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“Fantastic Indian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shamiana

Shamiana
Deira City Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-2954393
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Ranked #2,463 of 5,626 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Indian
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic Indian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

These "restaurants" can be found in most of the food courts of the malls in Dubai and serve fantastic Indian food. You can either eat them in the food court which is an experience in itself or to take-away.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Don't try this place for authentic Indian Food (esp. North Indian)”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I recently visited Shamiana at Dubai Festival City. The last visit to Shamiana was in Mumbai, India a couple of years back at Inorbit Mall, Malad. I was amazed with the consistency of this restaurant. It was as bad as it was a few years back in India. At a place where other options are not available for good Indian food, people may like it but in a place like Mumbai or India it shall always be last on my list. I've ordered a Veg Combo / Thali (Supposed to be North Indian) & was surprised with the taste. The Chole / Channa was sweet instead of spicy, the Roti / Naan was not good, Dal was ok.

Masala tea was good & the staff was courteous. Hence, if no other choice is available then Shamiana could be fine or else it'll be a "NO" !!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good quick indian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The food here is decently priced, service rather quick and is a good place for decent Indian food and is one of the best Indian food found in the food courts in the malls.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Try the veggie platter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

So much as pl enjoy their non veg cuisine their veggie platter are one of the best u would find in malls. Good variety and true value for money

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Decent food no frills”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

If you are in a hurry and want to grab a decent bite then head to shamiana no frills no modifications in the food as its pre made

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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