Tamba

→ Open Sun-thu noon-1am, Fri-sat noon-2am. Li­censed. The Hub, The Mall at World Trade Center (02 672 8888).

Time Out Abu Dhabi - - FOOD -

A LOT HAS hap­pened since we crowned Tamba Abu Dhabi’s Best In­dian restau­rant in our restau­rant awards last year. The cap­i­tal has wel­comed a string of new In­dian eater­ies, in­clud­ing the stylish ca­sual joint MYNT and the more high-end Na­mak, with both de­ter­mined to claim their place at the city’s top ta­ble of Àne din­ing. So when we pay our lat­est visit to our reign­ing cham­pion, we’re pleased to see it’s not rest­ing on its lau­rels.

We get things un­der­way with the chicken

65, deep-fried chicken served with a spicy yo­ghurt sauce on a red cab­bage leaf.

The mouth-wa­ter­ing dish is served siz­zling in a cast-iron pan, adding a touch of the­atrics to a thor­oughly en­joy­able starter.

For our main, we swap land for sea and dive in to the tiger prawns with co­conut and mirchi. What it lacks in por­tion size, it makes up for in Áavour, with a de­li­cious sauce made up of a blend of Àery spices and just the right amount of co­conut to cool things down. We mop up the re­main­der of the sauce with some naan as we pe­ruse the dessert op­tions.

The Sticky Sit­u­a­tion comes highly rec­om­mended by the at­ten­tive, but not overly pes­ter­ing, staff. It’s a gor­geous blend of ba­nana tof­fee cake, pecan nut pra­line and car­damom ice cream.

You can al­ways be sure of top ser­vice and de­li­cious bites at this in­no­va­tive eatery, and that’s ex­actly why it re­mains a Àrm favourite.

WHAT IS IT... An in­no­va­tive In­dian heavy­weight WHY GO... Be­cause it’s like no other place in the cap­i­tal

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