Best Juice In Town is an oddly named Iranian restaurant on the Al Hudaiba end of 2nd of December Street, Satwa. Its bright and cheerful interior does, in fact, look more like a fruit juice café than the skewer-wielding kabab specialist it is. There’s a purposeful looking shawarma split behind a glass display as you enter beside which is a hooded flat plate and grill. Hunky Chef Behzad segments their menu into four, (1) shawarmas, burgers and sandwiches, (2) kababs, (3) khoresh (stews) of the day and of course (4) juices. He goes to great lengths to point out that they only use the best, freshest materials.
Although there were a dozen ‘favourites’ I was salivating to try, I decided (on the recommendation of the chef) to order their good-for-two mixed grill. Beautifully served on a wooden plank, the grill comprises of a skewer each of Koobideh, Joojeh and Tikka Masti, and is served with a side of neatly packed, B-cup sized mound of steaming white rice with a saffron-coloured cap. The Koobideh was as close to my reference, Feri Kasif, as I have come across in Dubai. The Masti was good but not a patch on Ostadi. The Joojeh tasted good but could have been juicier. All in all – surprisingly good.
We also tried their juices; I had a sweet melon and James tried the watermelon. Next time I will ask for them NOT to add any sweetener as it makes the juice too…um, sweet.
The staff of Best Juice In Town are friendly and attentive. It’s obvious husband and wife owners, Samira and Adel have put a lot of heart into this little restaurant – there’s a positive buzz about the place. So, when you next fancy some homemade style Iranian food, or a burger or a wrap, or simply some amazing kababs, head over to the weirdest named Iranian restaurant in town – Best Juice In Town.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.