Hey Guys and Girls!
I hope you guys are having a great Ramadan. It’s going amazing for me with a lot of stuff going on, some tasty Iftar’s, Eid Shopping and what not! I thought of doing something similar like last year ‘s top iftar’s which went a great hit! Here’s my favorite 3 Iftar’s I’ve had outside! End your Ramadan by trying them out!
- Barbecue Delights – Dragon Mart 2
One of the restaurants I have visited earlier for Iftar quite a few times and this Ramadan once again. It’s my first experience at the Dragon Mart 2 Branch and I’m pretty much dazzled by the great presentation and the tastiest of the foods by them. There was a variety of dishes starting from the Iftar items there was Fruit Chaat, Dhai Bharay, Pakoray, Samosa, Aloo Chana, Fresh Fruits, Lemon Mint Juice and RoohAfza.
Their dinner menu had lots of Salads, Chicken Corn Soup, Reshmi Kabab, Seekh Kababs, Biryani, Daal, Aloo Zeera, Mutton Karhayi, Palak Paneer and many more dishes.
The desserts had Gulab Jamun, Jalebi, Umm Ali, Jelly and Shahi Tukray.
Oh, this is probably a trailer of things they’ve got, there’s much more than this when you visit! The food was fresh and hot, cooked really well. The staff was very welcoming and well attentive towards all their customers. I wasn’t expecting a lot from this particular Iftar but it has made me love it so much that I will always recommend this particular branch and Iftar to everyone.
The seating is very open and free as the restaurant is really big and can accompany many people. You can carry your Business or Family Iftars very easily.
It’s super crowded so you’ve got to reserve your tables way before in hand. Almost every table I saw was fully booked!
I tried on everything and all the items were amazing from the roti, seekh kababs, rice, chutneys and the dessert. I couldn’t say that only one thing was great because all of them were delicious. I was completely in a complete Desi Mode ON!
The Iftar costs 65 Dhs on weekdays and 70 Dhs on Weekends in the Dragon Mart 2 Branch. There’s a 20% discount on Iftar Buffet after 8:30 pm.
- Nandos – Dubai Festival City
Nandos being my favorite place for some good food every time. I got to the Dubai Festival City Branch to try out the great Ramadan Sharing Platter. I was pretty much interested in it & being so affordable it made me wanna visit again.
The Ramadan Sharing Platter consists of one whole chicken which has two breasts and two legs. You get a tasty Hummus with Pita Bread. They also treat the kids with a free kids meal. Other than that you’re allowed to choose 5 large sides; options range from salads, corn, wedges, fries, spicy rice and much more. All of this costs 139 Dhs only and is available at all Nandos Restaurants through out the Holy Month.
Nandos has always undoubtedly cooked one of the best Chickens in the most juiciest ways. Upon arrival we received some dates and small water bottles completely on the house. I highly recommend you guys to stop by at Nandos, specially if you’re shopping by in a mall for Eid.
Although, there was one mini issue that the staff kept forgetting our orders, so I had to keep on bugging them for long, but if you visit them earlier and order it should be the best then!
- Street Cafe – Ibis Styles Jumeirah
Street Café is located in the heart of Dubai in Ibis Styles Hotel, Jumeirah. Upon visiting you are given free underground parking, which is very near to the restaurant situated on the ground floor of the hotel. A very pleasant and cool atmosphere, decent amount of seating to accompany many, but most importantly a very nice Iftar. The Iftar first of all was very well presented and decorated which makes one just want to keep taking pictures to get some likes and not touch the food at all.
For starters some nice amount of Arabic salads, hummus, labneh, hot lentil soup and a lot more give a perfect kick start to you Iftar, they all tasted nice as expected and the soup was nice and warm except that it lacked some salt and spice. There is even another separate section with different kinds of cold juices and dry fruits to help you quench the thirst and regain some energy. Once you are all charged up, it’s time for the main course. A good variety of dishes, around 10, enough for all kinds of people. Whether you’re Asian, Arab, South Asian or Western.
Some of the variety included pakoray, juicy tandoori chicken, roti/paratha bread, veg pasta, fish Chinese gravy, and some nice biryani. There was even a live serving of beef and a separate section for all different kinds of breads if you’re a bread lover. The dessert was very well presented as well, the carrot cake was the best but there were quite a few types to choose from.
Overall, a very nice Iftar, I mainly binged on tandoori chicken with bread and hummus, as well as some lentil soup and lots of cold fluids! The food was very satisfying and had me full, however If I am to visit next time I would love to see more variety, perhaps another long table of different kinds of foods so to can try even more of what Street Café can make. The Iftar costs 145 Dhs but pre-booking costs 125 Dhs.
Thank you for checking the post out! Have a great ending to Ramadan!