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Jumeirah Zabeel Saray:, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-4530444
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Ranked #112 of 5,684 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was our third visit to Amala, and once again this restaurant succeeded to delight us in not only beautiful surroundings but extremely tasty food whilst being looked after by the very attentive staff, Abid and Vivek. Nothing was too much trouble, they took genuine care and looked after us superbly. We intend to visit again next month, not just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Had a wonderful time learning and tasting during the 2 hour course. Absolutely recommend attending the course with friends and family. The chef Omvir was skilled, thoughtful and insightful. Each and everyone of our questions were addressed in detail and they were even kind enough to address some of our in-depth inquiries in detail via email after the course. The... More 

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85 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

In keeping with it's own high standards, the food at Amala is excellent. The starters of chicken tikka and fish are particularly tasty. The main courses are also extremely tasty. The restaurant has a good wine selection at prices that are in line with most other Dubai restaurants. Somewhat tragically the service on this occasion was extremely poor. The time... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had the thali at Amala today. I am not competent to report if the food was authentic but it was delicious. We ate outside overlooking the gardens which were well tended. The service was attentive without being intrusive, the food was plentiful and they bought more bread promptly when requested. Watch out for the Groupon deals as they are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

it was stressed to us we had to book for a Christmas day table as we did to our surprise on arrival the restaurant was empty the starter was a few dry toasted slices of Papadams no dips or chutney ( which one gets practically in every indian restaurant). the main dishes came without any accompaniments, which we usually have... More 

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London
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

So we'd been to Amala before a year ago and had a great experience (see my other review on here about that experience). This time, we had half-board dining vouchers during our stay at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel and since Amala was onsite and we fancied Indian cuisine, it made sense to try this place again. On the first... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We tried the afternoon thali at Amala this past friday and I was pleasantly surprised. This was definitely a north indian thali and had 2 pieces of grilled meats (Kebab's), rice, naan bread and 6 different curries which ranged from the old faithful's such as Dhal Makhni and Vutter chicken to a spicy yet glorious shrimp curry, paneer and a... More 

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We ate at Amala four times during our one week stay at the hotel- I cannot speak highly enough of my experience. The decor, service, atmosphere and cuisine was delightful in every way. My husband and I were treated like royalty, and the food was divine. Thank you to all of the staff, and to the head chef Aman, who... More 

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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My wife and I dined at this hotel with the intention of eating at each of the different beautiful Zabeel Saray's restaurants for our evening meals, but after sampling the incredible food and service from staff that are passionate about the food they serve we will have eaten here what will be four times come tomorrow night! We were waited... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

This was my second visit to this exquisite restaurant - if you want to feel like a princess this is the place to visit. Exceptionally gorgeous interior design lends to serene and authentic Indian atmosphere. We chose the buffet which is served at your table - this way we tasted most of the dishes available with large servings. For sure... More 

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Additional Information about Amala

Address: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray:, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 04-4530444
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 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 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

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