Mami's Illam Pure Veg Restaurant

Totally veggie restaurant in Discovery Gardens
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Time Out Says

There are lots of rules at Mami’s Illam Pure Veg Restaurant.

Whole sections of the menu are only served at specific times on specific days. You’ll only find coconut rice on a Sunday. Want a mixed vegetable masala? You’re out of luck –unless it’s after 7pm on a Wednesday. Dosa? No sir. That’s only available at breakfast.

But bizarrely, it adds to the traditional charm of the place – and the attentive staff are more than happy to point us in the right direction.

Tucked away in Discovery Gardens, the no-frills all-vegetarian joint is packed full of families scoffing down thali platters (a snip at Dhs18) – and there are no forks in sight.

The thali is a top choice, dig in with your hands and mop up the multitude of dishes with clumps of rice. Eight wildly different dishes make up the meal, and all of them are topped up by staff carrying huge pots of rice and curries, with no limits.

Don’t miss the excellent paneer butter masala either, which offers a tonne of spicy flavours while giving little more than a gentle kick. We’re soon scooping up the little chunks of tasty paneer with perfectly charred chapatis.

Meanwhile, a mango lassi has just the right amount of sugar balancing the fruity flavours.

And best of all, the prices are an absolute bargain. It’s more than possible to have a feast here for less than Dhs20, and you’re guaranteed to leave feeling full.

It’s traditional, it’s quick and it’s cheap – exactly as authentically served Indian food should be.

Totally veggie restaurant in Discovery Gardens

For the excellent, authentic Indian food



By Time Out Dubai staff  | 26 Aug 2019

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7:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM to 11:30 PMMonday: 7:00 AM to 11:30 PMTuesday: 7:00 AM to 11:30 PMWednesday: 7:00 AM to 11:30 PMThursday: 7:00 AM to 11:30 PMFriday: 7:00 AM to 11:30 PMSaturday: 7:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Show number 04 526 9190
Dubai, Discovery Gardens, Discovery Gardens - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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