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Award-winning Indian restaurant Khyber opened its doors in Dukes Dubai on the Palm Jumeirah this Tuesday.
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The Mumbai-based fine dining concept, which will serve traditional northern Indian cuisine, is located on the 15th floor of the recently-opened hotel. It will overlook a 180-degree view of the Dubai Marina skyline and the Burj Al Arab.
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The Dubai venue is the first of its kind to open outside of its native Mumbai, where it is a favourite among celebrities such as Amir Khan, Sir Paul McCartney, Richard Gere and Demi Moore. The Kuwait royal family is also said to be a regular at the restaurant.
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“Khyber is an iconic name, anybody who talks about Mumbai, knows about our restaurant and Dukes Dubai is the only venue that can recreate its splendour; the hotel is palatial, regal and looks magnificent,” said Khyber owner Sudheer Bahl.
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The Dubai restaurant will have a capacity of up to 162 guests, including 40 diners on the terrace. Khyber will boast a live cooking station and numerous private dining options.
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Highlights from its menu include Tandoori Raan, a tender leg of baby lamb cooked in a clay oven, Makai ki Tikki, corn patties, Five Grains Tandoori Roti, a wholewheat bread cooked in the tandoor and Hara Masala Pomfret, whole pomfret stuffed with mild coconut and coriander chutney. The menu also features nine different types of roti bread.
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Aesthetically, the new Dubai restaurant will feature the same ethnic style as the flagship Khyber restaurant.
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Suheer and Rashmi Bahl, Khyber Restaurant Grand Launch, Dukes Dubai, Palm Jumeirah.