The dining scene in Dubai is as diverse as the population that live here and finding something different is always possible. Dubai is also well known in attracting tried and tested concepts from around the world, and this is not exclusive to just fine dining restaurants and celebrity chefs.
Hitckhi, a new restaurant and bar, already firmly established as a favourite in Mumbai, has opened its doors at The Grand Millennium Hotel in Barsha Heights
Meaning hiccup in Urdu, Hitchki is a vibrant and buzzing restaurant and bar, offering a variety of entertainment options, from live music, a DJ and a big screen to watch IPL cricket matches.
For diners, the menu is vast, well over 20 pages of different dishes, and includes a great selection of vegetarian and non vegetarian choices. For starters we shared the Tulsi Tai Naan’Za and the Charlie Chapli Kebab. The Tulsi Tai Naan’Za is a manakeesh topped with a very tasty Thai basil chicken, a coconut curry pesto, mozzarella cheese and a great little kick from the kimchi mayo, a great starter to wake up the taste buds in anticipation for what was still to come. The Charlie Chapli Kebab, consisted of portions of nicely spiced minced lamb accompanied with Oman chips and to add some extra bite to the taste, some spicy thecha mayo. For mains we took the Savji mutton, chunks of mutton in a gravy of Nagpur spices, served with a butter naan. The meat was tender and the gravy was a good consistency and tasted so good, that when the meat was all gone, you just wanted to mop up as much as you could with the bread.
The Alleppey prawn curry was a generous dish with a spicy Kerala style gravy served with Malabari paratha, but can also be taken with a side portion of lemon rice. You would be making a mistake not to leave enough space for dessert, and one to certainly try is the Banofee Bomb, a combination of banana, date cake, toffee, pecan nuts and salted caramel. If taste of the desserts isn’t enough to satisfy you then the presentation will, especially with Baratiyo Ka Swagat. Elaborately served with candy floss and hazelnuts, presented in a dish of dry ice.
Hitchki is a great place to go for a fun night out with a group of friends and will certainly be a hit with the Indian expat community. Expect to pay around Dhs 150 per person for a three-course meal excluding drinks.