Armani/Amal

Indian & Pakistani

  • Armani/Amal

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Location: - Downtown Dubai
Tel: 04 888 3444
Travel: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station
Cuisine: Indian
Dresscode: Smart Casual
Experiences: Alcohol available, Private dining area, Wi-fi, Outdoor seating, Romantic, Live music, Smoking permitted, Vegan Options
Times: Open daily 7pm-11pm
Price range: Dhs500+
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  • Rahul Chokshi May 25, 2013 10:50 pm
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    Brilliant Food, amazing ambiance & attentive staff!
    Keep it up!
  • Govind Rao Nov 15, 2012 07:08 am
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    We recently visited Amal as there have been a fair amount of views and reviews expressed. So my wife and decided to check it out for ourselves.

    It was a weekend and I made the reservation around 7.00pm for a 9.30 pm dinner. As a part of the standard Modus operandi with most restaurants , they do not guarantee you outside seating on the terrace, but assure you of the same if available.

    Now the whole experience will be much more enjoyable only if you manage to secure terrace seating. We were fortunate on the particular evening and did get a great table bang in the centre of the terrace seating area..

    When you first walk into the restaurant, you are warmly welcomed to a plush waiting area and offered a complimentary wellcome drink while your table is being readied for you.

    You are soon ushered to your table along a warmly done interior of the restaurant to the outside terrace area seating. Now the first thing that hits you is the awesome ambience and the fantastic views of the down town area and the dancing fountains. Frankly the view alone is worth a million bucks. And with weather being what is right now, it was simply perfect.

    And now lets talk about the main subject, the food. The menu is extensive with lots of options to cater to a wide spectrum of tastes.They even have a selection of set menus with or without matching grape beverages. Being vegetarians we opted for the set vegetarian option and were not disappointed.

    The set vegetarian option kicks off with a platter of 5 starters to be shared by 2 persons. You get choice of grilled paneer (cottage cheese)stuffed with nuts that just melts in your mouth, grilled hara bhara kebabs which are simply exquisite and so many more.

    This is followed by a selection of 5 main dishes, each better than the other. As matter of fact, I can say without the slightest hesitation, that this is best Indian cuisne I have tastedi in the UAE. And trust me, being a restauranteur (Sydney) myself , I know what I am raving about.. The mains included Hyderabadi aubergine, Black lentils, paneer, and a couple more very creative dishes.

    At this stage we were really stuffed but were enjoying our meal so much that we could not resist the desserts.Once again you get a selection of 5 desserts and man it was an expeerience by itself.

    FYI the service was warm, friendly and at same time not obtrusive. The floor staff are knowledgeable and know just what to recommend once they have sussed out your preferances. They also have an amazing list of grspe beverages to go with your meal.

    The set vegetarian meal is for AED 325pp while the non vegetarian option is for AED 350pp. A decent bottle of of the grape beverage starts around the 300-350 mark. So an evening at AMAL should set you back around 1K. But it is most certainly well worth it.

    So on the whole it was a very enjoyable evening. We are looking forward to our next visit soon. Would I recommend it ............MOST DEFINITELY YES!

    My 2 bits worth of advice........Dont wait for an occassion......Make your meal at AMAL the occassion.
  • Fatima Oct 24, 2012 06:03 am
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    Truly amazing service and food. The staff were very knowledgeable about the menu and the food served, also the waiter's recommendation on what to eat was spot on! What I really enjoyed is that you can see the kitchen from where you are sitting and can see the chefs preparing your meal. The restaurant has a beautiful view of the fountain in Downtown Dubai. Simply a wonderful experience overall and would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy delicious Indian cuisine.
  • Raj Apr 12, 2012 01:37 am
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    We went there for our anniversary and were disappointed by the service. We didn't want a big surprise or any major special treatment but a mere acknowledgement of our annivesary from the staff would have sufficed and made us feel that they also care about our special day.
    We have been married for 10 years and have always gone to fine restaurants for our anniversary and specials occassions whether it be in Dubai, the UK or other countries.
    At all venues and on all occasions the staff made an effort and wished us a happy anniversary.
    I thought I'll book at the Armani Hotel this year. We had heard a lot positive feedback about the great food and customer service at the hotel but I am sorry to say it wasn't up to our expectations.
    The food was good nothing exceptional but the service was a big disappointment. We wouldn't go back.
  • Sonal Jan 12, 2012 12:51 pm
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    We are very regular to Amal. When are we go to Amal we are amazed. Most of the staffs know our family very well and also knows our preference. Without ordering anything, they bring what we need. Which is very personalized service. Sitting in the terrace over looking the Dubai fountain, this is the best place to spend the evening with your family and friends. Staffs are always very welcoming and accommodating. Chef and the Manager visit all the tables which is also highlight of this place. Thumps up to Amal.

    Amal is the Best Indian Restaurant in Dubai.....

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