Anar

Anar
Anar boasts an enviable location; slap bang in the middle of Madinat Jumeirah, with tables spilling out from the elegant interior onto the ever-popular walkways that line the waterways. It’s therefore a great option if you’re entertaining guests, yet the potential downside of such a fine location is that a restaurant blessed with a steady stream of tourists at its doorstep needn’t try particularly hard. Thankfully, though, Anar’s classic Persian cuisine doesn’t disappoint, offering an authentic enough taste of Iran, albeit served with a Western edge. The high prices, however, are a different matter, and may well leave a sour taste. It’s not that the various mezze and salads, lamb and chicken kebabs, seafood dishes and larger platters don’t satisfy, but there’s no escaping the sense that you’re being overcharged, made to pay extra for the location and fancy presentation. That said, Anar is invariably busy, especially during the cooler months of the year, and we can’t see that changing. Anar
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 24 April 2014

Location: - Umm Suqeim - Dubai
Tel: 04 368 6505
Travel: Al Sufouh Road
Cuisine: Arabic, Persian, Middle Eastern
Experiences: Alcohol available, Outdoor seating, Romantic, Family friendly, Smoking permitted
Times: Open daily noon-11.30pm
Price range: Dhs350-499
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • ossi Apr 29, 2015 01:33 pm
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    Great food and service, the waiter was good versed with food although he was Asian,
    Signature cocktail is refreshing , price a bit high but its worth

  • Ramin Jan 20, 2013 12:13 pm
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    As an Iranian I would not recomend this reataurant as the service is poor, the food is okish but over priced and I found the owner ver rude!
    It is interesting that this restaurant have received poor rating for many years, nevertheless the management doen't look to care!
  • Rejoy Mar 26, 2012 12:06 pm
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    Service was not great, food (except for the breads) was ordinary while prices were fairly high! 20 mins after placing the order, we were told that they were out of stock and we had to order something else. Quantity was minimal and ingredients old.
  • jj Mar 20, 2012 06:12 pm
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    We ate here in Feb 2012 whilst visitng Dubai. My husband is Persian, so we know the food well.. This restaurant was very good.. food was fresh and delicious. We also enjoyed the water view.
  • Persi Jan 21, 2012 01:31 pm
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    the service was absolutely horrible, the staff was inattentive and did not bring drinks till 20 minutes after ordered, the food arrived very late, although the quality was great, the service gave me the sense that I do not wish to return. The music and overall ambience was good, but the staff was very very unhelpful and unfriendly... the prices were way too high for the order, a small bowl of yogurt cost me 48AED!!! each meal costs a minimum of 120, without appetizers and drinks...

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