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Special Ostadi

#164 of 8,880 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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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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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Dubai in February 2017 and on the recommendation of my nephew I decided to go their the restaurant decor was nice and the owner and staff was friendly starters and main was yummy we had good time and enjoy our food

Thank Yahya M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been to Dubai, in March 2017, on the occasion of Iranian new year, with our parents. Mostly we are one of those who take the risk and try new food, but that was not the case for the parents. So we tried Ostadi Special Kebab restaurant for their strict Iranian taste. The environment is really... More 

Thank Vahid H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant whilst on holiday in Dubai on the recommendation of family members. The ambience and decor inside was nice, I enjoyed the shared tables and we had good conversation with the family seated next to us. Ordered our food quickly but then we had to wait a long time for the food, even though those seated around... More 

Thank Harrison-Platton
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything. Knowing of the family/ women to men split in restaurants here, I was nervous about approaching more 'local' places (I am a European female traveling alone) but didn't want to be stuck with only touristy options. Many of the restaurants along this street appear to be men only and I found them a little intimidating when trying to... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ustadi is all about experience. Place has lot of history and everyone has a sense of ownership. Enjoyed having food there. Nothing extra ordinary about the food but when combined with all other aspects it will definitely be something worth trying

Thank Shilpach2015
Montpellier, France
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

What a lovely dinner at this excellent, family-owned Iranian restaurant. We had mixed kebab #4, which was two kebab, one chicken pieces and one minced mutton. Both were excellent, and served with delicious breads, salad and yoghurt. We also had some very good hummus. Very busy, loads of character, delightful host. It's fast, it's very good value, and it's super... More 

Thank Lucy I
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Its not just the food, but alao the experience, atmospher, history and friendliness. Ostadi is the BEST!

Thank Los T
Taoyuan, Taiwan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The price is a bargain and it tastes delicious. Waiters and hosts are funny and visit each table all the time. Portion could be a little but large but if you are a meat lover, you would enjoy the meal there.

Thank chchen1976
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed eating here, the staff were very welcoming and charming. Clearly a popular choice with locals, the food was delicious and everything was served with a smile, lovely. Whilst quite basic in its furnishings and surroundings you feel very welcome and it's is a great place to eat; highly recommended!

1 Thank simontk
Wexford, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this place with my wife. The place was buzzing,service was decent and friendly. The food was amazing and plentiful. The electricity went during the meal but it didnt faze the staff the just continued working. The show went on. The price was very reasonable. I didnt feel like every little thing was an extra as is the case... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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?