Ruchi

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From Time Out Abu Dhabi Eating Out 2010

The city is packed with backstreet restaurants. For those willing to venture off the beaten track, or duck behind a mall, there is much to discover; Ruchi is such a restaurant. It’s cheap, it’s decent and a wide selection of Indian dishes (primarily Kashmiri influenced) makes it one of the better budget Indian restaurants in the city. The dining area is spacious and friendly and the service is matched by the cooking. Dishes like the butter chicken are creamy, flavoursome and faultless. The dahl tadka is a little overpowering, but the dum aloo kashmiri, a delicious potato curry, is one of a number of fine vegetarian options.

For those who have little time to spare, they even offer an ‘executive’ lunchpack for as little as Dhs18. It’s the standard thali, but the price is right, while Thursdays and Fridays feature a buffet for a mere Dhs30. Ruchi is a friendly ‘eat and go’ Indian restaurant without that fast food feeling. It’s a good afterwork option, for when you need a bit of spicy comfort food. There are plenty like it in the city – it’s not extraordinary – but it’s well worth your time if you happen to be in the neighbourhood.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 679 5679
  • Travel: Hamdan Street, behind Al Mariah Cineplex
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Times: Open daily 7am-midnight
  • Price: Dhs50-200
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Jainit singh bhatia on 08 Sep ' 12 at 20:03
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Posted by: Tony on 08 Jul ' 12 at 09:12
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The problem with this restaurant is that it is too close to my accomadation! The food is brilliant and the prices are very fair. I visit too often, meaning that other restaurants miss out. Class act.

Posted by: afa on 15 Nov ' 11 at 15:36
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Amith on 12 Oct ' 11 at 16:57
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Amith on 12 Oct ' 11 at 16:57
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: fawaz on 13 Mar ' 11 at 19:20
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Neil on 09 May ' 10 at 16:01
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

If you're going to dine at Ruchi (tucked away behind the Al Mariah mall, off Hamdan St.), then you must try the South Indian cuisine. The chefs and staff are from the S.Indian state of Kerala, so the Kerala cuisine is spot on. You'd be hard-pressed to imagine that you're outside of Kerala if you order the South Indian food. I had the Ceylon Parotta with Coconut Beef fry. Pretty good. The mid-day traditional lunch on Fri/Sat is also great.
Service is impeccable. Tables can be hard to get, especially on weekends.

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