Years ago I had visited Reem Al Bawadi‘s first outlet in Jumeirah, and yesterday when I was craving for Middle Eastern Cuisine, I decided to visit their outlet that is closest to my home. Reem Al Bawadi which initially had one restaurant in Dubai when it opened in 2001, now has many branches in Dubai and other Emirates of UAE.
Reem Al Bawadi is an award winning Middle Eastern Restaurant that offers authentic and delicious Middle Eastern food. I liked the fact that the quality of the food is consistently good.
I visited their Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard outlet in Downtown Dubai for lunch. This outlet offers the magnificent view of Burj Khalifa. Its a spacious restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining space.
Reem Al Bawadi serves Shisha, the good thing is it also has a separate section for non-shisha smokers. As I don’t smoke, I dined at their non-shisha section.
The decor and atmosphere of the restaurant is completely Arabian inspired. It has a welcoming vibe where you feel at home the minute you enter the place.
Their menu is vast and varied. It consists of all the popular Arabic dishes as well as some of the classic international dishes. Whether you are a vegetarian or a non vegetarian, you have great options. As we are vegetarians, we tried only the veg option.
Whether you are a looking for a cold or hot beverage selection, there menu offers plenty of choice. We ordered Fresh Cocktail and Pomegranate & Pineapple Juice. Both our drinks were freshly prepared and tasted incredible.
Here’s the list of some of the dishes that we ordered:
- A selection of Mixed Arabic Pickle that included makdous, turnip, cucumber, chili and olives.
- The super refreshing Arabic classic salad Fattoush was light and crunchy.
- The Fried Cheese Sticks were filled with creamy mozzarella cheese and served with Middle Eastern salsa dip.
- The Falafel at Reem Al Bawadi is one of the best in town. It was served with tahini sauce and pickles.
- Potato Harra or Spicy Potatoes is one of my favorite Arabic hot mezze dishes and at Reem Al Bawadi it was done perfectly. Loved this spicy and flavorful dish.
- We ordered three kinds of Hummus- hummus Beiruti, hummus oregano and hummus with pine seeds. We loved them all. They were creamy and utterly tasty.
- Their Baba Ghannouj had a nice smokey flavor. It was bursting with freshness.
- The Mohammarah that had the combination of chili and walnuts had a great texture. The touch of pomegranate molasses enhanced the flavor of the dish.
- Freshly baked, warm and fluffy Arabic Bread was a good accompaniment for all the dishes.
- Cheese & Zaatar Manakeesh was freshly baked in their oven and it was delightful.
For dessert we ordered an assorted platter of Arabic sweets that had Kunafa, Halawat Al Jiben, Aish Al Saraya and Baklava. We liked their Kunafa the best. Definitely recommend their heavenly tasting Kunafa.
We ended our lunch with a pot of aromatic and soothing Moroccan Tea.
Reem Al Bawadi is one of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in the city. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere, the service and the hospitality is fantastic. Its a great place to bring your overseas guests to give them an authentic taste of Arabia.
Phone: 04 443 9690