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Amala

#86 of 5,787 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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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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  • 237
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Lovely food, great service!

Beautiful tasty good. Excellent service by friendly helpful staff! Just as good as the last time we were here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
John D
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Glasgow
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Glasgow
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful tasty good. Excellent service by friendly helpful staff! Just as good as the last time we were here!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I reserved a dinner at Amala for my husband's birthday, and it was perfect. We opted for their tasting menu, and our waiter made a selection from their menu which was excellent. They also surprised us with glasses of champagne and a cake! We will definitely return for the food and for the service.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We went to Amala a couple of years ago and had a nice dining experience. We decided to take out a local friend for a special evening and chose this restaurant on our previous experience and the recent tripadvisor ratings. Unfortunately our meal was absolutely appalling with no suggestion of traditional, or indeed known to us Indian spices. The meal... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Authentic Indian cuisine with excellent service, especially Prajeesh our waiter when we went. Beautiful views from the balcony and the starters were delicious

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

My sincerest apologies for not writing this review sooner. Whenever I am feeling stressed or under the weather I close my eyes and think of what I imagine heaven to be like - Amala restaurant in the Jumeirah Zabeel Sarah hotel. This is not just a place to eat it is a paradise. Please let me tell you why. An... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Food is amazing! Service excellent, We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves this evening and would definitely recommend. Lovely atmosphere .

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Apart from the amazing Indian food the service was just the best from any of the restaurants in Dubai.. Special thanks to the waiter that went into the kitchen and brought out some more of the biscuits we loved and wrapped them up for us to take away... Couldn't do enough and very special 50 th birthday...

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Brilliant food. Beautiful surroundings. Our one regret is that as we were staying at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, which is where this restaurant is situated, and being on a half board voucher basis, we couldn't choose from the a la carte menu so our choice was limited, but what we did choose was excellent and so too our waiter, Srehaan,... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Having worked and travelled in India I was so very impressed with the fantastic food and service in Amala , Zabeel Saray, Dubai . It has definitely become one of my favourite restaurants in the world. The attentiveness , care and conversation were wonderful and the food and wine were amazing. Thank you in particular to Abbas, Arvind and Janaka... More 

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Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Having now eaten here on numerous occasions the restaurant never loses its appeal. It is a wonderful Indian dining experience. I was fortunate to be invited by Aman Kumar, Chef de Cuisine, into his kitchen to learn a recipe and it is efficient and spotless. I have noticed most diners perusing the menu and then ordering a main dish each... 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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