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Khan Murjan Restaurant

Highly Commended Best MENA 11 Comments

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With a retractable canvas roof, Khan Murjan has the benefit of simultaneously feeling like an indoor and an outdoor space. Set in a vast faux Arabian courtyard adorned with traditional swords and lanterns, the scale of the venue creates a sense of noise and activity that’s refreshingly energetic. However, the sound of running water creates a relaxed vibe amid the liveliness, while cooks bustle in the open kitchen. The restaurant serves up tasty, freshly cooked breads and the tables of Emiratis, local expats and tourists taking tea, smoking shisha, or gossiping over food makes it a colourful scene. The menu is an extensive Middle Eastern affair, with Moroccan tagines, Lebanese mezze and Egyptian fish dishes among the wide choice. The quality’s high and the food is tasty - highly recommended.
Open daily from 10am-midnight. Khan Murjan Souk, Oud Metha (04 327 9795).

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Posted by: John on 11 Mar ' 13 at 10:22

I have been to Khan Murjan many times with my family but unfortunately the new rules about smoking in public places mean that I can no longer bring my children here so I do not visit any more. I would hope that the fact that the restaurant area is outdoors might mean that they could make an exception in this instance. The family seating area is horrible, stuck away in a side corridor.

The food is very good although quite expensive, the service is always reasonably quick and friendly. It's really the ambience that makes the place.

Posted by: Imad Oubiri on 14 Aug ' 12 at 08:01
  • Best for: Family friendly

I love that Magic place!!!

Posted by: Mohammad on 07 Oct ' 11 at 06:48
  • Best for: Family friendly

This is absolutely one of the very best places in Dubai. The wide variety of food is great and the live music is amazing. The prices are expensive, but you will leave the place satisfied.

Posted by: Ahmad Farid on 21 Apr ' 11 at 08:10

My best regards from Barcelona SPAIN
See you soon en DUBAI
Thank you

Posted by: Katherine on 18 Mar ' 11 at 11:07

I've been to this restaurant several times and each time I've been they haven't had what I ordered. When asked if there are other items on the menu they don't have, the waitress tells you to go to the kitchen to find out! Service isn't great, the atmosphere is nice, food is WAY overpriced and really isn't that special. Disappointing, won't go back again.

Posted by: Abdulla Khalid on 02 Sep ' 10 at 06:27
  • Best for: Romantic

To be honest, the food is over priced. Other than that my wife has found the place to be romantic. We both loved the setting surrounding us. The service was alright, nothing remarkable.

As to the food, the restaurant has a vast variety of Arabic cuisines with a very good portion. Desserts also are very nice.

I would recommend it for any couple looking out for a romantic restaurant.

Posted by: Amr Salem on 24 Aug ' 10 at 11:05

was having my date, wanted to introduce her to Arabic cuisine
ended up ordering a lot of menu items.

diverse Arabic cuisines (Egyptian, Moroccan, Emirati ...etc)
a vast menu selection
very tasty
very good service
but it is over priced

Posted by: nawal moubtassim on 14 Aug ' 10 at 22:44
  • Best for: Family friendly

the best restaurant in dubai, where you can find different choise of cuisine(moroccan,libanais,iranien)the portions of the food not big quantity but very good quality, made in the traditional way as we cook at home.

Posted by: Um Haya on 11 Aug ' 10 at 06:55

This is one of the worst restaurants I've ever been to in Dubai! The food was not up to the expectations, and the it is very expensive indeed!! I would never recommend it to anyone, and I am shocked that Time Out Dubai is promoting it! Thank you for publishing my review!

Posted by: bilal fil on 16 Apr ' 10 at 06:34
  • Best for: Family friendly

it's the only place remind me by mom and grandma coocking
all food are made in the origenal traditional way as will the service and the ambiance are outstanding . it's a bit expensive but for the quality of food they are serving it deserve , simply it's a wonderfull experiance

Posted by: Alex on 26 Mar ' 10 at 19:31
  • Best for: Business lunch

The food was too expensive. We paid almost 300 dirham for 2 meals and 1 coffee and 1 coke. Nothing special. The food tasted like the cheap restaurant. Very much noise and much smoke. I prefer the food in front of Burj Khalifa in Dubai Mall.


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