From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009
Ravi Restaurant is best visited in the early hours, when the wipe-clean outdoor tables are bustling with boisterous groups.

The menu is long and includes many familiar generic Punjabi dishes, but we can recommend both the haleem – a slow-cooked dish of wheat, lentils and meat (usually lamb) the consistency of porridge – and the nihari – slow-cooked beef so tender it falls from the bone, and served in a delicately aromatic sauce, served with hot flatbreads.

Popular with a range of people from Pakistani cabbies eating right-handed to wealthy NRIs (Non Resident Indians) shouting at each other in American drawls. Best of all, the cooking is excellent, and the prices low.