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Amala

#128 of 5,661 Restaurants in Dubai
#133 of 5,951 Places to Eat in Dubai
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Jumeirah Zabeel Saray: | Right Wing of the Lobby, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 453 0444
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: From the moment you step inside Amala, you'll find the welcome is warm and...
From the moment you step inside Amala, you'll find the welcome is warm and authentically Indian. The cuisine, known as Mughlai, is strongly influenced by Persia and Turkey and is known for its richness, with exotic spices, dried fruits and cream. Every evening, Amala serves an exceptional a la carte menu where guests are able to order as many dishes as they like at a set price. Dine within the magnificent interiors or outside on the terrace, as you sample the varied flavours of North Indian cuisine through this truly extravagant dining experience.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exceptional staff

The food is delicious but it was the staff who made our dinner just PERFECT! We had two small, tired children with us for our dinner but the staff were just amazing with them and we left with two little ones giving their review to the chef that their dinner was 'mmmmm, yummy!' We asked if it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Lorri1903
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food is delicious but it was the staff who made our dinner just PERFECT! We had two small, tired children with us for our dinner but the staff were just amazing with them and we left with two little ones giving their review to the chef that their dinner was 'mmmmm, yummy!' We asked if it would be possible... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a classic case of outstanding service and terrible food! It's usually the other way around but in this case the service and staff were so attentive and caring that I really wished and was hoping that the food would improve with each bite. It didn't! Spent the day at the Zabeel Saray and part of their package included... More 

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Apparently this is some sort of top rated Indian restaurant. Starters are bearable the mains are awful.. really really awful.. Considering the JBH can produce knockout indian food why can't this restaurant being part of the same hotel chain.

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DiningConciergeJZS, Manager at Amala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are saddened that your experience was not upto the standard we try to achieve. We do hear great feedback about the food from Amala from many customers, but we do respect your opinion very much.We will listen to the customer comments with regards to food carefully and will make adjustments if necessary.... More 

Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The staff of Amala have specialization in guest services, with attention to detail and strong focus on customer satisfaction..I will come back for more next time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant and made a pleasant change walking around this hotel before and after dinner complared to the hotel where we were staying on The Palm - Atlantis. The food we had was of a high standard and served by pleasant staff. We just weren't as hungry as we had hoped to be when we made the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I am always amazed by the quality of service I have experienced at five star restaurants - either way too royal or it is way too lousy! Sadly, I have to relate Amala with the latter as that was our experience :-/ We went for their Friday Thali Lunch and obviously, I tried the Veg Thali. All the dishes on... More 

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DiningConciergeJZS, Manager at Amala, responded to this review

Dear Roshni Many Thanks for your extrmely valuable feedback. We have taken the feedback constructively and the team will make improvements. We would like you to try our dinner options as we are very interested to know what your feedback is as the offering is very much different to the Thali meal we offer during lunch time. I would appreciate... More 

England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The service was extremly disappointing, we left after the waiters seemed unattentive.. I told the waiter not to bring my order as simple requests seemed too difficult they were unaplogetic and had attitude didnt seem to care, not the jumeirah standard you would expect .. its more like a curry house in deira..

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DiningConciergeJZS, Manager at Amala, responded to this review

Dear Karima Many thanks for your feedback. We have read your comments and have taken steps to train our colleagues better to deliver a better customer service and to improve the communication skills. I do hope that you will visit us again and willl notice the improvements made. Many Thanks Management More 

Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We dinned in during on our anniversary night after suggestion from a friend to try out the "Indian" restaurant for the evening .we booked in on a busy night but were given warm welcome and seated at a perfect spot by the young lady Renuka at the front desk and given excellent suggestion for the tasting menu and a must... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Amazing starters (we had the vegetarian traditional mixed chaat I think), chicken rogan josh was lovely as was their naan. They also give you rice and lentil curry as complimentary sides that were lovely. I have to say that when I had it last year I did not enjoy it as much as this year and really wanted to return... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ate here last year and the waiter remembered us which was a nice touch. The restaurant has a very extensive menu that to say the least is hard to follow. I've eaten in Indian restaurants many times in different countries but this is very hard to follow. We were staying at the hotel on half board and they operate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray: | Right Wing of the Lobby, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 453 0444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

From the moment you step inside Amala, you'll find the welcome is warm and authentically Indian. The cuisine, known as Mughlai, is strongly influenced by Persia and Turkey and is known for its richness, with exotic spices, dried fruits and cream. Every evening, Amala serves an exceptional a la carte menu where guests are able to order as many dishes as they like at a set price. Dine within the magnificent interiors or outside on the terrace, as you sample the varied flavours of North Indian cuisine through this truly extravagant dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am

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