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Ravi's

#316 of 5,585 Restaurants in Dubai
#327 of 5,858 Places to Eat in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Indian, Pakistani
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Satwa Road (Al Dhiyafa Rd) - Nr Rydges Plaza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 331 5353
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ravi's: Best Pakistani Food in Dubai - Must Do!

Ravi Restaurant, made famous by Anthony Bourdaine on his Dubai Layover is a no frills local eatery located in the heart of old Dubai. Serving traditional Pakistani food Ravi’s makes a point of giving everyone who comes through the best of the Pakistani homeland. On recommendation we ordered the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
BennSophie
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Terrible food, naans and rotis were very rubbery, chicken gravy was like spicy water. Tandoori chicken were smelly and uncooked. Very bitter experience.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

In the 20 years I have eaten there, I have never had a bad meal! The service can be a little slow at times, but then again its always busy and the guys are run off their feet.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Ravi Restaurant, made famous by Anthony Bourdaine on his Dubai Layover is a no frills local eatery located in the heart of old Dubai. Serving traditional Pakistani food Ravi’s makes a point of giving everyone who comes through the best of the Pakistani homeland. On recommendation we ordered the Curried Mutton, Chicken Tikka, and a side of Dhal to accompany... More 

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Lucknow, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The famous ravi chain I went there as I wanted to explore some pakistani cuisine food is good service is very fast and also pocket friendly but interiors could have been better..

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This place seemed to be a bit of a tourist trap! I think if they recognise you as a local, they take the care to provide you with first class food - But clearly not with us. We ordered the kebabs, which were nice, the peshwari mutton, the nihari, and the daal fry. To be honest, none of it took... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you're looking for proper, melt-your-heart Pakistani food, this is place. The kebabs, the rotis, the mutton curries are all to die for. I ate here regularly for four years and never had one bad meal or experience. Support the small businesses in Dubai and definitely eat here!

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had to try this place as I've heard nothing but rave reviews. It's really a place that used to have obscure status which it has no longer due to the throngs of people that go there. Always busy, good and tasty portions and super cheap. Brought back my own childhood memories of Satwa and the immigrants which are UAE's lifeline.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Food is average but the service is good. Friendly and pleasant staff. Mutton Peshawari and the Sheekh kebabs are very tasty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Food was awesome. The afghani pilau was the best! The daal and mutton pishawari was also delicious. Very fast service, didn't have to wait too long for the food to arrive.

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Aviano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This restaurant was recommended when we asked for one that locals went to not glitzy crowed tourist restaurant. If you want fancy this is not the place for you. It is what I would call a "dive" with great food. It is way less than fancy. No frills here including the dinnerware so if bothers you skip it. The staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Satwa Road (Al Dhiyafa Rd) - Nr Rydges Plaza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 331 5353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?