Expertly prepared traditional Greek dishes that are well worth trying
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Time Out Says

Every now and then, you’ll find a restaurant that just ticks all the boxes. For us, Elia, in Bur Dubai, does just that.

Elia is as close to an authentic Greek taverna we’ve found in the city. Greek staff, Greek music, Greek decorations and Greek food “like my mother makes every week in Greece”, the manager tells us. And its authenticity shows. Simply put, the food is sensational.

We start with some tomato kefta. The lightly fried Santorini tomatoes sit somewhere between fritters and bhajis and are an absolute treat. Accompanied by some tyrokafteri (spicy feta cheese dip) and walnut bread, we’re treated to a excitement-inducing start to the meal.

And we’re not disappointed when it’s time for mains. We order the traditional moussaka. This is no chuck-it-in-a-dish-and-bake-it moussaka, though, this is one with a fine dining twist. A disc-shaped dish is layered with beautifully seasoned minced lamb, thinly sliced aubergine and topped with a delicately cheesy béchamel sauce that’s delightfully light. We also try the gemista – tomatoes and peppers stuffed with rice and herbs, served with feta. It’s a wonderful vegetarian option on a menu full of them.
If you like Greek food, you really need to try this restaurant.

The bottom line
Some of the best Greek food in town.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 01 Nov 2017

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FacilitiesDine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesEuropean, Greek
Dress CodeCasuals
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PMMonday: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PMThursday: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PMFriday: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Show number 04 359 8888
Dubai, Bur Dubai, Majestic City Retreat Hotel, Al Mankhool Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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