March 26, 2011

Ravi Restaurant in Satwa - a classic

On a recent trip to Ravi's, I realised that I didn't actually have any pictures or a proper post dedicated to one of my favourite 'go to' places for no nonsense good food and being the true foodie that I am, I had to rectify that immediately. There are certain places that are as synonymous with Dubai as much as the Sand, Sun and Sea.  Ravi's in Satwa is just one of these places! It has been around since the days Shiekh Zayed was a mere dirt road and areas such a the Marina was a distant dream. Located just off the big roundabout in Satwa, it 's frequented by everyone from the working class clocking at at the end of their shift to the well off expat's.. all there for some authentic un-adulterated Pakistani food...

Don't expect great service or healthy cooking, if your table gets a wipe down before you are seated - then you must be doing something right! All you can expect at Ravi's is authentic Pakistani food at amazingly low prices.

The mix grill is a good choice if you aren't sure what to go for, but be prepared to wait - and as with any Pakistani restaurant, the kebabs are a must. For 'currys' you can't go wrong with the Lamb or Chicken Peshawar and their hot roti's are some of the best you will ever taste. If you are feeling a bit adventurous, the Nihari (pictured above), is a dish that is normally reserved for special occasions & weekends at other restaurants but is available here whenever the mood strikes. They only have one sweet dish on offer, the kheer - while some rave about it and say you can not get better, I found it a bit too sweet for my liking.

Chances are you have already been (and lets face it, if you've been in Dubai for more then five minute's you probably have) and this post is going to remind you its time for another visit, if you haven't.. then its time to crawl out from under that rock and get down there, leave the diet at home.

Ravi's Restaurant is located.. heck just ask anyone and they'll point you in the exact direction.


fortheloveofyum said...

The infamous Ravi's! The nihari looks amazing! We will have to do a foodie trip here. :)


Complete Foodie said...

Let's do it!

You know considering how much of an all knowing amazing foodie your sister is, hope you and your hubbie bring some trousers with an elastic waist bands :D

Martin said...

It is without doubt the best place to eat in Dubai. No gloss or polish but the food ... its out of this world

Vegan Magic said...

One of my favourite places in Dubai. Their breads are amazing!

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