8 of the Best Indian Restaurants in the UAE – Ahlan Magazine
There are nearly two million Indians in the UAE – more than any other nationality – so it should come as no surprise that we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to Indian food. We reveal some of our top choices.
1. Manisha’s Kitchen
Best For: Live entertainment
A gharana is a school of music, and tunes are at the heart of this under-appreciated gem in Al Barsha’s Holiday Inn. Featuring no fewer than four menus, each representing a different regional cuisine, Gharana’s food is as lush and satisfying as the music played by its house band. When we visited, its largely Indian clientele couldn’t stop requesting their favourite classical and contemporary tunes, and it even threw in a Céline Dion cover. Its tandoori items are the highlight of the menu, but don’t leave without trying its signature black lentil dhal.
INFO: 7pm-11.30pm, Holiday Inn Al Barsha, Dubai, 04 323 4333,
5. Options by Sanjeev Kapoor
7. Calicut Paragon
8. Brick Lane