Time Out Says
The interiors are eclectic, with blue hues and furnishings that mimic dining within an old souk alleyway – the word that translates into “sikka” in Arabic.
The restaurant is a mélange of local, Indian and Persian influences reflected in an old-time Emirati setting with a modern twist. And the menu is set out like a broadsheet paper, which is a nice touch.
Start off with the famous karak zafran, a traditional South Asian tea with an added touch of the vivid spice, followed by the falafel sandwich, a zesty, filling ode to the Middle Eastern staple stuffed into khameer bread. It’s delicious.
Also superb is the keema naan, a tasty – albeit heavy – version of the Indian bread, and chicken livers, with a tangy kick of pomegranate molasses. The hummus is rich and creamy, too.
The pièce de résistance, however, is the 24-karat gold molten chocolate cake, oozing milk chocolate. So far, so Dubai.
A dining concept that’s a cross between the city’s old and new? You can’t go wrong with SIKKA Café.
The bottom line
Excellent range of dishes at good prices.
04 Sep 2018
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