Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

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Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai
Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

A quirky and colorful Bollywood themed with unique food options is now attracting foodies of Dubai and has become the major hotspot in JLT, Dubai.   KHAU GALLI is a local language which means Foodie’s Lane and in every city of India, you will find one Khau Galli dedicated to street food. As this restaurant serves famous street food from all over India at one place and therefore Khau Galli(foodie’s lane) totally suits with its concept and menu. In India, street food is favorite of all and mostly all people go to special street food lanes to relieve their day to day stress, a chatting place for youngsters & ladies, where people make friends and many more such things. So in Dubai, if you miss your favorite hometown foodie lane then head to Khau Galli where you will get all desi(authentic) flavors with the same intensity. Let’s go for Bollywood style dining at Khau Galli in the heart of Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Dubai.

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai
Bollywood inspired Street food restaurant in Dubai

Let’s take an overview of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

Khau Galli has a quirky menu with rustic flavors of many places from India, and also with a fusion of western flavors with an Indian twist. The 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 Khau Galli with many flavors of famous street food of India at one table.

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As the concept of this restaurant is desi(authentic) street food and Bollywood Khau Galli and so is the interiors. Famous Bollywood wall posters with renowned dialogues from Bollywood films on the walls make this place a perfect Instragrammable spot.  Recycled brightly colored furniture made up of drums, cycle wheels,  quirky dialogues with lantern styled chandeliers makes this place a quirky and unique in Dubai. There are many types of seating arrangements like high dining – bar styled, couches,  and all seating arrangements have peculiarities and innovative decorations. You can choose your dining style according to your mood and group style.

When you enter the restaurant a typical dummy camera which is used to shoot movies is kept and with the Action, Camera, Cut Playcard commonly used in Bollywood movie shooting till date.

The tiny cashier or reception of this restaurant is made into the autorickshaw(tuk-tuk) frame. Autorickshaw is the lifeline of common people while commuting in India and therefore seeing Autorickshaw(tuk-tuk) frame here took me to nostalgic lanes of my fun memories associated with this mode of transport.  

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai
Reception in Auto rickshaw(Tuk-Tuk)… Wanna India style food tour……

There is outside seating arrangement beside the lake where you can have the view of high-rises with the lake.

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai
Food with a view.. Outdoor seating arrangement

And there is the Bollywood type of music beats playing in the background all the time when you enter which keeps the environment very romantic and vibrant.

So let’s get soak into the quirky vibes of this place which has Bollywood styled interiors with many seating styles, colorful couches, and lovely innovative food at Khau Galli, JLT, Dubai.

I chose colorful drums with cushions as my seating with the lake view outside through which I can see the activities on the lake level and tapped my feet the vibrant music playing in the background.

WHAT I ORDERED AT KHAU GALLI, JLT DUBAI  

As I have earlier said that the interior of this restaurant is inspired by Bollywood and so is the menu. You would find interesting items on the menu with the quotes used in Bollywood movies. Some menu items are been listed under famous characters or dialogues of Bollywood movies.

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai
Bollywood style Restaurant Menu with many funny names

We were welcomed by one of the staff members and by Khau Galli who took our order very patiently explaining all the details of the menu.

For STARTERS I ordered CHAAT PLATTER & HOT AND SOUR SOUP

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai
Hot & Sour Soup
Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai
Chaat Platter

MAIN COURSE

PANEER BUTTER MASALA – A semi-sweet buttery tomato gravy with cottage cheese cubes, seasoned with fresh cream

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

MIX VEG. – A mild-spicy, mixture of vegetables 

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

VEGETABLE KOFTA – Deep fried vegetable dumplings dipped into spicy Indian gravy. 

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

BUTTER NAANS, TANDOORI ROTI & Phulkas IN BREAD SECTION – Crispy Indian slices of bread roasted in Tandoor(Clay Oven)

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

TEEN GUNA LAGAAN (Triple Schezwan rice) – This dish is named after famous Bollywood movie “Lagaan” and it is an Indo-Chinese fusion of Schezwan styled spicy rice.       

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

DESSERT – KULFI STICK (PAAN & KESAR FLAVORS)  – A famous Indian frozen dessert consisting of thickened sweetened milk with many natural flavors added to it. This is a very popular Indian version of ice-cream. 

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

MY VERDICT –

Ambiance – 5 out of 5

Food – 4 out of 5  (many varieties of food)

Service – 4 out of 5

Cleanliness – 5 out of 5

Presentation – 5 out 5

Overall I am satisfied with the taste and serving size of the food. Some things were just like home-cooked food. A good balance of spices, aromas and consistency in the food preparation. 

