Dubai's ultimate takeaways guide
We loosen our belts and dig in to the city's best delivered food 2 Comments
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The Palm Jumeirah & Media City
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).
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).
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).
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.
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