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Rajdhani

Nominated for Best Indian 55 Comments

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Meet the vegetarian restaurant with no menu – Rajdhani, which is tucked away in Rolla Street, Bur Dubai. Visitors are ushered to an available table and given two metal plates, each with small bowls. Immediately, waiters walk past with big pots filling up those bowls with different curries, vegetarian dishes and pickles. Tuck into these with rotis, puris and more. There’s also the option of white rice. Guests are also treated to the masala chhaas, a yoghurt-based drink. Staff are attentive and will always be ready to replenish your plate. The interiors are functional more than decorative, and the restaurant also offers valet parking for those scared to brave the Bur Dubai streets in the hunt for a spot. When done, guests stagger out, stuffed, and are encouraged to enthusiastically ring the bell hanging above the door. Filling, real food at budget prices, Rajdhani is a must-try for thali enthusiasts and those who have the stomach to pack away a mighty meal.
Open daily 6:30am-11:30pm. Rolla Street, Bur Dubai (04 393 4433).

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Posted by: Amar Radia on 18 Nov ' 13 at 14:14
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Rajdhani is one of the best Thali Resturants i have been to. Exelent service , amamzeing food and would love to go again.

Posted by: Amrita on 16 Aug ' 13 at 10:57

Rajdhani Dubai has a long way to go in terms of service. After comparing it to the rajdhani in Mumbai, rajdhani Dubai felt and tasted like a third grade restaurant. While the food is just about edible, the service is terrible! The manager ( in the back coat) kept asking us what we more we wanted to eat immediately after another manager had asked us the same question. However the food took time to come. My guests were just about to put the last bite in their mouths when their plates were frisked away, without even asking them. I was still eating! Ofc the waiter brought my plate back along with the check! How about I finish eating my meals first? Compared to the price, the service was incorrigible and the food was just passable. The money could be spent at other places where you feel like you have eaten at a restaurant circa 2013 and not a road side dhaba circa 1970

Posted by: Karl on 05 Aug ' 13 at 06:58
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Found this restaurant in Timeout Dubai. Read a great review and decided to try it out. The decor is a little tired..,but we came for the food. In a word EXCELLENT. Really great, fast service. We counted 25 different items on our Thali. Shame we found this on our penultimate evening. I would highly recommend and don't forget to ring the bell if you liked the meal. Our meal, 2 adults 2 kids and drinks - just over 100 Dirum!!

Posted by: Pushpa on 03 Apr ' 13 at 11:37

Lip smacking food

Posted by: Jose on 17 Feb ' 13 at 10:03

Food is edible and reasonable; service though not the best.
Went in hungry and came out hungry after eating; the aim is to ensure people get full and satisfied. unfornuately they dont fill people to the brim. if they do, then perfect!!!

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 13 Nov ' 12 at 07:48
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I had come here a month or two back expecting to order a la carte but was told that they only serve thali, a purely vegetarian fare. This meant I had to submit to whatever they serve but wasn't disappointed. The waiters kept bringing a variety of items one after the other with not so much of an interval and prodding you to have some more.It's not possible to leave here not feeling full.
The place is well frequented and could get a little noisy but with so much happening at the table, one doesn't mind.

Posted by: SVN on 10 Sep ' 12 at 08:22
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The decor was simple with no frills but clean. The food and chaas both were authentic and lip-smacking and delicious. Service was gracious but we were not waited upon and frequently needed to ask the waiters to refill our thali. The restaurant was not crowded but very noisy with other guests letting their children run around wild. Complimentary valet parking was a huge relief. We have been patrons of Rajadhani restaurants back in Bangalore, India and would definitely recommend Rajadhani as our first choice for Gujrati/Rajasthani thali as the food is just delicious.