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

FEATURES –

      • Various food with many innovations. You can have North Indian, South Indian, and Fusion of western flavors in Indian street food, authentic Indian street food.
      • Very colorful and Bollywood inspired interiors
      • An innovative way of presenting the food in authentic containers.
      • Use of hand carts as tables and recycled vibrant colored drums as chairs
      • Welcoming and Courteous staff
      • Many styles of seating arrangement comprising of high, low, stools and chairs.
      • Quirky decor
      • Kids Friendly
      • Lakeside view
      • Pure vegetarian.
      • Vibrant and romantic Bollywood music playing around.
      • Outdoor and indoor seating arrangement.
      • Location is few meters away from the main Metro station. Ample parking space in cluster T of JLT. You can take Metro and drop down at DMCC station or can also hire a taxi/drive your own vehicle. 

TIPS –

      • It is a popular and quirky hangout of Dubai, so book your table in advance.
      • Take the lakeside seating as you can have the best views of Dubai high rise with reflecting in the lake.
      • Try something new which you had never before.
      • Take lots of pictures with rustic interiors of wood and bricks. This restaurant is Instragrammable.
      • There are many funny quotes related to food everywhere in the restaurant. Look out for your favorite ones.
Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai
The Kitchen door with many funny dialogues

RECOMMENDED FOR –  Romantic Dinners, Bollywood Theme Parties, Family Dinners, Youngster Eat-out, Kitty Parties, Ladies Lunch Meetovers, Special Combo offers during Lunch Time and check out their special Weekend menu / Festive nights. 

PRICE – AED 90 approximately for 2 people

GOOGLE MAP LOCATION – Click here to reach this location. 

PHONE NO:- +971 4 5896525

ADDRESS – Lake Level, Cluster T, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Dubai

Click here to contact them through their Facebook Page and also check ongoing deals and discounts as they run many offers from time to time. 

Review of Quirky Dining at Khau Galli, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai
Bollywood posters

Enjoy your special family time at authentic & rustic Khau Galli which is located in the heart of Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai. The colorful, vibrant and quirky Bollywood inspired interiors will really make your meal times more special and memorable.

Note – Though I was invited by Khau Galli for dinner, the views and opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone.

All photos are taken by me and use of photos without permission would result in legal action.

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28 Comments

  1. Quirky is definitely one word to describe Khau Galli. Love the decor, and especially the outside seating by the water. I like how it has a slight dhaba vibe to it as well, and of course all the fun phrases and quotes. As someone who loves films as much as I do food, this is perfect. The food looks classic Indian, which is always a welcome change when traveling abroad.

  2. My favourite cuisine is Indian. This looks amazing. I love the quirky reception Tuk Tuk. I will certainly look out for this restaurant and book in advance when I next visit Dubai.

  3. I got transfixed at the first picture itself. What a quirky place to be in. Such amazing decor. Those tables with wheels below are definitely first of their kind. And you are right – the place does look very colorful and photogenic. So Instagram-worthy. The chat looks appetizing as well. Everything here gives you the feel of rustic India.

  4. I must say Yukti, you made me feel very hungry. Quirky names of delicious food – Teen Guna Lagaan has caught my attention. I did not know there are so many Indian food options in Dubai, I keep learning that from your blog. Khau Galli is totally a cool option where I would love to try some Indian food when in Dubai.

  5. This place sure does look quirky but what an interesting find. The decor seems so interesting and the food looks even better! I would definitely like to visit this place when I visit Dubai again. Thank you for this lovely recommendation.

  6. How fun and cute! Plus the food looks to die for. No wonder it’s a popular hangout spot in Dubai! I love that they have outdoor seating too – and with a view! I’m a sucker for restaurants with a view so will have to check this out if I’m ever in Dubai!

  7. I love quirky restaurants with lots of personality (Here, in Alabama USA, we have a cafe at the beach where they throw fresh yeast rolls at you and yell, “Hot buns, coming through.”) I love the Bollywood theming here and the food looks amazing! I would have to order the Chaat Platter!

  8. I love the tuk tuk! And the view from the outside dining area – wow! What an interesting place you found!

  9. this reminds me a little of a restaurant we used to have here in NYC called Bombay Talkie but this looks like more fun. When I make it to Dubai, will definitely have to check it out!

  10. This is an awesome find. I will watch out for Khao galli when I visit Dubai. There is such amazing sense of humour in everything from menu card to the kitchen door. Would love to eat here.

  11. Dubai seems to be coming up with quirky restaurants very frequently. KHAU GALLI looks quite interesting. Specially the decor and those quirky lines. The food looks good. I really liked the outdoor sitting area. I would love to experience it next time I visit Dubai.

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