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Dubai’s Best Indian Restaurants

9 Restaurants
Discover MICHELIN Guide inspectors’ top Indian dining spots across Dubai.
Updated on 19 February 2024
avatāra
Dubai Hills Estate, Business Park 1, Dubai Hills, Dubai
$$$$ · Indian Vegetarian

Helmed by chef Rahul Rana, avatāra is Dubai’s first and only vegetarian fine-dining restaurant. Known for using simple seasonal ingredients and sourcing their produce from local farms, avatāra takes diners on a culinary journey back to the roots of Indian cuisine, when it was predominately vegetarian. The Naivedhya (Holy Offering) from the chakra-inspired menu is a must try.

Trèsind Studio
St. Regis Gardens - The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
$$$$ · Indian

Renowned for its exceptional focus on service excellence, Trèsind Studio’s kitchen is manned by chef Himanshu Saini, whose menu challenges common perceptions of Indian cuisine. Divided into two sections, the curated menu offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Make sure to try the Pursuit of the West, which includes blossom chaat, pumpkin mash/puran poli, shrimps, sour lentil/pickled pepper, buttermilk curry and ice-cream.

Aamara
Level 2, VOCO Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd – Trade Centre, Dubai
$ · Indian

Located at the Voco Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, Aamara takes diners on a journey through time with a menu that draws inspiration from the ancient Silk Road. The menu combines Arabic and Indian flavours with beautiful ‘Instagrammable’ plating too. A highlight dish is the butterfly prawn with muhammara chutney and candied walnut – not to be missed.

Indya by Vineet
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Hotel, Al Mamsha Street, Dubai
$$ · Indian

This restaurant promises not only great food, but also a vibrant setting. For this venture in Dubai, celebrity chef Vineet Bhatia introduces diners to his contemporary approach to century-old recipes. Vineet is renowned for his recreation of all-time favourites through the addition of new ingredients. The menu offers a mix of street food and sharing plates with a variety of dishes from the earth (vegetarian), land (meat) and sea at a good value.

Indego by Vineet
Grosvenor House Hotel, Tower One, Al Emreef Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai
$$$ · Indian

With views of Dubai Marina, Indego by Vineet, another venture by chef Vineet Bhatia, offers dishes ranging from tandoor to grill, stew pots and a whole lot more that are perfect for sharing with loved ones. The interior boasts antique artworks paired with minimalist décor, creating an intimate atmosphere for guests.

Carnival by Trèsind
Level P5, Burj Daman, 312 Al Sa'ada Street, Za'abeel, DIFC, Dubai
$$ · Indian

Carnival by Trèsind is a fine-dining restaurant situated right in the hustle and bustle of DIFC. Chic interiors meet modern Indian cuisine at this hotstpot, with special touchpoints to every part of the meal, including the mocktails and the not-to-be missed aamsutra dessert. Expect lots of colour and flavour.

Masti
The Dubai Edition Hotel, Floor 1, Downtown, Dubai
$$ · Indian

Located at The Dubai EDITION in Downtown Dubai, Masti, which translates to “fun and mischief”, represents the “New India”. Its international approach to Indian cuisine brings together global influences on the cuisine’s well-known flavours, offering a special twist with every bite. Of course, the dishes are made to be shared!

Little Miss India
Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
$$ · Indian

Quirky Little Miss India impresses with its unusual and vibrant décor and presents dishes inspired by different traditions from across India. The fictional “mistress of the house”, Mohini Singh, introduces guests to this one of a kind space with its colonial aesthetic and several dining spaces, including an al fresco dining area.

Bombay Bungalow
The Beach Mall, Unit 2301, JBR Walk,, Dubai
$ · Indian

Located in Jumeirah Beach Residence, this beachside restaurant greets diners with its cosy and casual interior, as well as with its exceptional culinary offering. From curries to kebabs and more, Bombay Bungalow is a homegrown brand that puts a twist on its classic dishes and even serves breakfast.