Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

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Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

Welcome to the world of Vada Pao – Mumbai’s famous street food in Dubai with some fusion of different flavors of the world.  A quirky, colorful, cute and small restaurant in the busy lanes of Karama, Dubai will spoil your taste buds with many varieties of Indian sliders with western fusion. The specialty of this cute and small restaurant is Vada Pao or Vada Pav which is also a fusion street food from Mumbai. This weekend, I and my family was invited to O’Pao Indian sliders, Dubai for lunch and hence presenting my review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai. Read this post that why all foodies should try this place for amazing flavors of Vada Pao.

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

The origination of Vada Pao or Indian Burger dates from the 1960’s in Mumbai from the colonies of textile mill workers. The person behind to start this new dish is Ashok Vaidya in 1966 and he brought the unique concept of assembling the dumplings of potato fritters known as Vada into Portuguese style of bun known as Pao with some coriander dips, spices and fried peanuts and selling it at very nominal price so that common man can afford and have full meal too. Earlier it was popular among the common man, but now from common man to celebrities, this Vada Pao is popular Mumbai style street food in international food markets too. Even McDonalds too have created a similar concept of Mc Aloo Tikki Burger to compete with Vada Pao in Indian markets. But you can never beat the spicy flavors of Vada Pao(Indian street style burger). Now you can see how popular and favorite is Vada Pao and therefore O’Pao too has brought the same Mumbai’s flavors to Dubai and also added many unique variations and twists to authentic Vada Pao. O’ Pao Dxb serves 16 varieties of Vada Pao. This will surely tickle your taste buds and also many of you will enjoy some unique and authentic flavors too. 

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai
Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

Note – Though I was invited by O’Pao Indian Sliders Restaurant, the views and opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone. Being vegetarian I have reviewed only vegetarian dishes.

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Let’s take an overview of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

O’Pao has a quirky menu with authentic Vada Pao and also many fusion varities of Vada Pao. So you can have a unique fusion of Indian and western foods makes it a perfect choice to dine in Dubai. A perfect combination of home flavors with a blend of western flavors and on top of it, they are served in a very interesting concept to your tables. Now I am taking you to a virtual tour of O’Pao Indian Sliders with many flavors of famous street food from Mumbai.

AMBIANCE / DÉCOR OF O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

As the concept of this restaurant is desi(authentic) street food from Mumbai and so are the interiors. The walls are adorned with huge Mural art from Mumbai’s street culture and local Mumbai’s life which is very colorful and interesting too.  This makes this place a perfect Instragrammable spot.  The seating arrangements are not much but they have two kinds of choices like bar stool types and eat at ease on sofa style of arrangement. You can say, this restaurant has a typical fast-food joint type of seating with colorful wall art and that makes the place very lively.

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

The tiny cashier or reception of this restaurant has some quirky items sold like street style candies, Rusks, snacks from Maharashtra (state of India) which resembles the street selling joint of Mumbai and this took me to nostalgic lanes of my fun memories associated with my living in Mumbai.

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

So let’s get soak into the quirky vibes of this place which has Mumbai styled interiors with many flavors of Vada Pao in O’Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai.

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

WHAT I ORDERED AT O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai

As I have earlier said that the specialty of this restaurant serves many types of Vada Pao(Indian burger) with unique fusion inspired by western flavors. You would find interesting items on the menu which you might not have tasted before. I too have tasted some fusion flavors for the first time.

We were warmly welcomed by a staff member of O’Pao’s team – Mr. Mintu who took our order very patiently explaining all the details of the menu.

For STARTERS

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai
Onion Bhaji & Jalapeno Cheese Poppers

KANDA(ONION) BHAJI

Onion fritters made with onion dipped in Gram Lentils or chickpea flour, spices and then deep fried in oil. Served hot with Green coriander dip.

JALAPENO CHEESY POPPERS

Spicy Jalapeno filled with cheese and coated with chunky flour and then deep fried is served hot. This is really hot and the filling remains hot till the end. So eat with caution or else you will burn your tongue. 

DRINKS

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

MASALA THUMS UP

An aerated drink with fusion of Lemon Mint water(Jal Jeera). This fusion drink with Thums Up is very unique. Though I do not drink aerated drink but this drink is really a worth try. 

COKE FLOAT (FLOATING VANILLA ICE-CREAM ON COKE)

An aerated drink with vanilla ice-cream topping. This fusion is also adorable, especially with kiddos. 

