Dubai offers infinite options for expats, residents and travelers, when it comes to entertainment, food and shopping. Since its peak summer here in Dubai, most of us would prefer staying indoors enjoy some great food and entertainment. While, I was in search of a restaurant that could offer me a feast to my tastebuds, melodious music in a soothing atmosphere, I came across Kebab Korner.
Kebab Korner is located in Mezzanine Floor, Howard Johnson,Mankhool, Dubai, offers wide variety from Indian and Mughlai cuisine, Bar and Live Music in a dim lit, pleasant ambiance.
I was here at Kebab Korner with a blogger friend for lunch and the staff welcomed us with warm smiles and let us choose our table. We were first served chilled water which was a savior for the afternoon’s blazing heat and complimentary papad mint chutney which was heavenly.
We ordered for Papdi Chaat from Salad and Chatpata section and it comes in a small shots in large plate, easily shared by 2-3 people. Papdi chaat was delicious and appetizing crisps topped with potato cubes, drizzled with yogurt and tangy sweet chutney. this was an absolute delish, perfect to start off the food feast.
From Kebab Section, I ordered for Dahi Ke Kebab, which was the star of the day. These hung yogurt patties are infused with Indian spices, ginger, green chillies, roasted cumin and is deep fried. This is a MUST TRY!
My friend ordered for Murg Hazarvi Kebab, which she was feasting on and looking at her I was sure that the chicken was made to taste great.
I ordered for Masala Chaas and my foodie friend chose Jal Jeera. both were rich and inviting, apt for the summer.
We were suggested to try their Bar-man Special Kala Katta drink, and my piece of advice to everyone who walks into Kebab Korner is to trust the suggestions provided by the staff. this was a BOMB. Later, when we fortunately met the Generaal Manager Mr. Mukesh, a very down to earth man, told me that this drink would be ravishing with a shot of Vodka. I will definitely go back to Kebab Korner to try it soon.
For entrée I ordered for Bindi Do Pyaza, Tandoori Roti and Vegetable Biryani. My friend asked for Jinghe ka Salan.
Bindi do pyaza was fresh, perfectly spiced tossed okra, onions and bell peppers garnished with thin ginger juliennes went perfectly with hot tandoori rotis. This is the best Bind Do pyaza I have had so far. This again can be shared with another person.
Vegetable biryani was mildly spied, not making it heavy to consume. Biryani had the beautiful medley of the aromas, flavors and tastes caused by the blending of the ingredients used in making it, topped with crispy onions and fresh mint adding more to the taste and aroma every morsel. This is accompanied with a large bowl of well presented and inviting Boondi Raaita. the combination was alluring.
By now, we hardly had any space left for desserts but foodies meal end only with a dessert. so we ordered for Gulab Jamuns. It was served hot and the jamuns were spot on, spongy, soaked in sugar syrup, topped with almond shavings, made it a perfect way to end the food feast.
Live Music is in evenings during dinner time, making every evening special. The staff are are friendly, attentive and suggestive. I repreat, trust their suggestions.
I am definitely going back to Kebab Korner to enjoy a scrumptious dinner and drinks with a musical leisure evening, specially and Kala katta with vodka.
Address: Mezzanine Floor, Howard Johnson,Mankhool, Dubai
Phone number : 04 3938538
Timings: 12 Noon to 3 PM, 6 PM to 2 AM everyday.
Highlights: Live Music, Home Delivery,Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Valet Parking.
Cost: AED 200 for two, Approx.