Top 10 Indian Restaurants in Dubai for Every Budget

Top 10 Indian Restaurants in Dubai for Every Budget

Indian cuisine is probably the most diverse and flavorful culinary tradition in the world, known for its vibrant spices and wide range of dishes. Characterized by the extensive use of ingredients like cumin, turmeric, ginger, and garam masala, Indian food offers a rich palette of flavours, from spicy curries to sweet desserts.

Dubai is filled with Indian restaurants that offer a culinary journey into the rich and diverse flavours of India. These eateries range from upscale establishments presenting modern twists on classic dishes, to more traditional dining experiences that transport you to the heart of India's culinary heritage. Known for their warm ambience and hospitality, these restaurants serve various dishes, including aromatic biryanis, spicy curries, tandoori delicacies, and a variety of vegetarian options. Many also feature live cooking stations and buffet options, providing a vibrant and interactive dining experience.

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Let's take a look at the 10 best Indian Restaurants in Dubai for every budget:

Bombay Brasserie

$$$$ | 4.5★

Bombay Brasserie at Taj Dubai is a top-rated Indian restaurant in Dubai's Business Bay, known for its fusion of classic and contemporary Indian cuisine. The restaurant features a vibrant and artistically decorated setting, complete with dramatic murals, a live open kitchen, and a botanical bar.

Highlights include North Indian favourites like chicken tikka, lentil dumplings, and kebabs, as well as unique dishes like the cochin lobster curry. Patrons can enjoy a personalized dining experience with warm, friendly service and a set menu that showcases the chef's finest creations, including vegetarian and meat options, complemented by expertly crafted cocktails.

Visited the Bombay brasserie for a special treat! wow wow wow...what a place, decor is stunning..atmosphere fantastic!. food out of this world! sandeep was a brilliant waiter..very professional and excellent at his job! dessert was amazing! thankyou!

-Reviewed by Rachelblue46 (TripAdvisor)

Location: Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay

Contact:  +971 4 4383 222


$$ - $$$ | 4.5★

Kashkan is a journey across India meticulously curated by the celebrated Chef Ranveer Brar. The restaurant invites you to explore the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine, from the verdant valleys of Kashmir to the sunny coastlines of Kanyakumari, the vibrant North East to the majestic deserts of Rajasthan. This unique dining experience brings together the diverse flavors, cultures, and spirits of India’s regions in a single, harmonious space.

Chef Ranveer Brar's passion and expertise in Indian culinary arts shine through in every dish, offering guests an immersive experience that celebrates India's vast culinary diversity. Signature dishes like Dal with 24k gold dust, Lucknowi Kebab Platter, and Naga black chicken curry highlight the restaurant's commitment to authenticity and innovation. Kashkan is a tribute to the spirit of India, promising an unforgettable journey through its flavors, stories, and traditions.

Thank you team @kashkanbyranveerbrar ; amazing ambience, stupendofantabulous hospitality. Scrumptious food, awesome staff with a special thanks to GM Deepak bhatia - for beautiful gesture .. Journey starts when Lamiya takes us to the best spot, Jantinder Singh explained to us the history behind Kashkan and giving the best menu choices, Noor got to explain us the amazing Kashkan Daal Makhani and Neelam who took great care of us. Love you all. DONT MISS KASHKAN @ranveer.brar you have got a gem to us all. So KASHKAN name derived frok KASHmir to KANyakumari. On a scale of 10 , I would rate it as 9.5 and am coming back right @sonal.purohit97 /

- Reviewed by Romit Purohit (Zomato)

Location: Level 1. Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai Festival City

Contact:+971 55 129 1646

Indego by Vineet

$$$ | 4.5★

Indego by Vineet, led by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, is a celebrated Indian restaurant in Dubai, known for its fusion of modern and traditional Indian cuisine. Following a full revamp in 2021, the restaurant boasts an elegant and playful interior, combining antique artwork with minimalist decor.

The menu is inspired by India's finest street food and features dishes prepared on griddles, clay ovens, grills, and stew pots, with a focus on shared dining. It offers a range of dishes from classic biryanis, butter chicken, and naan bread to innovative creations like lobster tikka masala and lemongrass prawns.

We loved this place! Everything was perfect - food, service, view! Well done Chef Vineet, Chef Ashraf and all the service staff who has put up this beautiful restaurant and even better food. Thumbs up for the saffron rice, chaat trilogy, and the chicken tikka and that dal makhani. Well done guys - cannot wait to come again!

