8 Best Indian Restaurants In Abu Dhabi To Savour The Finest Indian Flavours There Are

Explore the finest Indian flavours, and create cherished dining memories in the capital city of Abu Dhabi

by Priyanka Fernandes
8 Best Indian Restaurants In Abu Dhabi To Savour The Finest Indian Flavours There Are

Embark on a delightful exploration of India’s diverse and vibrant flavours in Abu Dhabi. With an array of exceptional dining destinations showcasing the essence of Indian cuisine, culinary enthusiasts are in for a treat. Whether you crave the bold spices of the north or the subtle nuances of the south, these eight Indian restaurants offer an authentic gastronomic experience. From refined fine dining restaurants to cosy eateries radiating warmth and charm, get ready to satisfy your palate and discover the finest Indian flavours in Abu Dhabi

1. Punjab Grill

Punjab Grill offers a wide selection of traditional and modern North Indian and Punjabi dishes, accompanied by unique signature drinks. Renowned for its rich, buttery, and distinctively flavoured dishes, the restaurant offers a contemporary twist on traditional favourites. With elegantly designed interiors catering to various dining preferences and occasions, including open and private dining areas, as well as lounge and bar seating, Punjab Grill promises a memorable culinary experience.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton – Abu Dhabi
When: Sunday to Saturday from 12:30 to 11:45 pm
Cost: Around AED315 for two people without beverages

2. Martabaan by Hemant Oberoi

Martabaan is a high-end Indian restaurant at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Created by the innovative and celebrated master chef Hemant Oberoi, it offers a luxurious Indian dining experience with stunning sea views. Be sure to try the Alleppey prawns and indulge in one of the delicious desserts. You can also enjoy a mixed beverage from the Tikka Le Bar.

Where: West Corniche Road – Al Ras Al Akhdar – Abu DhabiRawdah – Khor Al Maqta’a – Abu Dhabi
When: Sunday to Saturday from 12:30 to 10:30 pm
Cost: Around AED455 for two people without beverages

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3. Namak


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Step into the world of flavourful creations at this establishment, envisioned by chef Kunal Kapoor. From the irresistible katifi prawns to the succulent nalli korma lamb shank and the ever-popular classic chicken tikka masala, each dish is a journey to happiness on a plate. Don’t miss out on the traditional biryani that keeps you returning for seconds. The ambience mirrors the vibrancy of Indian culture with its bright lighting and colourful patterns adorning the walls, offering a feast for the eyes and the palate. 

Where: 925 Sultan Bin Zayed The First St – Al Nahyan – Abu DhabiKhor Al Maqta’a – Abu Dhabi
When: Sunday to Friday from 12:30 to 11:30 pm and Saturday from 12:30 to 11:00 pm
Cost: Around AED300 for two people without beverages

4. Angar

Angar, a modern Indian hotspot at W Abu Dhabi, elevates traditional flavours with a contemporary flair. Renowned for its creative dishes and signature butter chicken, the upscale yet relaxed setting boasts vibrant décor and expansive windows. From flavorful tandoor specialities to inventive curries, Angar promises a culinary adventure. Don’t miss the triple B biryani, featuring chicken, veggie, and prawn options.

Where: W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
When: Wednesday to Monday from 6 to 11 pm
Cost: Around AED250 for two people without beverages

5. Moksh

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Nestled at the base of Etihad Towers, Moksh offers elevated cuisine in a modern, classy setting. With Instagram-worthy interiors and innovative presentations, it’s a fusion delight with a penchant for classics done right. Whether you’re a burrata fan or seeking exciting flavours, Moksh promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Where: Etihad Towers – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi
When: Sunday to Thursday from 12 pm to 1 am and Friday to Saturday from 12:30 pm to 1 am
Cost: Around AED250 for two people without beverages

6. Zeera By Buddha Bar


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Zeera by Buddha-Bar is a modern Indian culinary haven, merging rich heritage with global inspirations. Offering a menu of sharing-style plates, it presents flavourful Indian dishes crafted with innovative ingredients and techniques. Indulge in various creations, from the traditional tandoori grill to the delicious biryanis. Experience interactive beverages with playful flair, thanks to cutting-edge techniques. Zeera by Buddha-Bar guarantees an extraordinary dining journey, inviting you to savour an unparalleled blend of flavours, creativity, and ambience.

Where: The Pier, Yas Bay Waterfront – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi
When: Sunday to Saturday from 1 pm to 2 am
Cost: Around AED460 for two people without beverages

7. Rangoli At Ras Island

Rangoli offers a chic dining experience, showcasing North and South Indian cuisine alongside a vast beverage selection. With its contemporary décor, stylish tableware, and aromas emanating from the show kitchen, Rangoli transports diners to a distant world. The perfect balance of opulence and simplicity evokes a sense of warmth, while the earthy tones of the décor set the stage for an unforgettable and exotic dining journey.

Where: Yas Island Rotana – Abu Dhabi
When: Sunday to Saturday from 6 pm to 12 am
Cost: Around AED265 for two people without beverages

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8. Ushna

Established in Dubai in 2005, Ushna has earned a stellar reputation for its quality fare and courteous service. With the recent opening of a second restaurant in Abu Dhabi, Ushna continues its tradition of excellence. The chefs draw inspiration from centuries-old recipes, infusing them with a modern twist to enhance the rich flavours and textures of Indian cooking, redefining and modernizing traditional dishes.

Where: Souk Qaryat Al Beri in Al Maqtaa
When: Sunday to Saturday from 12 pm to 11 pm
Cost: Around AED310 for two people without beverages

With progressive interpretations of classic dishes and fusion delights blending traditional and contemporary elements, each restaurant on this list promises an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Whether indulging in Punjab Grill’s rich buttery flavours, savouring the innovative creations at Zeera by Buddha-Bar, or enjoying the warmth and elegance of Rangoli, Abu Dhabi’s Indian restaurants cater to every palate and preference.

Cover Image Courtesy: Martabaan and Punjab Grill

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