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Amala

#130 of 5,719 Restaurants 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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 205
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
DO NOT VISIT! BAD FOOD, BAD SERVICE!

I don't usually leave reviews but feel i have to with this place! We have visited many Indian restaurants world wide and I would say this is the worst based on food, service and price. We visited on Valentines Day during our holiday and had high expectations. The hotel looks beautiful on... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Francesca R
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I don't usually leave reviews but feel i have to with this place! We have visited many Indian restaurants world wide and I would say this is the worst based on food, service and price. We visited on Valentines Day during our holiday and had high expectations. The hotel looks beautiful on arrival, we walked up to the restaurant and... More 

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DiningConciergeJZS, Manager at Amala, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. We have noted that your experience at Amala was not reaching the usual high standards we deliver. I would be very much appreciative if you could contact the executive assistant manager - Food and Beverage on email nandana.wirasinha@jumeirah.com as we would like to discuss the experience with you personally and... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lovely relaxed restaurant with friendly staff and great service. The pre set Childrens menus gives a flavour of Indian food without to much spice. Look out for Janaka for some interesting wine selections that complement your food (a really nice guy to talk wine with!)

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Bromley Kent
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Janaka & Buddha were exceptional and gave us their time and expertise in choosing the right dishes. They made us feel like royalty. The food was superb too. Definitely recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We arrived a few days ago and attended a lunchtime cooking demonstration in Amala then we got to sample all the dishes which were all really nice. Great idea! We had a meal there tonight and the food and service was excellent! We can thoroughly recommend this Indian restaurant!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was the best service I had during my stay at zabeel saraye hotel.staff very friendley and cheerful .fantastic food and mouth watering desserts. I would highly recommend to visit this and heightened your holiday experiance

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was in many places in Dubai, but I had disovered the best place for dinner in Dubai. Amala restaurant has the best variaty of Indian cusine. The pleasant and calm atmosphere makes you relaxed. I was sitting in the terrace where openes the great view of the territory of picturesque, ethnic disigner of Juneirah Zabeel Saray Hotel. The stuff... More 

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was my first visit to this restaurant and I was very impressed from the moment I was seated. The waiter took time to explain the concept of the menu and even asked if I had vouchers to redeem. The menu choice was very good but withso many things we decided to go with the taster menu - the quality... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was great when it opened.... Had amazing food and service.... Sadly this time when we went there, it was a completely different experience. We wanted to dine at 8:30pm but we're rudely told that tables are after 9:30pm only... On arrival we saw that the entire restaurant is empty... I doubt if a reservation was needed at all... More 

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DiningConciergeJZS, Manager at Amala, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback very much and immidiately take corrective action on issues you have highlighted. The team is very disappointed that we were not able to exceed your expecations and want to assure that this is one off incident. We constantly strive to deliver a very high level of food... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Our second visit to this restaurant. The first was last year whilst staying at the Al Qasr but on a recent stay at the Zabeel Saray we visited again and was served with some wonderful Indian dishes. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant if you are staying at this hotel or another within close proximity.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Just came back from eating at the Amala Indian restaurant for the SECOND time during our 1 week stay at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Loved the food the first time and in love the second time round. We were served by Srehaan who was amazing (an asset to the establishment) - he is friendly, knowledgable, listened to what types of... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?