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Indya by Vineet is located in Dubai Marina.  

Chef Vineet Bhatia needs no introduction-the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin-star for his London-based restaurant, Zaika. Having opened over 25 restaurants around the world, his latest venture in Dubai (not his first), is Indya By Vineet.

Located at Le Royal Meridian Beach & Spa, the vibrant decor radiates good vibes. From grand cane chairs to a large collage on the wall and the bright accessories, this place is reminiscent of the colors and spirit of India.

The eclectic menu is neatly split into different categories and includes the greatest hits from India. If you are familiar with the cuisine, then you will instantly spot the usual favorites. A variety of sweet and savory chaats, small bites like samosas and onion bhajias, seekh kebabs and Amritsari-the menu covers the entire region from East and West.

The tapa style dishes allow you to order a variety of options and share with others on the table. We started with charcoal sev papdi dahi chaat (55 AED)- the charcoal elevated the dish from its humble street food status to something more intriguing. Samosas (55 AED) are our go-to Indian snack and the ones we tried here were presented in a pinwheel shape and accompanied with a lip-smacking homemade ketchup.

In the mains, we picked the homestyle chicken masala with dal (65 AED)-we scooped up the gravy of the chicken with freshly baked garlic naan. The prawn chili with curd rice (75 AED) is a unique but sinfully tasty combination.

We were keen to try the desert and after much deliberation picked the kulfi falooda (45 AED)-a classic ice cream topped with rice noodles that was given a new twist because of its refined presentation and the rose and mint syrup drizzled over it.

Indya by Vineet is a welcome new addition in Dubai Marina and is a celebration of the colorful and bold flavors of Indian cuisine and culture.

Indya by Vineet

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Al Mamsha Street


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