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Food & Drink

Follow the Indian foodie trail

5 Places

Get a taste of Dubai's joyous relationship with India, filled with robust flavours and exotic spices. From creative dishes to generations-old recipes, it’s time to feast.

Taste authentic South Indian cuisine from Calicut in Kerala

Calicut Paragon Dubai
Sample traditional South Indian delicacies from Kerala at Calicut Paragon. The budget-friendly award winning Indian restaurant is popular for its delicious meals, cooked using a variety of spices and exotic flavours. For the adventurous, it's possible to order half portions so you can sample even more of the menu. With multiple locations across Dubai, Calicut Paragon is a much-loved restaurant serving authentic coastal cuisine originating from the Calicut region of Kerala.

Relish all things egg at this all-day dining spot

Raju Omlet

Raju Omlet is all about being the one-stop shop for all your breakfast, lunch and dinner needs, and its cosy interiors present a homely setting. Expect large egg omelettes and fusion creations such as spicy egg curries, grilled sandwiches, parathas and chaat snacks. Try some of the traditional favourites including masala half-fry eggs and chilli omelette, or go all-out with a combination of veggies, mashed potatoes and rice bhurji served with a choice of egg or chicken, and topped with your favourite sauce.


Enjoy endless home-style thali dishes in Karama

Maharaja Bhog

A celebrated thali restaurant – the Hindi word for plate – meals here have a fun, community vibe. Small round bowls filled with an array of richly-spiced vegetarian dips, curries and stir-frys are accompanied with fluffy rice and freshly-baked roti. The staff at Maharaja Bhog treat every customer like royalty, subscribing to the Indian tradition of atithi devo bhava' which roughly means that the guest is divine. Best of all? The thalis are unlimited, which means you can have as much or as little as you'd like...though we haven't met a single person who hasn't mopped up every single drop of their Rajasthani tadka dal tempered with red chilli and cumin.


Molecular gastronomy meets modern Indian cuisine

Trésind Studio Dubai
Chef Himanshu Saini's Trésind Studio is justifiably regarded as one of the best restaurants not just in Dubai, but in the world. His curated degustation menus, featuring multiple dishes carefully choreographed to come in a particular order, take diners on a culinary journey that can't be forgotten.

Modern Indian gastronomy by celebrity chef Vineet Bhatia

Indya by Vineet in Dubai

Award-winning chef Vineet Bhatia's eatery is a spice emporium with a decidedly modern twist. The celebrated culinary genius has taken the recipes of his home and given them an update, plating them up beautifully at Indya by Vineet at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. It feels like a labour of love for the Mumbai native as the 70-strong dishes showcase a very personal story. Everything feels familiar yet is, at the same time, completely fresh with unusual ingredients and unique preparations.

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