Manvaar

Excellent mid-priced Rajasthani food in Karama 31 Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2010

You have to love Manvaar. No really, you do. The food is unbelievable, but more than that, it’s unique – even in the curry-loving town that is Dubai. The menu is nearly exclusively Rajasthani fare. Sure, you can order boringly safe staples if you want, but that defeats the purpose of the place. You’re encouraged (even enticed) to experiment (doing so pays off, we promise). Standout dishes include dahl bati churma, a tactile rendition of the standard lentil dish that includes toasty wheat dumplings (tearing them apart with your hands is smiled upon). While you’re at it, scoop up some sweet yet sassy, lemon-based chicken achari. The decor – dark and richly embroidered – only adds to the place’s charm.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Karama, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 336 8332
  • Travel: 20b Street

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: laxman on 21 Mar ' 13 at 10:37

I Genuinely loved this restaurant and specially rajasthani Daal-Bati-Churma. I drive through Abu Dhabi to Dubai for Daal-Bati-Churma. The décor is purely authentic and staff is very polite with smiling face.

Posted by: Natasha on 16 Oct ' 12 at 16:12
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I absolutely love the food here and crave for it quite often. It's authentic Rajasthani food served by staff who know what they are talking about. My favourites are daal baati churma, laal Maas and the papad they serve as an appetiser. :) As far as the ambience is concerned, I've never had an issue. I usually go early before the lunch crowd starts pouring in. It helps me get a good table with the food served on time. I also love the decor in which they've used Rajasthani textiles and dolls.

Posted by: chaturvedi sharad on 16 Oct ' 12 at 10:18
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

we go every day in lunch time. The food is great, the service was very friendly and the staff were very helpful and adviced us on selections as we knew nothing about rajasthani food. Thanks to the dal bati churma we have not fallen in love with rajasthani food. Fattening but awesome food. but they don,t accept time out discount card when they winner of time out award

Posted by: D on 11 Dec ' 11 at 16:06
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: D on 11 Dec ' 11 at 16:06
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Ketan Jariwala on 28 Nov ' 11 at 18:21
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Reshma Joshi on 02 Jun ' 11 at 15:49
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Tara on 25 May ' 11 at 05:54
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I genuinely loved this restaurant - everyone was right - the Daal-Bati-Churma was superb! My other half had the butter chicken (wasn't feeling too adventurous) and they did a splendid job of that too. We had the non-veg Thali as well - so lovely to try such a range of mini dishes.

The decor and lighting seemed really authentic. The music was a little odd in places but I guess it depends on what you're used to. The service was impeccable (though I guess it was quiet when we went). In any case, for something within this price range you really get your money's worth - highly recommended!

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 04 Apr ' 11 at 14:21
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This is an Indian restaurant wrongly clubbed under Vietnamese cuisine? I hope the editor would rectify the error.

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 19 Mar ' 11 at 07:46
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

A pleasant surprise this find was. It has within it's space managed to create a feel of Rajasthan. It would have been more fun travelling into the desert to get to it rather than have it in the middle of Karama.
It was crowded on Thursday night with 20-25 min. waiting expected. A wide variety offered and trying many of the available dishes would seem experimental to a non-Rajasthani.
Dal Baati Choorma, Lal Maans, Paneer dish and roti constituted dinner. Once the food arrives, one stops paying further attention to the surroundings. You get engrossed with the task at hand. Food is typically on the spicy side but thouroughly enjoyable. Would like to come again to sample the other dishes.

Posted by: amit on 09 Jan ' 11 at 12:40
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

all the very best........... great job

Posted by: keshav on 03 Sep ' 10 at 05:21
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We had been regulars to this restaurant before.But in the past one year the quality of food has come down so drastically.While their rotis are not bad all their curries (including dal) have oil floating on top and this particular dish called 'methi mutter malai' which was one of my favs there is now a yucky dish with mutter and methi overcooked and the malai refusing to blend in.(I had ordered it on different occasions to give the dish a good benefit of doubt) I wonder how it got the "best Indian restaurant" award??I think 'Rajdhani' on rolla street is a better bet for rajastani food any day.

