I had posted earlier about Vasanta Bhavan in Bur Dubai. Now they have opened in Karama, in the last right – down the road from Karama Post Office towards Maktoum Bridge. Ambience and food quite good. Parking available in and around the restaurant areas.
Aryaas Restaurant, I think first started out in Karama in 2006. A good place for vegetarian south Indian fare. In 2011, they have started a upmarket branch opposite Bur Juman mall in the Bank Street (Khalid Bin Waleed street). In this Bur Dubai branch, I love the Ragi Dosas and Wheat Dosas..healthy bites! In the Karama branch, they had bajra rotis…healthier options are now creeping into restaurant menus – a good sign!
I could only find their old menu…will put up a newer version if I get one.
Though not a completely Tamil restaurant I think, they manage to keep their chili levels lower and thus appeal to a cosmopolitan crowd. Their aapams are heavenly….and you will find that one is not enough! I heard that they have opened a branch in Chennai now.
Reproducing their latest menu below:
Vasantam Hotel has an attached vegetarian restaurant with staple Tamil / south Indian cuisine. Their hotel rooms are decently priced.
They seem to have started in Dubai in the year 2000, according to their About Us page on their website (http://www.thevasantabhavan.com/About.html)
Reproducing their menu card below only for reference (it’s quite an old one that I found today while rummaging through some old papers). Click on the images to enlarge:
A small cosy place tucked away in one end of old Karama. One thing that was quite good about their menu was that they had taken diet and health conscious customers into consideration.
Their wheat and ragi dosas are one example.
The other is the “Satthu Unavu” (health food) – it’s a meal package consisting of 2 Sukka Rotis (Non-0ily chapatis-Indian bread) served with a Dal (lentils curry) with less oil, salt and spices..along with a veg and fruit salad.
Tried the food there, the first time yesterday. Loved the Wheat Dosas and the Sathu Unavu meal (refer menu).
The other regular fare which my family had tried out (and I tasted them too) were quite good:
- Channa Batura (Big Puri – deep fried Indian bread served with Channa – chickpeas curry)
- Kothu Paratha (or porotta as pronounced in Tamil:) – Scrambled paratha – another form of Indian bread – fried with vegetables),
- Ghee Roast Dosa
- Fried Idlis.
We were first introduced to Sivestar when their packaged Idli and Dosa Mavu (batter) appeared on supermarket shelves….and then their restaurants opened. They also have a grocery store in Karama (refer flyer below for contact number).
We’ve been to the Sivestar restaurants a number of times and have enjoyed their delicious tamil fare.
Even met the owner, Mr. Govindraju I think, once outside the restaurant some years back. Heard he was employed in Dubai before he started the Sivestar venture…and today they are a big group. Just now googled him and came across their website. Quite a commendable vision! Wishing them more growth and success in their vision of serving Dubai with quality Tamil fare.