Though there are branches of Pars throughout the city (including a new fast food variant at the Dubai Mall, the original Satwa outpost is particularly magnetic. The all-outdoors venue may be a bit challenging during the summer months, but for the other eight months of the year, the semi-private carpeted platforms give the place a certain romance and mystique.
Once you’ve settled into your elevated cubby-hole, it’s time to dine on some of the best kebabs in town. The meat at Pars is consistently juicy. The seafood platter, which comes with fat prawns and moist chunks of hammour, is a zesty alternative to the mixed grill (which is also excellent, and comes with a rich assortment of smouldering meat).
If you’re in the mood for something a little different, abandon the traditional Arabic mezze and opt instead for an order of kash-e-bademjan – a silken puree of aubergine mixed with whey and served with fresh-baked, crispy flatbreads. Plus, you can’t beat the price at Pars, which is very low given the quality of the food and the size of the portions.