best pakistani restaurant in Dubai

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Even though there are substantial Pakistanis in other UAE emirates, the biggest Pakistani community is in Dubai. There are around over 700,000 people of Pakistani origin living in Dubai. And whenever they need to have a taste of home, there are many options for Pakistani restaurants, market stalls, and supermarkets. So regardless of where you settle in Dubai, you’ll find a Pakistani restaurant. Considering the fact that Pakistani dishes consist of a range of traditional and cultural cuisines which are native to the nearby countries, such as the Middle East, Irani, Afghanistan and subcontinents, In addition to Pakistan’s, other nations also adore Pakistani foods. So regardless if you are Middle Eastern or European, you’d enjoy having Pakistani dishes anywhere you go.  So listed below are Dubai’s best Pakistani restaurants that let you get pleasure from Pakistani food. 

Ravi Restaurants

When I think of budget-friendly Pakistani restaurants in Dubai, I think of Ravi restaurants.  In fact, If you are a fan of Pakistani authentic food with a limited budget, most likely you’ve already heard about Ravi Restaurants. It’s the oldest Pakistani restaurant in Dubai as the first branch of Ravi restaurant was set up in 1978 in Satwa.  After many decades, Today Ravi restaurant acts like a magnet for the local Pakistan community.  If you’re visiting Ravi restaurant, you should consider Mutton Peshawari, Dal Channa, curries, Keema Nihari. What’s more,  Ravi is also an excellent choice in case you’re vegetarian. Ravi is viewed as a budget Pakistani restaurant where you can expect authentic Pakistani meals at an affordable price. 

  • Average cost for two: AED 40
  • Timings: 5:00 am to 2:00 am (Satwa) & 5:00 am to 1:00 am (Karama)
  • Location: Al Satwa Roundabout & Zabeel Street, Al Karama  Dubai
  • Contact: +971 4 331 5353 (Satwa) & +971 4 547 6838 (Al Karama)

LAL QILA

Owned by The Geek Group and Influenced by the Mughal Era, LAL QILA is a Pakistani Buffet restaurant where you can enjoy genuine Mughlai, Tandori, Live Bar-B-Que & conventional Pakistani cuisine. It’s Another branch of Karachi Lal Qalandar. Combination of Pakistani and Mugal atmosphere is perfect. Apart from Buffet dishes, at Lal Qila you should try biryani, haleem, mutton korma and Kulfi.  As compared to other Pakistani restaurants in Dubai, Lal Qila is expensive. However, If you wish to get a discounted price, visit Lal Qila on weekdays.

  • Average cost for two: AED 80
  • Timings: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  • Location: Jumeirah 1, 2nd December St, Next To Diyafa St, Opp. UAE Flag.
  • Contact: +971 4 325 4778 

Bar B. Q. Tonight

Bar B. Q. Tonight As the name suggests, Bar B. Q. Tonight is another premium barbecue restaurant with a good variety of Pakistani barbecue foods. Barbecue fish tikka, chicken boti, malai kebabs and reshmi kabab and chicken karahi are some notable dishes at Bar B. Q. Tonight. Because of the good table arrangement, spacious space, and vibrant atmosphere, Bar.B.Q Tonight is regarded as one of the best family-friendly Pakistani restaurants in Dubai. Those who’re vegetarian, ensure to try Sarson ka saag (mustard) and crispy ladyfinger (bhindi). In addition, on weekends, Bar.B.Q Tonight features a fixed price buffet menu. Bar.B.Q Tonight allows you to reserve a table ahead of your visit.  If you’re super confident about your weekend visit, I suggest you pre-book Bar.B.Q Tonight table since on-spot you’ll have to wait for your turn. 

It’s completely true that in terms of food taste, Bar B. Q. Tonight isn’t going to disappoint you. Having said that, quite a few users claimed that staff urge them to leave a tip for them.

  • Average cost for two: AED 99
  • Timings: 07:30 am to 10:00 pm | Thursday to Saturday 07:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Block B, g Floor, Al Hudaiba Award Complex – Dubai
  • Contact: +971 4 342 5272 

Androon Lahore

Exactly what makes Androon Lahore restaurant distinctive from other Pakistani restaurants in Dubai? It features a number of authentic Pakistani breakfast foods. Select from various breakfast options and also enjoy its magnificent interior design. Nihari, Aloo ka paratha, halwa puri etc are best rated Pakistani breakfast food at Androon Lahore. Furthermore, Androon Lahore also offers English breakfast options. Based in Al Jaddaf, It’s fixed 55 Aed barbecue dinner buffet offers a number of items including mutton pulao, chicken biryani, chicken haleem, chicken handi, malai boti and more. If you’re in Dubai with your family, ensure to pay a visit to Androon lahore to enjoy dining and ambiance. The best thing is Androon Lahore also provides a 25% discount on jashn e azadi (14 August).

