I’m still trying to figure out what the connection between wild berries and this recently opened, predominantly Indian restaurant of the same name in al-Barsha South is. It’s a bit like Ravi’s of Satwa calling itself Daisy. Moving on, the interior of Wildberry is pleasant enough, with a purple theme matching well with its dark wood floor. Their menu is typical Dubai-Indian, which means it includes North and South Indian, Chinese, Italian and Arabic…on, and Continental.
I came on the promise of a South Indian breakfast. Dosa to be more specific. Well, for some unfathomable reason, they don’t serve Dosa on a Friday. What’s worse is that they fail to mention this on their menu…or on Zomato. Thanks guys!
But, one of their super-friendly chefs came out to coax me into trying their Poori-Bhaji instead. The problem is that by now I was in that childish mood where even the worst Dosa would have made me happy, whereas even the world’s best Poori-Bhaji just wouldn’t be good enough. And so, it was. This poor guy brings me what was actually not a bad Poori-Bhaji but I huffed and puffed, and I nagged and cribbed…about how oily the Poori was, how saltless the Bhaji was, etc. The truth is that everything from the Masala Tea he first served me to the Poori-Bhaji was good.
The question is, would I come back here? Probably not. But then remember, I’m coming from the Ranches. Wildberry makes a lot more sense to residents of al-Barsha South. That said, I would definitely consider coming to their neighbour, Khaana Badosh. Subjectively, how representative of the overall quality of this restaurant is my brief encounter there? Food-wise, probably not a lot. Hand on heart I cannot extrapolate one Poori-Bhaji across their menu. I can, however, tell you that service was friendly but painfully slow, and that the interior was spotlessly clean. Based on this I would have rated this restaurant a 3.0. I am rating them half a point down because they failed to mention they wouldn’t have Dosa on the day. The rest, you decide.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.