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Ashiana

Nominated for Best Indian 12 Comments

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The handsome, cosy interior is, unusually, just as well suited to a birthday meal with friends as it is to a romantic dinner with a loved one. Dark carved wooden screens create intimate recesses around the edge of the main dining area, where a beautiful mural of an Indian palace is displayed behind a stage on which singers and tabla players fill the air with traditional tunes to whisk diners to the subcontinent. The atmosphere can’t be faulted, and nor can the small yet appealing menu, which boasts classics like chicken tikka and masala curry as well as creative fusion dishes incorporating Western ingredients such as smoked salmon and feta cheese – and to great effect. Portions are fairly modest, yet prove to be surprisingly filling, accompanied by delicious sides and breads, including the unmissable coconut and pistachio naan. While service can be a little slow during busy times, staff are invariably friendly and accommodating, rounding off what is an undeniably top-notch and original dining experience.
Open daily 7.30pm-11.30pm; Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Baniyas Street, Deira, www.sheratondubaicreek.com (04 207 1733).

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Posted by: Baba on 08 Jun ' 12 at 07:00
  • Best for: Family friendly

Posted by: Newman on 07 Apr ' 11 at 22:10

Finest modern fare I've tasted yet. Service impeccable - staff not afraid to make bold choices and suggestions. Live music truly delightful & elegant. I went for more simple dishes - the chaat starter was divine - the Dakhani Jheenga (Arabian sea prawns in tomato and coconut sauce flavoured with curry leaf) - and probably one of the best restaurant curries ever. The garlic naan was pedestrian in size but gargantuan in taste. I will try to stay at the Sheraton at Dubai Creek each time now as I vow to try every thing on the menu. One of my best culinary experiences ever - after visiting over 100 countries. Well done.

Posted by: Kevin on 08 Mar ' 11 at 07:00

Posted by: Mike O on 21 May ' 10 at 13:33

This restaurant ticked all the boxes. Having dined at fine Indians in NY, London and Mumbai - i found Ashiana to rank amongst my better and more enjoyable dining experiences. i will return to Dubai next week, i will be staying at the sheraton because of the restaurant even tho the hotel is not exactly close where my meetings are held.

Posted by: Andrew on 04 Feb ' 10 at 11:59
  • Best for: Romantic

Excellent Restaurant where the food was simply delicious esp. the Starters.
Atmosphere was very modernized and yet traditional.
Live Musician who played the most amazhing songs for me and my partner!!

A definite clazzy hotel

Posted by: suvir on 04 Feb ' 10 at 07:50
  • Best for: Family friendly

What do look for in a restaurant especially Ashiana has it all good ambiance, great food, peaceful surrounding, amazing people who do not disturb you every single min, etc etc. The food is exquisite, service one of the best I have come across.
I would recommend this restaurant to people who want a real taste of India with a modern ting.

Posted by: Ahsen Ali on 22 Dec ' 09 at 08:14
  • Best for: Family friendly

Good food, especially the chicken tikka, daal makhani and butter chicken. Kabaabs are also amazing. I love the pappad with sauce.

Music is a bit loud. The service is good. However, I will go again for the sake of food only.

Posted by: Samrat on 12 Sep ' 09 at 07:59
  • Best for: Family friendly

The staff was extremely cordial and knowledgeable. The Kababs are just awsome. Please try out the Dal Makhni, it is just wonderful. The music is decent and the singers will invite for requests. Overall pleasant experince.. worth a visit

Posted by: Rahul Datta on 25 Mar ' 09 at 10:04
  • Best for: Family friendly

I love this restaurant. They do some of the best kababs in Dubai, and even the curries taste delicious .
Moreover the pricing is reasonable considering it is part of a 5-star hotel.

Posted by: karim andrews on 18 Mar ' 09 at 22:37

Would like ti give it a miss...unless somebody has decided the venue and I have no choice

Posted by: ted patrick on 18 Mar ' 09 at 20:22

ratings should say it all.minus in all.

Posted by: krishnana on 17 Mar ' 09 at 19:45
  • Best for: Family friendly

its very gaudy ambience. and music is toooo loud for any conversation

 

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