Once Upon a Bite
Time Out Says
This amusingly-named restaurant dishes up modern, Indian fusion cuisine. While it perhaps lacks a little subtlety (we’re talking Indian-spiced ramen topped with cheese), it massively over-delivers with hearty, filling and flavoursome grub. Yes, those noodles may not possess many of the nuances of modern fusion cuisine, but we can’t help but feel enamoured by the abundance of pride melting from the staff when food arrives.
For less than Dhs70, two of us smash our way through an onion paratha, with both mint, and pomegranate-yoghurt dips – and that’s just to start.
We also welcome the arrival of a soya roll that bursts with spice, flavour, and chunks of pure veggie protein goodness. Occassionally we reach for the water to cool our mouths (it’s not the mildest of flavours, it must be said), and we green things up a bit with a “protein pack bowl”, which is, perhaps, lacking a fitting name, considering it’s a basic salad topped with dried fruit.
Finally, we’re recommended a masala cola, a herby, spicy twist on the traditional fizzy drink, and it goes down a storm.
If you want quick, wholesome, novel food in a quirky setting, head here pronto.
And those cheesy noodles, it must be said, are banging.
WHAT IS IT...
A pokey, yet lovely Indo-fusion fast food restaurant
For novel, late-night, Indian comfort food
By Time Out Dubai staff | 04 Nov 2019
Recommended for you in Restaurants
Try these brilliant set menus for an absolute bargain
Unlimited sushi, French brunches, drinks deals and more
Heading to the F1? Don’t miss these super set menus in the capital
Art installations, edible experiences and a walk-in oven at Design, Delivered