The 10 best Pakistani restaurants in Dubai

Pakistani Restaurant in Dubai


Sadaf Sher
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Biryani, pulao, korma, nehari, haleem, hareesa, sajji, dampukht, makai ki roti & sarsoon (mustard) ka saag are some of the rich Pakistani foods cherished by the Pakistanis throughout the world and the essence of Pakistani cuisine is in its spices. Pakistani food has its own aura and flavor which is hard to resist. Out of few things, spicy and savory food is one of the primary components which living abroad makes us miss about Pa But thanks to the numerous famous Pakistani restaurants in Dubai, the Pakistanis living there can feast over the food of their homeland. kistan badly.

Most of us find the foreign cuisine tasteless, flat, and boring. Because they don’t add up many spices as we Pakistanis do. Here is a list enumerated which will tell you about the most cherished Pakistani restaurants in Dubai, a place where a large portion of Pakistanis resides. A lot of people do like Arabic cuisine, but they also can’t let go of the beautiful flavors of Pakistani cuisine.

1. Bar B.Q Tonight

One of my hot favorite places, which has a variety of flavorful desi dishes, from mouth-watering saag (spinach) to flavorful kebabs and amazing garlic naan. If you haven’t been there then don’t wait. Instead, lay your hands on their out class barbecue dishes and redefine your taste buds with luscious foods.

Location: H.H Hamdan Award Complex, Jumeirah Road, in front of Union Flag, Dubai.

2. Lal Qila!

As the name gives a fort-like and royal touch, so does the internal ambiance of the restaurant. If you want to be treated as a royal figure and savor the taste of that royal touch, then Lal Qila is the place for you to try. From the yummy chicken hara Mughlai kabab to the delicious mutton halanaka karahi, you will find a variety of Pakistani divine dishes.

Location: Intersection of Jumeirah / Diyafa Street Jumeirah-1, Dubai.

Do you know: Laal Mirch, a must-go ingredient in Pakistani cuisine, is actually quite healthy according to a new research. It speeds up metabolism and helps in burning more fat (Source: Express Tribune)

3. Student Biryani

There would hardly be any Pakistani who would negate the feeling that comes while eating biryani. Especially Student Biryani is known for its heavenly taste and mix of flavors. It’s not only flavorful but also reasonably priced. Biryani coupled with raita makes it all the more worth it.

Location: Opposite Day to Day Supermarket, Kuwait Street, Al Karama; Behind Mall of the Emirates, Near Citymax Hotel, Barsha 1; and Al Murjan Tower, Near 178 Amman Street, Al Nahda.

4. Hot n Spicy

Cravings for desi fast food can only be satisfied through hot n spicy. Presenting a wide array of food from bun kabab to burgers and crisp, mouthwatering cheesy roll parathas sure need to be given a try.

Location: Shop No. 2, Al Shaiba Towers A, Tecom-Dubai-United Arab Emirates.

5. Ravi

One of its kind and considered among best Pakistani restaurnts in Dubai, offers enchanting flavors of desi dishes. Freshly baked butter naans out of tandoor elevate one’s appetite to a double. Mutton jalfrezi, lamb chops, and mix grill are their lethal servings. And the interesting part is that their waiters know the whole menu by heart. So yeah! Go and enjoy to the fullest.

Location: Shop no. 245, Al Dhiyafa Rd, Near Satwa Roundabout, Opposite Emirates Co-operative Society, Dubai.

6. Barbecue Delights

Warm, comfortable, and pleasant interior coupled with appetizingly delightful food and accompanied by friends and family, what else could one desire? Their signature grilled meat and seafood items are downright succulent and toothsome.

Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Adjacent to Sofitel Hotel, JBR Walk, Dubai.

7. Karachi Darbar

Rich in flavor, light on the pocket. If you are craving to lay your hands on some good quality tantalizing mutton kababs, grilled chicken, mutton Peshawari, and romali roti, then this sure is the place for you. Excite your sense of taste.

Location: (i) G-floor, Mohammed Suhail Building, Oud Metha Road, 10th Street, Dubai.
(ii) Al-Nahda Street, Al Qusais, near Dubai Airport Free Zone Metro Station, Dubai.

8. Al Ibrahimi Palace

Longing for a heavy feast? Rush towards Al Ibrahimi for only its buffet with a wide array of dishes that would satisfy your cravings/appetite. It has quite a traditional interior that reminds you of good old days. The side dishes that comprise of pani puri and dahi baray are just too tempting to ignore. While the chicken tikka, shahi haleem, and daal tarka are the main course delicacies. It’s usually crowded due to its high demand but the waiters somehow accommodate you.

Location: G-Floor, Al Riyan Building, Al Karama, opposite to Burjuman Centre, Dubai.

9. Chicken Tikka Inn

The “magic” of tender and spicy chicken tikka with extra zesty sauce would make you drool over its scrumptiousness. Others include nihari, haleem, and lamb shanks in gravy.

Location: Nasr Square, Deira; Nashwan Building, Mankhool Road; Jumeirah Beach Road; Riviera Residence, International City; Damascus Street, Qusais; Mirdif; Al Barsha; and Jumeirah Lake Towers.

10. Daily Restaurant

It serves high quality food including barbecue and Pakistani cuisine. Dal gosht particularly liked by Pakistanis, mutton paya, and chicken korma are delicious enough to force you to visit this place again. The menu also includes Middle Eastern dishes like chollu kabab, Afghani boti, and sheesh taouk.

Location: Damascus Road, Qusais, Near Dubai Grand Hotel, Dubai.

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