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“Authentic middle east Mandi”

Mandi @ 36 Arabian Kitchen
Ranked #478 of 5,931 Restaurants in Hyderabad
Neighbourhood: Jubilee Hills/Banjara Hills
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Neighbourhood: Jubilee Hills/Banjara Hills
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is first time I tried mandi somewhere in India, I tried mandi in Geneva & Paris, where you get best middle eastern food because of migrant population. I also tried mandi in Arab street, Singapore as well as in Cameroon Highlands, Malaysia.

After Geneva & Paris, I like mandi at mandi@36, very aromatic rice with mild Arabic flavors(unlike strong mogalia/Hyderabadi Biriyani), meat was perfectly cooked.

I ordered one full mandi for four of us, it was just nice in terms of quantity, I too order baklava, it was not best as I had best baklava in Geneva, but it not too bad also. Baklava size was too small, you need at least two orders to get the great feeling.

It was great experience, I couldn't use Arabic way to seating as my running muscles doesn't allow me to do, otherwise I would have tried that too. ,

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Mouth watering authentic Arabian dishes, that too at affordable prices,, its really adorable.. Food serving in the single large dish, people are eating from the same dish is real Arabian brotherhood style. Its a must try one.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

In jubilee hills this is the best biryani we can have. Items are superb and one has to visit this for unique taste

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to taste authentic Yemeni fare, this is where you should head toward. It's run by a chef who knows his trade. Mandi is place you cannot miss if you like Arabian cuisine.

Location and parking:
In the same building as the Dimmy Pan shop, Mandi@36 is tucked away on the first floor. There is limited parking in the basement and more on the side street.

Seating:

You can choose to sit on regular tables or in a traditional setting with a low table set up on a raised platform with carpet. If you choose the latter, you better be like sitting cross legged. But, it is more relaxed and familial and befits eating Mandi.

Food:

Straight off, you will notice Mandi on the menu. Mandi is the reason you should come here. Mandi is a Yemeni preparation of flavoured rice with generous portions of dry fruits and protein such as chicken or mutton.

The food is spiced but not at all overpowering, and tasteful entirely. The rice is boiled in mutton stock which infuses flavour of the meat in every bite. You can order in Half and Full portion. Three adults can have a meal with just the Half. Both are served on a large platter, from which everyone eats. Use your hands and dive into the flavours. Chicken Mandi Al Faham is a good choice in chicken.

Other than Mandi, on the menu are the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean starters. We tried, in different visits, Hummus with Pita, Baba Ganoush, Middle Eastern Salad and found them tasty. Hummus is served with a dash of olives and with olive oil on the plate.

Desserts:

Badam Phirni is a specialty and so is Baklava.

A little more:

The place is run by Chef Adnan, who takes personal interest in guests' requirements. He is a down to earth gentlemen and used to run, based on what I learnt talking to him, eatery(ies) in NYC. We like this place for what it offers, an authentic Arabian meal in a befitting ambiance. We've been here twice in as many months. The place has been open for just over three months as of this writing.

Thank Gowrish P
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