Indian cuisine. Nostalgia and flavour mixed with that classic dish that once tried, you will love for the rest of your life. Normally a Korma, Chicken Tikka Masala or Jalfrezi, am I right?
Located in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Naya; presents a north Indian food offering. Boasting Indian delicacies such as butter-based curries, roti, chapattis and tandoori in a relaxed and family friendly environment. From creating the recipes, to choosing just the right ingredients and seasoning, every dish is a reflection of things done in the traditional way to delight Indian food lovers.
The restaurant is very family based. It is families and couples with young children that make up the majority of tables, especially earlier on in the evening with children trying their hand at the infamous spice of Indian food. The result is a buzzing, fun location that suits catching up with friends rather than a romantic celebratory meal. The food at Naya is exceptional with each dish clearly given a lot of attention and love, resulting in a carefully curated menu of classic Indian favourites while educating you on the specifics of northern Indian cooking.
Authentic home style good food is the vibe, you could easily be in a top restaurant in Mumbai. The menu is simple enough and easy to navigate with some of the expected classics alongside some lesser known dishes for anyone feeling experimental.
The starter offerings give a sense of the choice and quality of food you are about to eat. The kebab platters are a house speciality with chicken, prawn and beef options to get you started. The spicy lamb chops is another must try starter that will soon have you filling up, but don’t forget to leave some space for the mains.
The always well-cooked prawn bhuna is just the right balance of tomatoes, chili and pepper. A bold punch of flavour. The chicken tikka masala served the northern Indian way, thicker, less creamy which somehow makes it feel a little more real. It still packs a punch with spice, but manageable. It is the butter chicken that Naya is known for. Winner of multiple food awards and you can taste why. One of the most creamy, flavourful curries you can get in Dubai. Mixing the usual creamy base the dish is known for with a strong tomato flavour.
Indian desserts are often overlooked, half due to the fact you normally fill up on the mains, but also because they haven’t reached the level of success their main meal counterparts have. At Naya however, the dessert platter gives you a real taste of the best sweet Indian delicacies. The Gulab Jamun, a milk solid based offering is a firm favourite and highly recommended.
A fun, relaxed restaurant with good quality, authentic Indian food and friendly service.
Naya, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim 3 – Dubai. Tel: 04 406 8738