Truck Adda is a Pakistani restaurant with one of the wildest, coolest interiors I have seen. Modelled after the (almost) psychedelic truck art scene found throughout the Indian subcontinent, you’ll either love or hate its décor. I love it. Truck Adda is located in Cluster D, easily my favourite culinary corner of JLT.
You look at the interior of this place and think, gimmick! the food can’t be good. But it is. In fact, it’s brilliant. You know what it’s like? It’s like what Ravi’s used to be when it had street food cred and was the darling of Dubai. The difference is that this place looks good too. Try their Kebabs and their sensational Karahis – the Chicken Peshawari is a must but also try the Mutton Karahi – it’s to die for. I wouldn’t bother with rice, their in-house-made flat bread is really good. And if you can go straight home from the restaurant, also try their extremely farty channa masala, which’ll for sure turn you into a WMD in no time.
Service is typically Pakistani, warm and hospitable. I actually like this JLT branch more than the original in the Al Hudaiba Awards Buildings on 2nd December Street. It’s cosier. Prices are very reasonable. A full-on meal for two should come in for less than AED100. So, if you’re craving a good Pakistani meal, this most certainly is a very good option. Just remember to go home after the channa.
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