Gazebo Restaurant

Lucknowi and Hyderabadi cooking in Dubai 33 Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008

Richly deserved kudos go to Gazebo, which has retained its elevated status among the city’s curry cabal in the face of some stern competition. There’s no great mystery to why this place is still so enduringly popular after all these years – it presses all the right buttons with value-seekers everywhere by sticking to the tried and tested tenet of offering great food at rock-bottom prices.

The lengthy menu focuses on dishes from Lucknow and Hyderabad, two of India’s most renowned culinary hotspots. The food is a cut above your standard bhuna in terms of imagination; a tawa masala is laden with meaty chunks of lobster stir-fried in a curry of spring onion, tomato and black pepper, while the tender lamb in the achari gosht is fired up by a sauce of tamarind, fennel and sundried tomatoes.

On the downside, the service can be somewhat slow, and the highly spiced food is not for the faint-hearted, but for reliable tucker at low, low prices you won’t find much better.


By Time Out Dubai Staff

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  • Location: Bur Dubai, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 359 8555
  • Travel: Kuwait Street
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Sunny on 13 Apr ' 13 at 19:46
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The Bur Dubai branch is the best !

Posted by: Mathew on 09 Oct ' 12 at 09:01
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The Quality & Quantity of food is below average. It is highly overpriced.
Boneless Chicken Dum Biriyani contained 2 pieces Aaloo & 1 piece of Chicken...... Strange...

Posted by: arthi on 01 Jun ' 12 at 08:14
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

so idiotic THE WORST hotel i have never eaten.... i will never come again

Posted by: Waqar on 25 Mar ' 12 at 11:09
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We were skeptical of visiting this restaurant after reading the reviews...but nevertheless gave it a try. To our surprise, contrary to the reviews the visit was a pleasant experience..The service is decent...the food is great (ask the staff for suggestions)..and the decor is very nice...and the same is proved by the number of people waiting for the tables (esp on Friday).

Posted by: Nisha on 11 Feb ' 12 at 09:44
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

worst place poor service.i will never go in this restaurant again.

Posted by: Ravi Desai on 11 Dec ' 11 at 20:04
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

POOR SERVICE AND POOR QUALITY FOOD.

Posted by: Bilal Qureshi on 09 Nov ' 11 at 11:05
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I am a regular restaurant go-er accross UAE and I have never ever eaten anything as unappetizing and stomach-churning as the food offered at this place. The restaurant owner should really re-consider the quality and REALITY of their food.

Firstly, the food which they serve is not even as close to the real food written on the menu. It has bad taste, poor quality of oil/spices/temperature/meat etc. and overall very bland in nature.

Secondly, the place is too claustrophobic where I can easily pick food off of someone else's plate and tell them it is'nt worth it!

Thirdly, the waiters, and their service attitude is way beyond what they have to offer, where they laugh on your when you say "no-Spices", and srhug you off as if they are working in a very sophisticated 1850 french restaurant ! They do not take the right order ever and i always have scratch marks on my bill at the end when I review it. *Suggestion* - Always Review your Bill there before paying!!

Fourthly, Prices are too high for no good reason and they should consider slashing it down big time, better than that, is to slash out the whole menu and start all over again :-)

Posted by: MKS on 23 Aug ' 11 at 20:54
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I happened to be staying at a hotel across the way, and ordered from this place. It's is a rip-off ... food is mediocre for high-end prices. Too many better places for the money in bur dubai to order from here again.

Posted by: ritchie on 30 Jul ' 11 at 02:30
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The worst restaurant in town. The service was horrible the toilet is worst than public toilet. Will never ever go there again.

Posted by: Sree on 19 May ' 11 at 08:35
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great food with hopeless service! the only reason I would go back to this place is their delicious food.

Posted by: Maryam on 16 Apr ' 11 at 15:49
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

i order home delivery from this restaurant. At first it was good. Then, the food, and service started deteriorating

the delivery man delivered my food 2 hours after i ordered ( they told me my food will be at my house in 30 mins). I did not recieve an apology for the long delay. They also forgot one of the dishes i ordered.

the food is average. However, if you are used to high quality indian food then u will not like this restaurant.