MAIN COURSE

AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL VADA PAO

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

Dumplings of Boiled Potato mashed with many Indian spices coated with chickpea flour and then deep fried. These dumplings are like patties and then they are placed in special square shaped buns which are again coated  with Indian spices, Green coriander dip and peanuts. So it resembles like burger but with some twists with flavors. O’Pao has also put their signature on each bun with their brown markings which you can spot at the top of buns. This flavor is authentic one which is similar to Mumbai type of Vada Pao. 

O’ PANEER MAKHNI PAO

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

Paneer Makhani is special Indian gravy which is found very common in North Indian cuisine and so with this they have created slightly dry version of Paneer Makhni dish and then assembled it in Buns. If you are cottage cheese lovers then you would truly relish it. 

O’ MANCHURIAN PAO

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

Manchurian Pao is a fusion of Indian flavors with Chinese flavors. Veggie Manchurian balls with thick Chinese style gravy is assembled into Buns with fried noodles. This is the most awesome fusion Pao, according to me. You must include this in your order as it is the most tasties Vada Pao. 

O’ TRIPLE SCHEZWAN MAGGI PAO

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

Famous Maggi noodles and Cheese with Schezwan spicy sauce are stuffed into Buns. If you love Maggi then go for it. 

O’ CHILLI CHEESY PAO

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

It is open toasted buns with cheese and red chilli flakes. Famous snack at Bombay Gymkhana. You can relate it to Garlic bread type but it is infused with spices and chilli. 

DESSERT

CHOCO MOUSSE CRUNCH

Eggless chocolate mousse with crunchy Kit Kat sticks. 

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

MY VERDICT –

Ambiance – 4 out of 5 (Small but Cute)

Food – 5 out of 5  (many varieties of fusion food)

Service –  5 out of 5

Cleanliness –  4.5 out of 5

Presentation – 5 out 5

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai
Vibrant bright corners for funky street of Mumbai in Dubai

Features – Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

  • Various kinds of Indian burger (Vada Pao) with many innovations
  • Tasty food with unique flavors
  • Colorful and Bright interiors
  • Welcoming and Courteous staff
  • Kids Friendly
  • There is a lot of parking space in front of a restaurant
  • Located in the busy and foodie lane of Old Dubai – Karama.
  • A budget-friendly option with tasty food
  • They home deliver it too.
  • You can book them for special catering or party orders.
  • Featured in many listings and have a high rating on social media sites – Zomato by their patrons.  O'Pao Indian Sliders Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
  • WiFi available
  • Opens from 11AM to 12 Midnight.
Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai
Mr. Mintu – Hospitable and courteous staff of O’Pao DXB

TIPS – Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai–

  • It is a newly, popular and quirky hangout of Karama, Dubai and so you may find it full on weekends.
  • Try some new and unique flavors which you had never before.
  • If you are having meals like lunch or dinner at this place then more than one Vada Pav/pao with sides, drinks and dessert is recommended for fulfilling meals. For snacks you can have one also.

RECOMMENDED FOR –  Theme Parties, Family Outings, Youngster Eat-out, Kitty Parties, Ladies Lunch Meet over, Budget foodie eaters, Foodies digging for unique flavors.

Review of O’ Pao Indian Sliders, Dubai – Explore the Best Vada Pao in Dubai

 

USEFUL INFORMATION –

PRICE – AED 55 approximately for 2 people

CUISINE TYPE – Indian Street food, Fast food style.

GOOGLE MAP LOCATION – Click here to reach this location

PHONE NO:- +971  43496726

Address – Shop 14, 2B Street, Ground Floor,  Behind Park Regis Hotel, Karama, Dubai.

Enjoy your special family time or fun with friends at authentic & quirky O’Pao which is located in the busy streets of Karama, Dubai. The colorful, vibrant interiors with fusion flavors of Vada Pao will really make your mealtimes more special and memorable.

 

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36 Comments

  1. This is quite a find in Dubai,. If I get there and fancy a good quick snack, I really want to check this place out. I do love Indian food and I never known Indian food to be done as fast food so this is a plus! The burgers look tiny but I bet they sure fill you up. The price of the food looks pretty reasonable as well. 🙂

    1. India too has lots of fast food options but they are little spicy and with some curried flavors too. So if you love spicy fast food then head to Indian fast food joints like O’ Pao in Dubai.

  2. So interesting to find so many international food options in Dubai. I have never tasted Indian sliders. But good to know you can find them in Dubai. Although weird to read that a version can be found at some McDonalds. I was fascinated to read that the origin started with Portuguese potato fritters. It looks like you had a great feast. Definitely looks like we would find something for everyone if we visited.

