Mama’s Restaurant

Offers home cooking, but these family favourites are a mixed bag

Mama’s Restaurant
Ignore the cartoony logo and neon signage, and head straight inside, past the nondescript budget-hotel-style reception, up the stairs and into the equally ordinary dining space, with its kitsch water feature – welcome to Mama’s. Offering a selection of northern and southern Indian dishes, it’s difficult to discern what each dish is because most are described only by their Indian names. Don’t fret, however, as the friendly, smiley waiting staff will happily make recommendations. Don’t miss the fish molee, and do order the roti and excellent appam – hot, sweet and buttery little pancakes. The mixed platter of tandoori kebabs is also largely a success, but the truth is that the food at Mama’s is a little hit and miss. The bhindi masaledar (okra) is well prepared, as is the spinach kadai, but the meat in the nadan beef curry proves too tough and the ghee rice much too greasy. It’s still a nice place, though, serving food that measures up to the standards elsewhere in town. Worth a visit if you’re nearby. Mama’s Restaurant
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 15 April 2013

Location: Bur Dubai
Tel: 04 386 0701
Travel: Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian
Experiences: Takeaway available, Family friendly
Times: Open daily 8am-midnight
Price range: Dhs50-199
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
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  • Chunky Sep 12, 2012 08:00 am
    Would you go back to this restaurant?
    Best for:
    Decor
    Service
    Food
    Ambience
    Value
    Worth every fil... as the penny would say!
  • Ali Asghar Aug 30, 2012 10:56 am
    Hot food, cool prices.

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