MITRA – Indian Restaurant
MITRA, the new friendship-themed Indian restaurant, opens in Dubai
MITRA, Dubai’s first ‘floating’ licensed Indian restaurant, is all geared up to offer a unique experience where friends can hang out and share hearty laughs over sumptuous fusions of exotic Indian and Middle Eastern treats as they celebrate true friendship.
MITRA, which means ‘friend’ in Sanskrit, is the brainchild of an Indian couple who moved to Dubai, fell in love with its magic, and made it their home. After a stint in the corporate world, they decided to chase their dream of creating a special place that celebrates friendship in style.
MITRA’s entry into Dubai’s vibrant dining scene is set to take the F&B industry by storm as it promises to take diners on an unimaginable gastronomic voyage of carefully crafted tastes of authentic Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
According to Shivam Goyal and Shipra Khurana, MITRA co-founders, MITRA endeavors to bring friends together to not only enjoy an unsurpassable and stimulating culinary experience but to also enjoy and celebrate each other’s company. The duo maintains that MITRA’s cleverly designed menu will offer discerning diners who demand authentic servings of food that is freshly prepared using the finest ingredients with little or no artificial coloring and minimal oil, making each meal a pleasurable and healthy experience.
“MITRA promises to offer an array of intricately prepared Indian dishes using a perfect mix of spices that will transform every diner’s experience into an unforgettable one. MITRA is a unique dining concept that elucidates the rich palate of Pan-Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, providing a uniquely diverse and international experience,” said Shivam.
On her part, Shipra added, “With the strong belief that a shared meal binds and connects people together, MITRA it is bound to ignite some childhood memories while taking our diners through an interactive and unconventional gastronomic journey. MITRA salutes and embraces different food, culture, taste and cooking styles and we are proud to collaborate with celebrity Chef Akshay Nayyar who believes that cooking is an emotional collision of ideas and culture, which is a clever blend resulting in a gustatory explosive taste!”
MITRA’s menu includes dishes such as the ‘Chicken Kulfi’ which is an inspiration from the traditional Indian frozen dessert, this is a salted and hot version contrasting its cold and sweet counterpart. The chicken is carefully minced with warm whole spices, massaged with freshly ground herbs and then steamed in molds to give that perfect texture and flavor. When it comes to innovation ’Dal’ (Lentils) is the last thing one thinks about. With this thought in mind, MITRA wants to present to their diners for the first time ‘Dal Bombshell Makhani’ which is dal in a shell and is bound to surprise your taste bud and eyes. Break open this shell of oozing creamy black lentils crusted with whole wheat and seasonings.
Located at the prime Al Seef, waterfront Heritage zone, and overlooking the beautiful waters of the Dubai creek, MITRA is now the largest Indian ‘Floating’ Restaurant covering 6,000 Sq. ft. over 2 levels offering a nostalgic indoor and outdoor casual dining with an experience. The restaurant boasts of an interior and ambiance that depicts a classy layout with quirky elements including a huge chandelier tree with birds hanging from the ceiling reminiscent of the olden times where friends met. Each area of the restaurant seeks to offer a distinctive experience to the diners.