Calicut Paragon

Exceptional service and seafood, boasting one of the city’s best dishes
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Time Out Says

Absolutely unmissable. If there are only two words you should know about of Calicut Paragon it’s these. This brilliant budget restaurant deserves every single plaudit it has received and more over the years – even if it’s just for one dish (more on that later).
Nestled in the heart of Dubai’s “Curry Corridor” of Satwa, Karama and Bur Dubai is Paragon. Forget the no-frills décor, this place is all about incredible Keralan flavours where mains often cost Dhs25.

While there are plenty of meat and vegetarian dishes, it’s seafood that reigns supreme in Paragon. And, for us, the crab tushar takes the crown for the best. Served in a clay pot is a full crab broken up inside – so be prepared to down tools and jump right in with your hands. It’s coated in a caramel-coloured spicy sauce that earns this dish the title of king. If we only ate this thick, bubbling, fiery-yet-creamy gravy for the rest of our days we’d consider ourselves beyond lucky. Mop it up with up an appam, or five.

If you’re not a shellfish fan (and you really should make an exception for the crab tushar) then the Peralan chicken curry is a must. Although milder in spice, the coconutty sauce still packs an almighty punch and the poached chicken falls off the bone. Order a palak paneer bhurji and some steamed rice and brace yourself for many, many months of telling anyone who’ll listen about this restaurant.

We know we have.

09 Sep 2018

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
Show number 04 335 8700
Dubai, Al Karama, G Floor,Mattar Al Tayer Building,20 B Street, Al Karama - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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