Last weekend I explored authentic Parsi food in the vibrant commercial lanes of Dubai. So presenting you my candid reviews of Café Funkie Town – Explore Best Parsi Food in Dubai. Parsi food is a confluence of many cultures like Iran, Gujarat(India), and even some of Portuguese & Goan. The flavors traveled from Iran to western coast of India and therefore this cuisine has influence of many cultures. As you must be knowing that Parsi are very vibrant, fun loving and easy-going people and so it is reflected in their food. You would truly love the fusion of many cultures in their cuisine.
Let’s take an overview of Café Funkie Town – Explore Best Parsi Food in Dubai
Parsi community migrated to western part of India and after migration many of them with good culinary skills opened special Parsi cafes in Mumbai (Bombay at those days). There are numerous rustic style Parsi café serving authentic food in Mumbai(Bombay) in ancient times and from which few of them are still running. If you have lived or visited Mumbai(specially South Mumbai) then you can recall your favorite eating experiences in Parsi café, especially having Bun Maska(Buns with extra butter) with special tea. The Café Funkie Town pays a great tribute to authentic Parsi style Café of Mumbai from 1950’s era. Generally Parsi food consists of rice, berries, nuts, lentils/curry with vegetables or meat and special spice called Dhansak Masala. Do you know one fact, that Parsi people take their food very seriously and so you will find elaborate and feast style of eating in Parsi homes.
AMBIANCE / DÉCOR OF Café Funkie Town – Explore Best Parsi Food in Dubai
The whole ambiance or vibes of this café transports you to the Parsi cafés of Mumbai during 1950’s era. Here you can spot bricked colorful walls, wooden walls with patterned tiles, wooden chairs, and white marble table tops which are typical interiors of Parsi café. The traditional chandeliers hanging from the walls with dim lights add the rustic feature to this place.
The walls are adorned with 1950’s photos of Bollywood stars, old Bombay(now Mumbai) photos in Black and white, some great Parsi men and some of their traditional symbols.
Patterned Tiles flooring.
Some Parsi logic on their walls as Parsi are considered happy going people with great sense of humour.
On the colorful juice counter, you can spot same old style glass jars filled with Nan-Khathai (cookies), Khari(flaky biscuits) as you see always in Mumbai Parsi cafes.
Reviews of Café Funkie Town – Explore Best Parsi Food in Dubai
I went to this restaurant for a casual dine out with my family and were welcomed by one of the staff members named Mahesh with great courtesy and also he took the order with great patience.
WHAT I ORDERED AT
PARSI VEG GRAVY CUTLET – Giant vegetable cutlet in sweet tomato based gravy.
Fresh Watermelon juice, Carrot-Ginger juice, Carrot-Orange Juice.
PARSI VEG DHANSAK – Made with 3 lentils, vegetables and a secret spice named Dhansak.
PARSI VEG PULAO DAAR – Parsi style Vegetable Pulao with raisins which is accompanied with Lentils curry
PARSI PATIYO – Sweet and sour style mixed vegetable.
PARSI bread – Same like Indian Parantha(bread)
LAGAN NU CUSTARD – Iconic dish of Parsi cuisine which is similar to Crème Brulee. Specially made during the feast, festivals, and weddings.
Ongoing offers to my readers
Overall I am satisfied with
- Some unique taste and flavors
- Serving size
- The temperature of food &
- Authentic Parsi cuisine
- Antique Bombay style décor
- Welcoming & Courteous staff
- Large portions of food
- Kids friendly
- Vegetarian & Non-vegetarian both are served here.
- Lots of Parking place with parking for up to 2 hours.
- Can be reached through taxi or drive on your own. There are many parking slots near the restaurant.
- They provide home delivery and take away option too.
- You can prepare or customize your own Lunch combo meals.
Though they serve normal Indian food, order original Parsi food. The flavors of Dhansak are original and have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Dhansak curry.
Small Get together, Kitty Parties, Ladies Lunch out, Family eating out and Budget-friendly Dine out, Some Unique Dining experience.
PRICE – 95 AED for two people (approx.)
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION – Click here to reach this location.
PHONE NO – +971 4 5646124
ADDRESS – They have two branches one at Business Bay and other at JLT. I tried out Business Bay one outlet.
- Unit F40, Level 1, Tower F, Bay Avenue, Business Bay, and another branch at
- Shop 12 & 13, Basement, Saba 3, Cluster Q, 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.
Enjoy your special family time with beautiful memories at Café Funkie Town. The rustic, cute little place with some ancient Bombay touch will really make your meal times more special and memorable.
Note – Though I was invited by Café Funkie Town, the views and opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone. Being vegetarian I have reviewed only vegetarian dishes.
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