Shortlisted for Best Indian is Govinda’s, Dubai - Best Indian - Restaurant Awards 2009 - TimeOutDubai.com

Best Indian Govinda’s

Shortlisted for Best Indian is Govinda’s Comments

This 100 per cent Indian vegetarian restaurant has branches around the world, adhering to staunch practises that ensure culinary purity of everything they serve.

By Will Milner
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

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Posted by: Mohit on 09 Nov ' 13 at 17:59
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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Go here if you seek over-rated, over priced average tasting meals. Waiters are extremely rude & cleanliness is not upto the levels. I'd advise you to stay clear of this restaurant.

Posted by: Tony Jones on 06 Dec ' 12 at 13:20
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Being a Welsh expact for the last 20 years in the UAE. I have eaten at a fair share of Indian restrauants. This is by far the worst. The food had a wierd metalic taste and on calling for the manager he told us we were essentially making it up. What ever happened to the customer is always right? The setting is dismal small with the wallpaper peeling off. I had to ask for a bill four times until it was given to me. They even made a mistake saying I order 4 daal instead of 1. The washroom was absoultely disgusting with the sink broken spraying water everywhere. This was a truly horrendous experience and I recommend everyone to go to any other Indian restaurant in Dubai.

Posted by: Neha on 26 Jun ' 11 at 06:00
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Posted by: Derek on 05 Jun ' 11 at 21:30
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Although not Indian (American - Texas), I've cooked and enjoyed indian cuisine for 3+ decades, samples dozens and dozens of restaurants worldwide and this one is exceptional. With about 300 menu items, there is plenty of reason to come back. Albeit no meat, the vegetarian selections make the case for occasional vegetarian enjoyment. Wonderful food, super service, exceptional variety.

Posted by: RAJKUMAR ARORA on 31 May ' 10 at 07:32
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I was recently in the restaurant for a business lunch with overseas freinds,we all had goodtime,to my surprise again second day also they wanted to go to same place,we all were quite satisfied with quality and service,and recomendations from the host in selection of the food,and drinks,
keep it up the good work,
Rajkumar Arora ( Export Manager )
Al Samim General Trading L L C,
Silica Building, behind Twin Towers,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates,
Ph + 971 4 2271819, Fax + 971 4 2212752
Mobile + 971 50 5515468
E-mail - rajkumar@samim.com
Web site - www.samim.com
www.silicastore.com

Posted by: Rakesh on 03 Mar ' 10 at 08:43
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I am a very foodie person and always hunting some nice restaurants and what i realized is, eversince my family joined me here in dubai (4 years before) we have never been anyother place than Govindas, pure vegiterian, very good variety, specially the melton mouth biriyani and paneer kadai. and so many other dishes. service is very good. its not even expensive. food is evry tasty. we go there regularly atlest once in a month. very good varielties in icecreams. even in occations, celebrations we order food from govindas only... go for it guys... believe me, u must try pinacolada, aalo methi tikki (starter) meltin mouth biriyani, paneer kadai (ask them to make it more spiciey) butter nan, Gobi Kastoori and in the end.... Gulkand Ice cream.

Posted by: MEF on 22 Sep ' 09 at 18:08
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I came here expecting authentic, expertly-cooked Indian (especially Punjabi) cuisine at low costs and was not disappointed.

The Lahore Aloo was rich and incredibly flavoursome and the plain basmati rice was cooked to perfection and was subtly fragranced.

Service was quick and efficient and not too over-bearing.

I heartily recommend this restaurant.

Posted by: ram krishnamaharjan on 02 Aug ' 09 at 19:37
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: manoj on 28 Mar ' 09 at 16:10
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We ordered food from this restaurant.It took them 1:30 hrs to deliver & the worst part is complete lack of service when we called up.quite sad response from the restaurant-i would say avoid like plague

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