From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011You could be mistaken for thinking you’re in the heart of Karachi or Lahore here. Pakistani families dressed in their elegant best, huddle together sharing anecdotes in Urdu. A wall-mounted TV delivers the latest news on the Geo channel on loud, and the spicy flavours of nihari and paya gently fill the air. Haandi is an upscale version of the popular Pakistani eateries that serve some of Dubai’s hardest working people, from dawn to midnight. The décor is simple yet pleasing; and the food is overall quite good, though it can be a high priced even for the usual karahi, kebab, boti or biryani preparations, compared to other places.
The food orders are taken from you promptly, but you’ll need yogic patience till the dishes finally arrive on your table. That’s because all the food is cooked fresh – just one bite of the sublime mutton bihari kebab roll will have you nodding in appreciation. The chicken karahi and mutton biryani are also firm favourites amongst Barsha's diners. The Wrap & Roll Haandi buffet served on the weekends includes all the popular fare and is competitively priced. Go for this option to save a few dirhams and taste some fine, filling cuisine from Pakistan.