Lazeez is a relatively new Indian restaurant located in one of the most awkward locations possible, Wasl Square, opposite Safa Park, right beside the Al Wasl flyover. It is a testament to the quality of this Mughal cuisine specialist that it has survived and thrived where everyone else has relocated from, or shutdown. And you begin to understand why from the minute you set foot into to place; it’s well designed with private cubicles on either side of the dining area, and tables in the middle.
A read through Lazeez’s temptress of a menu is a mouth-watering experience. It’s also one of the most complete Mughlai offerings in Dubai, and very easy to get carried away with. We wanted to keep our meal light and therefore avoided starters altogether. Instead we ordered two mains, a dal, and some roti.
The Achari Tikka Masala really blew my mind. Do not hesitate in ordering this dish.
I was hugely disappointed with the Gosht Nalli Ki Biryani which, while beautifully presented, was served with inexcusably undercooked lamb shank.
Thankfully the Dal Makhani was superb and went some way towards unruffling our feathers.
Service was also well below expectation. The headwaiter, an obvious veteran of many an Indian restaurant in Dubai, seemed distracted and preoccupied (with the cubical next door); it took a scowl and a growl to get him to give us a little attention. Even when our order was taken, it still took a while for our food to be brought to our table. Although I am taking a half point off my rating for both the inattentive service and undercooked lamb shank, I still think Lazeez is an amazing, hidden gem of a restaurant, and well worth a visit.