Dubai's ultimate takeaways guide

We loosen our belts and dig in to the city's best delivered food Comments

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The Palm Jumeirah & Media City

Indian
Paratha King

The menu: There are more than a hundred parathas to choose from, with all the popular choices (such as aloo and gobi) accounted for.
On the phone: After being referred to the Dubai Media City number, our order went smoothly enough (although checking the menu online before you call is recommended).
Clock watch: They said 45 minutes; they couldn’t have been more precise.
Food on arrival: Flavours were hit and miss – the paneer kasoori had an unpleasant chemical-like aftertaste, but the aloo achari was very tasty, and you can’t beat Paratha King in terms of value for money.
Dhs38. (04 396 6999).
4/5

MENA
Mazaj

The menu: This popular Lebanese venue offers all the usual suspects, from mixed grills to various mezze dishes, all at reasonable prices.
On the phone: Straightforward to order; there were no mistakes.
Clock watch: They said 20 minutes; it took 30.
Food on arrival: We ordered several mezze dishes, including halloumi and a shish tawouk, but Mazaj doesn’t hold back on the portions; the hummus and moutabbal could have easily fed four. The only downside was that the bread was overly chewy – it obviously doesn’t travel well.
Dhs80. (04 390 2200).
4/5

Pizza
Pizza Pazza

The menu: The traditional pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven and there are plentiful pasta options.
Order: There was confusion over our location, but we got there in the end.
Clock watch: They said 45 minutes; they were spot on.
Food on arrival: The pasta wasn’t a congealed lump (as we feared it might be), but a flavourful and sizeable meal, and the pizza tasted home-made.
Dhs80. www.pizzapazzadubai.com (04 399 6628).
3/5

Asian
Sumo Sushi

The menu: The citywide Japanese chain offers a range of maki, sashimi, curries and bento boxes, which covers all the main bases for sushi fans.
On the phone: Our order was easily understood.
Clock watch: They said 60 minutes; it took slightly longer.
Food on arrival: Our chicken gyoza were steaming hot and fell apart delightfully in the mouth, while the selection of tuna maki was flavoursome, firm and freshly prepared.
Dhs50. www.sumosushi.net (04 391 4141) Delivers citywide.
4/5

By Time Out Dubai Staff
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Posted by: clifton chadwick on 09 Mar ' 12 at 07:28

Houston, we have a problem
Time Out Dubai has a page called:
Dubai's ultimate takeaways guide
We loosen our belts and dig in to the city's best delivered food
And the first one listed is
Discovery Gardens, Emirates :Hills & Jebel Ali
Here is what Time Out Dubai said.
Copper Chimney
The menu: Dishes on the traditional menu include achari chicken tikka, dahl tadkewali, jeera rice and roomali roti.
On the phone: The staff handled our meal requests with ease.
Clock watch: They said 45 minutes; it took 40.
Food on arrival: Everything arrived piping hot, in extremely generous portions and sturdy containers, ensuring none of the extremely tasty dahl escaped along the way.
Average price of a meal for two: Dhs90. (04 363 9948).
So we decided to try it. Chicken Kebab, Lamb Badami, Samosa, rice and Naan
Guess what? If this represents an “ultimate takeaway”, man, we are in trouble
The food took over an hour, it was hot, the portions were large, but the taste result was MEDIOCRE!!. Both the lamb and the chicken were dry and short on flavor. I cook both lamb and chicken at home and my results are much, much better.
And definitely over-priced. Not the Dhs 90 but Dhs 150!!

Posted by: Basel on 03 Feb ' 12 at 16:53

I dont know how you claim to cover Dubai without trying more than a handful of restaurants over and over, in Pizza its about time you try something else other than red tomato pizza and naked pizza, in Barsha itself there are about 10 pizzerias that can be tried.

I personally have liked pizza pazza until I found out about Verona Pizzeria, and I blame timeoutdubai for pushing something that has a better alternative and they are just deciding to stay quite about,

I wish that you did review Verona Pizzeria before so I would have known about it instead of ordering my best meal from the second best for a long time

 

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