Indian in Downtown

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Despite the mall location this is a classy, dim-lit joint that takes the flavours of the subcontinent and adds contemporary tweaks. Get stuck into masala-rubbed Wagyu beef or Mangalorean-style chicken. If vegetarian is more your thing, order up small plates of paneer makhani (paneer in a creamy tomato and cashew sauce) and sweet and sour pumpkin.

Just want a nibble and a drink? Its tamba-time deal (noon to 8pm) gets you two cocktails and a small bites plate for Dhs99.