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Special Ostadi


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Middle Eastern, Persian
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’d been less than impressed with the service at a glitzy hotel earlier in the day when we rocked up at Ostadi. The food is simple, regulation Iranian and the menu limited - and extremely good. The place is quirky - a caged bird trills...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Paul J
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant Special Ostadi is one of the best ways to immerse yourself into the real culture of the Gulf. I always go here with my family, I can not believe that I have not reviewed the place until now. If you plan to go,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank alpaca_hpuff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty food but otherwise complicated and uncomfortable place, not cozy att all. With better organizing also tourists would know how they should order starters, main dishes, sauces and other side orders. Now it was more lottery than anything else and our main dishes came without...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Brunoiivana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about this place online and it had a small amount of hype about it. There was a line outside because it was so busy. We waited for around 10 minutes to get a table. We had sat down for around 1-2 mins and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad not good, mediocre tastes for lower costs. You can try at least once just so see the place around Bur Dubai...

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank EmreK4065
Reviewed January 3, 2019

We were staying in a hotel in the Heritage Village and ventured into the surrounding Bur Dubai area, which represents a massive contrast to the comparatively upmarket tourist mile along the Dubai Creek, which is much like a theme park of a former self that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Xasgotan
Reviewed January 1, 2019

I was advised to visit this place by a local citizen, she did me a great favor by this advice! I went there with a female friend, we used the family section, we didn't know what to choose from the menu but the help came...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank msaad2811
Reviewed December 21, 2018

Authentic Kebabs & Great Ambience :) They are known for their kebabs and saffron rice. The kebab platter they served with rice and butter cube on top is something a must try for everyone. A must visit place in Dubai. Inexpensive & Great Ambience.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank rajibdey2017
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

I visited this place after 14 years. Had to put special efforts to locate it and it was very disappointing to taste masti which used to be absolutely fantastic in old times. I just wish if they had maintained their taste 🙄😏😥 I had such...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nasirsaleem1976
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Awesome kebabs & the owner who loves selfies with the customers.Must try the Jojeh kababs & the special kebabs.

Date of visit: December 2018
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May 21, 2018|
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Response from rjhaveri | Reviewed this property |
These restaurants are open during ramadhan and food courts in major malls will be open google search the list of restaurants open during ramadhan 2018 , you will see lot of options in news papers.
July 1, 2017|
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Response from caspergoa | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know where the meat comes from. I don't think you should worry as standards are kept high & enforced in Dubai. Also the owners being of Persian origin will have the food 100% Halal. Enjoy your meal !
November 23, 2016|
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Response from Manmohan V |
No cards. Cash only place.
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