Kinara by Vikas Khanna
Time Out Says
Dishes are gloriously inventive, using surprising ingredients and fun twists. We’re told it’s “an approachable and affordable homage to Indian home cooking” – but judging by the creativity, flair and presentation, the home we’re talking about has a stellar cook at the stove.
Prices are keen, though, at around Dhs50 for starters and Dhs80 for mains, plus free rice and an amuse bouche.
Don’t miss the tandoori lemon salmon, which is smoky and tender, offset with a sweet passion fruit sauce. Meanwhile the imli wale prawns swim in a curry sauce singing with tamarind, cloves and cinnamon.
And veggies aren’t left out. Paneer launglati is an inventive cottage cheese roulade, filled with pistachio, while the showstopping dahi ke kebab is a baked yoghurt dish that Khanna says took “months to perfect”, with a kunafa-style case and medjoori dates for a Middle Eastern-Indian mish-mash.
Service is super-attentive, too.
Dishes this vibrant and prettily plated more than deserve a trip out to Jebel Ali for, trust us.
WHAT IS IT...
Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna’s only Dubai outpost
Inventive dishes and super-friendly service
By Time Out Dubai staff | 20 Feb 2020
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