- Reviewed by Swati (Zomato)

Location: Lobby Level, Tower 1, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina

Contact: +971 4 317 6000

Trèsind Dubai

$$$$ | 4.9★

Known for its innovative approach, the restaurant combines bold Indian flavours with modern techniques under Chef Mohammad Zeeshan and Head Chef Himanshu Saini. It has gained recognition since its launch in 2014, featuring in the Dubai MICHELIN Guide 2022, MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022, and receiving accolades at the Gault & Millau UAE Gala.

Trèsind is celebrated for its creatively presented dishes like mushroom chai, truffle oil tadka, and brisket naan, along with a chef's tasting menu offering exquisite options like wild mushroom chai soup and tandoori rosemary lamb chops.

The experience is further elevated at Trèsind Studio, an exclusive chef's table experience, lauded for its intricately-plated degustation menus and seasonal themes.

Quite simply one of the best restaurants we’ve ever been to. The food was incredible, the service was amazing - our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly and really helped make our experience. Some dishes are prepared at your table or “live” as it is called on the menu, for example the prawn dish they have as a starter - this is a real treat and the chefs are very engaging and friendly. The price of the food and drink can add up over the course of a meal but it’s so worth it. We will never come to Dubai and not eat here.

- Reviewed by Adam P from London, UK (TripAdvisor)

Location: Arabian Court, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Marina

Contact: +971 4 374 6661; +971 56 420 9754

Dhaba Lane

$$ | 4.2★

Dhaba Lane is a budget-friendly Indian restaurant in Dubai, established in 2017, offering a modern take on traditional Dhaba-style delicacies from India. Located in Karama, it provides a casual dining atmosphere that pays homage to the roadside shacks (Dhabas) integral to Indian culture.

The menu features a mix of grilled and North Indian dishes, including paneer taka tak, Bihari boti, dhaba murgh curry, and masala tikka, reflecting the diverse regional flavours of India. The restaurant's interior embodies the 'Dhaba Vibes,' combining traditional Indian flavours with a contemporary twist.

The food and service at dhaba lane was fantastic - the grill items are delicious!!Our host Pradeep was very helpful in helping us choose yummy dishes. He’s very patient, kind and courteous

- Reviewed by Michelle De Sena (Zomato)

Location: Behind Park Regis Hotel, 2 B St, Al Karama

Contact: +971 4 358 3554


$$-$$$ | 4.4★

Kamat, established in 1992, has become one of the UAE's leading vegetarian restaurants, renowned for its wide array of wholesome vegetarian dishes. With its inception in Dubai, the restaurant has expanded to nine branches across Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi.

Over nearly three decades, Kamat has formed a strong connection with its patrons, consistently delivering quality and flavour. The menu boasts over 360 vegetarian delicacies from across the Indian subcontinent, along with a selection of Chinese dishes.

I always thought that Indian food is best in India, I was wrong, if one has to enjoy the best Indian vegetarian food it is only at KAMAT. The food is 10/10 and service is 100/10. The hospitality and warmth shown by the staff at Deira City Centre beyond description. Keep it up 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

- Reviewed by rajivgupta69 (TripAdvisor)

Location: Level 2, City Centre Deira

Contact: +971 4 397 4595

Calicut Paragon

$$ | 4.3★

Calicut Paragon, a renowned Keralite restaurant in Dubai, offers authentic cuisine from the south coast state of Kerala. Established in 2005, it has earned a strong reputation for its Malabari cuisine. The restaurant is celebrated for its biryani and other specialities like warm buttery Kerala paratha, appam, traditional fish moilee, and beef ularthiyathu. Additionally, their filter coffee is a must-try.

Calicut Paragon is also known for its pocket-friendly prices and award-winning dishes, including mango fish curry, Malabari biryani, and elaneer payasam, a coconut and condensed milk pudding. The menu caters to various tastes with an array of seafood, vegetarian options, and their famous Fish Mango curry, Malabar Biryani, and golden fried prawns.

Mr Albin suggested Safari chicken with aapam. It was simply delicious! We always love going to Paragon - our favorite destination for Kerala cuisine. Feels like at home. Every staff is kind and provide excellent service.

- Reviewed by Rhea Gopal (Zomato)

Location: Shop 5, Ground Floor, Al Sharooq Building, Opposite Karama Park, Al Karama

Contact: +971 4 335 8700 | +971 55 227 2075

The Crossing

$$-$$$ | 4.6★

The Crossing is a celebrated Indian fine dining restaurant led by Michelin-starred Chef Jitin Joshi. It offers a unique culinary experience that blends the nostalgia of secret Indian family recipes with diverse influences from across the Indian subcontinent. The menu features a mix of mainstream and offbeat Indian dishes, including Rajput kitchen specialities, Northeast Indian hidden gems, and robust coastal recipes, all made with ethically sourced, GI-tagged ingredients.

