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Ravi's

#322 of 5,627 Restaurants in Dubai
#336 of 5,913 Places to Eat in Dubai
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unexpectedly Great

At first I was hesitant to enter when my friend invited me here for a dinner I was hesitant because I dont know if I will like the food and I didnt know any Indian and Pakistani Food my friend ordered a food for me and the rest was a great dining experience. Great food with awesome taste and not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Ravi is a Pakistani eatery located near the Al Satwa roundabout, just in front of Union Coop at 9th Street. It's always busy during evenings - with laborers, locals, tourists, executives, all sitting in one happy place serving delicious and cheap food. Ravi is a local favorite, and was even featured on "No reservations" by Anthony Bourdain. It has a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We always take guests to Ravi's, in fact they normally want to go! The food is awesome, love the butter chicken especially. Chicken and lamb off the grill are also very good. Usual thumbs up from us

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Every year they win the budget restaurant on timeout. the food is amazing, addictive and you cant have enough. very cheap that you could eat and be full for 30aed if you wish. service is little slow, but the place is always packed. no reservation, you go, you wait for the table to be empty... full of expats as its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

At first I was hesitant to enter when my friend invited me here for a dinner I was hesitant because I dont know if I will like the food and I didnt know any Indian and Pakistani Food my friend ordered a food for me and the rest was a great dining experience. Great food with awesome taste and not... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you want honest, low-key quality curry then come here. There is nothing pretentious about this place. It is cheap and they serve some really nice local food. Service is brilliant, the offers are basic, but incredible. There is a bakery next-door that did some amazing flat-breads too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I can start by saying that we just loved it. We arrived a bit early and found a table immediately, but by the time we were done....this place was literally buzzing and people were waiting to get a seat...just to show how popular this is . When you see many locals lunching it means the food is great and we... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Ravi's its an institution of the South Asian cuisine in Dubai and been here for ages. They have a wide menu of Indian and Pakistani food and most of the dishes are design for a simple audience, feeding from cab drivers to expats. If you want to experience something different in terms of cuisine, this would be a special place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Having been on the expat list of great eats for years, it still lives upto it's hype. It's gotten more expensive but it is still great value for money. Get there early if you want a table outside during the cooler months. The food is excellent quality and the service is reasonably swift.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you want to discover a different type of Dubai which is more in tune with ordinary day to day life then visit satwa and eat at Ravi's. We ordered the chicken tikka, dhal, naan and chicken achar. The food was tasty and portions were nicely sized. Cost 55dhs including water and soft drinks. Note that there are different seating... More 

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We are long term Dubai inmates and have been to Ravi's a zillion times, the thing that makes us go back is the consistency. Yes it's basic, yes it frill free but for the price you just can't beat it.... It's a very cosmopolitan crowd too a mixture of expat and tourists. The tandoor chicken, the kebabs and the bread... More 

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Address: Satwa Road (Al Dhiyafa Rd) - Nr Rydges Plaza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 331 5353
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

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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, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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