It's Mirchi

It's Mirchi

Curry, karaoke and barbecued delights in a quirky restaurant 12 Reviews

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009

Part-restaurant/part-nightclub isn’t a claim that many Indian restaurants can make in this city – and we’re not entirely sure why they would want to.

But an evening here can be one of two halves; staff will try to entice you with a small but very wallet-friendly buffet of Indian food from 7pm-11.30pm (that’s ‘Dine’ time, according to the signage, while 11.30pm ’til late is all about ‘Dance’… and karaoke. Scrolling electronic message boards flash up details of the themed nights (what’s Wednesday’s ‘Traffic’ night all about, we wonder?) while old Bollywood films play on a huge plasma screen, with the accompanying music crackling away.

Each table has a built-in grill, and if you opt for the buffet this will be loaded up with a selection of spiced meat and vegetable kebabs – definitely the highlight. After that, you can peruse the buffet – avoid the soups and salads, and instead go straight for the spicy curries, dahls and selection of Indian desserts. At just Dhs69 a head, we’re definitely not complaining.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Ramee Royal Hotel, Karama, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 334 4044
  • Travel: Near Al Maktoum Bridge
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: manu on 29 Dec ' 11 at 06:45
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

well i went for a buffet and they told us that we can still stay inside for the clubbing. so after dinner the clubbing started amazing music
and well behaved staff. not sure how they deal with people with kids.
As i read above that you have to exit and pay again to come is not true i guess. if you speak to the staff they stamp u and you can continue the party. gr8 place to go.
looking farward to go their again.

Posted by: ajay on 07 May ' 11 at 08:30
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: shammi on 11 Apr ' 11 at 04:32
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

i used to go to this place with my pakistani g.f i really dont know what they find in here.even i spent 2800 dhs for my 28th b,da y i didnt even feel what we had with that money.and stupid indian crowd is worse than e.thing not a good place to partying.

Posted by: junaid on 18 Mar ' 11 at 12:09
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

nice place love to go sorry for those who had bad exp but i m happy
and rules r rules we have to ollow and if the r tight for under 21 then its a good sign its uae s rule and for out selves go again with open mind and enjoy guys

Posted by: Shashi Mahadik on 16 Mar ' 11 at 11:23
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: feroz on 13 Mar ' 11 at 07:36
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I do not think that they are rude on implementing the law they have clearly mentioned the dining up to 2330hrs then why people wanna stay back and argue with the management for this, if you are there for dinner then it finishes at 2330h....... the management never asked any diners to leave if they are couples , well dressed and without kids,.....the food is execlent value for money the music is awesome and what else u need in life ......i love parting in mirchi........

Posted by: Hema on 09 Mar ' 11 at 13:32
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I should say best for nothing...the worst place i have ever been to clebrate my birthday...ambiance is fine bt crowd makes it worst,,,its nt the plce wer u cn actually celebrate any occation...i spent Dhs 1200 for nothing...

Posted by: -S- on 12 Jan ' 11 at 19:24
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Sad to hear abt others experiences..!! but i hv been there quite a lot of times.. with and without family.. never had any such issue!!
i guess the municipality of law doesn't allow them to allow kids in the venue, once the 'night club' starts,,, the age limit is 21+ to be in the nightclub every where..
but if they were rude abt it.. then it really sad!!
-S-

Posted by: rashin on 27 Nov ' 10 at 11:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: saber khan on 15 Feb ' 10 at 10:11
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

ur mirchi night club is cool

Posted by: Ravi on 03 Feb ' 10 at 11:52
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Shitty place. Once you are there with your family for dinner, evrything goes fine till 11.00. After that they just try to remove you out. They should understand that on a weekend people have late dinners which go even upto 1. They just start threatening after 11 pm so that the place bacomes vacant till 11.30.
If you are there for the dinner & you want to stay long, then you will have to make an exit & enter again by paying approx 100 DHS per person. What sort of logic and treatment is this? So you have to pay twice. Whats the point then having dinner at a place which shuts at 11.30 and after that you are humiliated. Once you pay for the expensive buffet (incase a group has visited the restaurant) & than you have to exit and enter again by paying extra cash.
Utter nonsense and stupidity.
Total Bakwaas rules and behaviour.. Stay out.

Posted by: Shahrukh on 09 Oct ' 09 at 07:03
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Restaurant which boast to deliver a pleasant evening will turn their attitude 180 degrees towards the diners at 11:15 and humiliate them to leave the place threaten ladies and children by sending boxers next to them and calling the police. They will bring in all laws of the land to make you vacant the place even though you are half way in dining. Add to insults not allowing diners if in Indian Traditional Dress to be there and asking them to leave. The family dining advertisement is just a farce and a face hider to the 11:30 melodrama they want to start. Keep Away.

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