Barbecue Delights is a casual dining restaurant that offers a variety of Pakistani, Afghani, and North Indian inspired cuisine. It’s one of my favorites! So when Masood and I were invited to try out their new branch at Downtown Dubai, we said yes immediately.
Founded 9 years ago in Dubai, Barbecue Delights proudly claims to be the first restaurant to introduce the concept of an affordable and quality south Asian Barbecue restaurant in a casual dining environment.
You can tell how good a restaurant is by the number of locals dining in it. Visit Barbecue Delights during dinner (specially on weekends!) and see Pakistanis, Indians and Afghanis tucking delightfully into curries and kababs. We had dinner on Friday at their new Downtown Dubai branch, and three tables were occupied by Filipinos.
The cuisine is based on the traditional style of charcoal based cooking, with a focus on pure and high quality ingredients and aromatic spices. So even if you see steak or fish and chips on the menu, you’d rather order their fish kabab or chicken malai tikka for a change (specially if it’s your first time to try these grilled items).
The Downtown branch at Clarens building offers dinner buffet every Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 75 dirham per person.
- Hummus — traditional Arab chick pea with olive oil (my favorite!)
- Moutabel — a spicy Lebanese dip made from eggplant. It’s garlicky, roasted, and contains pomegranate arils and sumac (I love this one too)
- Tabouleh — parsley and bulgar wheat salad.
- Raita — yoghurt dip seasoned with roasted cumin, coriander and mint leaves.
- Fresh Garden Salad — fresh, crisp seasonal vegetables.
Barbecue Delights offers a variety of fresh juices to choose from, like fresh lime with mint, kiwi, peach, and orange juice. But since you’re in a Pakistani restaurant try to order something special like a mango or strawberry lassi.
I had the falsey ka sherbat, which was really good and refreshing.
Must-Try New Items on the Menu:
On the left is your regular “doodh patti” tea. And on the right is the Kashmiri Tea that is a pretty shade of light pink but somehow turned brown in the photograph. I like how they serve the tea with no sugar at all, but give you regular sugar and sugar-free sachet on your table. We liked the Kashmiri tea better than the regular tea.
Barbecue Delights in Downtown Dubai is a great place to go if you’re craving for some really good yet not-too-spicy Pakistani /Afghani barbecue items. Service is great and the food arrives on your table warm and wait time isn’t much.
Dinner buffet is available on Thurdays, Fridays and Saturdays for Dh75 per head. There’s also a Friday breakfast buffet between 9 am and boon at Dh50
Lunch:12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm – 12:30 am
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard,
Tel: 04 4343443
Mobile: 056 3423292