This Dubai outpost of a popular Mumbai eatery has been serving a full house ever since it opened. Showcasing excellent experimental Indian cuisine (lamb shawarma biryani, or rasmalai tres leches, anyone?) in a quirky, casual setting and with unconventional presentation, Farzi Café hits all the right notes. It may be a café by name, and yes, it’s open for (a very delicious) breakfast, but the culinary creativity and presentation are on par with any fine dining restaurant.
Farzi Café is spearheaded by Zorawar Kalra, who was mentored by his father, the late great Jiggs Kalra, fondly referred to as the 'czar of Indian cuisine'. His legacy lives on in Dubai thanks to the Masala Library by Jigga Kalra restaurant at JW Marriott Marquis. Trust us, you can't go wrong with the signature 12-course tasting menu, which also offers inspiring vegetarian