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“Good food, slow service”
Review of De Thali - CLOSED

De Thali
Price range: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Lovely restaurant, food was tasty and of good value but service was very very slow. Food all came at different times so some people finished their meal before other dishes had arrived. Would visit again if I'm not in a rush to be somewhere!

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Thank Wintercherry1
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

This restaurant has the winning combination of a trendy decor with great ambience, excellent food, attentive friendly service and very reasonable prices!! It's in the Madinet Zayed Shopping Mall but still has a restaurant feel so you hardly notice. We shared the seame prawn entree and it was generous ( 8 prawns) succulent and tasty. We then had a thali each, one vegetarian, one with butter chicken. What a great eating experience with all the little dishes set out around the silver plate. The curries, chutneys dhal and other extras were all delicious and the naan was cooked just right. For just under 100 dirham including drinks this was great value for money. We'll be back.

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Thank WandTNZ
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is the second trip to this lovely restaurant.This time I had the Kerala Fish Thali(in a silver plate).The thali was excellent with the dishes tasting home cooked with only little oil,for Dhs 20 its truly value for money.
My wife had the Veg north indian thali and she loved every bite of it.The butter chicken our kids had was also good,the tandoori chicken was spicy.
The restaurant has a great ambience with witty one liners written all around.The only drawback is the waiting time for the food.The service also is very good.

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1  Thank ReneUae
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Nice decor, great ambience albeit being in a food court area, tasty food. We had a couple of veggie thalis, aam ka panna (which was superb) and lassi (again one of the best salted lassi we've had in ME). The thali (plate) gives a royal feeling with the silver like plates, dishes. The flavor is well indian and tasty. The indian juices (lassi/aam ka panna) were perfect in the combination, not too sweet/sour/salty..just perfect. All in all a very enjoyable thali at very affordable/reasonable prices.

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Thank Ram111
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Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

As a india, food is a constant source of joy (and yes there are days when it shows too :-P) But when you stay outside india, you search for those small moments where you can feel home away from home. De thalli provided me with the same experience. Homefood... Indian crowd... A waiter with a smile... It was an experience of the heart.. I loved the unique cocept of thalli, a very normal dish in india i believe, but on a foreign soil its a definite winner. A must try indeed. Especially if you wanna get nostalgic :-)

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Thank isha_2106
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