Zafran

Indian & Pakistani

  • Zafran
There’s no doubt about it, the balcony of Zafran, with a view of Dubai Marina, is a romantic spot. That’s if you can visit when there aren’t children running about, as this is also a popular spot for families. From a simple to follow menu, there are plenty of enticing options that arrive well-presented. The dahee kebab appetiser (deep-fried yoghurt dumplings) is one of the standout dishes, as is the papdi chaat, a sweet yoghurt with pomegranate and tamarind chutney. More substantial dishes that also shine are the fish tikka, which comes with chunks of white fish flavoured with chilli, turmeric and mustard oil. We also recommend the saag gosht, an aromatic mutton curry with fennel, coriander and ginger. With good food, friendly service and a lovely setting, Zafran can be an occasion to remember. Zafran
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 27 April 2015

Location: - Dubai Marina
Tel: 04 399 7357
Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
Cuisine: Indian
Experiences: Takeaway available, Outdoor seating, Romantic, Family friendly
Times: Open daily noon-11.30pm
Price range: Dhs50-199
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • Mark Johnson Dec 08, 2014 05:20 am
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    The food is pretty poor when it comes to standards, The worst Chicken Tikka I have ever had. We paid AED 230 for one butter chicken, two naan and one mixed grill (without fish), two drinks (water and a coke). Aside from the high price, the chicken was of very poor quality and dry as heck. Probably cooked, taken out of the tandoor, and then finished off when a guest ordered it. Pier 7, right next to this location, offers much better food, ambiance and value for money. I read an article prior to visiting this place where the reviewer wrote that this was a Michelin star restaurant in a mall....this person had obviously never been to a Michelin star eatery!
    There are much better places in Dubai to eat Indian food!!!
  • JohnB Jan 19, 2014 02:58 pm
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    Eaten here a couple of times. The food is quite good, although portions are not huge but adequate. However, meanness seems to have crept in, they are serving 300 ml cans of Pepsi/Diet Pepsi instead of the standard 330 ml. I refused to order a second, even though one was not quite enough. To be honest, I felt this pennypinching takes the egde off the place, and in future will not go back , but will make the slightly longer trip to the truly excellent Asha at Wafi Mall for any Indian lunchtime cravings I have.
  • divya Jan 09, 2014 12:39 pm
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    I went to Zafran on Christmas eve. I was very unhappy with the service we received I won't fault the chefs s food was very tasty but it did cold as our naans didnt arrive for 20 mins and we had to leave our seats and ask staff to get them for us. When we were leaving nobody apologised to us. VERY BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE.
  • Herman Apr 11, 2013 12:15 pm
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    Zafran is my favorite Dubai restaurant. Great dishes, friendly staff and a wonderful view over the marina. I enjoy it every time.
  • Natalya Mar 17, 2013 10:17 am
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    Love outside terrace with romantic lamp looking at marina.

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