  • Average cost for two: AED 70
  • Timings: 5:00 am to 12:00 am | Thursday to Saturday 07:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Location: Opposite Belhasa Driving Centre, Al Jaddaf, Dubai.
  • Contact: +971 4 329 6600

HOT N’ SPICY

When it comes to spicy food, there’s absolutely no way you overlook Pakistani foods. Hot N Spicy is a well-known Pakistani buffet restaurant in Dubai. As the name goes, Hot N Spicy Is suitable for those food enthusiasts who delight in spicy food, particularly kebab. Apart from that, from the delicious BBQ Chicken Biryani and Malai boti to tikka masala and Poori, Hot N Spicy features all.

  • Average cost for two: AED 90
  • Location: Shop 2, Ground Floor, Al Shaiba Towers, Block A, Barsha Heights
  • Contact: 800 467 467

Karachi Grill

Strategically situated in Jumeirah, Karachi Grill is another Pakistani buffet restaurant in Dubai that lets you enjoy a range of buffets at an affordable price. It features murgh tikka chaat, Karachi special bun kebab, billo rani and chicken tikka. Cream kunafa with Walnut sauce, royal pistachio milk cake & zafrani rasmalai are among the most popular desserts at Karachi Grill. Just in case you’re not very impressed with Karachi Grill’s stunning interior,  It also has outdoor seating arrangements where you can have a good time and dine with your loved ones. Karachi Grill buffets package cost is 39 Aed on weekdays and 59 on weekends. On top of that, If you’re a zomato pro member, you can get a discount. 

  • Average cost for two: AED 90
  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 4:00 am 
  • Location:Jumeirah Street, Opp. Masgouf London – Dubai
  • Contact: +971 54 482 2111

Pak Liyari

Biryani holds an exceptional value in Pakistani cuisine. For that reason, nearly all Pakistani restaurants in Dubai offer Biryani. However, when it comes to authentic Pakistani Biryani restaurants, Pak Liyari stands out from all other Pakistani restaurants. Taste, quality, quantity & pricing make Pak liyari biryani unique from others.  Considering all these factors, Pak Liyari incomparable biryani dishes have been featured in various UAE magazines including Khaleej Times. Being a specialist Biryani restaurant in Dubai, Pak Liyari offers a wide range of biryani such as chicken biryani, lamb chops biryani, mutton biryani, full of masala  and beef biryani. Pak Liyari is also perfect for families as it has a seperat floor for families to dine. What’s more, Pak Liyari is also the cheapest Pakistani restaurant in Dubai.

  • Average cost for two: AED 35
  • Timings: 5:00 am to 1:00 am 
  • Location: Opp Astoria Hotel, BDB Building Near Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai.
  • Contact: +971 4 221 6970

Student Biryani

Karachi’s famous Student Biryani restaurant that has been in operation since 1969 in Karachi, now offers its Biryani ‘s in Dubai. Based in Al Barsha, Student Biryani restaurant features a variety of biryani dishes including the authentic chicken Karachi biryani with new twists like barbecue chicken tikka biryani, vegetable biryani and shami kebab biryani. Some other types of Pakistani foods that you are able to taste here are Haleem, Lahori chargha, hawla puri, barbecue and dahi bara. Besides, guests can also enjoy rabri, Kheer and Tandoori bread. 

    • Average cost for two: AED 75
    • Timings: 11:00 am to 1:00 am 
    • Location: Building, Summerland, Ground floor – Shop # 3 – Al Barsha Road – Al Barsha
    • Contact: +971 4 452 9989

Little Lahore

 If you wish to have quality Pakistani food in Dubai with conventional Lahori hospitality, pay a visit to Little Lahore. Gola kabab, chicken malai boti, mutton handi, chicken biryani, bhindi masala and Lahore chane are the most popular dishes at Little Lahore. In dessert little Lahore brings  appetizing  Gajar (Carrot) ka halwa, creamy Matka kulfi and many more. Interior area decorated with well-known Pakistani singer photographs will surely remind you of Lahore feelings. Aside, Little Lahore also has outdoor sitting arrangements with the stunning views of JLT.  

