Kamat: The restaurant may be a bit drab, but Kamat is often packed with Indian expats and is one of the few spots in town to serve Jain food (a religious sect with strict vegetarian dietary restrictions). The fact that it’s all veggie makes it as healthy as it is cheap.

Recommended dish: The chana masala (Dhs16) hits the palate in all its creamy chilli-chickpea glory.
Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai (04 359 5441).