Kinara by Vikas Khanna

Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna’s only Dubai outpost
  • 2
Book now

Time Out Says

Restaurants with a famous name behind them always come with heightened expectations. And when you visit Kinara, from famed Indian TV chef and Michelin-starred restaurant founder Vikas Khanna, you’ll find an experience well worth the rep.

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.

Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna’s only Dubai outpost

Inventive dishes and super-friendly service

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 20 Feb 2020

Be the first to get all the latest Dubai news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.


6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMMonday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMThursday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMFriday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Show number 04 814 5555
Dubai, Jebel Ali, Exit 13 JA Lake View Hotel - دبي - United Arab Emirates

Recommended for you in Restaurants

LPM Restaurant & Bar launches express lunch menu

Diners in a hurry can get two courses for Dhs135 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dubai’s Wavebreaker launches discounts equivalent to your age

New offer runs every Sunday to Wednesday night at the beach bar and restaurant

New food hall opens in Dubai’s DIFC

Dubai’s second Cereal Killer Café among eateries open at South Market, with m

Famed Amsterdam restaurant Taiko to open in Dubai

It comes from top chef Schilo van Coevorden

Secret Parties launches Gatsby-themed brunch in DIFC

New Secret Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton includes a staycation option

Michelin-starred celebrity chef Daniel Boulud to open his first restaurant in Dubai

Brasserie Boulud will open at the new Sofitel Dubai Wafi