Sai Dham Vegetarian Restaurant
Time Out Says
Generally speaking, when you walk into a restaurant you expect some light chat before getting down to ordering. But at Sai Dham, there’s more an abrupt approach. Not that we mind, we like an authentic restaurant that’s stripped back to basics.
If you didn’t know it was there, then you would easily miss it. This spot in Oud Metha isn’t exactly on the beaten path. The interior is just as unassuming as the outside, with typical Indian furnishings and decorations that don’t seem to have been upgraded in a while.
We place our trust in the chef’s recommendations when ordering, and choose a paneer khaspatti to start.
It’s surprisingly smoky and delicious, despite lacking its signature squeakiness. For mains, we choose the special nargisi kofta and navratan korma. The kofta is a worrying luminous green colour inside but tasty, even if we have no idea what vegetables were used to make it (despite asking — clearly the secretive nature is what makes it special), and the gravy is just the right level of spiciness.
The korma is a little too sweet, but is still thoroughly enjoyed and mopped up with bread.
And the real stand out dish is the naan. It’s overloaded with butter and garlic (it’s worth the breath), and means we’ll definitely be eating food from here again, even if just to order in and eat on the sofa.
A great under the radar spot for veggies in Dubai.
WHAT IS IT...
A no-thrills Indian restaurant in Oud Metha
For the amazing garlic naan
By Time Out Dubai staff | 11 Dec 2019
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