The service is really bad and the biggest problem they have is they dont believe in " The customer is always right" rule.

Posted by: Karan Narwani on 01 Mar ' 11 at 15:03
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Deepa on 05 Feb ' 11 at 09:29
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

ONLY PROB HERE IS THE LONG WAIT BUT THE KALI DAL AND THE STUFFED MUSHROOM BIRYANI ARE JSUT TOOO GOOD.

Posted by: Annie on 13 Jun ' 10 at 11:18
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

visited this place on a weekend for lunch. food is not all that great when compared to the price, but portions are sumptuous. decor and ambience is classy.food is very spicy even for an indian palate. service was good.on the whole its just another eatery and not all that celestial!

Posted by: alison on 25 Apr ' 10 at 08:05
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The food and the service was not up to the mark. The waiters really are lost.

Would not suggest anyone to eat there, as they dont understand the customer.

Posted by: ASH on 18 Apr ' 10 at 16:57
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

CRITIC---NEVER EVER GO THERE...The food was horrible,nothing compared to our own traditional food...and then they say its INDIAN cuisine ..from which angle ???
Service is very slow...The restaurant people should read all these reviews and get some Lesson out of it!!!

dont intend to visit again EVER but hopefully if they change their entire Package then I MIGHT!!!

Posted by: Elie Al Arab on 19 Mar ' 10 at 10:56
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Best Indian Food in Dubai. Not great for Dinning but fabulous for Take Aways.

Posted by: S_Iyer on 08 Mar ' 10 at 11:18
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Service is beyond any hope. The guy taking the order seems to be from another planet where kids can tolerate extremely spicy food. Food took a very long time to come and quality was nothing to shout about. I was amazed that despite such lousy service, a large part of our community still flock to this place.

Posted by: Sanegi on 08 Mar ' 10 at 07:37
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

This use to be one of my fav places but of late the service is HORRID!!! the food arrives too late....hate to go back there

Posted by: Mohammed Zohaib on 08 Mar ' 10 at 05:57
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Amazing food!!!!

Posted by: vinod on 05 Mar ' 10 at 15:38
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: critic on 15 Jan ' 10 at 20:43
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

me and my date was dis appointed a big NO to return on this restaurant. POOR QUALITY of food, NOT AUTHENTIC! POOR SERVICE. UNKNOWLEDGEABLE !. I shoiuldnt come to this restaurant,

Posted by: Azhar on 17 Jun ' 09 at 15:33
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Not authentic......strictly no no........Good for people who have never tasted the authentic cuisines......

Posted by: sunny on 04 Jun ' 09 at 18:49
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

By far the best Indian food, i've tasted in Dubai. Gets a bit corwded on the weekends though. Better to arrive early, to avoid the 'waiting list'. But, well worth the wait!

Posted by: Jadeboy on 13 May ' 09 at 11:31
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Undoubtedly the best Indian food in Dubai. The Galawti Kebabs, the Nalli Biriyanis, the Hyderbadi Ghosht Biriyani, the Sabz Miloni etc. are simply lip-smackingly awesome. Service could be better as it sometimes takes an age before you are served. The ambience is OK except on weekends when the place gets full and it feels noisy and crowded.

Posted by: denise on 29 Apr ' 09 at 08:43
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

best food i ever had love it go there like almost every week

Posted by: Jaber on 01 Apr ' 09 at 12:54
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Gazebo is currently my favorite Indian Restaurant in Dubai.

The menu is simple, yet rich. The variety is outstanding. And the value is "ok".

The presentation is nice as well.

Posted by: carlos perriera on 18 Mar ' 09 at 21:05
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Inadvertently last time I visited, I was on a journey to get a decent meal (Indian) with adequate price.
Prices are Ok but I would not like to eat at a place which doesn't understand the basic level of customer satisfaction. Neither would I recommend it to someone

Posted by: MGM on 18 Mar ' 09 at 06:03
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Anil Khurana on 18 Mar ' 09 at 04:06
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Posted by: Gohar Bhat on 16 Mar ' 09 at 08:23
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Louise on 17 Dec ' 08 at 13:49
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Louise on 17 Dec ' 08 at 13:49
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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