Mota Fish – Barsha-1

Mota Fish is a hidden gem of a Keralite seafood restaurant in Al Barsha-1. Located behind the Ramada Chelsea Hotel, it is small on interior space but huge on culinary character. My foodie friends and I were blown away when we had lunch there earlier this week. We started with crispy, spicy anchovies (Natholi Fry) … Continue reading Mota Fish – Barsha-1

Smart Cook – Barsha South

Smart Cook is an Indian restaurant in Al Barsha South. Located in the Al Salam Building near Miracle Garden, it has taken over from Wildberry, a crazy Indian Italian concept. Its interior has not changed much from the Wildberry days but seems (thankfully) less purple. What’s important is that it’s clean and respectable, somewhere you … Continue reading Smart Cook – Barsha South

Don Corleone – Al Safa

Don Corleone is an Italian restaurant at the (new, relocated) Metropolitan Hotel just off Exit 41 on Sheikh Zayed Road. It used to be a pretty decent place with a cosy, comfortable interior dotted with memorabilia from the Godfather movies and red and white chequered tablecloth for that stereotypical Italian effect. This new incarnation follows … Continue reading Don Corleone – Al Safa

Aaraamam – Oud Metha

Aaraamam (@aaraamam) is a popular South Indian restaurant which specialises in authentic veg AND non-veg Keralite cuisine (including beef). This branch, one of three, is located on the corner of 4th Street and 17A Street, behind Lamcy Plaza in Oud Metha. Its interior is bright, clean, simple yet respectable – somewhere you can take the … Continue reading Aaraamam – Oud Metha