Restaurant Review:

Citymax, Mankhool

Claypot restaurant selected the auspicious occasion of India’s Independence Day on the 15th of August, to return to the Dubai culinary scene, fresh and revamped! Situated at the Citymax Hotel in Bur Dubai, Claypot’s new menu blends popular dishes from the North and South of India, thus inviting visitors to go on a gastronomic journey through the country.

Amidst a vibrant setting that included live entertainment, dhol (barrel shaped drum frequently used during North Indian functions) players, an RJ/emcee among others, we got the chance to try out a diverse range of delicacies. Welcomed with one of my favorite drinks, refreshing Thandaai (chilled flavored sweet milk garnished with herbs and spices) we were then served warm, sizzling Kebabs; our favorites were the following:

  • Dahi ke Kebab (Yoghurt Kebab)
  • Smoked lamb chops
  • Tandoori Jhinga (Prawns)
There was also a Live Chaat Counter that we tried Gol-Gappas from, which were alright.

As far as the mains go, there were a variety of Indian curries and other dishes arranged in a buffet style. It was unanimous, the Biryani was what we enjoyed most.

In the dessert section, what tickled our fancy most was the live Kulfi station where the ever-smiling Chef was rapidly rolling out delicious, good-looking plates of Kulfi. The other dessert we enjoyed was exquisite Bengali sweet, Kheer Kadam which is basically Khoya dumplings stuffed with Rasgullas. It was our first time trying this sweet and we loved it!

Congratulations to Claypot on their reopening and all the very best to them!