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Special Ostadi

#164 of 8,894 Restaurants in Dubai
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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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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A good series of reviews prompted our visit for dinner. Food was disappointing and our server was obviously having a bad day.

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Thank mwspear
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After reading great reviews I was expecting much better.....waited a while to be served....place not busy.....surly unhelpful staff.....food disappointing. Perhaps we just hit it at a bad time but really the staff/management need to up their game!! becoming too complacent?

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Thank Maggie5327
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is always a hoot and a half here, with the owners being very present, and extremely hands on with the service and the entertainment. The food is just what it should be given the price point, and the general experience makes this a little gem worth noting. Oldschool, good fun... keep an open mind and you'll absolutely love... More 

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Thank Kay T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food, disappointing service. My sister in law was soooo excited about this place and we decided to go and check it out. They have one restaurant for bachelors abd one for families. I found the idea super cool since many people don't like to mix. We directly went and sat on the family restaurant. It was pretty full but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has existed for almost 40 years, and for very good reason. The food is absolutely outstanding! We had no idea what to order (our eyes were bigger than our tummy and we wanted everything!). Mohammed (the owner) quickly came to our assistance (we were the first guests to arrive at 6:30pm, but the restaurant QUICKLY filled up!). Mohammed... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A happy good-humoured and hard-working owner keeps this place running well. High quality food brought to your table quickly. Excellent food and clean. Really cheap and authentic. Would definitely return.

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Thank 1jbh1
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52 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been to this restaurant for years but do remember that their food is good. Decided to revisit with a friend and didn't regret it and would come back.

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was finding cheap eats thru tripadvisor and google reviews then came across this shop. Actually my trip did not have enough time to go grab the food but luckily Manage to squeeze out if not I will regret. OH MY GOD I'M GLAD THAT I VISITED! Now the shop got a bigger shop for lunch and dinner, same road,... More 

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Thank shannongzz
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is just a walk away and has now recently opened a bigger space. The have very unique interiors with lots and lots of pictures as memories. Have visited this place several times and this is one place where you do not need to see the menu card. Ordered their kabab khas, kabab koubideh, joujeh kabab and their homestyle... More 

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Kleppe
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was walking around in the area and was getting hungry. We was looking for a local restuarant that where the locals eat their dinner. Then we see this resturant that was crowded with local people and went inside. The staff was very nice and even we could not understand the arabic menu, we managed to order some good food. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

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