Salaam Namaste

Reasonably good Indian food and a quirky vibe in the heart of Barsha Reviews

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If you’re after a reasonably good Indian meal, where the focus is on a more quirky attitude to dining rather than the food itself, then Salaam Namaste is your ticket. Set deep within the maze that is urban Barsha, the restaurant is unlicensed, so the one good thing about its location is that it is within walking distance of local drinking hole, The Locker Room. If you fancy a bit of song and dance with your meal, you’ll be thrilled by the loud music – on our last visit, it added life to an otherwise empty room.

The restaurant itself is spacious and the décor is pleasant – the vintage record player adorning the wall and fresh orchids on each table add a nice touch. The free-flowing poppadums are a good introduction to the mains, serving up the usual heavyweights such as paneer butter masala, kadai murgh and tandoor prawns. Naans and parathas comes piping hot and you’re guaranteed a giggle out of the handmade vegetable creations (ducks, lobsters and the like) decorating the plates. It does the trick without being outstanding.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Seven Sands Hotel Apartments, Barsha, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 323 4141
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Mangesh on 30 Jun ' 12 at 14:08
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We had visited this Restaurant for Lunch Buffet after seeing the above reviews. The Buffet was really pathetic.
First of all, the salads had been dried out. The food was cold. Moreover, it was stale - maybe the leftover of the previous party night.
The buffet was for AED 39 per person. But this offer is misleading. You are charged separately a high price for extra water you order.
Anyways, I will never visit this restaurant again.

Posted by: Bear on 20 Feb ' 12 at 06:45
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

My husband and I treated ourselves to a belated Valentines meal last night. We used the take away service which arrived in 40 minutes (quoted an hour+). The food was steaming hot & packaged very well so nothing had leaked. I am vegetarian & hubby is a carnivore lol, we both absolutely LOVED our food!!! Although we have chilli in practically everything, the food was maybe a touch too spicy - regardless is was the scrummiest Indian meal we have eaten since coming to Dubai and actually for many years. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!!!

Posted by: Vinamra Sharma on 15 Dec ' 11 at 17:01
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

been to this Restaurant couple of times with friends and family. Its a decent restaurant to go with family.

We all are strict vegetarian thus like the curries in Royal Kebab. Never went for lunch because we prefer not to eat buffet lunch or dinner due to the fact that buffet is created or done always as per generic food preference of multiple of crowd.

we normally order -
1 x veg kebab
1 x masala papad
1 x green salad
for drinks we order water and jaljeera
1 x palak paneer
1 x veg kolapuri
1 x daal tadka (with more garlic)
1 x jeera fried rice
3 x tawa chapati (they make is fresh infront of you and very nice)
2 x carrot halwa

always enjoyed.

Posted by: Rohit Sharma on 28 Jun ' 11 at 18:38
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

My wife and I just returned from one of their dinner buffets and I thought I had to tag my comments while the memory (or lack thereof) is still fresh! This is one of the worst food joints I have ever visited. The selection at the buffet was minimal, the food quantity in the trays low and stale and quality of preparation average or below. Most of the dishes tasted like reheated left-overs. The only saving grace was the freshly done rotis (no maida) and the gulab jamuns. Everything else was a joke passed off as food. Don't waste your time or money at their buffets.

Posted by: Sunny on 04 Oct ' 10 at 15:12
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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