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Time Out Says

The smell of jasmine greets you as you enter the two-storey Jumeirah branch of Govinda’s vegetarian Indian restaurant. The set-up is fairly basic, but punctuated by brightly coloured paintings, inspired by the sub-continent. For such a casual venue, you don’t expect the waiters to be so sharply suited, but they are. They’re incredibly attentive and efficient – this is fine-dining service in a down-to-earth spot.

When we arrive, it’s fairly quiet, but as we leave, every single table is taken. And we can understand why. The menu, which is huge, offers an incredible array of North Indian vegetarian dishes (and, strangely, there’s a rather comprehensive Italian section, too). There are also special menus for vegans and gluten-free diners, and there’s a great thali offer, which comes with five pots of dhal and curry for just Dhs45. We order the latter and manage to polish it off pretty quickly, but not before our friendly waiter has offered to top up our favourite creations free of charge.

We also try the vegan vegetable korma, which has plenty of kick, but lacks depth due to its lack of dairy. A super-healthy, giant, fresh mung bean salad on the side completes a meal we’d definitely repeat.

The Bottom Line
Affordable, healthy food with great service.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 29 Nov 2016

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CuisinesIndian, Italian
Show number 04 321 1884 050 564 9227
Dubai, Jumeirah, Near Dubai Municipality, Jumeirah Beach Road

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