We were invited to the soft opening of one of the most well known grill restaurants in Dubai. Bbq nation has numerous branches in India and they are expanding here in Dubai as well.
For all of you who are not aware of the eating concept at Bbq nation:
- They have a live grill right at your table where you can grill the meat and veggies according to your will. The meat is cooked 90% in the kitchen prior to bringing it to the table. You can also adjust the spice level; whatever suits you best.
- They have various live counters. Eg; Pav bhaji counter, kulfi counter, jalebi counter and much more.
- They have a good variety of veg and non veg options for main course.
- Salads and soup section
- Dessert section
Ambiance: The restaurant is spacious and well planned out without it being too congested or too close to the buffet/ kitchen. The music however is too loud and honestly got me quite annoyed.
Service: I have had the chance of visiting their Al Barsha branch too and I must say that if there is one thing that is consistent; it is their service – quite impeccable.
What we had;
We started off with some grills which included fish, shrimps and chicken from the non vegetarian section. From the vegetarian section we got to try the grilled paneer, bbq pineapple, kashmiri veg kebab, cajun potatoes, crispy corn and much more.
I personally liked the grills and starters off of the veg menu more than the non veg one. I did not like the fish at all – texture wise it was just not doing it for me. The prawns were delectable and so was the grilled chicken. The cajun potatoes and crispy corn has always been my absolute favourite. The veg kebab is something you must have and not miss out on them – they were quite amazing.
Live counter; I tried their pav bhaji counter and I must say I was quite impressed. The bhaji was delicious with the right spices served with some hot buttered pav.
Main course; I was too full by the time I got to the main course but I did try their rice; butter chicken and andhra style fish curry. The chicken curry was amazing while the rice was too dry for my liking. Their garlic naan was good while their andhra fish curry was not that great. Next, they serve three kinds of biryani; chicken, mutton and veg. I tried their chicken biryani with some saalan and raita and I quite liked it. But then again the biryani rice was a little too dry and hard – like it was left open for too long. Also, I tried their salads and they were quite on point. My favourite was the pasta and walnut salad.
Desserts; I wish I could have tried some of their freshly made jalebis but we were too full for that. So I opted for their malai kulfi and kesar pista falooda which like always has been the best thing ever! The dessert was one of my most favourite things that night. I recommend you to try it along with other desserts such as brownies, cakes and fruits.
For drinks we had GleeChee [15AED], Mango Lassi and Virgin Mojito [17AED]. If you want a sweet drink with a hint of sourness and soda based – Glee Chee is one of the best options. It comprises of Lychee, rose syrup, grenadine, soda and lime juice.
Final Thoughts: I am glad they opened up in Karama; it is at an easier reach. Barring a few dishes here and there; the food is great along with their service. You must try out this place which your friends and family.
loved; kulfi falooda
not so much; grilled fish
Call them: 04 2759093
Reach them: Building R1027, Plot 318-7265, Shop S6 to S11, 3B Street, Behind Dubai Printing Press, Al Karama, Dubai
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