It is no surprise that food in Dubai is about variety with restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world. Filled with amazing delicacies from the far and wide places of the world, the 'City of Gold' has many culinary treasures to offer, the biggest by far being the Al Karama neighborhood area. Al Karama is one of the oldest commercial and residential neighborhoods in Dubai, with a plethora of recreational facilities. While Karama is predominantly famous for its authentic Indian restaurants, those living in and around the area will vouch that the place is a true blue haven for foodies with a plethora of eateries doling out mouth-watering delicacies from all around the world. And now, with the reduction in restrictions, prominent restaurants in Karama are open now and gearing up to once again welcome patrons with all the necessary protocols in place. To further strengthen the safety of people while they enjoy their much-deserved dose of deliciousness, EazyDiner has launched the EazySafe+ Dining initiative- a comprehensive safety and sanitization protocol implemented on our partner restaurants in Dubai to ensure a stronger end-to-end control on hygiene as well as food quality. At EazyDiner your safety is our utmost priority and to safeguard your health and happiness here are a few Key Highlights of our new initiative, EazySafe+ Dining:
• Transparent display of sanitation and hygiene policies to the customer
• E-menu on the EazyDiner app to ensure minimal contact and digital bill payments for quicker check-out.
• Real-time safety and hygiene rating of restaurants.
• Broadcasted of live kitchen feed.
• Immediate action on any gaps based on customer feedbacks leading to a 360-degree improvement cycle.
• Raw material supply chain sanitization.
• Regular restaurant team temperature checks, along with deployment of necessary hygiene practices including compulsory usage of gloves and masks at all times.
• Compulsory sanitization of every table, tableware, cutlery before and after guest use.
So, the next time you find yourself in or around Al Karama, here are some of the culinary treasures you absolutely must not miss:
Undoubtedly one of the Indian restaurants in Karama, Rajdhani Street is a casual dining restaurant that provides a variety of delicious options inspired by the street food of India. You can stop by for a quick bite or sit, relax, and enjoy these traditional street delicacies. Rajdhani Street is an alluring combination of affordability and taste. The dishes of the vast menu are dedicated to food carts, an Indian traditional cuisine born on street sides & on highway dhabas of India.
Must-haves: Jalebi Fafda, Dal Bati, Dahi Papdi Chaat, and Mumbai Masala Sandwich.
Cost for two: AED 100
Exuding serene yet chic vibes, Indian Summer thrives to make every guest feel special with its varied menu featuring delectable Indian, Chinese & Fusion delicacies prepared with a special blend of authentic spices. Everything on the menu is packed with flavor with a whole lot of emphasis laid on the quality of the ingredients used. Only the freshest of the varied products are used and individually quality controlled.
Must-haves: Maa Ki Dal, Dum Biryani, Butter Garlic Prawns, Paneer Tikka Masala, Gajar Ka Halwa.
Cost for two: AED 150
Also Read: 10 Best Indian Restaurants in Dubai
When it comes to the best Chinese restaurants in Karama, China Bistro takes the prize. Designed to give the feel of an exclusive contemporary bistro along with the luxuries of modernity, China Bistro has an extensive menu that pays homage to a beautiful blend of authentic flavors found in Chinese recipes. Considered as one of the best Pan Asian restaurants in Al Karama, Dubai, China Bistro doles out an array of authentic delicacies inspired by the street food of Asia.
Must-haves: Kaffir Lime Salad Chicken, Prawns Conpoy Bao, California Rolls, Dim sums, and Hot Chocolate Rolls with Ice Cream.
Cost for two: AED 120
Kovalam Restaurant promises a flavorful dining experience with its luscious North Indian, South Indian, and Chinese delicacies. The interiors are quite simple with wooden décor. The seating area is huge and comfortable. With an extensive food menu, they offer everything from soups and starters to main course and desserts.
Must-haves: Prawns Idiyappam Rolls, Gulmohar Tangdi Kebab, Vegetable Chettinad, Paneer Peshawari Kebab, and Chandi Warq Gulab Jamun.
Cost for two: AED 180
The Orchestra falls under the category of one of the best Arabic restaurants in Dubai and undoubtedly proves us right. The ambiance is traditional Arabic with outdoor seating where you can enjoy 'sheesha'. The menu offers specialties of the Mediterranean, Lebanese, and Arabic cuisines.
Must-haves: Shawarma Sandwich, Hummus with Avocado, Halloumi Cheese, Lamb Kofta Wrap, and Rice Pudding.
Cost for two: AED 150
Another gem in the long list of restaurants in Al Karama is Coastal Bait. With Goan-Portuguese style interiors and a huge variety of seafood dishes on the menu, Coastal Bait gives an all-embracing experience complete with tables placed next to the arched French windows and dim mood lighting. As you browse through the menu, you will soon realize just how much of a paradise this place is for a seafood Connoisseur – everything from prawns and lobsters to pomfret and squid features on the menu.
Must-haves: Coastal Bait Special Prawns, Pomfret Tava Fry, Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce, and Barbecue Lobster.
Cost for two: AED 170
Little Italy, as the name suggests, offers an array of authentic Italian and Mexican delicacies. The place boasts of its modern, elegant, and spacious interiors with stylish furnishings and décor. Also, it is quite spacious with a comfy seating area. Originating from India, this authentic Italian restaurant has a legacy that travels through three decades of bringing the very best of Italian cuisine across a multitude of cities so rest assured that anything you order from the menu is going to be lip-smackingly delicious.
Must-haves: Pasta Barbaresca, Wood-Fired Mellino Pizza, Special Enchiladas, Pasta Al Forno, and Italian Baked Alaska Bombe.
Cost for two: AED 100
Themed on the fictional television character Freddy, the restaurant gives an American roadhouse kind of feel to the guests with large TV screens everywhere. A prominent nightspot in Dubai, it has won the hearts of many food connoisseurs in terms of the ambiance and food. You can try dishes from across the world over here with some strong numbers such as fish tikka and fried calamari.
Must-haves: Oriental Salad, Falafel, Steak Sandwich, Arabic Mix grill, and Lobster.
Cost for two: AED 210
This modern Indian restaurant is known for its experimental culinary techniques with Indian cuisine. It serves an array of traditional Indian delicacies that appear modern both in terms of taste and presentation. Tresind is not just about food, but also elegant ambiance, which is quite apparent from its lavish décor and furnishings. Definitely, a good restaurant in Dubai to enjoy a hearty meal with family.
Must-haves: Chettinad Chicken Curry with Thai Black Rice Appam, Avocado Galouti Kebab, Wild Mushroom Chai, and Elaneer Payasam.
Cost for two: AED 400
Situated in the Omega Hotel, Mankhool, Bur Dubai, you can enjoy the combination of exotic flavors, a blend of Mediterranean, Arabic, and Asian cuisines. The minimalistic interiors with shades of grey add to the contemporary look of the place. The a la carte menu also features a vast collection of vegetarian options, as well as locally inspired cuisine.
Must-haves: Murg Anngare Tikka, Paneer Zafrani Tikka, Mutton Seek Gilafi, and Keylime Cheesecake.
Cost for two: AED 140
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.