Bait Al Mandi
Time Out Says
For almost two decades this budget Middle Eastern favourite has been dishing up, you guessed it, mandi by the bucket load. And, for almost two decades the formula for success has remained the same.
Al Barsha’s branch has a constant buzz of diners from noon until night. Expect families, old friends catching up, locals, expats, tourists, dwellers, post-shopping diners, the young, the old and everyone in between.
The menu is concise, focusing mainly on mandi – a dish not too dissimilar from a biryani. It’s usually chicken, lamb or fish rubbed with a special blend of herbs and spices before being grilled and served on a bed of rice.
The food is consistently good and begs to be tucked into using just your hands. So, down tools and dig in.
You’ll also find a selection of kebabs and mixed grills, a mix of hot and cold mezze and soups for as little as Dhs10. Save room for one of the speciality fresh juices which range from the exotic Bait Al Mandi special (banana, mango and pomegranate) to avocado, carrot or pineapple.
Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong. And after nearly 20 years, neither has Bait Al Mandi.
WHAT IS IT...
Budget Middle Eastern restaurants serving mandi
To eat terrific rice-based dishes with your hands
By Time Out Dubai staff | 24 Feb 2019
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