Persian cuisine has the influence of diverse cultures due to its strategic location at ancient Silk Road. It is the perfect amalgam of local produce, food from the Far East, the Middle East and some eastern Mediterranean countries. Also, Persia is famous for serving food with great love and warmth as people here are very welcoming. This delicious and unique cuisine is a combination of rice, with meat, vegetables, and nuts which are flavored with pomegranate, raisins, plums, saffron(key-ingredient), dried-lime, cinnamon, and turmeric. In this blog post, read my reviews of Fine Dining at Anar Persian Cuisine Restaurant in Dubai.
Dubai offers Diverse food options from all over the world and always surprises me with the best authentic & traditional cuisines from many regions of the world. If you are visiting Dubai or living here, then Go for Anar Persian Cuisine Restaurant in Dubai.
Reviews – Fine Dining at Anar Persian Cuisine Restaurant in Dubai
Anar – a Persian Restaurant in Dubai is a place where you are offered with two thousand and five hundred-year-old Persian recipes, served with great love and warmth.
“Anar” a Persian word which means Pomegranate in English is a key ingredient of this unique cuisine and therefore the restaurant is named after this generous fruit. You will find the taste of magical pomegranate in various dishes from starters to desserts in this restaurant.
AMBIANCE/ DÉCOR – The location of Anar is magical, as it is located at Souk Madinat Jumeirah which is a recreation of ancient Arabia with Arabic style of buildings, markets, canals, traditional boat rides, etc. Anar is centrally located on the popular walkways, besides the waterfront of tranquil canals and offers stunning views of Burj-Al-Arab and Souk Madinat.
Anar offers outside and inside seating whichever you prefer. While dining outdoor you can have your delicious food besides the canal and watch traditional Abras (wooden boats) passing by you.
Their interiors are also interesting as the theme is Persia and the whole environment inside the restaurant takes you there. Interesting and beautiful paintings adorning the walls, artifacts from Persia, rich turquoise furnishings, lavish chandeliers hanging from patterned roofs make the atmosphere very authentic and beautiful too. Also, light Persian music is played in the background which I found very soothing, though I don’t know the language it was perfectly blending with the theme.
They have open Tandoor area where you can see how special chef is preparing traditional bread and these bread are quite similar to Indian Tandoori Roti or Naan.
WHAT I ATE / ORDERED – Traditional Bread and a Plate of Walnuts, Feta Cheese, Leaves are served initially when you arrive and take your seat which is complimentary with your meals.
For Drinks I ordered Fresh Anar Juice – Fresh squeezed Pomegranate Juice and Fresh Mint Lemon Juice.
SALAD ANAR-O-KHIYAR – Cucumber and Pomegranate seeds drizzled with Pomegranate juice.
BADEMJAN SHEKAM POR – Baked Egg Plant with a stuffing of crushed walnuts and mixed vegetables.
BORANY BADEMJAN – Fried Eggplant with creamy Yoghurt. ( It is a kind of dip).
HUMMUS – Paste of cooked mashed chickpeas mixed with Olive Oil, Tahini, Lemon juice, Salt & Garlic.
MAIN COURSE – Gravy / Stew with Variety of Rice and Kebabs.
GHEYMEH BADEMJAN – Tender Lamb cubes cooked in tomato sauce with egg-plants & yellow lentils. I am vegetarian so asked them to make this dish without Lamb cubes. It is a perfect gravy with large quantity and even vegetarians can also have it.
KHORESHT BAMIYE – Lamb cubes cooked with Tomato Gravy & Baby Okra. Again I requested them to eliminate Lamb cubes from it to transform into a vegetarian version.
RICE VARIETIES – They have many flavors infused rice varieties which are worth.
BAGHALI POLOW BA MAHICHEH – Dill and Fava beans flavored rice. It has braised lamb but I opted without it.
ZERESHK POLOW – Wild Berries and Saffron-infused rice which also has slow cooked chicken. Again in this, I opted without chicken.
FALOODE SHIRAZI – Rice Noodles, Rose-water Sorbet with Lime.
BASTANI AKBAR MASHTI – Persian style Saffron infused Ice-cream.
And last but not least the winner of all dishes is – the famous Persian Tea and no food is completed in a Persian restaurant without having their famous and special Tea.
Persian tea here is served with many assorted Persian Delights/cookies. This special tea is infused with flavors of saffron and even the sugar stick served with it has a coating of saffron.
MY VERDICT –
Food – 4.8 out of 5
Ambiance – 5 out of 5
Service – 4.8 out of 5
Cleanliness – 5 out of 5
- Welcoming and courteous staff
- Expert chefs from Persia.
- See through Tandoor with the live preparation of Tandoori Persian Bread.
- Full Bar. Happy Hours is from 4:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
- Opens from 12:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M.
- Valet Parking
- Located at one of the most Popular and Beautiful Tourist Location of Dubai.
- Kids Friendly
- Outdoor and Indoor seating options with stunning views
- Bread is Complimentary and can have as many as you want.
- Check deals on Groupon or Entertainer.
- Book your table in advance and grab a good view.
- Do not forget to take your camera with you as this location and restaurant are truly photogenic.
- Sunset time is the best time to go for this restaurant as you can have the view of both day and evening times.
RECOMMENDED FOR – Romantic Dinners, Couples, Family Outings, Group Dinners, Parties, and celebrations.
PRICE – AED 425 – 450 for 2 persons approximately.
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION – Click here to reach this location.
PHONE NO:- +971 4 368 6505
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Anar has won Trip Advisor excellence awards and offers true Persian flavors with full of love at one of the most picturesque locations in Dubai.
If you are visiting Dubai or live here, then soak yourself in the true Arabic settings of Souk Madinat Jumeirah and enjoy true & unique authentic Persian food at Anar. So visit this stunning place with awesome authentic Fine Dining at Anar Persian Cuisine Restaurant in Dubai
Before or after having food at Anar, you can go for Abra (Wooden Boat) ride in Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Getting lost in Arabic lanes, shopping ethnic Arabic crafts here is very interesting and something unique in Dubai. Souk Madinat Jumeirah also has a theatre where you can book your favorite show. Many famous plays are staged here.
Note – Though I was invited by Anar for dinner, the views and opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone.
So, until then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………
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