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Special Ostadi

#167 of 8,939 Restaurants in Dubai
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Bur Dubai, Metro Station-Al Fahidi | Al Musallah Rd.Near Al Mansoor Video, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 397 1469
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to taste best Kababs in Dubai, do not think of another place, their Maasti Kebabs are extremely tasty, And apart from food, you will have best experience with the owners and staff. Ostadi Brothers (following their father's business who passed away couple of years back) are making you laugh loud, with their jokes while you are there.... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Time and Something you absolutely don't want to miss in Dubai... for once a piece of authenticity in a city of the unreal!!!

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Vasco da Gama, India
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dear Trippers, Special Ostadi kebab (OSK) at Meena bazaar is superb. The ambiance, food, there's a buzz to the place that you find in a handful of restaurants. The Ostadi brothers also are very hospitable , much more than their staff, and the food just adds to the experience. We had lunch, we ate everything there was to eat, liked... More 

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good series of reviews prompted our visit for dinner. Food was disappointing and our server was obviously having a bad day.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading great reviews I was expecting much better.....waited a while to be served....place not busy.....surly unhelpful staff.....food disappointing. Perhaps we just hit it at a bad time but really the staff/management need to up their game!! becoming too complacent?

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The service is always a hoot and a half here, with the owners being very present, and extremely hands on with the service and the entertainment. The food is just what it should be given the price point, and the general experience makes this a little gem worth noting. Oldschool, good fun... keep an open mind and you'll absolutely love... More 

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Thank Kay T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Amazing food, disappointing service. My sister in law was soooo excited about this place and we decided to go and check it out. They have one restaurant for bachelors abd one for families. I found the idea super cool since many people don't like to mix. We directly went and sat on the family restaurant. It was pretty full but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This restaurant has existed for almost 40 years, and for very good reason. The food is absolutely outstanding! We had no idea what to order (our eyes were bigger than our tummy and we wanted everything!). Mohammed (the owner) quickly came to our assistance (we were the first guests to arrive at 6:30pm, but the restaurant QUICKLY filled up!). Mohammed... More 

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Thank Gypsy1967
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A happy good-humoured and hard-working owner keeps this place running well. High quality food brought to your table quickly. Excellent food and clean. Really cheap and authentic. Would definitely return.

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Thank 1jbh1
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53 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I have not been to this restaurant for years but do remember that their food is good. Decided to revisit with a friend and didn't regret it and would come back.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bur Dubai, Metro Station-Al Fahidi | Al Musallah Rd.Near Al Mansoor Video, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 397 1469

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?