Punjab Grill

Fine dining with a fine view
  • 1

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.

Classy Indian food in a high-end setting

To find out what a Dhs116 butter chicken tastes like

10 Oct 2018

Be the first to get all the latest Abu Dhabi news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.


FacilitiesDine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
Show number 02 449 9839
Abu Dhabi, Al Maqtaa, Venetian Village, Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Recommended for you in Restaurants

Italian cooking maestro Antonio Carluccio talks up perfect pasta

Ditch the chopsticks if you want to blend in - really

Suzanne Husseini shares a chicken recipe with Time out

Why the Palestinian-born celebrity chef is the face of modern Arabic food

Time Out asks top chef Gary Rhodes for his opinion on a selection of the traditi

Muslims break their fast at dusk with lavish Iftars