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The 17 Best Indian Restaurants in Dubai (Authentic Dishes)

Indian cuisine is perhaps the most popular food in the world, aside from Italian food. The curries are to die for, and their butter chicken is amazing!

If you’re hungry for some great Indian food, where can you go in Dubai for the best dining experience?

1. Indego by Vineet

Indego by Vineet combines traditional Indian cuisine with a fine dining atmosphere. This restaurant has a breathtaking atmosphere, making it the ideal location to impress your date. On top of Indego by Vineet’s impressive design choices, their food is to die for.

I’m a huge fan of their smoked chicken, and I can’t recommend it enough!

Even if you want to experience authentic Indian beverages, they have a menu for you. From Beetroot Latte to their famous Chai Tea, you’ll more than likely find something to complement your delicious meal.  

You can find Indego by Vineet at Grosvenor House Dubai – Al Emreef St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates. Consider reserving a table if you’re planning to stop by Indego by Vineet since tables fill up quickly.

2. Purani Dilli Dubai

Purani Dilli Dubai prides itself on top-tier service. It’s tough to find a customer review that doesn’t speak highly of the service provided at this restaurant.

On top of impeccable service, Purani Dilli Dubai can cater to most major dietary restrictions. Purani Dilli Dubai offers the following:

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian meal options

Purani Dilli Dubai is also open late, until 1:00 AM. If you’re ever looking for some late-night Indian cuisine, Purani Dilli Dubai should be at the top of your list!

Feel free to click this link to make a reservation. You can also call Purani Dilli Dubai at 971 50 211 6816 or email them at if you’d prefer!

3. Amala

I was speechless the first time I took in the atmosphere at Amala. The interior design of Amala feels like you’ve walked into a palace.

Paired with Amala’s beautiful interior is an exceptional outdoor seating area. The design of Amala’s outdoor seating area may even beat out the palace-like interior.

Don’t worry—Amala isn’t all about the looks. Their Indian cuisine is also exquisite, and you can order your meals A La Carte. Because they recognize that people might want to customize their experience, they let you order from each section of the menu.

The butter chicken I had at Amala may be the best butter chicken I’ve ever had. Butter chicken is always my go-to at Indian restaurants, so the title of best butter chicken is not easy to get from me.

You can find Amala in the lobby of the high-end beachfront hotel, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Amala is not currently accepting online reservations, so you’ll have to call them at 971 4 453 0444 to reserve a table.

4. Bikanervala

Bikanervala is a well-known Indian restaurant chain out of India. Thankfully, this fantastic chain has made its way into Dubai. It serves delicious food at multiple locations.

If you like the consistency of quality that comes with a chain, Bikanervala won’t let you down. Bikanervala has been operating for over 100 years, so you can be sure its quality has stood the test of time.

Bikanervala specializes in sweets, so don’t make the mistake of skipping dessert. I recommend their ras malai or shahi gulab jamun.

You can find Bikanervala in the Mall of The Emirates. You can also find their menu here if you’d like to see their selection!

5. Carnival by Tresind

If you’re looking for a regular old Indian dinner, Carnival by Tresind is not for you. However, if you want your meal to be an exciting dining experience, Carnival by Tresind will exceed your expectations.

Carnival by Tresind has delicious authentic Indian cuisine. Every item I’ve tried on their menu has been exceptional. However, the cuisine isn’t what keeps me coming back.

What keeps me coming back for more is everything else. The presentation of the dishes at Carnival by Tresind is like nothing I’ve seen before! Carnival by Tresind consistently offers unbeatable service. Finally, the ambiance at Carnival by Tresind is cozy and authentic, just how I like it.

I recommend you give Carnival by Tresind a try at 66 312 Rd Unit P5-03/01 Level POD, Burj Daman, DIFC, in the United Arab Emirates. Also, if you want to make a reservation, you can call Carnival by Tresind at 971 52 242 4262.

6. Bombay Brasserie

Bombay Brasserie offers a world-class dining experience in Downtown Dubai. Along with a beautiful location, Bombay Brasserie offers high-quality Indian and Asian cuisine.

The unbelievable food, paired with a breathtaking atmosphere, makes Bombay Brasserie ideal for a business dinner or lunch. If you’re trying to impress a potential client, look no further than Bombay Brasserie.

Plus, Bombay Brasserie can cater to common dietary restrictions with vegan, vegetarian, halal, and gluten-free options.

Bombay Brasserie is located at Burj Khalifa St, Dubai 8489 United Arab Emirates. You can give them a call at 971 4 438 3222 to book a table. Also, consider checking out their website for more info.

