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Once inside this basic canteen you’ll have a thali tray placed in front of you and waiters will come around to dish out your food. Top ups of the tasty vegetarian dishes, including yellow dahl, chickpea curry and potato curry keep coming, along with chapatis and popadoms. This is basic vegetarian Indian food served without fuss or pretentions. Certainly a place to try at least once.
Cash only. Open daily 8.30am-11.30pm. Cosmos Lane, Meena Bazaar, Bur Dubai (04 351 5873). Other location: Near Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha (04 357 6710).

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