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Nominated for Best Indian
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Sleek and minimal, the decor of Ananta is a world away from most Indian restaurants. It is quiet and the staff are attentive and friendly knowing when to approach the table, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the fantastic food without disruption. At Ananta you’ll find beautifully presented dishes, created using some serious chef skills. The menu isn’t overwhelming, and the five-course tasting menu, with extra amuse bouche and palate cleanser, is a brilliant way to explore what’s on offer, and good value. A combination of dumplings in yoghurt and mint, foie gras and tandoori chicken, wagyu beef with biryani, tandoori prawns, chocolate dosa and deep fried kulfi is fantastic witheach dish expertly thought out and delicious. For an upmarket, smart meal you’ll be hard-pressed to find better.
Open Sat-Thu 6.30pm-11.30 pm, Fri 12.30pm-3pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1444).

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