Bikanervala

Entering Bikanervala felt like entering a brightly-lit school canteen 12 Reviews

Entering Bikanervala felt like entering a brightly-lit school canteen. The sparse clientele all seemed to be nursing private sorrows and the screeching baby behind us only added to the general air of depression. My friend ordered the onion kulcha with dal and raita, while I plumped for an onion utappam and a couple of fresh juices. When the food arrived, served directly on dingy steel trays accompanied by bored-looking salad garnishes, hunger seemed to slip away. Still we dug in. My friend’s dal was heavily salted and almost impossible to eat, while my uttappam was a large thin potato cake, with onion and coriander pressed in. As we finished, a waiter appeared with our fruit juices. ‘You want?’ he enquired anxiously. We needn’t have bothered, my apple juice was tepid and watery. A visit to the filthy bathroom rounded off an uninspiring meal.

By Matthew Lee

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Details

  • Location: Karama, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 396 8813
  • Travel: Behind Bombay Chowpatty

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User reviews

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Radha Krishna on 30 Nov ' 13 at 17:43
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Food is tasty.
Ambience is good.
Very high priced.
If I have to rate for service I would like to rate negative 2, very indifferent staff. Staff look through you. When you approach any one, they start looking at some distant object, you need to request them to look at you. They have the ringers, but they give it after you wait for ten minutes at the counter, if the staff finally looks at you, as if you are a nuisance to his job.

Posted by: Ribu on 31 Oct ' 13 at 10:20
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We keep coming back here, one of the better, hygienic and tasteful Indian chaat places.

Posted by: hari on 10 Apr ' 13 at 17:46
  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

No 1 resturent in dubai, food very taste, gud stuff , very taste sweets i like biknarwala restrent.

Posted by: Sonuka on 28 Feb ' 13 at 06:08
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Bikanerwala in Dubai is adequately priced in some items and highly priced in other items. Sweets are very expensive. Despite this fact, Bikanerwala does not provide value for money as they are going on reducing portions. Samosa, kachori have been made small and stuffed tandoori paratha has become small and thin due to reduced stuffing. Tandoori roti in their expensive thali is been downsized and thinned.

Posted by: Anil on 22 Feb ' 13 at 11:10
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Bikanerwala is priced on the higher side for their segment and though they are hygienc and have good ambience, the value for money is lacking.

Samosas and kachoris are becoming smaller day by day, a plate of dhokla does not even have 4 pieces which is standard. Even street vendors and smaller joints do not reduce the portion in the way Bikanerwala does. Their portions are less otherwise as well.

Their liited thali which is 25 AED plus i absolitely no value for money.

Despite talking about great Indian hspitality, they donot offer free drinking water and instead they sell water on margins.

Posted by: Dhirendra on 11 Jul ' 12 at 16:18
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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It's a shocking co incidence that twice in a months span items that were ordered for takeaway were not packed and not delivered in the pack however the items were billed. The staff claimed that everything was packed and parcelled . On reaching home the snacks and sweets were nowhere to be found, the guy on the counter had confirmed everything on the list being packed!. Please check all items before leaving the counter and cross check. These guys are unreliable.

Posted by: Jindal Girish on 16 Apr ' 12 at 04:09
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

You are serving food and other items like OUR HOME. We fill we came in our House. Like hame away from home. You are maintaining Best Quality of Food and other items also. Your prices are cheaper.

Posted by: pradeep on 15 Feb ' 12 at 21:19
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Hi
Bikanervala is a very good restaurant in Dubai. Now is fully renovated. Its a family and friendly restaurant. In one roof you can enjoy all kind of food, like north Indian, south Indian, chines, conti, sweets, beverages, indian chat & snacks etc with full of fun. Its my suggestion for everybody, if you are in UAE please visit in Bikanervala Restaurant,

Posted by: sangeeta on 18 Jun ' 11 at 14:27

what about its charges?
price wise?

Posted by: A on 20 Jan ' 10 at 07:44
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Excellent food with good ambiance.

Posted by: Azhar on 17 Jun ' 09 at 15:24
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Service indifferent....................

Posted by: Nitya on 14 May ' 09 at 05:30
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Entering into Bikanervala in Dubai was like seeing the real culture of India in Dubai. Here Bikanervala served the real taste of traditional Indian food with hygiene and trust. when i first enter into Bikanervala i could easily make myself comfortable with the ambience and staff interaction there. There the taste can make me feel like home.

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