Restaurant Review: Bukhara

Bukhara is an adventure to eat in
Saturday , 20 February 2016
Restaurant Review: Bukhara

There’s nothing worse than going to a restaurant and having the arduous task of navigating through a long menu of options when all you want to know is what the best thing to order is. Thankfully at Bukhara there’s none of that!

People describe their evenings at Bukhara as an adventure, probably because you're encouraged to eat the traditional way without cutlery. This venue is Indian hospitality at its very best, accompanied by the most rich and authentic surroundings, making diners feel as though they’ve entered the warm home of a wealthy villager somewhere in northern India in the early 20th century.

Dim lighting, raw wooden tables, copper matkas (water carrying bowls), authentic Indian fabrics on the walls and a slightly contrasting glass-enclosed kitchen adds drama to the authentic ambiance.

We’d recommend the kali dal (or dal bukhara), seekh kebab, barrah kebabs, tandoori jhinga, murg makhani and tandoori aloo, but in truth all the dishes are delicious.

Don’t worry about ordering too much food, the waiters are on hand to discuss correct portion size and give their advice on what’s best. The UAE isn’t short of a good few Indian restaurants but not many have the view that Bukhara does. The beach is especially fantastic at sunset so make sure you book a table during the magic hour so you can pop out on to the shore and take in the view.

INFO: 12.30pm-3pm Mon-Sun, 6.30pm-11.15pm Mon-Sun, Bukhara, Kempinski Hotel Ajman, 06 714 5582,

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