Iftar at Boulevard Kitchen- Manzil Downtown 

Iftar in Boulevard Kitchen in Manzil Downtown
My last evening’s Iftar was at Boulevard Kitchen, the signature dining outlet of Manzil Downtown. This was my first time in the boutique property of Manzil Downtown, an Arabesque themed hotel with elegant decor.

Boulevard Kitchen is housed in the Ground Level of the beautiful property. For Ramadan they are offering a traditional Iftar. We enjoyed their extensive buffet featuring Levantine cuisine.

This Arabesque themed restaurant has traditional yet modern decor. We loved the vibrant paintings adorning the walls of the restaurant, beautiful table settings and relaxed atmosphere.

If you are looking for a luxurious Iftar with a sumptuous buffet, then Boulevard Kitchen is the perfect place for you.

Yesterday when we walked into the restaurant, the place was packed and all the tables were taken. And after trying their delectable Iftar fare, we know why its so popular.

From the food and drinks to the soothing background music and the ambience and service , everything was fabulous. The Iftar at Boulevard Kitchen was a classy affair. 

Saudi Arabian dates
As soon as you step inside the venue, you can feast your eyes on the enticing Dates counter with a range of best dates from the region. Our table also had dates and nuts with cool mineral water, Iftar essentials to break the fast.

Ramadan drinks
Tables with traditional Ramadan drinks were served in every nook and corner of the restaurant. Our favorite were the Rose flavored drink and Laban.

Lentil soup for Ramadan
There were two kinds of Salad station- make-your-own salad and readymade salads. We liked the beetroot & feta salad, Mediterranean salad and lentil salad.

One of the Iftar must-have for me is the light and refreshing Lentil Soup and the soup at Boulevard Kitchen was amazing.

There were separate Cold and Hot mezze counters and the variety was huge. We were really spoilt for choice and felt like trying everything.

Apart from assorted Breads, there was a live cooking station for Saj bread. We got out our Saj bread made with cheese and zaatar. A definite must-try is their Saj bread stuffed with filling of your choice.

Lamb Ouzi
Ramadan favorite Lamb Ouzi was one of the most popular dishes in the buffet. There was also Chicken Biryani and Vermicelli Rice.

For the lovers of street food staple like Shawarma, there was a live Shawarma station. Their Mixed Grill could make any hardcore meat-eater happy. 

Iftar spread
For main course they had a good selection of Arabic food, Mediterranean and Indian food. As I had stuffed myself with cold and hot mezze, I only managed to have Dal Makhani with rice. 

Umm Ali
Dessert was an extravagant affair, I am happy that I went slow with the main course or else I couldn’t have had space for their utterly delicious sweet treats.

The dessert counter offered a wide range of traditional Arabic desserts, cakes, pastries puddings and pies. Some of the highlights of the dessert counter were Umm Ali, Kunafa, Date Pudding, Baklava and Chocolate Fudge Cake.

For those of you who don’t want to indulge in sweets, there is also a fruit counter with a good selection of Seasonal Fruits.

Arabic coffee

We ended our Iftar with the fragrant and refreshing Moroccan Tea. Adding to the Arabesque experience, the Iftar also offered Arabic Coffee. It was served by one of their friendly staff dressed in traditional outfit.

We enjoyed the lavish Iftar and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others.

For reservations:

Phone: 04 428 5888

Timings: From sunset-10pm

Price: AED 180 per person 
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Author: Meghana

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my journey...you will enjoy the ride!

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