We came here for the seafood night.You have to choose the seafood from the display you’d like and can ask them to cook it your way. I left this task to my friend who’s an expert with seafood.
We chose everything from crab, squid, oysters, king prawns, lobster to some variety of fish.
The food was really fantastic. With each dish standing out from the rest. The only disappointment had to be the dessert was something that was kept on the menu only as an afterthought. But otherwise a great place for a night out enjoying some amazing food.
This has to be one of the best dining experiences we’ve had recently.This Manhattan based restaurant goes for a dark industrial decor with brick walls and open ceilings.
We started off with a few cocktails at the bar before moving to our table.
Their signature drink the Dirty Bastard came highly recommended by the barman and didn’t disappoint.
We soon made our way to the table and as always I was entrusted with ordering the food. I ordered a number of starters like the
Shrimp Scampi , Crispy Shrimp, Sushi Platter
Wagyu on the Rock, which was basically a hot round rock on which we had to cook our Wagyu!
The starters were really all fantastic and whet our appetites for the main course which was the Cantonese Lobster & the Whole roasted Seabass.
These were massive dishes with flavours being on point!
We finished off with the Burj Waffle & the Hit me chocolate. The waffle perhaps was the only disappointment of the evening But the Hit me Chocolate Cake was a superhit!
The HitMeCake includes a foundation of moist double chocolate cake, a layer of nutty white chocolate parfait, a dense brownie and a Klondike, a chocolate coated vanilla ice cream!
The food here is definitely awesome with the only Catch being the prices which are very Dubai! But get down here, you will not be disappointed!
I had read a lot of good things about this place and had been meaning to try this place for a long time. I finally got an opportunity to try the place recently for lunch.
We ordered the Alto Mar ‘Taste of the sea’ which is a platter of Lobster, tiger prawns, crabs, fried fish and a big piece of Grilled fish hidden underneath all of this.
Be sure to bring an appetite when ordering this as it is a lot of food. The food was definitely delicious and worth the hype. Maybe next time I’ll order one of the smaller dishes.
As always I couldn’t leave without dessert and ordered for the Chocolate Explosion which was exactly that and didn’t disappoint either with scoops of chocolate ice cream and cream, this dish was a delight for a chocoholic.
Overall highly recommended !!
They have a new menu launching soon so Will definitely be back again.
The reviews for this place didn’t seem too encouraging. Anyhoo decided to give it a go for lunch. I Ordered the Wood fire Grilled Lobster, Shrimp and Scallops. The Scallops were really bad. The rest of it was just about ok. The seafood didn’t really taste fresh. The dipping sauces could have been much better than just tomato sauce and oil!
I would rate Ocean Basket in Mirdif City Center much higher than these guys.
Calicut Paragon is one of the best places in Dubai to have Keralan cuisine. If your vegetarian I’d recommend to just stick with the Veg meals similar to a Thali. Or even Appams (string hoppers) with veg stew curry.
But the options for non vegetarians are just fantastic with a wide range of seafood and meat options. The malabar style Biriyani is different and quite good as well.
Prawns in Chili
Appam & Chicken curry
The fried seafood options are a must try here. They hands down beat the filthy places like Bu Qtair in terms of taste and prices. One of my favorite places in Dubai for seafood and a definite must try.
I didn’t have great expectations coming into this place but these guys just blew me away.The concept is not new, you choose your Seafood selection from the display and opt for how you want it cooked.
I chose some fresh squid to be made into Calamari. Some tiger prawns and shrimps to be grilled with some spices.
And finally a big piece of fish grilled half with butter and lemon and the other half with some seasoning popular in south India.
The food definitely did not disappoint. The calamari was done nicely and tasted fresh. Although my only complaint was they could offer better sauces as accompaniments. The prawns were great as well as was the fish all of which was devoured by me singlehandedly.
My only message to the owners who I found are from Kerala would be to offer more authentic spiced Kerala seafood as there’s a definitely a market and these guys can really show the likes of Bu Qtair how it’s really done.