The Best Indian Restaurants in Downtown Dubai

The Best Indian Restaurants in Downtown Dubai

Hey there, spice seekers and flavor adventurers! Ready to dive into the saucy, zesty world of Indian restaurants in the dazzling city of Dubai? Buckle up, because we're about to embark on a culinary rollercoaster with your taste buds doing the cha-cha!

Dubai, the land of skyscrapers and shawarmas, is also home to a spicy secret: its Indian dining scene. From the aromatic spices of the North to the spicy grub of the South, these restaurants aren't just serving food; they're orchestrating a desi dance of flavors on your palate.

So, grab your fork and join us on this masala-filled adventure through Downtown Dubai's Indian restaurants.


At Armani/Amal, simplicity intertwines with elegance to redefine Indian fine dining in Dubai. Nestled on the third floor of the Burj Khalifa, this enduring gem effortlessly blends glamour and fashion. Indulge in tableside preparations of exotic curries and specialty dishes, highlighting age-old cooking techniques and authentic ingredients.

We had the pleasure of dining at Amal restaurant and I must say it was an amazing culinary experience. From the moment we walked in we were enveloped by the elegant ambiance, tantalizing Indian aromas and the warm hospitality of staff. Each dish that arrived at our table was a true masterpiece. Not only the food, the drinks were amazing, too. The service is impeccable and everyone there ensured our dining experience was flawless. But not only the food and service makes this restaurant exceptional, it's the elegant decor, soft lighting and one of the best views in Dubai - the dancing fountains which you can enjoy from their outdoor terrace. This restaurant is an absolute must-visit, no doubt about it.

The restaurant's moody sophistication sets the stage for innovative dishes, impeccable service, and prime views of the Dubai Fountain from its expansive terrace. While the culinary experience is refined, it's an indulgence best reserved for special occasions.

  • Location: Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa
  • Timings: Monday to Saturday 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM  
  • Contact: 04 888 3888

Patiala Restaurant & Bar

Housed in Souk Al Bahar with the glorious Dubai Fountain in sight, and a stone's throw away from the Dubai Mall, Patiala Restaurant & Bar is named after the princely state in Punjab - Patiala.

An open-display kitchen lets diners witness the curation of century-old recipes while they enjoy expertly crafted cocktails in the energetic Indian atmosphere of Patiala. Much like Punjabi's, the restaurant exhibits a larger-than-life personality reflecting a 'joie de vivre' that redefines fine dining in a true sense.

Loved the high end quality of food along with the way it was presented and served!
They have variety of dishes and flavors in their menu, I especially loved the starters and rasmalai!
The chef explained to us each dish and asked us about our allergies etc just to make such the best food was served to us!
I’d surely visit again!

The Dorra Kebab, Dum ke Khumb, and Garbar Falooda are signature dishes to try while the Grilled Chilean Seabass, Khumb Ka Khitchra, and Mango Lassi Ice Cream are popular trending items on the menu-give it a go!
A specialty of Patiala is that they ensure the use of as much seasonal produce as possible, delivering dishes that are rich in flavor and texture.

  • Location: Level 3, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai
  • Timings: Every day from 12:30 PM to 12:30 AM
  • Contact: +971 4 451 9151

Bombay Brasserie

Taj Dubai's Bombay Brasserie is a fusion of classic and contemporary Indian flavors, offering a unique dining experience. The restaurant boasts vibrant interiors, dramatic mural art, and a live open kitchen, creating a sophisticated ambiance for fashionable diners and food connoisseurs.

I’d love to to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU to the entire team, you organized such a brilliant dinner for my Husband’s Birthday. Food, Atmosphere everything was simply amazing. Special thanks to Pooja, Rohit, Bhupinder, Raneesh! I’m glad I’ve chosen Bombay Brasserie!

With a botanical bar concept and dimmed lighting, Bombay Brasserie promises an unforgettable culinary journey in a breathtaking setting.

  • Location: Burj Khalifa St - Business Bay - Dubai
  • Timings: Every day from 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 11.30 PM
  • Contact: 04 438 3100 

India Palace Express

Situated on the lower ground floor of The Dubai Mall, India Palace Express introduces an exciting casual dining concept, offering curated Indian fare that combines the richness of Mughlai hospitality. The menu presents a tempting array of delicious and wholesome food and beverages all backed up with its 25+ years of history in the UAE.

Everything is so authentic, definitely hitting the INDIAN taste. They’ve always made sure from preparing to serving they will give out the best. All staffs are very accommodating. Specially assisting and suggesting the best food they can offer. Will definitely comeback ❤️
Thank you Indian Palace for the experience.

