We went for lunch to Indus restaurant, which opened in Dubai just a few months ago. This place serves authentic Indian food, giving you a taste of traditional and modern cuisine. The interiors are beautiful, with bright colourful touches and lovely pieces of art.
The ambiance is lovely and the staff is very hospitable and courteous. Our server, Shiva was very attentive and friendly and ensured we were comfortable and catered to. The manager, Gaurav checked on us regularly and chatted with us about the restaurant.
We were welcomed warmly and assisted to our table. When we were seated we were offered a Welcome Drink (non alcoholic) and served complimentary Poppadum with chutneys and pickles.
The little one was given the welcome drink too and she loved it. She was also given some crayons and paper to play.
After we placed our order, we were offered an Amuse-Bouche, which was delicious!
What we ordered
We ordered 2 of their signature cocktails – both were made very well.
Chilling Elixir – A light and refreshing Cachaca based drink with an infusion of tropical based fruits and cooling herbs. This was indeed very refreshing and went really well with the food.
Fiery Essence – Spicy pineapple flavour Rum based cocktail. This was really nice had a nice kick from the chilli in it.
Non Veg Kebab platter – This had Tandoori Chaampein, Galouti Kebab, Murg Malai Tikka and Chicken Tikka. The platter was presented beautifully and we really enjoyed all of the starters. If I had to pick my favourite it would be the Murg Malai Tikka. It was subtly spiced and delicious!
After we finished our starter, we were given an apple and rose palate cleanser. I thought it was a bit too sweet but was a good idea.
Laal Maas – I am always a little skeptical abut meat dishes because the meat is often not cooked well. But the meat in this fiery Rajasthani lamb curry was perfectly cooked and melted in the mouth. The sauce was absolutely amazing and was beautifully spiced. This Laal Maas was excellent and the best I have had. Definitely recommend it.
Chicken Chettinad – Spiced with black pepper, this was a spicy dish and we really liked this one too. The chicken pieces were cooked well and the sauce was very delicious! This dish came with lemon rice, which was flavourful and went well with the curry.
Assorted bread basket – This has Roti, Naan, Laccha paratha and Missi Roti. The breads were freshly made and soft.
Kulfi Falooda – Ice-cream made from condensed milk topped with vermicelli. We were very stuffed so we shared a dessert. We really liked the way this Indian dessert was served in a modern way. This was really nice after a delicious meal. It was not too sweet, which was perfect.
After we had our food we were given some Mukhwas – an after meal snack.
We really liked the food here and were very impressed with the service. The staff is very attentive and what we really found nice was that our server Shiva was playing with and entertaining the little one. A visit to this place is a must!
Child friendly – YES