Couple of days back, I was invited to dine at the newest outlet of Operation: Falafel at Downtown Dubai. Operation:Falafel brings Arabic street food to Dubai. In a short period Operation: Falafel has already opened four branches in Dubai, and three more branches are to be opened soon.
Located at the fabulous Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, Operation:Falafel offers a street food experience. It is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is open 24 hours for dine-in and take away. Oh! What joy to have their amazing falafels and shawermas all night long.
The atmosphere of the place is friendly, lively and energetic. Modern decor, high ceiling, funky graffiti, comfy seating and great tableware make it a perfect destination to dine at. Loved the dim lighting and Arabesque inspired artwork on the menu. The menu itself looked like a pretty story book.
Operation:Falafel offers both indoor and outdoor seating area. It would be great to sit outdoors during winters. The restaurant is cute and cosy. Whether you are a vegetarian or a non vegetarian, Operation:Falafel offers a good variety.
We started off with drinks. Their drinks menu offers fresh juices, homemade Laban, soft drinks, Turkish coffee, Espresso and tea. My husband had the Lemon Mint Juice and I had the Watermelon Juice. The freshly made juices were amazing, it immediately perked us up.
The first dish to arrive on our table was Zaatar and Cheese Manaeesh/Manakeesh. We liked the fact that it was folded as it was easy to eat. The Manaeesh had the melt-in-your mouth quality to it. It was absolutely tasty. They have many varieties of Manaeesh.
Here’s a list of dishes that we had at the restaurant:
• Stuffed Falafel was falafel stuffed with onions, pine seeds and hot pepper sauce and topped with sesame seeds. It was mildly spicy and extremely tasty.
• Peasant Salad was a simple salad made with finely cut veggies like tomato, cucumber, mint and served with lemon oil dressing.
• Fattet Hummus was excellent. It was rich and creamy dish. Fattet hummus was layered with bread and topped with chickpeas, pine seeds, parsley and tatbelah sauce.
• Alayet Banadoura was another winner. It was like a tomato stew. It was tangy and tasty.
The freshly baked and fluffy Arabic bread that was served to us, went very well with the other dishes.
• Fusion Cheesecake was such a delight. It was an Arabic inspired cheesecake. Though I like cheesecakes, they are too heavy. But what I liked about the fusion cheesecake was that, it was light. A definite must-have dessert.
• Chocolate and Banana Manousheh was deliciously divine. Another must-try dessert. It had a thin and soft homemade Manousheh bread lathered with creamy chocolate and topped with slices of banana, chocolate and garnished with tiny pieces of nuts.
Overall, we had a wonderful dining experience. Operation: Falafel knows how to balance old street flavors with twenty first century trends. Loved their scrumptious Middle Eastern dishes, flawless service and relaxed atmosphere.
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