Navratri 2023: 5 Abu Dhabi Restaurants That Are Serving Delectable Festive Thalis

by Deeplata Garde
Navratri 2023: 5 Abu Dhabi Restaurants That Are Serving Delectable Festive Thalis

Navratri, a vibrant and joyous Hindu festival, has been celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion. It’s a festival filled with dance, joy and faith and is celebrated across India for generations. This nine-night festival is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. It is marked by fasting, dancing, fasting and feasting. In recent years, the joy of Navratri has transcended borders and found a place in the hearts of people around the world. One such place is Abu Dhabi. During Navratri, many restaurants in Abu Dhabi embrace the spirit of the festival. To bring nostalgia or a feel of home, these restaurants are offering special vegetarian thalis. They adhere to the fasting rules of this auspicious occasion. Here, we present five restaurants in Abu Dhabi that are serving these special Navratri thalis this year, providing a delightful taste of this cultural celebration.

Navratri, Celebrating The Divine With Special Thalis In Abu Dhabi

1. Maharani Dawat


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Maharani Dawat is a popular Indian restaurant located in Abu Dhabi. Known for its authentic North Indian cuisine, the restaurant offers a cosy decor and mood-elevating music, making it a perfect place to enjoy a meal. During Navratri, Maharani Dawat offers a special Pure Veg Thali at an affordable price of 29 AED.

Where: Salam Street
When: During Navratri
Cost: For AED 29

2. Punjab Grill – An Elegant Navratri Feast


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Punjab Grill, an establishment renowned for its exquisite North Indian cuisine, presents a limited-time Navratri Set Menu instead of a thali, available from October 15th to 24th, 2023. This elegantly crafted three-course meal is offered at AED 150 and brings the essence of Navratri to your plate. The menu boasts an impressive selection of dishes, including Khasta Arbi Chaat, Shakarkand Kamrakh ki Chaat, Aloo Singada Dahi Wada, and more. Punjab Grill’s commitment to the finest culinary traditions ensures an unforgettable dining experience.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal
When: October 15th to 24th, 2023
Cost: AED 150

3. Golden Spoon – Affordable Navratri Delights

Embrace the festive spirit of Navratri at Golden Spoon with their special Navratri Thali, offered at an enticing price of 35 AED. Golden Spoon is a culinary haven that understands the significance of affordability and flavours. This Navratri, their thali promises to be a delightful journey through the festival’s gastronomic delights.

Where: Madinat Zayed
When: 8:30 am – 11 pm
Cost: AED 35

4. Chhappan Bhog – A Haven for Vegetarian Delights

Chhappan Bhog, a pure vegetarian Indian restaurant, is celebrated for its delectable vegetarian dishes. Specific details about their Navratri Thali for 2023 say that they are serving a thali that includes fasting snacks.  But if you are not fasting then you can rest assured as there are a variety of thalis they offer that will cater to your culinary desires. After all, Chhappan Bhog is known for its authentic Indian cuisine, a testament to its commitment to taste and tradition.

Where: Al Reef
When: 15th to 23rd October!!
Cost: Deluxe Thali-AED 35

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5. Rasoi Ghar – Savor West Indian Flavors

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Rasoi Ghar, a West Indian vegetarian restaurant, is a place where food and tradition intertwine seamlessly. Their hallmark lies in their all-you-can-eat menus that change daily, offering a rich culinary experience. During Navratri, they are known to offer a special upwas thali that allows you to relish the distinctive flavours of West Indian cuisine, all served on a traditional steel plate or thali.

Where: Yas Mall
When: 12 pm – 10 pm
Cost: On Request

These restaurants, scattered across Abu Dhabi, not only bring a taste of home to those observing Navratri away from India but also offer an opportunity for all to partake in the rich culinary traditions of this vibrant festival. If you happen to be in Abu Dhabi during Navratri, these restaurants are a gateway to experiencing the unique joy of this cultural celebration through delightful and flavorful thalis. It’s not just a meal; it’s a journey into the heart of Navratri’s traditions, shared through the language of exquisite cuisine.

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