    1. Yes Linda, Vada Pao in itself is a fusion dish with some ingredients brought by Portuguese to India and made into Indian style & flavors. Now O’ Pao restaurant is again giving many twists to this dish. To capture the Indian street food market and beat some local delicacies, McDonalds too launched Aloo Tikki Burger in Indian Markets, which shows how much popular is Vada Pao to Mumbai in India.

  3. I love the quirky décor and murals, makes it a fun place to be before you’ve tasted the food. I’d never heard of the Vada Pao but it sounds like they have put their own stamp on it. I think I’d like the O’ Manchurian Pao style of burger. I live in Dubai so might just pay a visit!

  4. I love Indian cuisine, also from Mumbai. I love street food, most of all. I did not know that in Dubai, I can find various street food from Mumbai. So, You intrigued me with your recommendation. I will use your suggestions during my visit to Dubai. I also like the decor of the place. Great graphics.

  5. The Masala Thums Up sounds like the perfect thing to pair with the spices of the Original Vada Pao. I love the idea that this is the flavors of street food, but so clean, so less tummy worries.

  6. It seems there are so many great options. I love Indian food it is great to learn of all the vegetarian options. From what you had to eat I think I would love O’ PANEER MAKHNI PAO the best with the Indian gravy. The spices sound delicious. The chocolate moose without milk also looks yummy.

  7. Yummy!! This Vada Pao looks really good! I’m particularly intrigued by the Manchurian Pao version, as I’m a big fan of Chinese noodles. The décor of the place looks really cool, too.

  8. I am in India now and I am craving some Vada Pao right now. It’s so nice to see such a nice variety of western fusion style in vada pao in O’pao. I found that triple schezwan maggi and that manchurian vada pao to be really interesting, I got to taste them when I am in Dubai.

  9. This looks like such a nice find in Dubai all the way from the decor to the food. I love that there are so many veggie options for the burgers and the starters. Definitely looks like the kind of place to spend some time enjoying great food in a great atmosphere.

  10. This is so unusual and I love that O’Pao evolved from street food! The interior art has a lot of personality, too. I am intrigued by the flavor combinations. Some dishes sounded really tasty to me, like the Manchurian Pao. And you can bet I’d like the milk shake and Kit Kat dessert. Sometime you just have to enjoy some comfort food! Thanks for putting O’Pao on my radar!

  11. I had no idea that Mumbai’s famous street food could be found in Dubai. I clearly need to get to Mumbai and /or Dubai and give it a try! I think I would start with the Original Vada Pao. It looks tasty. I wonder if they do gluten-free buns?

  12. This post has made me feel hungry! I went to Dubai last year but if I return I’d be very happy to eat here. It looks like a fun place to eat and I like the huge choice on offer. The food looks so good. I’m sure it’s a popular place.

  13. Mumbai must have changed so much, from when I was there in 1995! I would have loved to go and it at the place, and try their Vada Pao! We went back to India 2 years ago and it was interesting to see how some of the Western food infused with Indian food.

  14. Being a vegetarian like you, it’s great to see so many plant based options. I bet they were delicious and can see what you gave it 5 out of 5 for taste. Looks like a fun place to go for a ‘fast food’ option.

  15. Great post!! I would have no idea what Vada pao is if I haven’t had a taste of it while I was traveling in Mumbai few years ago. To be really fair this isn’t my fav street food of all the food I have eaten in India but it still could pass for my top 10. I have seen that Dubai got some great selection of India food, I guess it has to do with the amount of Indian Expat working there. Love to try it though when I travel to Dubai the next time.

  16. It almost felt like I stepped into a comic book cafe. I love spicy foods, so I would have so much fun trying all the different flavors. How interesting that even McDonalds created something similar. When people start to copy you, then you know you are doing something right 🙂 That drink with the mint looks delicious as well.

  17. Sounds like O’ Pao Indian Sliders in Dubai is a must stop spot. Love the décor. I’m curious what an Indian style street burger would taste like and am amazed that there are 16 varieties of Vada Pao. Everything you ordered looks and sounds delicious. I believe I would fall in love with O’ CHILLI CHEESY PAO

    1. Indian burgers are having spicy Indian flavors with many varieties of fillings. So you can choose many types of fillings as per your taste here in this restaurant.

  18. Didnt know there’s this Mumbai version of burger ! Of course every Asian cuisines will have baos ! Did you have all 4 burgers in one servings ? Haha dont think i’ll prefer the one with maggi noodles but the original one sounds really yummy !

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