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Swadist Restaurant

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    ( 2 reviews )
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4c Street, Karama, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29547

Veggie South Indian eatery just south of Kuwait Street and next to Sunrise Supermarket. Offers food like chatpata and malai kofta. With all-you-can-eat buffet from 10am-12pm for around 12dhs.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Buffet, Delivery, Take-out

Reviews (2)

First Review by warmstorage

Good food. - Edit

We were very excited about this place but when we saw it we got scared a bit. It really doesn't look well-kept.
The prices are afforable but the staff doesn't really speak English or understands veganism.
I asked for 3 vegetable/lenthil meals that have no milk, cheese or butter and although the waiter said that she understood he brought me 1 meal with cheese and 2 meals with cream, now you can understand that for a vegan that is quite a sad experience.
If you are vegeterian, then you will possibly like it there :) It is very busy, there are Indian families or workers all the time.


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Serviceable, cheap, not amazing - Edit

Dubai is full of these low key, vegetarian Indian restaurants, and Swadist is right in the middle of the pack. It is fully vegetarian, vegans need to be aware of ghee (butter), cream, and cheese being used. The staff wasn't entirely clear when saying what dishes on the (extremely affordable) buffet might have these, so I avoided a couple, and made educated guesses.

The lunch buffet is the reason to go here, and you'll see a LOT of local guest workers coming in to shovel it down. Several kinds of bread, four or five entrees, a couple sweet dessert porridge type things. At AED 12 (approximately USD $3.25!) it's a bargain that will fill you up all day.

Small take-out operation downstairs, then you go up some stairs to a dozen or so tables in a windowless, mostly charmless space.

Lunch buffet is approximately 11am (they uncovered all of the buffet pans for me when I showed up at 11:15) until unknown... The taste was fair to middling: none of the dishes were bad, a few bland. The standout was a hot cabbage dish with vegetables.

No bathrooms, just a hand washing sink.

This isn't a place to have a fancy dinner out -- it's a serviceable place to get a filling meal.

Happycow now has it in more or less the right place: it's on 4C Street, a little south of Kuwait Street. Look for Sunrise Supermarket, walk down that street, it's about six storefronts south of the supermarket, on the left/east side of the street, next to Karama Optic.

Pros: cheap buffet, low key

Cons: so-so food, small, windowless room


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