Rajasthani and Gujarati thali masters, Rangoli have been around for years yet, as thali crazy as I am, this was the first time I was visiting them. Tell a lie, this was the second time; the first was to their branch in Oud Metha. I think this two-story branch in Meena Bazaar is the first and original; it’s either this one or the third of their three branches in Karama.
My Indian food buddy, Arjun and I were ushered to their busy, buzzy upstairs dining area where only thali is served. The downstairs is for chaat and everything else their extensive menu caters for. It too was busy. The interior of Rangoli is the epitome of what I remember as a typical, casual Indian eatery…in India; it’s not the prettiest place but full marks to them for authenticity and ambience.
The thali at Rangoli is brilliant; right up there with the best of the best in Dubai, and at AED30 per person, it’s fantastic value as well. The service isn’t as personalised and coaxing as Rasoi Ghar or Rajdhani but it’s good, nonetheless. Honestly, I can’t think of another thali restaurant in Meena Bazaar which comes close. I would return here at the drop of a hat. Highly recommended.
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