A Time Out reader asked us where to get the best nihari in town. So we sent our food editor out to investigate.
Q. Where does one get the best nihari in Dubai? I’ve tried the dish at a few restaurants in Sharjah, but nothing comes close to the taste we get in New Delhi.
A. Nihari (from the urdu word nihar, meaning morning) is a popular breakfast dish in Delhi, India. It is essentially a spicy stew made from lamb or beef shank. Ideally, it is cooked for long periods of time, allowing the meat to become incredibly tender. In Dubai, Delhi Restaurant in Deira is an institution (it has been around for 30 years, making it ancient history in this town), and is known for having the best nihari. While they like to keep mum on their secret recipe, they admit that part of the secret is cooking it for a full 12 hours.
Delhi Restaurant, Sara Building, Frijmurar Road, Deira (04 271 1885). Dhs12-21.
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darick rebello Aug 20, 2012 03:28 pm
Mohammad and Ahmed.....u guys are right......for years i was trying to remeber the name of the most tastiest bihari kebab and nihari . at that time i was a kid cared least about the name of the kebab that was served to me by my follks..........but let me tell ya,....till today....i remember this place to be the best.......thanks for confirming my doubt
Mohammad Oct 08, 2011 05:25 pm
The best Nihari by far is in Delhi Nihari restaurant in Sharjah next to Zahra Hospital (clock tower) the exact name of the restaurant I am not sure but I find its Nihari the best Iv ever had in the UAE and Karachi. No resaurant in UAE comes close. Also great for chicken Tikka, Seekh kebaB and bihari kebab.
Ahmad Jan 09, 2011 09:04 pm
i have tried this restaurant, its still nothing compared to the Delhi Nahari Restaurant in Sharjah near clock tower.. They only have Bara Paya thats worth the eat.. The Sharjah one has the best Bihari Kabab and Nahari!!
I think its their branch :S because of the name..
mohd ali Oct 20, 2010 07:02 pm
Excellent place with free parking. food was very delicious. after a long time had opportunity to eat a good food in dubai which is halal. others use brazil chiken which is haram while they use fresh chicken