Copper Chimney

A Mumbai favourite offers North Indian kebabs at Emirates Hills Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011

In Mumbai, Copper Chimney has a bit of a following. Known as an informal spot for drool-worthy kebabs and an inexpensive buffet lunch, over the 30 years it’s been in operation, it has garnered its fans. The restaurant’s Emirates Hills branch makes the most of a sterile mall setting (it’s inside the town centre with exposed brick walls lined with copper pots and orange pillows. The tandoori chicken chaat for starters is spicy (it had us gasping for water), but the mahi tikka lasooni tends to be more forgiving with tender, juicy chunks of hammour coming swathed in a thick, citrusy paste.

The parda subs biryani, a veggie-laden rice, arrives buried in a floral waft, and comes with gentle smells of jasmine. Of course, the flavour followed suit. The perfumed starch enriches many of the dishes on the table, including the murgh hara masala, made with plump nuggets of chicken breast, heavy lashings of garlic and a thick, clotted fenugreek puree. While we have no complaints (or few) about the quality of food at Copper Chimney, it could be said that it is now a tad pricey. And though it serves up a decent meal, there are venues just as good in Karama for a fraction of the price.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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Details

  • Location: Emirates Hills, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 363 9948
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Times: Open daily 11.30am-10.30pm
  • Price: Dhs200-350
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Paulo on 06 Apr ' 12 at 07:22
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Food is superb, no doubt. The problem is they dont pick up the phone. Spent one hour trying (that good is the food), till I had to give up calling them and called someone else for home delivery. The first time we called, some months ago, we got lucky after 20 minutes trying, but this time no chance. It´s a pity, they could have a lot more business. Maybe they don´t need it.

Posted by: KB on 27 Jan ' 12 at 18:52
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Edited by TimeOutDubai.com

Having heard a lot about this restaurant and visited the original Mumbai one, our hopes were very high. Went on Fri @ 7:45 pm. The place wasnt very full (read less than 50%). Lots of delivery orders were being rcvd and sent by staff. Took them a long time to take our orders for starters and even longer to bring the starters to the table. A true indicator of any Indian restaurant is the quality of their paneer. CC's paneer tikka, part of their veg platter wasn't upto the mark. took them ages and a word with their manager to take our main course orders. Again a very long wait for the main courses to arrive. Black dal which we wanted was out of stock. So settled on chana pindi, so raita and naan. The chana was very bland and without much taste. I think there is better options for Indian food in Dubai. Won't definitely go back here.

Posted by: Mufaddal Jamali on 16 Jun ' 11 at 21:35
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Perfect for a Thursday Night Dinner....
Quality food & service..
Taste is spot-on..
We had Papdi chat for appetizer..Chicken Afghani & Chicken Kalimirch for starters...Chicken Hara Masala & Chicken Bharta for the main course accompanied by the Assorted Naan Basket..
For me the Chicken Afghani was stand-out..Don't miss that one..

Posted by: Rome on 16 Jun ' 11 at 13:24
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Super! Too bad they are not in a good location but hey! They deliver.

Posted by: Zeina on 22 Apr ' 11 at 19:55
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  • Best for: Family friendly

One of the best indian food in town,and the service is amazing.

Posted by: chris on 27 Jan ' 11 at 10:02
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Excellent food just like Indian love it all the way!!!!!

Posted by: Vasundara on 09 Jul ' 10 at 17:06
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

i live in Arabian ranches,, always hunting for good indian food. But it was not up to my expectation. But i will be pleased to share my share for one of the indian resturant in dubai marina named Royal kitchen kuisine. Their food is rocking, It reminded me the recipes of my mother. I would recomend all indian food lovers to go there and try their food. tHEIR CONTACT NUMBER IS 3997738.

Posted by: Abbas on 17 Jun ' 10 at 09:24
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

very nice and fresh and tasty food and excellent service

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