Simple Indian dishes on Sheikh Zayed Road Reviews

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009

Once regarded as one of the best Indian restaurants in the city, Jashan now offers little to impress eager curry munchers.

The location, for a start, isn’t particularly pleasant – looking out onto Sheikh Zayed Road at ground level, with cars rocketing left and right and scaffolding all around is never a winning experience.

And the interior doesn’t do much to improve matters. Not that it’s actively unpleasant, but the dark, faintly sombre atmosphere doesn’t scream happy times. The food is workmanlike and mostly acceptable, save for the prawn skewers, which are chewy and… strange.

But, it’s not all bad – the staff are unanimously lovely and the service is prompt, but there is little reason to actively seek out Jashan, short of a car breakdown during a long, hungry journey.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 332 0202
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Ben Thompson on 25 Jul ' 11 at 12:51
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

As far as the food is concerned I agree with the previous post rather than the official review. It's very tasty and great value for money. I've been many times and tasted several different dishes and have never been disappointed. I've also had the prawn skewers and they were lovely - far better than the dried up offerings I've had in other places.

The decor could certainly do with a makeover but it is clean and friendly and you can also take food away if you'd rather eat at home. It's not a destination if you're looking for a big night out but if you just fancy some good Indian food without breaking the bank I'd gladly recommend it.

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 30 Sep ' 10 at 06:09

Enjoyed having dinner when we came as a family on the 18th Sept. Don't agree with the official review as far the food is concerned. Food is both cheap and tasty. Service may be scratchy at times but this place should not be dismissed offhand especially considering the price they are offering despite being located on Sheikh Zayed road.

Adraki chaamp didn't have very much meat on them but was still cheap. Also had tava jhinga masala, palak paneer and kadai murg Karachi as main dish with a naan basket. The prawns dish is definitely good. The European patrons at the next table too were enquiring about their prawn preparation which they seemed to relish. Finished the meal with phallon ki kulfi and rose kulfi.

Has a good crowd including local Arabs and some Europeans

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