“After a full belly all is poetry.” ― Frank McCourt

Junoon (in Hindi) translates to Passion.

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Founder of Junoon, Rajesh Bhardwaj shared with Dubai a little bit of his NewYork venture. Junoon serves a very modern and contemporary Indian cuisine which is primarily based on 5 elements of traditional Indian styles of cooking. Those elements being; tandoor, clay oven, sigdi, open spit fire, stone cooking and tawa grill and handi including diverse selection of wines.

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Saying all this, I feel Junoon does not require any grand introduction. I stumbled upon Rajesh Bhardwaj in an interview on youtube and I couldn’t help but admire the CEO of Junoon more. YOUTUBE INTERVIEW

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What a better way to celebrate my 22nd birthday than in Junoon. The place was a bit tricky to get to but it was all good once we got there. The interiors were exquisite and designed by an eyeful architect. There was plenty seatings, including seating space for a larger group and more intimate gatherings. The service was on point and we were well pampered. The food came on time and felt very fresh.

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what we had;

Murg Lababdar [145AED] : There is not a lot of options in the chicken section of the menu and so this is what we chose out of the three or four options that we were made to choose from. The quantity was comparatively lesser but delicious none the less. The chicken pieces were well marinated and the curry was the best part! It was semi thick tomato and onion gravy which had a hint of sweetness and it was everything! A very basic but yummy dish. Worth 145AED? I do not think so. [4/5]

Nadru Kofta [85AED] : This could easily be my favourite dish eaten at Junoon. Its very unlikely for me to enjoy something like Lotus root but the kofta form was so yummy! The kofta was made with Lotus roots and paneer which blended so well and came out to be the star of the evening. The curry was again a very basic Indian fenugreek cream curry. This dish is a must try! [4.5/5]

Junoon Black Lentil [55AED] : This again was a very generic black dal and nothing out of the world – thick creamy tomato based dal. The portion size was again in comparison smaller. [3.8/5]

Falooda [65AED] : As it was my birthday, they were kind enough to get me a on the house dessert which looked so beautiful! Taste wise it was quite decent but I loved the presentation. The Falooda was yummy and not too sweet along with small pieces of fruits.

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What I love about Junoon is that they are not big on showing off with over the top fancy presentation of food. Its to the point and exactly what you envision the food to be – taste wise and look wise. They don’t need to be EXTRA because their food does the justice. The dessert on the other hand is tastefully played with.

loved; Nadru Kofta

not so much; –

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Reach them: 04 4052717

Find them: Level 2, Shangri-La, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area, Dubai

Ambience: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Service: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Pricing: ♦ ♦  

Eating Experience: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 

Over All: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

 

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