Craving for buffet again. Somewhere with lots of meat. BBQ Style. All you can eat. So, today we decided to visit the highly rated Ab's Absolute Barbeques Indian Restaurant by the Zomato Website. There are many good reviews. Customers that been there have been very impressed with the place and food.
I must admit, unfortunately, my experience there was nothing great besides having the grill experience, which was pretty unique. Unfortunately, the grill seems useless besides keeping the kebab hot. The meats with skewers were already cooked in advance before serving. Therefore, there isn't any bbq cooking experience.
The marinate was nothing special, i was expecting something good since it is indian and their spices. Meat was extremely dry, not juicy. Salty. Shame no special BBQ sauce to make good.
The main course was fine, with some variety of indian curries. However nothing stood out i must say. Dessert was ok, wasn't used to indian desserts. My favourite will be the starter served, which is cheesy baked potatoes and coated corns. There are very delicious.
I am very disappointed, not with the restaurant (i enjoyed), but the bias reviewers in Zomato. The food is not up to standard for a 4.8/5.0 rating. There should be a clear explanation that it is value for money. As you don't get much buffet in Dubai with such prices and quantities. Mostly are double the price of what you get here.
The bias reviews mainly by "own" people themselves trying to support their "own" may have back fire the restaurant. This restaurant is "great", but such bias reviews have given people the wrong impression and having too high expectations before even going. Honestly, i was expecting something really Really REALLY awesome experience with such HIGH RATING. Even 16 Michellin Star Mr.Gordon Ramsay's Restaurants does not have a 4.8/5.0 rating!
Location : Shop G05, Sidra Tower, Dubai Media City along Sheikh
Rating : 3.8 / 5
AED 59 Lunch 12 Noon to 3:30 PM Mon-Thu,Sun
AED 80 Lunch 12 Noon to 3:30 PM Fri-Sat
AED 75 Dinner 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM Mon-Wed,SunAED 85 Dinner 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM Fri-Sat
Will i be back? Yes, it is value for money whenever i wanna have a big feast.