Nina

Top end Indian at the Royal Mirage 14 Reviews

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The venue: Nina is a colourful Indo-European dining venue. As guests descend the staircase and enter this funky, lively and colourful backdrop, the sense of discovery and adventure is alluring. Flickering candles and cascading beads set the scene for an evening with Nina, the ‘Mistress of Spice’.

Iftar: A brand new Indo-Oriental iftar experience. Discover our latest iftar offering and choose from either the delicious buffet or à la carte menu selection. Offerings include a selection of North Indian biryanis, chicken and lamb kebab platters, butter chicken and sweets including homemade rice pudding and Nina’s signature vanilla panna cotta.

Suhoor: As per the regular menu offerings.

Prices: Dhs190.

Timings: Sunset-8.30pm (iftar), 8.30pm-11.30pm (à la carte menu).

Bookings accepted? Yes. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

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Descending down the staircase with candles and elegant ethnic wall fixtures, you’ll no doubt enter the moodlit restaurant with great expectations. Staff are friendly and cordial, but not as efficient as you’d like at times. The menu looks deceivingly small, but there’s enough variety to choose from, especially if you like seafood. Nina does offer guests the choice of large or small portions, and appetizers will set you back about Dhs45 while a ‘large’ main that’s good enought to share is a little over Dhs90 - not bad for a high-end meal in one of the most romantic settings in town. A word of advice though, you may as well order a drink with your meal, as a bottle of still Evian water here will set you back Dhs33.

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Details

  • Location: One&Only Royal Mirage, Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 399 9999
  • Travel: Al Sufouh Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

User reviews:

Posted by: Nandakumar on 19 Dec ' 12 at 19:13
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I had a Business dinner with some of my colleagues from Malaysia and I started off at the 'roof top' bar and that was nice. Later I came down to Nina for dinner and the ambience I have to say was really nice. What happened after that was something I wouldn't want to remember and experience hereafter...the service staff seemed to be extremely busy - I still don't know for what - be coz there were hardly 3 tables being served..then when we managed to order there came a Beef dish extremely Salty..we had ordered 2 portions and had to return it as it was 'unbeatable' !! The other curries also lacked any flavor and it was obvious that the staff also was not really bothered with the whole affair !! Anyway just wanted to leave the place ASAP to NEVER RETURN...Sorry to write this..but the experience was really really bad...

Posted by: K. Collins on 27 Apr ' 11 at 12:00

went here last saturday and i'm sorry to say it was a huge disappointment. we opted for the tasting main course....none of the dishes had any real flavour and we both felt it tasted more like a lame takeaway than 5 star fare. the place has definitely gone downhill since the last time i visited about a year ago which is a shame as the restaurant itself in terms of decor is stunning. the waiter did say the chef had changed...perhaps this is the reason. i'd be very slow to return. indego in grovesnor house is a much better option in terms of indian.

Posted by: fran on 01 Sep ' 10 at 14:34
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Anto Chang on 30 May ' 10 at 13:14
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

the food has deteriorated since the last time we had a meal here. small details are missing as we were served food in a chipped plate.

Posted by: Sara on 27 May ' 10 at 21:27
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Atmosphere is still good but service was appalling; attention to detail was definetly non existent. The waiter kept insisting on selling a fixed menu as opposed to letting us venture into a la carte, which i found very strange.

Posted by: Jean Pierre on 19 Feb ' 10 at 20:37
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Best Place for good Indian food for a modern palate.

If Michelin comes to Dubai, this is going to be on their list for sure.

Posted by: Andrew on 01 Oct ' 09 at 12:36
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Have been to Nina's many times and have experienced from romantic dinners for two to large birthday parties for 30. As impressive as some of the current high end London Indian Restaurants, Amaya, Red Fort, Chutney Mary etc but the location and ambience is far better. The staff are always attentive courteous and aim to please. Ask the tem to sleect a meal for you. Have never been disappointed.

Posted by: Gary Waring on 04 Sep ' 09 at 08:39
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

If you're expecting an Indian restaurant then you will be disappointed.

It's a great fusion restaurant though, menu a little strange but everything was good. Excellent service and a very romantic atmosphere.

2 starters, 2 mains, side dish, 3 beers and water = 460Dhs

Posted by: vandna on 19 Aug ' 09 at 10:19
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Loved it!

Posted by: Inga on 17 Aug ' 09 at 17:35
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great Food and fantastic Atmosphere! Maybe a bit over attentive waiter... The Degustation Menue is fantastic! Even for people who are not to much into Indian Food you will find something suitable on the menue!

Posted by: Malin on 04 May ' 09 at 16:56
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Have been at this restaurant many times, are always very pleased with service, food and environment. Great mixture of different tastes.

Posted by: Sam on 19 Apr ' 09 at 17:08
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

nice Indian food cooked for the western palate - very consistent. The service is slow though.

Posted by: ijaz ahmed on 20 Mar ' 09 at 21:08
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If the high end fusion is removed then its a great restaurant. lobster is good but the starters dont look like Indian at all

Posted by: edward timothy on 18 Mar ' 09 at 20:01
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

the name is good and the entrance to the restaurant looks fine, but the walkway to the restaurant is something which u will get tired of.
Food is high end fusion and u loose the touch and gets difficult to understand that whether you are eating Indian or Thai or any other cuisine.

staff ar hip-hop, but attention to details are missed

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