Ravis Rocks!

Old Apr 29th 2013, 4:35 pm
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In all the time that I have been in Dubai and the dirhams I have spent on meals and brunches never once have I thought of visiting Ravis in Satwa. The tablecloths are wipe clean and the napkins consist of a box of tissues taking centre piece on the table but .............

I have to say tonight I had the most delicious chicken handi and butter nan all for the princely sum of 26 dirhams - delish!

Are there any other Dubai institutions that I really should know about??
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Originally Posted by silversilver View Post
In all the time that I have been in Dubai and the dirhams I have spent on meals and brunches never once have I thought of visiting Ravis in Satwa. The tablecloths are wipe clean and the napkins consist of a box of tissues taking centre piece on the table but .............

I have to say tonight I had the most delicious chicken handi and butter nan all for the princely sum of 26 dirhams - delish!

Are there any other Dubai institutions that I really should know about??
Eat and Drink on al Wasl road, near Co-Op. best schwarmas in Dubai.
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In all the time that I have been in Dubai and the dirhams I have spent on meals and brunches never once have I thought of visiting Ravis in Satwa...
Why ever not? Ravis has always held the reputation for being by far the best Pakistani restaurant in town. You should now try a few tasty Iranian and Lebanese establishments, preferably not linked to an over-priced hotel.
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Eat and Drink on al Wasl road, near Co-Op. best schwarmas in Dubai.
If that's the one I'm thinking of the also do the best manakeesh in town
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In all the time that I have been in Dubai and the dirhams I have spent on meals and brunches never once have I thought of visiting Ravis in Satwa. The tablecloths are wipe clean and the napkins consist of a box of tissues taking centre piece on the table but .............

I have to say tonight I had the most delicious chicken handi and butter nan all for the princely sum of 26 dirhams - delish!

Are there any other Dubai institutions that I really should know about??
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Why ever not? Ravis has always held the reputation for being by far the best Pakistani restaurant in town. You should now try a few tasty Iranian and Lebanese establishments, preferably not linked to an over-priced hotel.
Try this company...walking food tour through Old Dubai. I sent some visitors on it and they loved it.
http://www.fryingpanadventures.com/
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Try this company...walking food tour through Old Dubai. I sent some visitors on it and they loved it.
http://www.fryingpanadventures.com/
Mentalist will never do that you you have to pay! (I'm right Mentalist, aren't 1? )

Arva is a lovely young woman who has worked hard to get her business up and running. There's a choice of two food options, Indian or Arabic. I think the cost is around AED 350 a head, but you go to about six different restaurants, get to try loads of dished and learn about the making of them and background.



A place to avoid = Xiao Wei Yang. They do those Chinese hotpots but it's utterly vile with cheap, nasty meats and fishballs.
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Hmm.

I lived near there.

The schwarmas were ok.

Best schwarmas was at All Mallahs on Al Dhiyafas near Ravi's.

Leagues better. A world apart from the too often dry schwarmas from Eat and Drink.

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Eat and Drink on al Wasl road, near Co-Op. best schwarmas in Dubai.
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You're thinking of Al Reef, not Eat and Drink. It's on the other end of the same strip of shops.

Best manakeesh in town. I used to stop by after a workout in Safa Park and pick up a piping hot cheese manakeesh or zaatar with cheese manakeesh.

My god, the oil that used to soak the paper bag!

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If that's the one I'm thinking of the also do the best manakeesh in town
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You're thinking of Al Reef, not Eat and Drink. It's on the other end of the same strip of shops.

Best manakeesh in town. I used to stop by after a workout in Safa Park and pick up a piping hot cheese manakeesh or zaatar with cheese manakeesh.

My god, the oil that used to soak the paper bag!
That's the one. Salivating just thinking about the meat manakeesh
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Originally Posted by Ethos83 View Post
Best schwarmas was at All Mallahs on Al Dhiyafas near Ravi's.

Leagues better. A world apart from the too often dry schwarmas from Eat and Drink.
Seconded, Al Mallah is in a different league, definitely the best shawarma in town. Eat & Drink aren't bad mind you.
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A place to avoid = Xiao Wei Yang. They do those Chinese hotpots but it's utterly vile with cheap, nasty meats and fishballs.
The China Sea in Deira is my favourite Chinese in Dubai - great dumplings. They have hotpot upstairs but I haven't got around to trying it yet. My only complaint is that they don't serve pork but that's understandable of course.
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Turkish - Istanbul Flower (Shaikh Zayed next to the Safestway supermarket). Good shawarma, mezzes, juices.

Chinese - The China Sea, Deira.

Bu Qtair - They only do the fish one way but it's always good.

Automatic in Jumeirah is generally ok for a quick meal, usual arabic grills, shish tawook, mezzes etc. Nice buffet in Ramadan actually.

Samak in Jumeirah (same shopping centre as Automatic) is a little more pricey but the fish is good.

Anyone have any good Indian or Thai recommendations?
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Isstanbul Flower is very authentic. In addition to the original place by Safestway, they have a smarter outlet in Healthcare City. I love their food. Bosphorus in the Beach Road is also good and reasonably priced if you like Turkish food. Both do a lovely betyi kebab.

My favourite Lebanese was always Al Safadi when we lived in Deira, but the shwarmas, juices etc from the place near one of our local mosques are damn fine.


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The China Sea in Deira is my favourite Chinese in Dubai - great dumplings. They have hotpot upstairs but I haven't got around to trying it yet. My only complaint is that they don't serve pork but that's understandable of course.
They serve ' special tea' upstairs , AKA Ice cold Tse Yang in a Carrefour plastic jug .

Does the job though
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