Dubai, the epitome of everything luxurious and exotic, is a part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE consists of Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. All of these countries have a very large number of NRIs that live there. We here at SBNRI have compiled a list of 12 best Indian restaurants in Dubai.
Dubai is both a business hub and a very popular tourist destination. Indians from all parts of the world visit Dubai for both business and pleasure. The large Indian presence here has resulted in many high quality Indian restaurants.
The tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa is in Dubai. There are many Indian restaurants located in its vicinity. Dubai also has a high number of NRIs from South India. Naturally, many good South Indian restaurants have emerged here.
As Dubai is close to the coast, it has many seafood options. It also has many vegetarian and vegan options. Dubai is a trade and cultural hub and some of the best restaurants in the world are located here.
12 Best Indian Restaurants In Dubai
1. Grub Shack, Building 41, Close to mediclinic City Hospital, Dubai 41247 United Arab Emirates
Known for its Goan, Chinese, Indian and North Indian food, Grub shack is just the place to go to if you are looking for a good time and good food. The menu here specializes in main dishes from Mumbai and dishes from the tandoor. The restaurant has a range of spice levels and does not have many vegetarian options. This restaurant lies in the moderate to expensive range.
2. Fusion, Dubai Production city P.O Box 392360 Ghaya Grand Hotel, Dubai 392360 United Arab Emirates
Fusion is known for its Indian, Chinese and seafood specialties. They are known for their good service and extravagant dishes. Fusion has excellent reviews of their Indian food, in particular. Fusion is in the Ghaya Grand Hotel, Dubai. This restaurant lies in the moderate to expensive range.
3. Purani Dilli Dubai, Mankhool, Street 4C, Bur Dubai, Dubai Ground Floor/ lobby level, Dubai 116162 United Arab Emirates
This restaurant has many great vegetarian options. Their menu has some of the best of mughlai dishes. There are great options like the mahi ajwani tikka, a fish tikka and the murgh tikka jhangiri made with mustard oil and cardamom. This restaurant lies in the moderate to expensive range.
4. Amala, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Right Wing of the Lobby, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai United Arab Emirates
This restaurant has great options for family dining. The restaurant serves large platters of eclectic Indian food. The restaurant has great reviews and is very grand and beautifully decorated. This restaurant lies in the very expensive range.
5. Indego by Vineet , Al Sufouh Road Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai 118500 United Arab Emirates
This restaurant is set in a luxury hotel located on the Dubai Marina. This is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants for Indian food in Dubai. It offers many exotic Indian delicacies. Some of the popular dishes are smoked chicken tikka, samosa and butter chicken. This restaurant lies in the expensive range.
6. Mint Leaf of London, Level 15, South Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, Dubai United Arab Emirates
The Mint Leaf of London is known for the global influences on its dishes and its contemporary Indian food. Aloo chaat and zucchini tikki are reviewed highly here. Other popular dishes are Peanut Chikki, Crispy Naan, Soan Papdi, Mint Leaf, Rara Mutton and Meat Biryani. This restaurant lies in the expensive range.
7. Trèsind, Level 2, Voco Hotel, Sheikh Zayad Road, Trade Centre Area, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Trèsind is a modern Indian restaurant with a unique blend of food culture, experience and design. Their popular dishes are vegetarian rogan josh, Banarasi paan, sweet yoghurt, berry blast, candy floss and dahi Kabab. This restaurant lies in the moderate to expensive range.
8. Armani Amal – Armani Hotel Dubai, Armani Hotel Dubai, 3rd Floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Armani Amal is known for its fresh and innovative North Indian cuisine. All aspects of the experience here are highly rated, especially the views. Some of the popular dishes here are the aloo bukhara kofta, gajar halwa, dal makhani, kulfi and raita. This restaurant lies in the very expensive range.
9. Maharaja Bhog, Hamsah Building Block A, Bedind Ansar Gallery, Zabeel Street, Al Karama, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Maharaja Bhog is known for its traditional Indian and specifically Rajasthani food. The thali here is very popular and some of the most liked dishes are the premium veg thali, atta halwa, puran puri, aam rass, paneer lifafa and curd vadai. This restaurant lies in the moderate to expensive range.
10. Ushna Restaurant, Shop 21, Level 1, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Ushna restaurant is known for exceptional customer service and peppy dishes such as lamb biryani, lamb curry, chicken 65, dal makhni, butter chicken and lamb Chops. The restaurant is known for its spicy dishes and use of chillies. Ushna restaurant lies in the moderate to expensive range.
11. Little Miss India, Fairmont The Palm Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 72413 United Arab Emirates
Little Miss India stands out for its themed decor and vegan options. This is a great option for family dining. Some of their specialties are dal makhani, breads, platters, great starters and biryani. This restaurant lies in the expensive range.
12. Asha’s, Pyramids at Wafi Sheikh Rashid Road, 4, Dubai 30567 United Arab Emirates
Ashas is known for its modern setting and biryani and kebabs. Their signature dish is Kerala chilli garlic prawns featuring char grilled jumbo tiger prawns. This is another great option for family dining. This restaurant lies in the very expensive range.
We hope you have enjoyed this list of 12 Best Indian restaurants in Dubai. Bon Appetit !
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Yes there are many vegetarian and even some vegan options in restaurants, both Indian and otherwise, in Dubai.
Although there are many restaurants that are in the very expensive category in Dubai, there exist restaurants at all price ranges.