Nihal Restaurant – An Icon of Abu Dhabi’s Dining Scene

Enjoy mouthwatering Indian food at this age-old restaurant of Abu Dhabi

From humble beginnings on Electra street where seating was limited, they have grown to a huge new location behind Lifeline Hospital.

Be it their Indian specialties’ or their Chinese menu each item is truly amazing at the price point is more than budget friendly.

The Experience Team has been a fan of their Butter Chicken from over a decade and it is undeniably the best in Abu Dhabi.

Seating ranges from regular tables to private booths which offer full privacy, perfect for a family meal.

The Order

As you are seated and start looking at the menu, they send over some fresh Papads with a mint dip to munch on while you decide.

Chicken Achari – Tender boneless chunks of chicken in a tomato based spicy pickle flavored gravy, the subtle heat is perfect and the flavors are spot on.

Paneer Kadai – Cubes of Cottage Cheese stir fried with onions, peppers and tomato in a thick tangy gravy, the taste is dramatic and the crunch of the onions takes it to another level.

Butter Naan – The Naan is made fresh to order, warn and flakey perfect for mopping up the gravy.

Mutton Biryani – The traditional Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani is a long-standing favorite, perfectly executed with fluffy rice deep flavors and succulent mutton bites.

The Verdict

Excellent, food, very neat and clean ambiance with friendly staff fast service and really good price point. All this with drinks came in at AED 120.

If you are a fan of Indian Curry this is the place to go, dine in, takeaway or delivery Nihal never disappoints.

They offer catering services for parties and also have a Banquet Hall upstairs that is very popular for hosting events and parties.

Contact – +971 2 631 8088


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