It’s not easy to find, but Adukkalla is worth a visit. The decor is basic and the menu matches it, but the food is surprisingly good. The south Indian food is clearly a hit with locals; there will be plenty of people tucking into thalis when you visit. The staff will happily explain the dishes on the menu and advise you on what to get. If you’re not sure, the thali is a good place to start, and you’ll enjoy a variety of curries, with refills. There are also lots of fish choices as well as chicken curries and biryanis. You could also try the special set menus, which are great value at less than Dhs20 each.