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Special Ostadi

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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kebab” (85 reviews)
“rice” (26 reviews)
“mutton” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Bur Dubai, Metro Station-Al Fahidi | Al Musallah Rd.Near Al Mansoor Video, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the BEST Turkish restaurant in Dubaï.. got the lamp shoulder 😋 the restaurant is a bit pricey but it worth it.

Thank SabahBenAli
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not a restaurant for tourists but nice if you want to feel like a local. The menu is poor, yet if one feels like a kebab he will find everything he wants at very affordable prices. Food was tasty, and service acceptable. Expectedly, nothing fancy

Thank mareli c
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I consider this restaurant as the best restaurant for Kebabs (Tekkah) in the UAE. The taste hasn’t changed over the years. I visit them very frequently and I suggest to visit them as well. I recommend their mutton Tekkah. It’s tender pieces of mutton marinated...More

Thank Hamid A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best kebabs I've ever had!!!! The atmosphere, the staff, service, & food are excellent!!!!!! It feels a lot like home, the owners are so friendly & they're so funny, they will make your experience worth it, the prices are fair as usual, and if you...More

Thank Khalid A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The iconic Al Ustadi! finally got a chance to eat there. It is a no frills place - you order from a menu which is not extensive. They have now expanded and are spread over two locations and you get thrown into whichever has space...More

Thank Shaheen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some places have an "history" or better to say "story".If you are looking for a very good quality restaurant with a very good service do not go to Ostadi.This place is good for the people who like adventures and Persian cuisine.They used to be in...More

Thank Sahar B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your visit to Dubai is complete if you visit this restaurant. Truly an unforgettable atmosphere experience with the food and service you treasure it for a long time.

1  Thank Dadyar D
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

After last visit to Dubai we wanted something very special for this time. So we searched for the locations at trip advisor and came to this place from another part of city. First, the location itself seams that it was popular some time ago, but...More

Thank Liudas K
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Traveled to the restaurant specially for lunch from my hotel which was 8.1km away, and then back after the meal. Two words. Worth it! They open at 12 for lunch and when you arrive, you can already see the Chef grilling the kebabs. The Husband...More

1  Thank ladyshalyn
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was our second stay in Dubai and during our first, shorter visit two years ago we had discovered this no frills, busy Iranian restaurant close to our hotel. It has been in business since the 1960s. We liked the food there so much that...More

1  Thank Hexy
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Tahera A
2 July 2017|
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Response from caspergoa | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know where the meat comes from. I don't think you should worry as standards are kept high & enforced in Dubai. Also the owners being of Persian origin will have the food 100% Halal. Enjoy your meal !
23 November 2016|
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Response from Manmohan V |
No cards. Cash only place.
9 April 2016|
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Response from SagaLEB | Reviewed this property |
Hi - the place is not supposed to be a luxurious place but rather a reataurant intended for guests to taste the genuine Iranian cuisine and experience a nice side of the Iranian culture. We werea couple and paid 40 dirhams... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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