Bastakiah Nights Bastakiah Nights

Idyllic location, but can the food impress as well? Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011

Entering the beautiful, romantic courtyard setting of Bastikiah Nights to be seated with a complimentary, and very tasty lemon and mint juice, you begin to expect a promising evening ahead. This isn't the case. The houmous is overly oily, while the main of Bastikiah chicken with ‘Grand Mam’s sauce’ seemed to be a leftover chicken school dinner with a thick mushroom sauce poured over to conceal the tough, overcooked chicken and incongruous (and unadvertised) layer of what appeared to be congealed mashed potato lurking beneath. Our lamb kebab dish, which came strangely devoid of lamb, fared no better. In BN’s defence, the ‘zoreshk polo’ – rice with berries, saffron and sugar – was tasty, and the traditional sweets that followed both tasty and plentiful. It’s a lovely location for a juice and a chat but we'd be careful what we order the next time around.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Bur Dubai, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 353 7772
  • Travel: 3c Street
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Posted by: riette on 19 Nov ' 10 at 10:03
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Horrible horrible horrible. Nice setting, bad food and bad service. Price is far to high for for a set menu with samosa from the freezer and a maincourse only consisting of spinach from the freezer....

Posted by: abdul al-hashmi on 28 Jul ' 09 at 14:14
  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: pepe on 01 Jun ' 09 at 10:16
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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