and coconut is therapy for the soul while their Ajmeri Kachoris are perfect for those who love street food. Go for the lunch set menu or the chef’s tasting menu if you are super hungry and want a quick meal. You sure won’t regret it !

What To Order: Dal Makhani, Cocktails, Tacos, Biryani, Mocktails, Chaap, Chaat
Address: Podium Level, Burj Daman, DIFC
Price: AED 385 for two
Contact: 04 5260323

6. Asha’s

Asha’s offers a great variety of North Indian food, letting you have a one-of-a-kind gastronomical experience. Veg lovers can try the Paneer Ka Soola appetiser, while the meat lovers cannot miss out on Murg Malai. The place is also known for its top-quaint romantic ambience, so you can plan a date with your partner.

Timings: Sunday To Saturday – 1 PM to 11 PM
Cost: Average Cost for two AED 325 without alcohol
Location: Level 1, Pyramids At Wafi, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai
Contact: 043244100


Happy eating!