Reviews of ZAFRAN Indian Bistro – Lunch with a View
Zafran Indian Bistro located at Ground Floor of Dubai Marina Mall in Dubai, is an award-winning Contemporary Indian restaurant which offers North-Western Indian cuisine. “Zafran” is an Urdu word which translates into “Saffron” a most expensive, highly aromatic spice which is used in flavoring and coloring of food. In this article, I am giving reviews of Zafran Indian Bistro – Lunch with a View.
Zafran Indian Bistro is located on water promenades of Dubai Marina Mall with magnificent views of Dubai Marina. Dubai Marina Mall can be easily accessed by Tram, Metros & taxis, and Hop-On-Hop-Off tourist buses. This restaurant is famous for special authentic flavored Kebabs, Signature desserts, and healthy fruit mojitos and juices. All the dishes of this restaurant are having flavors of Zafran(Saffron).
AMBIANCE / DÉCOR OF ZAFRAN INDIAN BISTRO – The sleek, stylish, contemporary interior of Zafran with a great view of Dubai Marina is a great place to eat out with skyline view. Black walls with bright orange and turqoise blue seatings make the place bright and stylish. There are all types of seating arrangements like dining chairs and sofas both. Bright colored contemporary lamps add more romance to this place.
They have an outdoor seating arrangement too with elegant sofa styled seatings in gazebos on deck/terrace of water promenade.
They have an open glass see-through the kitchen where you can watch chefs preparing signature dishes.
WHAT I ORDERED –
For Drinks, I ordered –
WaterMelon & Mint Smash – Perfect Cooler Drink for afternoons of Dubai. I enjoy this bright red colored drink with a perfect combination of Watermelon, Rose, Lemon, and Mint.
Kiwi Mojito – Perfect Blend of Kiwi & Mint which is also suitable for afternoon lunch. This green colored drink is very appealing to eyes and also tastes nice.
Having drinks with superb views of Dubai Marina, what can you ask for more in sunny hot afternoons? They also serve complimentary Papadams with Indian dips, pickles, chutneys.
Main Course – Being Vegetarian, I ordered Paneer Butter Masala(Cottage cheese in Tomato gravy), Bhindi Masala(Okra with Indian spices), Dal Zafran(Black Lentils gravy) and Cucumber Raita(cucumber yogurt). In Bread and Rice section, I ordered Garlic Naan and jeera rice. The flavors of curries are highly balanced – nor too hot nor too bland. Naan size is enough big and also the serving portions of curries are good enough. We were four adults and the size of servings were well enough for four of us.
MY VERDICT –
FOOD – 4 OUT OF 5
AMBIANCE – 5 OUT OF 5
SERVICE – 4.5 OUT OF 5
CLEANLINESS – 4.8 OUT OF 5
VIEW – 5 OUT OF 5.
- Book the table before for getting your seat with a view.
- In Evenings or in Winters you can sit outside for eating out.
- Drinks/Juices are worth trying.
- Outdoor Seating with View
- Waterfront Restaurant
- Can be easily accessed through Public Transport or Private Vehicle.
- No Alcohol Served
- Kids Friendly
- See through Kitchens – Live Cooking
- Enjoy Lunch/Dinner with great views of Zipline and Yacht sailing all around you.
- No Breakfast. It opens at 12:00 P.M.
RECOMMENDED FOR – Couples, Romantic Dinners, Family Get-togethers, Corporate Lunch/Dinners, Parties, and celebrations.
PRICE – AED 175 for 2 people approximately.
If you live in Dubai or coming to visit Dubai then you can try this authentic flavored Indian food with stunning views of the skyline and Dubai Marina at award-winning Zafran Indian Bistro.
NOTE – I am not paid to write this review as I have dined at this restaurant with my own expenses with three other friends. All reviews are my personal views.
If you want to do traditional and cultural shopping then go to Al Fahidi souq in old Dubai.
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