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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Punjab Grill
Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Ruled by royals since its very inception, the region of Punjab is known for food that is quite literally fit for kings. Punjab Grill recreates these riches from the past while adding to them the twist of today. Punjab Grill has by now become one of the most critically acclaimed fine dining restaurants in Abu Dhabi, India, Singapore, Bangkok and recently opened outpost in Washington D.C. The restaurant offers an impressive spread of progressive and classic fine North Indian/Punjabi fare as well as a selection of unique signature beverages. This cuisine has a long-standing tradition, and is famous for very rich, buttery and uniquely flavoured dishes. Punjab Grill’s talented chefs give its unique
$42 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Indian, Bar
Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Waterfront, Beach, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Ritz Carlton for 4 nights after visiting family in Australia and decided to try the Punjab Grill in the Venetian Village. What a great dining experience - extremely good service, interesting combinations of Indian food (loved the beetroot & fennel...starter with a peanut butter filling) and our curries were a subtle blend of spices. A chance remark to my husband about it being my birthday was overheard by our waiter and to my great surprise a plate was brought out at the end of our meal with a beautiful chocolate dessert complete with a lit candle by two members of staff singing Happy Birthday to me. The manager also made a point of coming over to pass on congratulations. A wonderful end to a memorable meal. Top marks for food and service.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fab evening with friends, complete with amazing food. Highlights were aloo papdi chaat, the salmon, chicken trio and the huge portions of mains which were butter chicken and chicken biryani! Great naan bread too and unlimited water. Special shoutout to our extremely attentive waiter...Sharvan, his service was quick and attentive and very pleasant. Definitely will be backMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was exceptional and the staff very sincere and hospitable. Nothing was too much trouble and happy to share their knowledge of the food

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Ritz Hotel when we stumbled across this hidden gem by accident. We didn’t reserve a table but they quickly got us sat down outside. The setting was beautiful with a calm vibe and a lovely view. The menu we went...for was the Ramadan set menu, which was absolutely unreal!! The flavour of the food was delicious, the service was quick and we got ALOT of food for the affordable price we paid. We were so stuffed by the end but we just couldn’t leave the food as it was that delicious. Our 2 main servers Jinky and Prasad were very welcoming and provided excellent customer service. Honestly, we would recommend this lovely restaurant. Thank you so much xMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting, great menu & well flavoured food but the service was so incredibly slow. Took over 3 hours to complete the meal & had to keep asking for things….disorganised perhaps?

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 17, 2022

Excellent location, Nice ambience and Great food. Particularly enjoyed the starters of Palak patta chaat, Beetroot cutlet and Dahi kebab. Ordered veg main course which were tasty. Finally the Rasmalai for dessert was lovely. Overall good experience and special thanks to Basant and his team....Will visit again to taste the balance veg dishes and starters.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 5, 2022 via mobile

We’ve eaten at Punjab Grill many times and it never disappoints when it comes to the food. Unfortunately the service was a little lack lustre this time, the staff seemed unenthusiastic compared to previous visits, but hoping it’s a post covid thing and that it’ll...pick up again soon. The food is delicious so still well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 27, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant has plenty of options to offer and the food tastes great. Narendra our waiter was very knowledgeable about all the food and gave great advice on how spicy and their gluten free options. My girlfriend is celiac and the majority of the food...was gluten free. A fantastic meal and experience all round.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 26, 2022 via mobile

The food here was outstanding. The presentation and tastes of everything was really good. The service with everything was good, all the people were kind and out of that mostly Parsad.

Date of visit: March 2022
Kaustubh Mahajan, General Manager at Punjab Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2022

Superb review. Thank you so much, Ishupat for your kind words.

Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful location and amazing food. The manager Basanta was extremely helpful with a fussy eating toddler that was a real bonus. Despite not having fries on the menu he went out of his way to deliver. The food was fantastic, the crowning glory was the...jalebi churros …More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 16, 2022 via mobile

As usual, we enjoyed a wonderful meal at Punjab. Each and every selection was flavorful and delicious and the service was perfect.

Date of visit: March 2022
Kaustubh Mahajan, General Manager at Punjab Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2022

Thank you, ShelbyMine for your wonderful review.

Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

We just finished eating the most delicious dinner at Punjab Grill! The whole meal was DELICIOUS! I can thoroughly recommend the Green Chilli and Coriander Chicken, (adjusted for your personal ‘spicy ‘ preference. I thought the potato spice bread might be a filling starter for...me, but it was fresh, light flavourful and not too filling at all. All the staff were friendly, attentive, efficient; especially Narinder, who helped with menu suggestions! Will be back for sure!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 5, 2022 via mobile

Not a review of the hotel since i was not spending a night there, but a very positive feedback about Aman who works in the hotel’s restaurant. He is such an amazing guy, with best customer service skills. Very welcoming and so professional. He gave...me a great time and he deserves the highest positions.More

Reviewed January 16, 2022 via mobile

Amazing food with warm and friendly service. Our kids loved the palette cleanser, complimentary from the chef. The manager was attentive and helpful.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed January 8, 2022 via mobile

we had dinner at the punjab grill in Dubai that is located in the oberoi hotel the attention has been spectacular and the taste of the food was incredible, it was a festival of unique flavors the presentation of them unmatched. in an extremely pleasant,...quiet and very Helpful is a highly recommended place to enjoy Indu food.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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May 30, 2019|
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Response from Rhett D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can call the restaurant directly or talk to the concierge. Both of which would be happy to help you.
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Yes they do and with variety of options
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Yes and yes. Trust me this restaurant will make you happy. Go after to barfly.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Punjab Grill

Yes, Punjab Grill offers takeout services.

Yes, Punjab Grill is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Punjab Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5