Some time back, Ashiana, went the progressive and experimental way with Chef Vineet Bhatia taking over but the change was quickly reversed and it’s great that they did so. Ashiana is one of those restaurants that was known for its well-made comfort Indian food and perhaps it’s best that they stick to their strengths. And their strengths are quite on display at the Ramadan menu the restaurant has crafted this month. From chaats to fish fry, from the familiar butter chicken to yellow daal, the menu has all your Indian favourites (and some Arabic regulars especially among the starters) that you would want to dig into after a long day of fasting.
Our meal began with an amuse bouche comprising a delightfully presented cheese and potato patty. We enjoyed the chicken tikka and samosas for starters while the mutton curry deserves special mention for its lovely texture and soft meat. The daal was a disappointment though – lacking in flavour, it could have been much better. Rounding off with a dessert, thankfully the meal didn’t make one feel too heavy. Recommended if you, like us, love the flavours of regular Indian food, staying away from the experimental jazz.
INFO: Dhs 139 per person, the Ramadan buffet is served from sunset (Maghrib prayer time) onwards, Lobby Floor,Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Garhoud, 04 228 1111