7. Nawab Authentic Indian Restaurant

Nawab is a hidden gem amongst Dubai’s Indian restaurants. Nawab lives up to the claims of being an authentic Indian restaurant!

You can tell from your first bite that the chefs have a strong understanding of Indian cuisine. The food is flavorful and fresh.

I recommend the Paneer Kathi Roll. Their naan bread is to die for, and with the flavorful ingredients used in the roll, it just can’t be beaten.

Plus, Nawab has some of the best services I’ve experienced in a restaurant. The staff was super friendly throughout my entire dining experience.

Visit Nawab Authentic Indian Restaurant at Dubai Investment Park 1 Ramla Superstore Opp NMC Hospital Green Community Village, Dubai United Arab Emirates. If you’re looking for more info before you stop by, visit their website here.

8. 24th St. World Street Food – Dusit Thani Dubai

24th St. World Street Food emphasizes authenticity with every dish they serve. The 24th St. World Street Food has a menu packed with authentic Indian dishes.

I’ve never experienced a restaurant that balances authenticity with a presentation like 24th St. World Street Food does. The presentation of the food is nothing like the name suggests. Every dish is plated with extreme care but still tastes as authentic as real Indian street food.

In addition to the food presentation, the ambiance is unbelievable. 24th St. World Street Food offers a panoramic view of Dubai’s breathtaking skyline. In every direction you look from 24th St. World Street Food’s outdoor seating area, there’s a new picturesque landscape to take in.

You’ll be missing out if you don’t visit 24th St. World Street Food at Dusit Thani Dubai – 133 – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates. Available tables go quickly, so be sure to reserve a table if you’re planning to stop by!

9. Asha’s

Asha’s is the Indian restaurant in Dubai recommended to me the most, and for good reason!

Asha’s has fantastic Indian cuisine. Every dish I ordered came out beautifully, and the flavors were rich and full.

I particularly enjoyed Asha’s outdoor dining area. The only way to make chowing down on their high-quality Indian cuisine more enjoyable is to add nice outdoor weather to the mix.

Also, the service was off the charts. Asha’s staff is friendly and helpful. Don’t believe me? Give Asha’s a call at 971 4 324 4100 to experience their friendly customer service firsthand!

Grab yourself some top-tier Indian cuisine from Asha’s at Pyramids at Wafi Sheikh Rashid Road, 4, Dubai 30567 United Arab Emirates.

10. Jaafar Bhai’s

Jaafar Bhai’s is a nice change from the upscale dining experience I’ve included in this article. Jaafar Bhai’s is an authentic hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant in Dubai.

If you decide to stop by Jaafar Bhai’s, I recommend the samosas. I’m a massive fan of samosas as it is, but the samosas at Jaafar Bhai’s are unmatched by any other Samosas I’ve tried.

In addition to the classic Indian cuisine, Jaafar Bhai’s offers Chinese dishes that are sure to leave you wanting more.

Locals fondly call Jafar Bhai’s the Biryani King of Mumbai because of the Biryani family recipe passed down for generations.

My final compliment to Jaafar Bhai’s is the friendly staff. Every employee working at Jaafar Bahi’s always has a smile on their face, and they’re always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Give Jaafar Bhai’s a call at 971 55 247 6028 to make a reservation or for more info. You can also check out their website to look at their menu.

11. Pind da Dhaba

Pind da Dhaba offers authentic Punjabi Indian cuisine that is unmatched by any restaurant in Dubai. The food and decor chosen by Pind da Dhaba feel authentic.

The authentic Punjabi decor paired with authentic food makes for an unbeatable immersive Punjabi dining experience.

If you’re going to eat at Pind da Dhaba, I can’t help but recommend the rajma masala. Garlic naan bread dipped in Pind da Dhaba’s rajma masala is a flavor combination I didn’t think was possible.

The friendly atmosphere of all the staff is also a major plus for Pind da Dhaba. Every staff member was polite and respectful.

Give Pind da Dhaba a visit at Sheikh Rashid Road Opp Zabeel Park Dubai Frame, Al Karama, Dubai 114670 United Arab Emirates. You can also give them a call to book a table or ask for more info at 971 4 388 5333.

12. Behrouz Biryani

Behrouz Biryani is a personal favorite among Indian restaurants located in Dubai. They offer a wide selection of rice dishes that satisfy me every time.

If you decide to stop by Behrouz Biryani for a meal, the Ghee Roast Chicken Biryani is my favorite chicken and rice dish. You can thank me for the recommendation later.

On top of the unbeatable cuisine, Behrouz Biryani has a beautiful authentic Indian ambiance. Everything, right down to their takeout boxes, screams Indian decor.

