Time Out Says
The swanky restaurant is located inside the Armani Hotel – crowned the world’s most luxurious hotel in 2016 – so expect elegance and high-end design at every turn. Inside, the expansive restaurant lives up to its former high praise, while the outside terrace is a stunning spot that’s bound to impress even the most hard-nosed of “I’ve-seen-it-all” Dubaians.
The menu is a mix of vegetarian and non-veggie set menus as well as à la carte.
If you’ve arrived hungry, it’s a wise decision to go for the set menu options, as the bill will soon rack up here with starters hanging around the Dhs100 mark and mains double that – plus you’ll have to order rice and bread separately.
That being said, the views of The Dubai Fountain below are simply stunning, and the vantage point provides an exceptional photo opportunity, so don’t be surprised to have a hoard of your fellow diners gathering around your window seat table every half hour to watch the performance below.
Vegetarians are well looked after and the Punjabi samosa is one of the most memorable you’ll have. A special mention must go to the garlic naans, too.
However, from there most other dishes struggle to stand out from the plethora of outstanding Indians in the city.
The curries can be a bit underwhelming in flavour. When paying anything up to Dhs200 for a main we expect the exceptional, but they’re not.
They lack the oomph of other fine-dining spots in the city, they lack the playfulness and, despite asking for them to be spicy, they lack the heat of a good curry.
That being said, you won’t leave disappointed with the food, as portion sizes are generous enough, it’s just that there are plenty of exceptional spots in the city that outshine this foodwise.
While the dishes don’t have the wow factor, it’s the setting that elevates this restaurant experience to special standards.
WHAT IS IT...
Fine-dining Indian in the world’s tallest tower
For unrivalled Dubai Fountain views
By Time Out Dubai staff | 20 Jan 2019
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