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“beautiful food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amala

Amala
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray:, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-4530444
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Ranked #76 of 5,626 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“beautiful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Ate here on the 3rd night of our stay at the zabeel saraay - the staff are fabulous and cannot do enough to ensure you have a good time - We ate on the half board option and were a little confused at first by the small menu & then realised that we were getting everything!! you get small bowls of all 3 curries Plus rice naan bread, starters desserts etc but if you do want more, then they ask & bring it you immediately. The managers were also on hand to ensure you enjoyed the food - beautiful place

Visited May 2013
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JZS_Management, Manager at Amala, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at our Amala Restaurant at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Trip Advisor and for recommending our restaurant.

We make every effort to maintain the high standards of timely and quality service delivery Jumeirah is renowned for, and we are delighted that we have been successful in exceeding your expectations during your visit.

Thank you once again for choosing to dine at Amala and I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,

Dirk Bansemer
Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best place in Dubai to have mughlai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Very good ambience, nice outdoor setting, tasty food, friendly staff. But a bit pricey ;) still must go

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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JZS_Management, Manager at Amala, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to share such a complimenting review following your recent visit to Amala Restaurant at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and for recommending our restaurant on Trip Advisor.

In regard to your comment on the cost, rest assured our prices are regularly evaluated and are in line with our direct competitors.

Thank you once again for choosing to dine at Amala and I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,

Dirk Bansemer
Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 restaurant reviews
“Authentic Indian experience with idyllic sea front view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Amala restaurant inside Zabeel Saray on The Palm Jumeirah is indeed a complete delight for anyone who loves unlimited a-la-carte experience.

Visited June 2012
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JZS_Management, Manager at Amala, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your time in posting a review on Trip Advisor. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your positive comments and am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at Amala.

Thank you once again for posting a review of Amala on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back and having the opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Dirk Bansemer
Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“A Unique experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Amala boasts of a very unconventional system of serving. It is part-buffet, part-a la carte, a fixed price menu...Interesting isn't it? this is their Unique Selling Point.
You can order for any or every item on the menu any number of times for a fixed price of Aed 285 per head. Beverages are not inclusive. Nevertheless, this spares you the strain of having to decide on your dishes and truly helps in making your dining experience worth it!
For a 5 starrer, I wouldn't call the choice of menu very wide-ranging. It resembles the menu of any other ordinary North-Indian restaurant in Dubai. I would have resisted the temptation to mention this had I enjoyed the taste of the food. It merely bordered on 'average'!
The service staff are pleasant, but their service was tardy; despite the fact that the evening we went on wasn't a full one.
The ambience created by the opulent decor (esp. indoors), lighting and the Buddha Bar sort of music transports you to a time and place of some romantic Moghul.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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JZS_Management, Manager at Amala, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to share such a complimenting review following your visit to our Amala Restaurant at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and for recommending our restaurant on Trip Advisor.

Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your positive comments and am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at Amala.

Thank you once again for choosing to dine at Amala and I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,

Dirk Bansemer
Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good ambiance with plenty of spread to choose from”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Located inside the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, one of the 3 main rest. in the hotel has a nice inside and outside sitting option. the menu is set and can be ordered as many times as you like.
for veggies too the options are quite extensive.. the taste was a bit dampener and was too blend for us, the service initially was prompt and we were provided with our choice of sitting but as the crowd got going, things started to go slow! we like almost waited for 30 min after starters.
overall the place is worth a visit once.
must say - the appricot chutney dip was something i loved

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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JZS_Management, Manager at Amala, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at our Amala Restaurant at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Trip Advisor

I am also grateful for the areas you have identified where you feel we could improve. Rest assured your feedback will be addressed to ensure we deliver the best in service and products which you have come to expect from a Jumeirah Hotel

Thank you once again for posting a review of Amala on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back and having the opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Dirk Bansemer
Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage
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