10 Best Indian Restaurants In Dubai

Whether you crave innovative fusion dishes or authentic Indian flavours, Dubai's diverse gastronomic landscape caters to every palate

by Priyanka Fernandes
10 Best Indian Restaurants In Dubai

Embark on a culinary journey through Dubai’s top 10 Indian restaurants. This carefully curated selection promises an exceptional culinary journey, ranging from extravagant fine dining establishments to local favourites. Whether you crave innovative fusion dishes or authentic Indian flavours, Dubai’s diverse gastronomic landscape caters to every palate. Explore the rich tapestry of spices, aromas, and culinary wonders that define Dubai’s vibrant Indian dining scene.

1. Bombay Borough

Bombay Borough is a stylish Indian restaurant in Dubai that serves top-tier Indian cuisine. It’s an “all-day Indian bar and eatery” that offers bold and authentic Indian flavours, which may be too spicy for some. The restaurant has a small outdoor seating area, making it an ideal and charming dining destination.

When: Sunday to Thursday from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am & on Friday and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 am
Where: Bombay Borough, Gate Village, Building 3, Trade Centre, DIFC – Dubai
Cost: Around AED445 for two people (Without beverages)

2. Gazebo


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Gazebo is a UAE restaurant known for its Dum Pukht biryani. It serves Indian dishes prepared using authentic Mughal-era recipes, including kababs, curries, biryanis, and more. Food is cooked on low flame with a live coal to trap natural flavours inside. Every dish has exquisite aroma, effervescent flavours, and exotic ingredients. Enjoy rich flavours of the past and an extraordinary dining experience.

When: Timing as per location
Where: Multiple locations
Cost: AED160 for two people (approx)

Also Read: 5 Best Places To Try South Indian Food In Dubai

3. Bombay Bungalow


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Nestled in Jumeirah Beach Residence, this beachside restaurant offers an exceptional culinary experience and a cosy, inviting ambience. With a unique twist on classic Indian dishes, Bombay Bungalow aims to enhance the universal appeal of Indian cuisine. From curries to kebabs and breakfast, Bombay Bungalow is a homegrown brand that invites you to experience the joy of food in a place that feels like home.

When: Sunday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 am
Where: Unit 2301, The Beach Mall, JBR Walk – Dubai
Cost: Around AED250 for two people 

4. Indya by Vineet  


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Indego by Vineet emanates sophistication, while Indya by Vineet embodies a lively charm. With vibrant décor and bold colours perfect for Instagram, it’s a premier destination for Indian cuisine in Dubai. Kick off your dining experience with a playful chaat trolley. Be sure to savour the crisp onion-beet bhaji and flavourful tawa prawns.

When: Thursday to Tuesday from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm, Wednesday from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Al Mamsha St, Dubai Marina – Dubai
Cost: Approximately AED300 for two people (excluding beverages)

5. Masti Dubai

Masti is a popular restaurant that has won multiple awards and is listed in the Michelin Guide. The name ‘Masti’ means ‘fun and mischief’, and the restaurant aims to blend modern and traditional elements while incorporating a variety of flavours from across Asia. Their menu features an array of sharing plates inspired by Pan-Asian cuisine, focusing on staying true to the roots of Asian cooking while incorporating global influences.

When: Sunday from 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday from 4:00 pm to 1:00 am, Tuesday to Thursday from 12:30 pm to 1:00 am and Friday to Saturday from 12:30 pm to 2:00 am
Where: The Dubai Edition Hotel, Dubai Fountain St, Downtown Dubai – Dubai
Cost: Approximately AED535 for two people (without beverages)

6. Avatara


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Avatara is the first Michelin-starred vegetarian fine-dining Indian restaurant. They also cater to vegan and gluten-free diets on request. The menu uses fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms. Chef Rahul Rana curates a unique modern twist on traditional Indian cuisine, showcasing the endless possibilities of vegetarian food.

When: Monday to Friday from 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Dubai Hills Estate, Business Park 1, Al Quoz, Dubai Hills – Dubai
Cost: Approximately AED735 for two people (without beverages)

7. Varq


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Savour opulent Indian cuisine at Varq, a top fine-dining venue in Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm. Infusing modern twists with traditional flavours, Varq boasts culinary creations adorned with edible gold or silver leaf. Enjoy alfresco dining with stunning ocean vistas, and experience a culinary journey where luxury meets innovation and flavours are meticulously crafted.

When: Throughout the week from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 12:00 am
Where: Plot no. PJCR39 East Crescent Road Palm, Jumeirah – Dubai
Cost: Approximately AED440 for two people (without beverages)

8. Kinara By Vikas Khanna


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Kinara by Vikas Khanna is a unique Indian restaurant that takes you on a sensory journey. The entrance of Kinara is decorated with exquisite spice displays, and the Spice Market exhibit enables you to explore the ingredients. Additionally, the kitchen’s view visually connects the menu and its preparation.

When: Throughout the week from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: Exit 13 JA Lake View Hotel – Dubai
Cost: Approximately AED280 for two people (without beverages)

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9. Aamara


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Aamara is the best Indian restaurant in Dubai, awarded the Bib Gourmand in the MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2023. Its menu celebrates the diversity of flavours and techniques along the Silk Route, with options like Business Lunch, Chef’s Tasting, and À la carte. The menu combines Arabic and Indian flavours with a beautiful presentation. A must-try dish is the butterfly prawn with muhammara chutney and candied walnut.

When: Throughout the week from 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: VOCO Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Trade Centre -Dubai
Cost: Approximately AED425 for two people (with beverages)

10. Little Miss India

If you’re looking to explore the vibrant and varied tastes of Indian cuisine, be sure to visit Little Miss India at Fairmont The Palm. The Michelin Guide has recommended and listed this restaurant for 2022 and 2023, so you can be confident that you’re in for a culinary treat. During your visit, you will experience a fascinating culinary tour of India, with immersive entertainment from their charming and glamorous globetrotter character. 

When: Monday to Thursday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Friday to Sunday from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah – Dubai
Cost: Approximately AED310 for two people (without beverages)

Explore the diverse and dynamic Indian cuisine of Dubai, where each restaurant promises a delightful fusion of tradition and innovation. From luxurious fine dining to laid-back eateries, Dubai’s top Indian restaurants invite you on a gastronomic journey filled with flavourful delights and unforgettable experiences.

Cover Image Courtesy: Gazebo/ Bombay Bungalow

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