They offer a diverse range of distinguished Indian specialties with its essence in its commitment to excellence, sourcing bespoke ingredients exclusively from suppliers who share a mutual passion for quality and values. This commitment to exceptional sourcing sets India Palace apart.
Pro tip: India Palace is a haven for seafood, do try the Tandoor Lal Jhinga!

  • Location: Lower Ground, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
  • Timings: Every day from 12 PM to 2 AM
  • Contact: 04-3399325


Masti meaning 'fun and mischief' is a multi-award-winning and Michelin Guide-listed Indian restaurant that blends modernity with tradition, infusing color and flavor to create a fresh, fun, and exciting expression of New India.
The menu, featuring an array of Indian-inspired sharing plates, draws influence from global flavors while staying true to its Indian roots.

Great venue located in The Edition Hotel in the heart of Downtown. We came for their newly launched Friday night Drunch. The preselected drinks and food were absolutely amazing, so you got the choice to taste a variety of signature dishes 👍🏼 also the stuff is super friendly and was checking during our night several times. Great hospitality, super tasty food & drinks and nice location. It’s definitely a Must-try for all food lovers

Led by Chef Prashanat Chipkar, the menu pays homage to an imaginative reinterpretation of authentic Indian cuisine, promising patrons a culinary journey through signature dishes.

  • Location: Masti, The Edition Hotel, Downtown Dubai
  • Timings: Monday to Thursday 5 PM to 1 AM, Friday to Saturday 12.30 PM to 2 AM, and Sunday 12.30 PM to 1 AM
  • Contact: 800 627 84 


Roobaru sets itself a class apart by freestyling Indian heritage with the flavors of the world. With a minimalistic indoor decor featuring Washi tape patterns and captivating outdoor seating offering stunning city views, this place is a must-visit.

Nice atmosphere indoors, very modern. Highly recommend the sharjah sambusa and prawn inchipuli. Everything we ordered was amazing. The paneer was the best paneer I have tried. The mango lassi was very thick and not too sweet.

Indulge in the Papdi Smack and Coriander Khakra for a culinary journey across different parts of India that will leave you eager to return.

  • Location: Roobaru, DT1 Residential Tower, Downtown Dubai
  • Timings: Every day from 12 PM to 11 PM
  • Contact: 04 878 8736


Gazebo, a trailblazer bringing 'Dum Pukht' biryani to the UAE, is celebrated for its finest Indian cuisine. Renowned for authentic preparations rooted in Mughal-era recipes, the extensive menu features delectable kababs, rich curries, aromatic biryanis, and more, catering to the diverse preferences of every food enthusiast.

Great taste of foods. A quick google search pop it up and went and loved it. The foods was superb didn't expect it this great TBH.
The restaurant is very nices and has good atmosphere.
Had their chicken biryani and afghani route chicken. Loved it.

Gazebo offers an unforgettable dining experience by presenting traditional recipes and flavors from the royal kitchens of Lucknow, Awadh, and the North Western Frontier. It's revered so much by residents and citizens of Dubai that it won't be a surprise to find not just South Asians but even Emiratis dining regularly at Gazebo.

  • Location: G Tower - Business Bay, Ground Level, Bay Avenue, Executive - Dubai
  • Timings: Every day from 12 PM to 2 AM
  • Contact: 04 344 4088

Rang Mahal

Rang Mahal, situated on the 4th floor of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, is a sublime Indian restaurant where Indian spices blend with stunning amber, gold, and crimson hues, creating a magical ambiance. Meaning the 'Palace of Colours', it offers exquisitely prepared dishes representing diverse corners of India, accompanied by drinks designed to complement the rich array of flavors.

You must eat here.
Excellent atmosphere with high ceilings and great decor.
Amazing customer service, all staff happy engaged and so proud of what they have to offer. Excellent menu recommendations.

Food was superb and on par with any top Indian restaurant around the world. I loved all the care and attention to detail. Staff recommended a newly crafted cocktail that went down a treat.

Whether it's a date night, a birthday celebration, or a family feast, Rang Mahal caters to all occasions.

  • Location: Rang Mahal, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai
  • Timings: Every day from 6 PM to 12 AM
  • Contact: 04 414 3000 

Whether you find yourself in any corner of Downtown Dubai, the diverse range of Indian restaurants promises an enjoyable experience. These eateries offer an array of authentic, classic Indian dishes, or for the adventurous, a fusion of Indian cuisine. With stellar views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain, they create an ideal setting for a memorable dinner date. We trust this article has sparked your culinary curiosity and paved the way for savoring delectable Indian cuisine in Downtown Dubai.

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