The Dubai Food Festival is on in full swing and like always they have announced the Hidden gems this year as well. As part of Dubai Food Festival’s Hidden Gems promotion in partnership with Zomato, city residents voted for 40 shortlisted restaurants, after which the top 10 Hidden Gems were awarded their titles by Abdalla Al Ameeri, Director, Raffles & Promotions, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE).
The winning eateries, located at various neighbourhoods in the city have on offer authentic delicacies at affordable prices. What’s interesting is that diners can now try a special two-course meal priced at only AED35 per person at these top 10 places until the festival ends on 9 March.
Pick your favourite from the below list:
Bait Al Mandi, Al Barsha
This family friendly restaurant offers scrumptious local dishes like the comforting Madfoon and Mazbi, among other delicacies. Their diverse menu features succulent meat dishes, fresh seafood and other favourites from the region. This space is ideal for large gatherings.
Socialicious, Jumeriah Village 2
Situated in a cozy locale, this resto features a classic selection of Asian dishes including Chicken Katsu Curry, Yellow Thai Curry and golden-crusted Tofu. While polishing off these yummy dishes sip on refreshing mocktails like their basil and galangal iced tea.
Cedar Tree, Motor City Dubai
Owned by a Lebanese couple, this joint is your place to go to if you’re craving for some Lebanese treats. The owners have put together the recipes with utmost, recreating the cuisine of the 1920s that will elevate both your soul and spirit.
MTR – 1924, Al Karama
Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR), a renowned outlet in South India serve authentic South Indian varieties like Masala Dosa, Palya, Veg Sagu, Curd Rice and a numerous meals. When you think about this restaurant, think breakfast, lunch, dinner of any other meal of the day.
Unforgettable Biryani, Jumeirah Lake Towers
This unique restaurant in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) serves homestyle specialities from Pakistani and Filipino cuisines. Each flavourful dish is cooked with local ingredients with a generous sprinkling of lots of love.
Dil Se Desi, Al Mankhool
Want to explore some Bengali culinary delights? Head to this join to dunk into creations like Bengali Pulao, Ruyi Kalia (fresh fish gravy) or Kancha Lanka Chicken (green chilli chicken curry).
Asian5, Downtown Dubai
Borrowing inspiration from the busy streets of Asia, this vibrant spot offers a multitude of flavours -Thai, Chinese, Singaporean, Vietnamese and Indonesian cuisines.
The Desi Circle, Al Karama
Located in the food hub of Dubai, the restaurant is all things Indian street food. Dhaba-style Butter Chicken, Palak Paneer with hot Parathas, tongue tickling Chaat or a chilled mango Lassi, they have it all.
Sai Dham Vegetarian Restaurant, Oud Metha
A vegetarian’s paradise, this joint that has a variety of delicacies is every Indians dream destination. Make sure to grab a bite from their special Paneer (cottage cheese) menu!
Khana Khazana, Al Hudaiba
Literally translating as food treasure, the restaurant stands true to its name. On offer is a fine selection of traditional Mughlai food with a modern twist, making for a unique experience for your taste buds.
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