Bastakiah Nights

Idyllic location, but can the food impress as well?

  • Bastakiah Nights
From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011
Entering the beautiful, romantic courtyard setting of Bastikiah Nights to be seated with a complimentary, and very tasty lemon and mint juice, you begin to expect a promising evening ahead. This isn't the case. The houmous is overly oily, while the main of Bastikiah chicken with ‘Grand Mam’s sauce’ seemed to be a leftover chicken school dinner with a thick mushroom sauce poured over to conceal the tough, overcooked chicken and incongruous (and unadvertised) layer of what appeared to be congealed mashed potato lurking beneath. Our lamb kebab dish, which came strangely devoid of lamb, fared no better. In BN’s defence, the ‘zoreshk polo’ – rice with berries, saffron and sugar – was tasty, and the traditional sweets that followed both tasty and plentiful. It’s a lovely location for a juice and a chat but we'd be careful what we order the next time around. Bastakiah Nights
5 1

By Time Out Dubai staff | 26 March 2011

Location: Bur Dubai
Tel: 04 353 7772
Travel: 3c Street
Cuisine: Arabic, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Experiences: Outdoor seating, Smoking permitted
Times: Open Sat-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri 1.30pm-11pm
Price range: Dhs200-349
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
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  • riette Nov 19, 2010 10:03 am
    Would you go back to this restaurant?
    Horrible horrible horrible. Nice setting, bad food and bad service. Price is far to high for for a set menu with samosa from the freezer and a maincourse only consisting of spinach from the freezer....

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