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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Jumeirah & Umm Suqeim
Chicken Tikka Inn
The menu: Features favourites such as mixed chicken grill, palak paneer and butter tandoori naan.
On the phone: Very keen – they tried to recommend a few dishes.
Clock watch: They said 40 minutes; it took 45.
Food on arrival: Warm and safely sealed, the food was tasty and impressively plentiful. We particularly liked the quote on the receipt: ‘If you like the food, tell others. If you don’t, tell us.’
Dhs60. (04 432 7235).
Reem al Bawadi
The menu: A fine selection of traditional dishes. We contented ourselves with tabbouleh, fried chicken strips and houmous with meat.
On the phone: Rather hard work, though credit to the waiter: he was very patient, albeit a little unsure.
Clock watch: They said 30 minutes; it took 50.
Food on arrival: Despite its delay, the food was decent. The bread was a little chewy, but the houmous and meat were very moreish. This can also be said of the chicken strips, despite their greasiness.
Dhs70. www.reemalbawadi.com (04 330 6663) Delivers citywide
The menu: From the pastas, salads and pizzas on offer, we picked the spicy pollo pizza, with extra anchovies and spinach.
Your order: The initial call was a bit too rushed, and a few moments later they called back to reconfirm the order. Otherwise, a relatively easy ordering process.
Delivery time: They said 30 minutes; spot on.
Food on arrival: The pizza was surprisingly good – the only criticism was that it was warm rather than piping hot.
Dhs60. www.itzzapizza-uae.com (04 342 8280).
The menu: Extensive and creative: we ordered King Kong (scallop tempura), Ring of Saturn (tenderloin beef wrap), Gyoza (chicken dumpling) and Gold Ring (Minced prawns and more with teriyaki sauce).
On the phone: We were told to call Room Service, who were polite but rather down in the dumps, and had to call us back to inform us Manga had no shrimp dumplings. We switched to chicken instead.
Clock watch: They said an hour; it took one hour 10 minutes.
Food on arrival: Warm and prettily packaged.
Dhs193 (incl. Dhs35 delivery). www.roomservice-uae.com (800 4788).
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