Time Out Says
Fine dining means different things to different people. To us it’s about letting the food do the talking, without having to rely on a slick interior, incredible service or distracting gimmicks.
That’s why we’re big fans of Punjab Grill, a sophisticated Indian eatery in the beautiful Venetian Village.
A wide-ranging menu packed full of modern twists on traditional Indian classics means the food is the undoubted star of the show here.
We kick things off with the dakshini prawns, which are cooked in Southern Indian spice mixes and served with crispy idlis (a type of rice cake). The prawns are delicious and coated with just the right amount of spice.
Our main, butter chicken, is a bit of an Abu Dhabi institution, so it’s a good yardstick with which to measure how the kitchen manages to elevate the simple things.
The sauce is amazing – creamy yet not too sickly and rich, while the chicken is extremely tasty, even if we could do with a little more of it in the bowl.
We’re thoroughly impressed by two wonderful dishes and the excellent overall experience in this classy, understated, venue.
The large open-plan dining area means it’s not the most intimate of restaurants, but if you count yourself as a foodie, you could do a lot worse than Punjab Grill.
The prices are in line with other high-end Indian restaurants in the city but this is a meal worth splashing out on.
WHAT IS IT...
Classy Indian food in a high-end setting
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10 Oct 2018
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