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Ravi Restaurant
Nominated for Best Budget
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What you will find here is excellent, extremely affordable Pakistani food. It’s very basic (plastic tablecloths, polystyrene cups) but the focus is on the cooking. There’s a menu, but staff will tell you what is available when you’re there and recommend what to have. The dahl fry is amazing – gently spiced lentils in a silky yellow sauce – as is the mutton peshwari (spicy and a little sweet, with tender meat, full of flavour). Naans, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, are the perfect way to make sure you get every drop of the delicious sauce. It’s hard not to love Ravi, a restaurant worth seeking out, and returning to.
Open daily 5am-2am. Satwa Road, Satwa, (04 3315353). Other location: Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street, Al Karama (04 352 8090).

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