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“Good food & friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Patiala

Patiala
Ranked #480 of 9,464 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
Description: Patiala, the only authentic Indian fine dining restaurant in Downtown Dubai, is now open at Level 3, Souk Al Bahar. Fusing authentic Indian flavours with contemporary interiors in an unparalleled urban setting, the new, fully licensed restaurant has flown in its team of chefs direct from Delhi. The result is signature dishes and authentic recipes that are rarely tasted outside of India in an environment designed to appeal to Dubai's discerning diners.
London, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
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“Good food & friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a newly opened restaurant specialising in north indian food on the first floor of Souk al Bahar, right next to the Dubai Mall. It is quite sophistically decorated in a typical middle eastern/indian style. This restaurant is surrounded by expensive restaurants in an upmarket area, so do not expect cheap prices on food or alcohol. The food and service were excellent, cant be faulted. We went there as a family for dinner one night and were so impressed that we went there again two days later for lunch and were not disappointed, again expensive but very good. It has an open plan kitchen if you like to see what is being cooked and how. The chef came out to our table to greet us and check that all was to our satisfaction. Overall a good experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Basilsingh
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Mickey_Dogra, General Manager at Patiala, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comments on our food, service and ambiance. It’s wonderful to hear that your experience at Patiala restaurant met with your expectations. From all the team at Patiala, we are truly grateful that you took the time to post your insightful review. We look forward to welcoming you again at Patiala.

Kind Regards,
Patiala Restaurant
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Extremely over-priced, not going back”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Service and the ambience is good but food is extremely over priced. With the number and variety of Indian restaurants in this city, this one offers nothing special for the price point it charges. Food was nothing out of the ordinary. They keep only Evian and charge 30 dirhams for a bottle of water. Alcohol is more over priced than some of the best bars in Dubai. Don't think we'll ever be visiting this one again! Try Iz in Grand Hyatt - its still one of our favourites...

  • Visited August 2013
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Mickey_Dogra, General Manager at Patiala, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. It’s unfortunate to hear that your evening at Patiala was not to your satisfaction.

We always strive to source the freshest ingredients with the highest quality available, which is reflected in the price. At Patiala, we pride ourselves with offering our diners a 5 star dining experience along with authentic north Indian cuisine. As all restaurants in Dubai, we do offer local water as well as premium water e.g Evian. Our alcoholic beverages are priced in line with other restaurants around the downtown vicinity.

We hope you give us a second chance to provide you with a more memorable experience at Patiala. On that note, we hope to see you again.

Kind Regards,
Patiala Restaurant
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“Best Indian Food Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Patiala had the best Indian meal I've ever eaten, including most meals I had in India. Everything was perfectly cooked, and had the perfect amount of spice (YMMV). I will DEFINITELY be coming back next time I'm in Dubai.

The cocktails (Patiala Passion specifically) are incredible!

  • Visited August 2013
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5 Thank HungryPilot
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Mickey_Dogra, General Manager at Patiala, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comments and it’s wonderful to hear that your experience at Patiala restaurant met with your expectations. From all the team at Patiala, we are truly grateful that you took the time to post your insightful review. Head chef was truly humbled by your kind words. Bar Manager Archie was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your “Patiala Passion” cocktail. We look forward to welcoming you again at Patiala.

Kind Regards,
Patiala Restaurant
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Fabulous Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had a lovely meal at Patiala, a little on the expensive side so check out prices before booking a table. Lovely atmosphere and the staff were friendly and most helpful.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Sportygirl1959
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Mickey_Dogra, General Manager at Patiala, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comments and taking the time to post your feedback. It’s wonderful to hear that your dining experience met with your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again at Patiala.

Kind Regards,
Patiala Restaurant
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Excellent food, definite return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you are a lover of Indian food, you must visit Patiala in Souq Al Bahar. We noticed pop-up banners for the restaurant on our visits to our restaurants in Souq Al Bahar and decided we would try it out. We were very happy that we did. The presentation of the food was different, the food was delicious and the service was good. The kebabs were fantastic and the way in which they were presented was impressive. We also enjoyed the wine and will definitely return. There were several large groups of families with children and the staff seemed to manage just fine. Unfortunately they do not have outdoor seating but the ambience within the restaurant is lovely and great for summer months in Dubai.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank eletnahc
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Mickey_Dogra, General Manager at Patiala, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comments on our food, service and ambiance. It’s wonderful to hear that your experience at Patiala restaurant met with your expectations. From all the team at Patiala, we are truly grateful that you took the time to post your insightful review. Head Chef Sanjay Bahl was delighted to hear your positive comments on our food presentations. We always strive to provide our guests with a 5 star experience along with authentic north Indian cuisine. We look forward to welcoming you again at Patiala.

Kind Regards,
Patiala Restaurant
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