Dubai is well-known for its array of foreign cuisines to satisfy the taste buds of our transient expat community and tourists alike. But for a restaurant to make it as a go-to place for outstanding Indian cuisine is almost impossible given the rigorous standards it has to meet.
Specialising in food from the northwest of the subcontinent, near the Khyber Pass, Dukes on The Palm’s offering, Khyber is stepping up to the challenge.
The spacious restaurant is spread over one floor of the hotel and boasts a bar area, a terrace, booths and tables. For private functions guests have the option of booking the private dining room.
The food is nothing short of exceptional with flavours unlike what we’ve come to expect.
Start your meal with the paneer tikka avocado salad which is light and refreshing with the right dash of flavour. One of the chef’s recommendations was the tandoor ka phool – mild spiced cauliflower and broccoli.
For mains, their butter chicken is not to be missed and for vegetarians the Awadhi tarkari – seasonal vegetables, spices, onion, tomato and spinach puree – was delicious. The dhal was perfect.
Finally, what is a meal without an accompanying naan or paratha? The garlic naan won’t leave you feeling too full and the cheese kulcha is just total decadence.