Ashiana: Consistently rated as one of the best Indian restaurants in the city, a meal at this hidden gem at the Sheraton Dubai Creek won't disappoint. A pile of crispy popadoms will appear the moment you sit down with incredibly moreish mango chutney. Being able to order a pint of Indian hops is a welcome novelty. Starters of masala chicken and paneer are frankly enormous and one plate could have easily served two people. The menu, although not hugely extensive, offers dishes more complicated than the butter chicken which again arrived in a suitable amount of time after you've tackled as much of the starter as possible. Fluffy, independent grains of rice mix easily with the thick, rich sauces, and mopping up the leftovers with yummy garlic naan is an indulgent must. The naans are crisp, greasy and then soft in all the right places, without being too filling. For a midweek night, Ashiana is respectably full, and the live music gives the dark wood interior a real buzz. Impeccable service tops off one of the most enjoyable curries you'll have in town.
Call 04 228 1111 for more information.