In a city full of flavours, finding the best Pakistani food at restaurants in Bur Dubai is a feast for your tastebuds. From the famed Ravi restaurant to Lal Qila Dubai, here are 5 popular spots to try.
1. Karachi Darbar Bur Dubai
Few Pakistani food outlets in the city command the name recognition that Karachi Darbar enjoys. Synonymous with budget-friendly eats that taste like they were prepared in grandma’s kitchen, their vegetable curry and roti is the reason we keep going back again and again.
Price: You’ll spend around AED 30
Location: 16 branches and counting
insydo tip: Don’t leave without trying a cup of Karak chai – it’s one of the best in Dubai.
2. Lal Qila Dubai
Ever wondered how rulers of the Mughal Empire once dined? Look no further than Lal Qila Dubai. Named after a famous Mughal monument, this all-you-can-eat establishment serves up buffet banquets featuring a live BBQ station and desserts worth drooling over.
Price: Buffet prices are AED 55 at lunch and AED 79 at dinner
Location: Jumeirah 1, near ENOC petrol station on 2nd December St.
insydo tip: Buffet prices don’t include drinks. Come during lunchtime for the best value-for-money dining.
3. Al Ibrahimi Palace Karama
Blending Pakistani food with delicious selections of Afghan and Indian specialties, Al Ibrahimi Palace is a spacious buffet-style venue that’s a must-visit. From the large selection of curries to the family-friendly atmosphere, it’s a charming space with an impressive spread to choose from.
Price: Buffet prices are AED 45 at lunch and AED 70 at dinner (weekends)
Location: Karama, opposite Bur Juman Centre
insydo tip: As one of the oldest Pakistani food buffets in town, this place tends to get crowded.
4. Ravi Restaurant Satwa
Popular with Western expats and the Pakistani community alike, Ravi restaurant is a true Dubai institution. If it’s not the low-cost menu that wins you over, it’s the classic Pakistani food that’s hard to fault. Come for the ambience (and the freshly baked garlic naan!)
Price: You’ll spend around AED 25
Location: 2nd December St, Satwa
insydo tip: Expect basic tube lights, tables and chairs – nothing fancy here but you’ll still love the ambience.
5. Bar B.Q. Tonight Satwa
One of the most famous restaurants in Pakistan, Bar B.Q. Tonight caters to barbecued meat lovers. With a choice of having a buffet or an à la carte menu, they bring together elements of grilling and traditional spices that keep customers coming back for more. With everything from chicken to seafood on the menu, expect traditional cuisine served with fantastic flare.
Price: You’ll spend around AED 50
Location: 2nd December St, Satwa,
insydo tip: The restaurant doesn’t have a large seating area and ends up becoming extremely cramped and overcrowded during the weekends.