Once Upon a Bite

A pokey, yet lovely Indo-fusion fast food restaurant
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Time Out Says

Karama is home to some of the best of Dubai’s street eating culture – with cuisines from around the world available and most giving you a hearty meal and ample change from a fifty.

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.

A pokey, yet lovely Indo-fusion fast food restaurant

For novel, late-night, Indian comfort food



By Time Out Dubai staff  | 04 Nov 2019

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12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PMMonday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMThursday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMFriday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Show number 04 526 0679
Dubai, Al Karama, 26th Street Building - Wasl Opal Restaurant Unit - F & B - 4 - دبي - United Arab Emirates

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