Additionally, the menu reflects foreign influences from the Caribbean, Portugal, France, and Great Britain, showcasing an east-meets-west ethos. Dishes like jackfruit curry with idlis, gunpowder prawns, moringa salmon tikka, and Caribbean goat curry are highlights. The restaurant's decor is a fusion of old-world colonial charm and contemporary Indian aesthetics.

Today I had dinner at The Crossing restaurant. Convenient location. Stylish interior. Very tasty cuisine. The dishes are served beautifully. The staff is smiling and attentive to guests. Thanks to the restaurant for a delicious dinner and a pleasant evening. We recommend visiting The Crossing restaurant with its incredible atmosphere.

- Reviewed by yana260389 (TripAdvisor)

Location: Ground Floor, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area

Contact: +971 4 526 9329


$$$$ | 4.5★

Asha's, launched by iconic Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle, is a renowned international chain of Indian restaurants. Specializing in North-West Indian cuisine, the restaurant offers a fusion of traditional and innovative Indian dishes, including chingri chaap prawns, tandoor-cooked kebabs, and dal makhani.

The WAFI restaurant features both intimate indoor seating and al fresco dining on a landscaped terrace, with interiors adorned in a rich, jewel-toned palette and signature artwork. Signature dishes include murgh malai kebabs and Keralan chilli garlic prawns, complemented by a bespoke cocktail menu featuring unique concoctions like the Maharaja’s Mistress and Cashew Barfee.

Lovely family dinner with exceptional food!! My dad was visiting is in Dubai and we brought him to Ashas. We were so happy with the food & service. Special thank you to Nabaraj for assisting us so well.

- Reviewed by sofiabD127VF (TripAdvisor)

Location: Pyramids, WAFI mall, Oud Metha Road

Contact: +971 4 324 4100

Purani Dilli

$$-$$$ | 4.3★

Purani Dilli specializes in authentic flavours from Delhi, blending culinary traditions with regional favourites. The menu features a rich array of dishes like nihari, biryani, kebabs, and unique desserts like beetroot halwa. Signature offerings include Lasooni Palak, Paneer Masala Tikka, and Shahi Tukda.

The restaurant boasts a traditional ambience reminiscent of Old Delhi. Its menu highlights include Butter Chicken, Mutton Rogan Josh, Seekh Kebabs, Dal Makhani, and Paneer Tikka Masala, all prepared with fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods to capture the authentic taste of Delhi’s culinary heritage.

Excellent food and excellent hosting .... Special mention for Mohd Alam for his warm hospitality and eagerness to please. Overall ambience is great ... Music is perfect ... Thanks for the wonderful time

- Reviewed by 639manojd (TripAdvisor)

Location: Ground Floor/ lobby level, Street 4C, Mankhool, Bur Dubai

Contact: +971 50 211 6816

 Bombay Grills & Woks

$ | 4.5★

Bombay Grills and Woks, a new restaurant offering South Bombay's Bhendi Bazaar street food in Dubai, delivers a delightful and economical dining experience. The menu features a variety of dishes including the refreshing Hakimi sharbat, Kala Khatta and Kachchi Kairi shots, flavorful mutton seekh kebabs, fish chilli dry, creamy malai dhamaka boti, and unique chicken tawa rolls.

Their mains include a well-made chicken Bombay biryani and innovative dishes like Pepe Chicken and Signature Chicken. For desserts, they serve less sweet malpua and a heavenly sizzling shahi tukda. The restaurant stands out for its pocket-friendly pricing, welcoming atmosphere, and a variety of dishes that cater to different tastes, including spicy and cheesy options like Chicken Rashida with Ghee Wale Parathe.

amazing mumbai Street style food. specially the grill kebabs. must try the kala khatta and kachi kairi drink as well. recommended

- Reviewed by Vishtasp Mistry (Zomato)

Location: Shop 2, Ground Floor, Al Nabooda Building, Beside Emarat Petrol Station, Al Karama

Contact: +971 4 321 6996; +971 50 809 6977

Dubai's Indian restaurant scene beautifully encapsulates the diversity and richness of the Indian cuisine. From traditional flavours to innovative culinary fusions, these eateries offer an array of choices for both authentic and modern Indian dining experiences.

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