The cherry on top is Behrouz Biryani’s excellent service. Good service is always a plus when it comes to a dining experience. Behrouz Biryani knows this and makes quality service a top priority.

Behrouz Biryani is located at Wasl Amber R 507 – 19th St – Al Karama – Dubai – United Arab Emirates. Stop by for an unforgettable Indian dining experience!

13. Sloane’s

Sloane’s is an upscale Indian restaurant in Dubai. On top of their impeccable Indian cuisine, Sloane’s offers seafood, sushi, and international cuisine options.

Pick a nice sunny day to eat at Sloane’s! Their outdoor dining area is unbelievable. With credit given to the outdoor seating area, I must also note their indoor ambiance is also off the charts.

The interior design incorporates thoughtful lighting, high ceilings, and beautiful windows with a stunning view of Dubai.

I wouldn’t be able to finish writing about Sloane’s without complimenting their service. Sloane’s employees have world-class service skills that shouldn’t go without notice.

Give Sloane’s a visit at Al Emreef street, Grosvenor House Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates. Make sure to give them a call at 971 4 317 6000 to reserve yourself a table.

14. Masala

Masala is another go-to choice if you’re looking for an upscale authentic Indian dining experience. Masala has a menu packed with authentic Indian dishes like chicken tikka masala, curries, and my personal favorite; butter chicken.

Masala also caters to common dietary restrictions. There are vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten-free dishes available on Masla’s menu. With so many dietary restrictions taken care of, you can guarantee there will be a dish for you!

I’ve noted the fantastic decor of several restaurants in this list, but Masala needs a special note. The decor is like nothing I’ve seen before. You can feel the meticulous attention to detail that went into designing this restaurant’s ambiance.

Masala is located at Dubai – Al Ain Rd Ground Floor, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai 8168 United Arab Emirates. Feel free to call them at 971 4 809 6194 to book a table, or visit their website if you’d prefer.

15. Chor Bazaar

The second you walk into Chor Bazaar, you’ll know you’ve made the right choice. Authentic Indian spices dominate the air and will be sure to make your mouth water.

Surprisingly, the taste of Chor Bazaar dishes beats out the incredible scents that fill the air. Every dish is made with intense care by Chor Bazaar’s kitchen staff.

With credit given to the back of house staff at Chor Bazaar, I also want to credit their front of house staff. The service given at Chor Bazaar is consistently friendly and attentive. If the food doesn’t leave a smile on your face, the friendly interactions with staff will!

Give Chor Bazaar a visit at Sheikh Zayed Rd Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, Adjacent to Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai 211508 United Arab Emirates. If you’d like to book a table, you can call Chor Bazaar at 971 4 444 5613.

16. Ananta

Ananta offers a spectacular selection of high-quality authentic Indian dishes. Additionally, they offer a wide variety of vegetarian dishes. As someone with a vegetarian girlfriend, I always appreciate a restaurant that caters to dietary restrictions.

My favorite part of Ananta is the interior design. While the selection of decor was spot on and added to the atmosphere, it was not the star of their interior design.

The glass wall in front of the kitchen makes Ananta’s interior design stand above the rest. It was a wonderfully unique experience seeing the kitchen staff hard at work preparing my meal.

On top of everything else mentioned, Ananta still manages to deliver high-quality customer care. Every employee interaction will leave you feeling happy and valued.

You won’t want to skip Ananta on your Indian cuisine circuit through Dubai, so give them a visit at The Oberoi, Dubai Business Bay, Dubai United Arab Emirates. You won’t regret stopping by Ananta!

17. Zafran Indian Bistro

Zafran Indian Bistro offers great service, world-class food, and a beautiful outdoor or indoor dining experience.

As you can probably tell, I’m a sucker for a beautiful outdoor dining experience, and Zafran Indian Bistro delivers my desired outdoor dining experience. Zafran Indian Bistro’s waterfront view from the outdoor patio is breathtaking.

If you find yourself restricted to indoor dining because of the weather, don’t worry. The interior designers included floor-to-ceiling windows, so you can still take in Zafran Indian Bistro’s breathtaking view of Dubai.

On top of a beautiful upscale ambiance, Zafran Indian Bistro offers world-class Indian cuisine. I recommend giving Zafran Indian Bistro’s Gosht Kairi Ka Keema a try.

As a cherry on top of the already delicious sundae, Zafran Indian Bistro offers unlimited wifi. If you’re looking for a beautiful waterfront restaurant to hang around for a couple of hours while working, Zafran Indian Bistro is ideal!

Don’t just take my word for it! Check out Zafran Indian Bistro for yourself on the First floor, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai United Arab Emirates. If you’re going to visit at a peak time, you should call ahead at 971 54 994 2435 to book a table.


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