Punjab Grill Abu Dhabi
Eclectic dishes, top-notch service and a soothing welcome you the moment you step inside the doors of one of the classiest Indian Restaurants in Abu Dhabi, The Punjab Grill. Nestled amidst azure-colored waters and Renaissance-styled structures, the magnificent setting of this restaurant will remind you of the early European era.
Be it the dazzling interior setting, or the romantic outdoor ambiance; the restaurant is suited for both family get-togethers and intimate candlelight dinners. The menu has been specially designed to satisfy the taste buds of all Indian foodies.
From Salmon Tikka and Karavali Lobster to Paneer Multani, all the dishes are equally relishing and filled with surprises. Vegans also have gluten-free options to choose from. The panoramic scenery outside the restaurant and the vibrant atmosphere will make you want to come over and over again.
Timings: 12:30 pm till midnight every day
Cuisine Type: Traditional North Indian and Punjabi
Location: Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal, near Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
Average Price for Two: AED 210
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Non-vegetarians and seafood lovers are in for a treat. The interior of this restaurant has been explicitly designed for a lively atmosphere, or you can sit under the stars while dedicated waiters serve you your relishing meal. Angar is a place where you can always get authentic Indian bread, and you will surely find it all value for money.
Timings: 7:00 pm-11:00 pm (Tuesday to Sunday), 2:00 pm-11:00 pm (Fridays)
Cuisine Type: Indian
Location: Yas Hotel, Yas Island
Average Price for Two: AED 200-350
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Named after the melodious singer Asha Bhonsle, this Indian restaurant in Abu Dhabi also aims to win the hearts of many with its meticulous culinary skills. Located in the premise of Yas Island's renowned shopping destination, this place is perfect for grabbing a quick bite while shopping or host a festive dinner party.
The bustling crowd and bright interiors promise a happy dining experience. The menu is filled with exquisite dishes from Northern and Western India, each having a unique flavour of its own. Cocktail lovers get special choices.
Vegetarians will get fascinated by the modern touch given to even contemporary dishes like Dal Makhani, while chicken lovers won't stop licking their fingers after tasting Murgh Malai Kebabs.
Timings: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm and 7:00 pm-12:00 am
Cuisine Type: North-West Indian
Location: First Floor, Yas Mall, Town Square, Yas Island
Average Price for Two: AED 275
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Amongst all the Indian Restaurants in Abu Dhabi city, the most charmingly located one is the Indian Fusion restaurant of Indigo. Overlooking the turquoise waters of the bay, this restaurant is situated on Beach Rotana and is in close proximity to the Abu Dhabi Mall also.
The menu is full of tastes from all over India, starting from the street chaat to their special Sikandari Raan (roasted baby lamb's leg). Massive brown ceramic vases lined at the entrance lobby and soft curtains draped on the walls give a royal aura to the resort. The bustling crowds of the city make it a jolly place to dine.
Timings: 12.30 pm - 03.30 pm and 06.30 pm - 11.30 pm
Cuisine Type: North Indian
Location: Ground floor, Beach Rotana, Tourist Club Area (Al Zahiyah)
Average Price for Two: AED 300
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Vibrant decorations and tangy aromas welcome you as you walk through the doors of Rangoli, a modest yet classic restaurant serving authentic Indian gourmet. Resting on the enchanting Yas Island of Abu Dhabi, one can get scenic vistas of the clear skies from the windows as they dine in the serene atmosphere of the restaurant.
The menu is filled with appetizing starters, incredible vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, and refreshing beverages. There are so many options that you'll crave for trying them all. A fine wine collection is available for those seeking a romantic date, while tandoor lovers can gorge on the mouthwatering kebabs and tikkas.
Timings: 6:00 pm-12:00 am every day, 12:30 pm-4:00 pm brunch on Fridays
Cuisine Type: North and South Indian
Location: Yas Island Rotana, Yas Marina
Average Price for Two: AED 295
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Standing true to its name is the petite Indian restaurant named “Via Delhi”. Despite being compact in size, the wooden interior of this restaurant has been beautifully designed to give a homely feel.
With an amiable staff catering to your needs and melodies playing in the background, you'll find your nerves getting relaxed. The menu is a complete package, starting from tantalizing starters to savory dishes and heavenly drinks. Vegans will be delighted by the choices offered at this restaurant.
Timings: 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Cuisine Type: North Indian and Chinese
Location: Zayed the First Street, Behind Chappan Bhog
Average Price for Two: AED 100
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Amiably integrating the savoury tastes of timeless Indian dishes with colonial ingredients is the art of this renowned Indian Restaurant of Abu Dhabi called Peppermill. Named after the master spice "pepper", this restaurants aims at bringing the best elements of Indian and Colonial cuisines to invent novel recipes.
Special arrangements are made for hosting parties and festivities in its gorgeous interiors on many occasions. From shorbas and tikkas to heavenly desserts and mocktails, all recipes are inspired by those specially prepared for the royal members of the Indian society. The extravagant decoration combines modern and contemporary styles amazingly.
Timings: 11:00 am-11:00 pm (Friday to Wednesday), 11:00 am-11:30 pm on Thursdays
Cuisine Type: Indian and Mughlai
Location: 2nd extension, Al Wahda Mall, Al Wahda
Average Price for Two: AED 250
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Nestling in the busy lane of Hamdan Street is the alluring food destination Lazeez. Proud of its Mughlai cuisine, this restaurant has a myriad of options which make you take plenty of minutes to decide what you want.
