Iranian at The Hyatt Regency 4 Reviews
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008
The first thing you will notice with a visit here is the loud music – in fact, it’s hard not to notice. But at least the food goes some way to making up for the annoyance of not being able to talk.
For starters, the pishghazaye Shahrzad is a colourful and tasty combo of Iranian vegetarian dishes, including a heavenly yoghurt and cucumber dip. But be aware that each serving is enormous. Indulge in too much crisp, salty bread and you’ll be taking your main course home in a doggy bag – courses like the succulent lamb tenderloin in the kebab e-lari, which falls apart as easily as a Hollywood starlet in rehab, with a marinade of yoghurt and black pepper that makes the saffron rice stick fast to every scrumptious forkful.
Also try the ghalyeh mahi – a pan-fried hammour stew with spinach that is flaky and piping hot atop a mammoth bed of rice. The rosewater ice-cream is a refreshing finale.
Shahrzad does well in the food department, but it needs to turn the dinner music down.
By Jeremy Lawrence
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