Posted by: mia on 17 Jul ' 10 at 11:25
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

If your looking for a fun weekend meal with your family, Manwar is the place to go. The place is bustling with people on weekends and is so crowded that you will have to wait for atleast 15 minutes before you can get a table. Although the decor is not too great, air conditioning was not very effective and the restaurant is not what one will call posh, but these things can be compensated for the excellent food they offer. Authentic Indian food and the menu offers lots of variety. Service was very friendly too. Moreover, a total value for money. I would highly recommend this place but beware, the potions were huge even for 4 people so order carefully!

Posted by: Vivek on 06 Jul ' 10 at 10:56
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: pooja on 05 Jul ' 10 at 08:22
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

very nice rajsthani food...i liked churma , dal bati..that was amazing...chapatis r very very nice

Posted by: Nishant Singla on 15 Jun ' 10 at 06:59
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

very nice food and extremely friendly staff.
rotis and churma is unbeatable

Posted by: Aahad Sayed on 21 May ' 10 at 18:42
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Just got back from dinner at Manvaar. Extremely disappointed with the whole experince. Never seen so many crying kids packed into one restaurant. Would never recommend this place to any one planning to go have a relaxing night out. The tables were so closely packed together, the crying baby right behind me spat into my ear. The management at the restaurant refused to help in anyway despite our request regarding the situation. Even the food sadly failed to rescue the meal. Would ask for my money back plus charges for the medicine I will need to take after that experience. Definately no going back unless they provide free sedatives.

Posted by: Viswam on 13 Apr ' 10 at 19:54
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We went here for my friend's birthday. The food was great, the service was very friendly and the staff were very helpful and adviced us on selections as we knew nothing about rajasthani food. Thanks to the dal bati churma we have not fallen in love with rajasthani food. Fattening but awesome food.

Posted by: Nathalie Lamsfuss on 07 Apr ' 10 at 04:27
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I have never been to a better restaurant in Dubai.

The service is excellent and friendly, the food was perfect! I am so impressed. I think many of the 'fancy' restaurants around need to learn from Manvaar.

Cant wait to go back

Posted by: Ajay on 30 Mar ' 10 at 14:12
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Its Very Good For Family

Posted by: Rishi on 26 Mar ' 10 at 19:17
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: manohar singh rathore on 25 Mar ' 10 at 14:51
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

this is best indain rest. in dubai

Posted by: Ekta on 07 Mar ' 10 at 11:44
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Pri on 04 Mar ' 10 at 10:56
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Best Indian food ever! Best to go when you aren't ravenous as the service is a little slow but that's only because everything is prepared fresh. The staff is warm and very friendly and every visit only gets better.

Posted by: Anand on 03 Mar ' 10 at 07:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It's an amazing place for the kind of food it serves. The way they take care and the food is yummy. I had been to this place for 10-15 times and never disappointed...My family... frnds.. all luv this place... I come from Abu Dhabi....

Posted by: Kunal on 27 Jul ' 09 at 20:38
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great Food, Amazing Decor, Friendly Staff,
The Rajasthani Thali Is A Must Have..
From the La Carte Menu - The Laal Maans (Mutton) & The Daal Baati Choorma Is Highly Recomended..

Posted by: Prannoy Mathur on 23 Mar ' 09 at 16:27
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

xcellent Rajasthani food...the daal baati choorma was just wooowww!!!!!

Posted by: arvind lal on 18 Mar ' 09 at 19:56
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Menu looks ridiculous and staff don't posess adequate knowledge.U have to really get their attention. some dishes are OK, but that some is not worth going back to the restaurant

Posted by: Nina Sethna on 16 Mar ' 09 at 08:39
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

very authentic very good rajasthani food - superb rotis - only their service for the thalis is a little slow.

Posted by: shoma on 10 Feb ' 09 at 04:56
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Bala on 09 Feb ' 09 at 07:34

When did Lal mans(Boneless) and chicken achari become part of indian vegitarian cuisine ??

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