Zafran – Dubai Marina Mall
Reason we love it: Authentic Indian flavors and amazing view of the Marina
A spice saga of North Indian delicacies, Zafran at Dubai Marina Mall is a restaurant that offers not just food but a community experience along with it. The immaculately romantic view of the Marina and the community hubbub with a melting pot of nationalities, entertainers from different continents juggling, telling tales of the distant lands is what the experience is all about. Long before, even before the meal arrives you are entertained with what is going on around you
A contemporary Indian Restaurant that takes inspiration from the Indian spice, Saffron, the menu features a selection of regional Indian favorites with regular Chef Specials like the Biryani Festival, Seafood Sensations and Jashn-e-Kebab. Recipient of BBC Good Foods Best Asian Restaurant Award, a top rating of 3 Black Hats from Whats On and a Time Out Dubai Shortlisted Restaurant, Zafran truly exudes the brilliance of modern Indian cuisine.
The menu includes simple snack options to detailed slow cooked meals along with plenty of other enticing options that arrive well-presented. The dahee kebab appetizer (deep-fried yoghurt dumplings) is one of the most interesting dishes that stands out, as is the papdi chaat, a sweet yogurt with pomegranate and tamarind chutney. Other substantial dishes from the menu include a kebab platter featuring servings of chicken tikka and seekh kebabs (minced lamb); these cylindrical meat kebabs are moist and juicy and rolled in plenty of chopped chilies and herbs. A trip to any Indian restaurant is never complete without trying the notoriously spicy Biryani. Offering different types of scrumptious biryanis, the Hyderabadi Biryani is simply mouthwatering.
To finish off the amazing experience, delectable sweets from the menu will certainly put a smile on your face. Traditional sweets like gajar ka halwa (carrot dessert) and Gulab Jaman, there’s something totally joyful about these sweet treats. With good food, friendly service, courteous staff and a lovely setting, Zafran can, pretty easily, be a place to remember and revisit.