Posted by: Mahesh on 18 May ' 12 at 10:06

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I had visited yesterday with my wife for dining to the restaurant after recommendation of my friend. After entering the restaurant, we found one table on the right side which was free and we occupied that. After a while Restaurant Manager came in force and told that "Dont Seat Here", seat on the other table. I immediately told him that this thing he could have told in polite and requesting way. We sat on other table and then people started serving. While serving the sweats, I asked him to serve the other sweat and he immediately told me that this will be charged extra. It really irritated me. They should know that people coming for dine there will pay definitely. This thing could be told in a diplomatic way also such as "This sweat is not included in Thali" instead of saying "You have to pay Extra". The waiters were serving food in a such speed that they are serving whole Dubai and while serving they were not checking where to put items properly. In one case they put KHICHADI in the BUTTERMILK. Even they do not check with the guest whether the guest would like to have extra rice, daal, vegetable, etc and just throw in the Thali. Even the cleaning is done in front of the guest while they are dining and smell of the chemical is dangerous but the dont worry. Other surprise is that the staff uses the guest washroom which another worst thing. I told all these things to the Restaurant Manager but this does not effects. We found only one waiter (Nepali) at the end who asked in a professional way before clearance. Being a hotel professional, I will say that Rajdhani has to do more better in quality of food, quality of service, ambiance and a proper training to all the staff about improving service quality.

Posted by: Lakshman on 31 Mar ' 12 at 07:14

Used to be pretty regular before but my visits are few and far between now. Cant blame the restaurant but the platter has become too predictable. But in my most recent visit 2 weeks ago, the 1 item which never lets Rajdhani down, its Chaas, tasted very very bland. Sincerely hope the management doesnt take the thronging crowd for granted.

Posted by: Jai Bhatia on 11 Mar ' 12 at 05:51
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Love the food... Can't get enough of delicious indian thalis

Posted by: maverick on 07 Mar ' 12 at 03:10
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fahad :the restaurant is located right on the rolla street in burdubai..if u enter from jumbo electronics opp Ramada hotel , ak khaleej centre will be on ur right , followed by Baqer Mohebi super marktet on ur right..200m after that is the Rajdhani Restaurant on ur right.
Also they have complimentary Valet parking ,so u can dine hastle free..also u can call them on their landline incase u still dont find.

Posted by: toral on 05 Mar ' 12 at 08:25
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its the best gujarati thali restaurant ive ever been to. u go once u will wanna go there again n again. yummmmmmmmmmm food.... good going guys way to go...

Posted by: Jiaqi on 03 Mar ' 12 at 02:34
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It was an excellent. My husband and I had a very unique experience that evening. I wouldn't say that the decor is impressive but the place is certainly neat and clean. Great service. They are very generous with their servings.

Posted by: ankit on 29 Feb ' 12 at 05:14
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Posted by: Brijen Vakil on 28 Feb ' 12 at 12:18
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"RAJDHANI should not be called GOOD, I think a more appropriate name would be "Bland". its a GREAT place. A place where you feel at HOME. Has always my first choice with family & friends. the only tough thing is to get a parking n that speaks for the volume it gets. Would recommend it all.

Posted by: Neeil on 28 Feb ' 12 at 01:54
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Excellent service and delicious food. Value for money.

Just a note: to find parking close to the restaurant takes a while.

Posted by: Fahad on 27 Feb ' 12 at 06:03

I was searching this resturant, but was unable to find :(

Can anyone help me?

Posted by: Sital MIstry on 26 Feb ' 12 at 11:09
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No matter what kind of cusine you love, whether you love indian or not, this palce will make you fall in love with indian specificallly Gujju/rajesthani food. SO authentic, So delicious, so filling. OMG!
Hospitality that reminds you of home. Will definetly go again and recommend to all.

Posted by: Chandan Mathrawala on 26 Feb ' 12 at 10:21
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Posted by: Bijal Soni on 26 Feb ' 12 at 10:15

The best venue for an authentic thali!

Posted by: maverick on 26 Feb ' 12 at 09:31
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The Indian thali is a celebration of plenty. The seven or so katoris placed on the inside of a plate that is
far too heavy and, by all counts, too large to eat in are symbolic of an exercise in excess. Quantities are
often unlimited and it is essential to politely decline genourous ladles of some or the other veggie delight
at routine intervals, if only to later yield to your server’s insistence that you must have “ just a little” more.

The idea is to stuff yourself silly, until you’re pleading with him to not fill your plate with another serving of khichdi, or another
sloppy spoonful of potato sabzi.
Staggering out is optional, but common.

The Gujarati thali is by far the flashiest of all thalis. It’s Bollywood on a plate. Yes, it’s ‘ pure’ vegetarian, but even the rather
curious tribe of the “ diehard non- vegetarian” is unlikely to feel deprived of his meat.

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Posted by: AC on 23 Feb ' 12 at 07:32

Rajdhani has the most authentic and scrumptious Rajasthani thali in town. Also, its not .....smoked masala 'chaat'. Its 'chaas' which is buttermilk/lassi except a more watered down version.

 

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