  • Average cost for two: AED 140
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Location: JLT Cluster G, Dubai.
  • Contact: +971 4 441 4270

Al Ibrahimi Palace

To begin with, Al Ibrahimi Palace is probably the only Pakistani restaurant in Dubai that even has a marriage hall. Apart from that, If your birthday is just around the corner, then Al Ibrahimi can also help you with that as it offers birthday packages. In terms of the food menu, Al Ibrahimi palace restaurant features a good collection of mouth watering Pakistani foods such as mutton dishes, buffet,  fried Quail, fish, shrimps, namkeen boti and  paya

  • Average cost for two: AED 80
  • Timings: 5:00 am to 12:00 am | Thursday to Saturday 07:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Location: G Floor, Al Riyan Building, 2A Street Opp. Burjuman Centre – Dubai
  • Contact: +971 4 397 7070

Barbecue Delights

Irrespective you’re an enthusiast of chicken karahi, malai boti, haleem, biryani, fruit custard Barbecue Delights wouldn’t upset you. Being located right in the heart of JBR, Barbecue Delights comes with a beautiful view of Ain Dubai and also has a huge space with energetic decor and wonderful family friendly atmosphere. Barbecue Delights fixed packages let you have over 50+ scrumptious Pakistani, Afghani and Indian dishes along with 7+ desserts in 79 ad. Barbecue Delights also has branches in motor city and in Ibn Battuta Mall.

  • Average cost for two: AED 150
  • Timings: 11:30 am to 12:00 am
  • Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Adjacent to Sofitel Hotel, JBR Walk , Dubai.
  • Contact: +971 52 193 5143

Chicken Tikka Inn

When you’re thinking of best Pakistani tikka restaurant in dubai, you should definetly head over to Chicken tikka inn bur dubai branch. Besides you should try great tasting Dal makhni, chicken gravy and kheema at Chicken Tikka Inn. Despite being situated in a congested Al Mankool area, the Chicken Tikka Inn has a perfect spacious dinning area for family and group of friends.

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  • Average cost for two: AED 80
  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • Location: G Floor,Nashwan Building، Al Mankhool Road – Dubai.
  • Contact: +971 4 325 4333

Truck Adda

Famous for Matka kheer, malai boti and mutton kebab, truck adda is another Pakistani restaurant based in JLT. It also serves Peshawari karahi, chicken bbq with spice chutney and Fish pakora. Truck Adda offers unique dhaba feels particularly during winter seasons you are able to sit outdoors and revel in its scrumptious foods. 

  • Average cost for two: AED 105
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 4:00 am 
  • Location: Building, Summerland, Ground floor – Shop # 3 – Al Barsha Road – Al Barsha
  • Contact: +971 4 339 0062

Des Pardas

Recognized as the best budget Pakistani restaurant with plenty of Pakistani dishes, Des Perdes is another Pakistani restaurant that provides delicious Pakistani foods at cost-effective rates.  Des Pardes offers you a mixed grill platter,chicken karahi, mutton karahi, fry dal, Afghani naan. Des Pardes features Desserts like gulab jamun, Ras malai, balushahi, patisa, drinks, Pakola, cream soda etc. The restaurant is air-conditioned throughout, and even has a terrace and a café. The location of Des Pardes makes it even more feasible, because it is located in the Oud Metha, Bur Dubai and gives their guests quick access to nearby areas. The best part is Des Pardes restaurant is open 24 / 7 so you’re able to dine in or order whenever you like. 

  • Average cost for two: AED 40
  • Timings: 07:30 am to 10:00 pm | Thursday to Saturday 07:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Location: RDK Building, Block A – Dubai Investment Park
  • Contact: +971-4-526-0301

Nayaab Handi

Recognized as the best budget Pakistani restaurant with plenty of Pakistani dishes, Nayaab Handi is the last but not least on our list. Unless you’re very veteran Pakistani eaters in Dubai, It could possibly be a hidden jewel for most of you. The Nayaab Haandi restaurant comes with an air-conditioned family hall while it also has open-air sitting arrangement outside. The restaurant serves Seekh kebab, chicken gravy, Afghani bread, Haleem, nehari and Salads . In dessert menu Nayaab Haandi has a very appetizing gajar halwa. You can also find free basement parking at Nayaab Haandi.

  • Average cost for two: AED 99
  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Location:Al Wasl Road, Al Badaa، Next to Al Ghazal Mall, Near Iranian Hospital – Dubai
  • Contact: +971 4 359 7448

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