Wrap & Roll Haandi

Wrap & Roll Haandi

High-end version of a typical Dubai curry house 21 Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011

You 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.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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Details

  • Location: Barsha, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 432 8564
  • Travel: Summer Land Building, behind Lulu Supermarket, 316 Road

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Ahmad on 14 Jul ' 13 at 12:28

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They are worst in hospitality, I was regular customer and couldn't imagine that they can treat customers like that. I travlelled with my family from Abu Dhabi and reserved table for Iftar buffet. I am really disappointed by the management and resturant system and decide not to go there again.

Posted by: Claire Kee on 06 May ' 13 at 19:12
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

My first Pakistani restaurant and it was very good indeed. The key is to order lots of dishes in group to sample lots. Sweet lasi was great.

Posted by: syed ali on 20 Apr ' 13 at 18:59
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Best for nothing. I have been to lots of restaurants in UAE and this is next to worst. May be food is O.k, but hospitality is very poor. 2 waiters serving for around 15 tables. No body cares for orders or response. It took eternity to bring the order for my family of 3people.
Typical careless Pakistani restaurant management.

Posted by: Junaid on 26 Feb ' 13 at 19:16
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Good food with poor management and staff. I used to like this resturant and visit them quite often, but the staff/manager are arogant. They dont have the tendancy to accept any of their mistake, rather insist on quality and taste of food if shef make some mistake.

Probably the owner dont care much about it and so the staff.

Posted by: asif on 11 Oct ' 12 at 23:01
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I went there twice in couple of months time and both the times i was disappointed.Some items which were mentioned in the menu were not available at the 7P.M in the evening. Price charged were significantly higher than qouted on the menu. Again brunch prices mentioned on the display infront of the door was higher than the bill. very limited variety in the breakfast and brunch. Does not value for money at all.

Posted by: Usman on 18 Jul ' 12 at 12:48
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Hands down the best bbq in town. The chicken tikka is divine

Posted by: ali on 19 Mar ' 12 at 09:20
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Great Food. The Breakfast is as authentic as it gets !!! Try it you'll know what i mean.

The decor could use a little work, considering the prices. It would be nice if the decor matched the prices and you could actually treat guests to a proper mid-high end pakistani place with good food.

Posted by: Azhar on 28 Mar ' 11 at 15:33
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

By far the tastiest pakistani food in town

Posted by: Nabeel on 05 Oct ' 10 at 12:03
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: ayesha on 26 Aug ' 10 at 05:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i think they got great food. we've been dining there since it has opened and have seen the improvement. Now they got more space, better service but the same great food!

Posted by: Imran on 19 May ' 10 at 04:57
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Excellent food with excellent service. Definitely going back.

Posted by: Adnan Abbas on 14 Feb ' 10 at 18:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

food was fine, but quatity served is less...and pricing is way too high.

Posted by: AliW on 14 Oct ' 09 at 09:59
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I tried it last night. Food was delicious, but serving size (especially grill items) was small and the amont charged was on the higher side. Value for money was less, but overall it was a fine experience. The items tried were Chicken Biryani, beef keema, boneless handi, bihari kababs and malai botis.

Posted by: Ahmed Bilal on 24 Aug ' 09 at 10:41
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I work quite near to Wrap & Roll so it would be fair to say I get a taste of their Chicken Handi or Daal Fry almost every alternate day. It is the most famous take away ordered from my company and rightly so. Their Dine In "Handi's" is indeed a commendable step in expansion. I took my parents only once recently and they are since eager to go back again ( living in sharjah it tends to be a bit tedious ). This resturant is not to be looked with a critical eye, but with an open mouth and receptive taste buds.

Posted by: Rauf on 22 Aug ' 09 at 19:25
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY.

I visited the W&R this evening with my family for Iftar dinner buffet. I phoned the restaurant before visiting it and was told by the staff that their AED 55 per person buffet includes variety of food, including biryani rice, tikkas, curries and masalas of this world. However, I was shocked to find out that they offer a VERY limited choice of food, which excludes most the above (they had 5-7 dishes ONLY).

I had no choice but to order my food a la carte, which was NOT as delicious as mentioned above. In addition, I don't understand why the restaurant was explained as "high-end". The total area was too small, tables were too close to each other, which leads me to recommend anyone having claustrophobia or children to avoid it.

Posted by: Bridget on 07 Aug ' 09 at 10:34
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Been there several times for lunch n dinner, always enjoyed the food. ...n the best part is tht they are open till late at night around 3....dont miss their Chicken Haandi and Chicken Garlic Mayo Rolls

Posted by: Mahira on 09 Jun ' 09 at 09:44
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very delicious food, slightly slow in service. But overall a recommendable Pakistani restaurant.

Posted by: Jo & Jonny on 17 May ' 09 at 10:07
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

My husband and I went wrap & roll after hearing great reviews from friends and we were not dissappointed the food was fab!! I agree the service is a little over attentive but it won't put us off. We will be back.

Posted by: bhavya on 13 May ' 09 at 10:39
  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Nimra on 11 May ' 09 at 14:02
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Excellent food. i love Wrap and Roll.

Posted by: Fariha on 11 May ' 09 at 10:34
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I just love Wrap n Roll... it's our second kitchen as we're the usual customers there... atleast 4 times a week... Best thing is now they have their own dine-in restaurant.
There service is though a bit too attentive as they're asking too much during orders.
The best thing is to place an order while on the way to the restaurant atleast 15min prior. Once you're there the order is almost ready and will be served to you within 5min. This is what we do because the food is fresh so it takes a lot of time to cook it.

They now also have Monday buffet dinners which is excellent!!

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