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Ananta

#74 of 8,601 Restaurants in Dubai
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The Oberoi, Dubai | Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 444 1407
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite possibly the best Indian food I have tasted. I opted for the vegetarian Thali so I could try lots of dishes. All of them were exceptional apart from the broccoli dish which I found to be a little bland. Tasteful table setting - loved the gold plates and cutlery and even the artwork (especially the print of Anand Dighe).... More 

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3 Thank Emma B
Oberoi_Restaurants, The Management at Ananta, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your dining experience at Ananta. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the hospitality by our team and rank our food as one of the best Indian foods you have ever tasted. We appreciate your positive sentiments about the food, ambiance and service. We look forward welcoming you back and... More 

Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I generally don't prefer to write a review for any restaurant, but honestly my dining experience in Ananta (The Oberoi, Dubai) left me stunned. Having travelled 110 different countries in my life and trying every damn cuisine in this world, my gastronomical experience in Ananta left me stunned. I came along three of my business colleagues a few days back,... More 

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3 Thank samuel j
Oberoi_Restaurants, The Management at Ananta, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your time taken to review your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your meal at our fine-dining Indian restaurant Ananta during your stay with us at The Oberoi, Dubai. Thank you for highlighting the quality of food and its authentic taste as well as the service as outstanding; we are... More 

New Delhi, India
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The Food Taste, Quality and Oberoi's Hospitality is actually wow. Ananta is on the lines of yet another Indian Restaurant at Oberoi Mumbai Zia. The Food Taste is outstanding and one try there Bread platter to enjoy crispy Paranthas. Butter Chicken and Dal Makhani Preparation was brilliant. There Dal Makhani Preparation will actually beat ITC Bukhara Dal Makhani Preparations. Nothing... More 

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4 Thank Amit32000
Oberoi_Restaurants, The Management at Ananta, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Ananta and for sharing your valuable comments on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your dinner and we are flattered by your comments on the food and service. We have shared your positive sentiments with Gaurav and the team and have no doubt that it will inspire them to continue striving... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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115 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I’ve come to the place as part of a set-menu business lunch with the team … I am usually picky when it comes to spicy food, but was excited to try this one out as I’ve heard so much about it. Place was quiet as it was lunch time … And we had the whole place to ourselves. Loved the... More 

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2 Thank Jo S
Oberoi_Restaurants, The Management at Ananta, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you or your time to review your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you truly enjoyed our Thali offer for lunch at Ananta, our award-winning and fine dining Indian restaurant at the hotel. It is great to know that you loved the variety of authentic dishes, the taste of the offerings as well as... More 

New Delhi, India
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The choice of vegetarian fusion dishes was very good and the wine list. We chose the vegetarian set menu and were quite pleased with the selection. Service was excellent and even when we made some observations on the dishes the Chef came to take on board our comments. This was very encouraging to see that they took pride in their... More 

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2 Thank Barry R
Oberoi_Restaurants, The Management at Ananta, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your dining experience at Ananta, especially the vegetarian fusion dishes and the excellent service. With the individual approach of every distinct guests palate we try to enrich the experience by taking on preferences and recommendations, to live... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

One of the best Indian restaurants we went to. Excellent food, not heavy, not too spicy, different from what other restaurants offer. Our waiter Cyril was perfect, even telling stories about our dishes. Recommending it strongly.

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2 Thank carole6dubai
Oberoi_Restaurants, The Management at Ananta, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the experience and the food selection at our award winning Indian fine-dining restaurant Ananta, featuring the royal cuisines of the Nawabs of Lucknow, which was formerly Awadh, Nizams of Hyderabad and the Maharjas of Rajasthan. Our philosophy is... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We tried the royal thali, the food was excellent. Most of the times the higher end Indian restaurants tend to be too cool for school and lose the essence of Indian food by making it "fusion" but this one stands apart. Also, food had just the right amount of salt and spices. The chef has managed to keep the originality... More 

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2 Thank rajeevsub
Oberoi_Restaurants, The Management at Ananta, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Ananta for your royal Indian dining experience. We are delighted to read your comments on the quality of the food as well as the attentiveness and quality of the service provided by Cyril. As your comments suggest, we do endeavour to create a dining experience on par with the finest restaurants in India. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Went to Ananta on a Monday night expecting to get a good seat on a quiet day. Upon entering there was a lady who was literally talking way too fast for me to understand her English (and I'm from London!). She advised we cannot sit in main restaurant and must sit 2 tables away from the front door. She had... More 

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1 Thank Jay_D_London
Oberoi_Restaurants, The Management at Ananta, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you sharing your feedback on your dining experience at Ananta. We truly appreciate your honest comments on the quality of food and value for money. Please accept my sincere apologies for the for not being able to meet your expectations. We have shared your comments on the dishes with the chef and we shall use your feedback... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Tried Ananta or dinner last week. Service was great, atmosphere is excellent, food is OK but not the best Indian you can have in Dubai.

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Thank mayyouch
Oberoi_Restaurants, The Management at Ananta, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining at Ananta and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are disappointed that we could not live up to your expectations with regards to the food. Please accept my sincere apologies. I do hope you give us the opportunity of gaining your trust and we shall endeavour to provide you the best of experiences. Please... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Passing through on business. Having spent a month in the Oberoi New Delhi last year this was reminiscent of the superb food and excellent service I had enjoyed in India. Cyril, my waiter, was excellent and the chefs produced great food!

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2 Thank Lancastrian777
Oberoi_Restaurants, The Management at Ananta, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that your dining experience with us at Ananta could live up to your expectations and let you travel back in time to your experiences at our property in New Delhi. Thank you for recognizing Cyril as well as the service team and chefs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$60 - $120
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian, Asian, Halal, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Oberoi, Dubai | Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 444 1407
Description
Ananta welcomes diners on a gastronomic journey through the twenty eight states and 4700 miles of Indian coastline.

Refreshed with courtyard views and dramatic with crimson furnishings and crisp white linen tables, Ananta is dominated by a magnificent show kitchen where guests can watch our masterchefs hand craft Indian delicacies in traditional coal-fired clay ovens.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?