Ayubowan

Authentic Sri Lankan food and massive portions, which make for happy diners
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Time Out Says

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One of the first things you’ll notice about Ayubowan is the amazing smell – scents of curry and fresh spices greet you as soon as you walk through the large wooden doors.

The restaurant is small, with only a handful of tables, of which all are empty when we arrive. However, this means our service is excellent.

Our waiter greets us like we’re old friends and talks us through the menu, advising us on which local Sri Lankan dishes he recommends. With curries starting from as little as Dhs20 you might think taste is compromised, but not in this restaurant.

The (admittedly slightly alarmingly neon yellow) potato mustard curry is a highlight for us. It’s spicy, yet sweet thanks to the coconut sauce, with a kick of mustard at the end. Order it with a portion of rice and you’ll be one happy diner. For meat lovers we recommend the string hoppers (circular noodle patties) with beef curry.

A whopping 15 hoppers arrive with a side of steaming spicy beef curry. We insist you add coconut paste to this dish, as although it’s brilliant without, it’s even better thanks to this addition.

Portions are on the large side, so arrive hungry and sit back for an excellent, traditional Sri Lankan meal.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 06 Dec 2017

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Details

CuisinesSri Lankan
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PMMonday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PMThursday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Show number +971 56 253 5455 04 452 1007
Dubai, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), R2A, Lake Point Tower, Cluster N, Al Sarayat Street
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