Kamat – Old is Gold!

Kamat

Friday is back! The usual routine involves an early start with the newspaper  and some exceptional Blue Bottle Coffee. Soon, after an inspiring session of self-reflection, my wife wakes up with all her usual weekend ammunition of a list of chores that need to be completed. My response, is typical: “What’s for breakfast?”

As is typical, one of the all-inclusive brunch specials was on the cards, but our wise stomachs were craving some more traditional grub: Dosas! (Dosa is a fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils. It is a staple dish in certain South Indian states. Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dosa)

Kamat is well known for it’s dosas and therefore was an obvious choice.


Reservation:
Nope, reservations aren’t in their dictionary, and the usual rush at this place can only be dealt with a first come first served seating arrangement. Friday morning at 10:30am, however, does not require one to worry about the availability of dining accommodation.

Parking:
Scarce and most unlikely to get parking right outside the venue but plenty spots available at the parking lot outside the Sharaf DG electronic store a block away from the venue.

Greeting & Seating:
We were quickly offered a few tables to choose from and were seated almost immediately.

Knowledge & Service of the server(s):
Well we knew what we came here for so there was not too much opportunity to test the server of his knowledge, however, the service was quick and efficient but without any overzealous politeness.

Our Order:
We ordered a Mango Lassi, Masala Dosa, CheesePalak Masala Dosa, Mysore Masala Dosa& shared it between three of us. The “Masala” part of the Dosas refers to the spiced potatoes that come along with it.

The food was served within 10 minutes of our order.

Courtesy extended during the meal:
Not that it mattered to us since we were so busy in gobbling down those dosas, but perhaps they could have stopped by and asked if we needed anything. No hard feelings though, as there was nothing else we needed.

Food quality & taste:
Delicious and hit the spot! We asked them to make them crispy, and so they did. I particularly enjoyed both the Cheese PalakDosa and the Mysore Masala Dosa. I would perhaps recommend going for aSadaDosa or even a Masala Dosa if you are a first timer, before getting more experimental. The Mango Lassi was delicious, if you can tolerate yoghurt in your drinks.

Ambiance:
Well, we didn’t go there for the ambiance so I would not necessarily rate them in this area. It’s bright and loud.

Price:
Remember the good old days when you could afford things in Dubai? Well, this place brings back some of that nostalgia. Total AED 45 for 3 people.

Overall would you recommend to others?
YES DEFINITELY! I hope this review brings them a ton of business because they deserve it!

Chefs Recommendations:
Kamat does offer a great variety of Indian food apart from Dosas. The Chefs recommend: Sheekh Kabab Masala, Paneer Tikka Masala and Vegetable Lahori! I recommend: Their Dosas!

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