Manvaar

Indian & Pakistani

  • Manvaar
Manvaar used to be a hidden gem on Karama’s chaotic, crowded, noisy restaurant scene. A tranquil and warmly decorated haven away from shouting kitchen staff and harsh neon lighting. Sadly, since our last visit, the Rajasthani restaurant seems to have taken its somewhat elevated position and run with it – only, they’ve run in the wrong direction. Gone are the warm, turmeric coloured walls, gone are the ornate, hand-crafted textile wall hangings from India. In with the tablets for taking orders, harsh white walls and garish lighting. In its efforts to go upmarket, Manvaar has almost entirely lost its charm. Thankfully, the food is still superb – particularly on the tandoori front, from which the murg malai tikka is a succulent, tasty carnival of flavour. Herbivores, meanwhile, can safely deviate from the usual suspects (you know who you are, lentils…) and mix it up with an order of green peas masala. Unfortunately, it seems a lot of Manvaar's draw was tied up in its old aesthetics, and while it’s still something of a refuge, the old sparkle just isn’t quite there. Manvaar
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 27 April 2015

Location: Karama - Dubai
Tel: 04 336 8332
Travel: 20b Street
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
Experiences: Takeaway available, Romantic, Family friendly
Times: Open daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight
Price range: Dhs50-199
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • laxman Mar 21, 2013 10:37 am
    I Genuinely loved this restaurant and specially rajasthani Daal-Bati-Churma. I drive through Abu Dhabi to Dubai for Daal-Bati-Churma. The décor is purely authentic and staff is very polite with smiling face.
  • Natasha Oct 16, 2012 04:12 pm
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    I absolutely love the food here and crave for it quite often. It's authentic Rajasthani food served by staff who know what they are talking about. My favourites are daal baati churma, laal Maas and the papad they serve as an appetiser. :) As far as the ambience is concerned, I've never had an issue. I usually go early before the lunch crowd starts pouring in. It helps me get a good table with the food served on time. I also love the decor in which they've used Rajasthani textiles and dolls.
  • chaturvedi sharad Oct 16, 2012 10:18 am
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    we go every day in lunch time. The food is great, the service was very friendly and the staff were very helpful and adviced us on selections as we knew nothing about rajasthani food. Thanks to the dal bati churma we have not fallen in love with rajasthani food. Fattening but awesome food. but they don,t accept time out discount card when they winner of time out award
  • Tara May 25, 2011 05:54 am
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    I genuinely loved this restaurant - everyone was right - the Daal-Bati-Churma was superb! My other half had the butter chicken (wasn't feeling too adventurous) and they did a splendid job of that too. We had the non-veg Thali as well - so lovely to try such a range of mini dishes.

    The decor and lighting seemed really authentic. The music was a little odd in places but I guess it depends on what you're used to. The service was impeccable (though I guess it was quiet when we went). In any case, for something within this price range you really get your money's worth - highly recommended!
  • Dr. Raji Mathew Apr 04, 2011 02:21 pm
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    This is an Indian restaurant wrongly clubbed under Vietnamese cuisine? I hope the editor would rectify the error.

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