Authentic with a twist: Try these Indian restaurants in Dubai

If you love Indian food, this one’s for you.

Aarti Matwani
August 23, 2022 7:12 PM

Dubai is known for its exciting nightlife, stunning landmarks [Burj Khalifa, The Frame, Museum of The Future, Burj Al Arab, just to name a few], vast beaches and a variety of delicacies that cater to so many different nationalities.

One of the most prominent cuisines in Dubai is Indian - with an enchanting mix of spices and playful flavours, Indian food is known around the world. There are so many different restaurants to choose from though, that it might get overwhelming from time to time. Well, that’s what we’re here for!

For the next few minutes, we take you through a curated selection of Indian restaurants….with a twist:

Rang Mahal

Rang Mahal is one of JW Marriott Marquis’ jewels - the food, the setting, the beverages; are all well-thought out and creatively crafted to build a memorable culinary journey for you.

With an intimate ambiance, giant carved wooden columns and beautifully lit murals, this ‘Palace of Colours’ sets you up for an evening of magic and flavourful delight.

The edge: A selection of timeless delicacies that will take you through a journey around the different regions of India. 

Trèsind Dubai

A Michelin Guide restaurant, Trèsind is a gem that keeps on giving. This quirky Indian restaurant has a contemporary ambiance that is dark and stylish but not pretentious.

The edge: The chefs and the staff bring you a live cooking experience, with the staff putting together the dish at your table or finishing up the dish at the table in a fashionable and convo-starting way. 

Bombay Brasserie

Located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, Bombay Brasserie is well-known for its authenticity, with a touch of modern flavours.

The edge: A view of the Burj Khalifa on the outside, vibrantly gorgeous art inside the restaurant and a live open kitchen experience that will leave you awestruck. Bombay Brasserie is the perfect setting for anyone who loves a botanical bar concept, a gastronomic adventure, and food that will leave you coming back for more.


The MASTI menu, created by award-winning chef Prashant Chipkar, brings you a fusion of Indian food with modern elements. MASTI’s food is crafted with the expression of bringing a “New India” vibe to your palette.

The edge: Reimagining Indian classics with inspirational elements from Peru, South Africa and Italy. What’s more is that the drinks menu is centered around Gin and the restaurant has an enormous collection of different gins. Enjoy the taste of gin in signature cocktails that you can only find here, while tapping your feet to live music. 

Little Miss India

A Michelin Guide Restaurant (and rightfully so), Little Miss India is a whole entertainment experience in itself. Walking through the restaurant is like walking through a character-led mystical India, with mythical birds, rickshaws, more decor from colonial India, and Mohini Singh AKA Little Miss India herself.

The mansion’s Mistress takes you through a culinary journey from her homeland and just like the restaurant’s interiors, the menu is quite eccentric as well. An ode to India, the menu boasts a spin on Northern and Southern classics with something for everyone.

The edge: This character-led culinary journey is a creative and unique concept that is bound to make your experience quite memorable. 

Bombay Borough Dubai

Take your love for Indian food to the next level by checking out Bombay Borough - a perfect location for all your moods and occasions; go in for drinks after work or a nice family dinner or just spend a casual afternoon with friends, having coffee. Spanning two floors, experience an Indo-chic ambiance with an ‘all day Indian eatery and bar’ vibe.

The edge: The menu and Interiors inspired by a fusion of the French and British-era old bungalows of India, with wholesome and unique desserts for you to enjoy!

The ball’s now in your court! Check out each venue and tell us which one you enjoyed the most!

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