Vibrant-hued walls decked with modest paintings paint the scene of the interiors. Delicate chandeliers will make you stare in awe. With chefs that never fail to surprise and prompt service, you will surely please your appetite without the need to loosen your purse strings.
Timings: 12:00 pm-12:00 am (Saturday to Thursday), 1:00 pm-12:30 am (Fridays)
Cuisine Type: Indian, Mughlai and Chinese
Location: Behind E-Max, Near National Cinema, Hamdan Street, Al Markaziya
Average Price for Two: AED 120
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Flavours of India
Flavours of India has literally a wide-ranging list of dishes trying to accommodate all the unique flavours from Indian gourmet. The tranquil ambience of this restaurant is quite different from the hustle and bustle of the city surrounding it.
Orange coloured interior with tiled walls and heavy curtains look right out of a Rajasthani scene. And oh, there is a cute little aquarium in the middle. The Mutton Amritsari and Paneer Tikka Masala will surely leave your mouth watering. You can also try Chinese and continental dishes for a little variety in your meal.
Timings: 10:00 am-12:00 am everyday
Cuisine Type: Indian, Chinese and Continental
Location: M1 Golden Curtain Building, Near New Etisalat-Darat Al Miah, Khaldiya-Zayed The First St
Average Price for Two: AED 100
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Namak by Kunal Kapur
"Namak" restaurant by famous Chef Kunal Kapur is the ambassador of Indian cuisine. As it is evident from the name of Chef that the food served here is one of Indian masterpiece.
Dine at Namak and have an exclusive Indian dining experience with flavours of Indian dishes with bold plating and unique gourmet combinations and cooking techniques. In short, it can be labelled as "Worth Visiting Indian Dine."
Timings: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm (Lunch: Saturday to Thursday), 7:00 pm-11:30 pm every day
Cuisine Type: Indian
Location: 925 Sultan Bin Zayed the First St
Average Price for Two: AED 400
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India Palace Restaurant
The Restaurant serves a variety of dishes from Indian to Asian and also vegetarian-friendly. Non-vegetarians will love this place. And if you are a chai fan then don’t miss out their ‘Karak Chai’. If you are a foodie then this is the best place for you to serve your taste buds with some good quality Indian food without worrying about your wallet.
Timings: 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm every day
Cuisine Type: Indian and Asian
Location: Near GGICO Metro Station, Sheikh Rashid Road, Al Garhoud
Average Price for Two: AED 180
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Calicut Notebook Restaurant
Specializing in the tempting delicacies from Kerala, Calicut Notebook restaurant is the ideal spot for those seeking authentic Malabari cuisine. Appam, Fish Mango Curry, Chicken Fry, Fish Fillet Kanthari Tawa.
You name the dish, and they have it here. And the cherry on the top is the way they serve is aesthetically on large banana leaves with little bowls filled with sambar and coconut chutney on the side. The simplistic interior is good for hosting family get-togethers.
Timings: 11:00 am-11:00 pm every day
Cuisine Type: South Indian
Location: Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre, Madinat Zayed
Average Price for Two: AED 90
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Saravanaa Bhavan Restaurant
Piquant delicacies from all corners of India are prepared with extreme love and served along with a refreshing cup of tea or filter coffee to make a splendid meal. And as you wait for your dish to arrive, sweet aroma of ghee and masalas working their magic in the kitchen will attract you like a magnet towards them. When at Saravanaa Bhavan, a dosa is a must.
Timings: 8:00 am-11:30 pm every day
Cuisine Type: Indian and Chinese
Location: Shop No.18, II floor Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre
Average Price for Two: AED 60
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And while you sip your cocktail, you can look outside and enjoy the view of the city lights. Situated in Souk Madinat next to the magnificent architecture of Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the location of this Indian restaurant offers alluring vistas of the city life.
The ingenious dishes have won this restaurant the Time Out Award for "Best Indian Restaurant" four times in a row, and many other accolades. If you pay a visit to this place, don't forget to try out Butter Chicken and Biryani.
Timings: 12:00 pm-12:00 am
Cuisine Type: Indian and Mughlai
Location: Ground Floor, Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain, Al Maqtaa
Average Price for Two: AED 350
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Moti Mahal Delux Restaurant
Established in Delhi during British Rule in India, this Restaurant serves its purpose of catering Indian cookery incessantly since 1920 without British sway in its cuisine. Sprawled across the globe, it has one of its franchises located in the suburban area of Abu Dhabi.
The ambience here is excessively detailed and decorated. Hospitable staff members are serving you food with a smile on their face that never fades away. Now talking about food, Restaurant is famous for its non-vegetarian food as they are specialists in Mughlai dishes.
Vegetarians don’t need to be hesitant in opting this Restaurant as they do provide with lots of appetizing veg foods. Some of the highlights of the vegetarian meal are Paneer do Pyaaza, Paneer Tikka, Khasta Roti etc.
Timings: 11:30 am-11:30 pm
Cuisine Type: Indian, Asian, Halal
Location: Madinat Zayed, Behind Salam Street
Average Price for Two: AED 100
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