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Bu Qtair

4D St. (Jumeirah Beach Rd.) Send to Phone
Dubai’s humble little fish shack serving up some of the tastiest seafood in town.

Dinner nightly

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Bu Qtair Restaurant Review

: Bu Qtair’s concept is simple: fish is caught fresh from the local waters in the morning, marinated in a secret masala and then fried. The trick is to arrive early in the evening, around 7:30 p.m., when the place opens to avoid the long lines. Ambience is extremely casual, with just a couple of plastic tables and chairs filling out the sandy space between the street and the trailer where the food is prepared. Offerings include three fish of the day, usually pomfret, sherry and hammour, along with a bucket full of shrimp coated in the thick South Indian style marinade. The dinner order is based on weight; once the food has been selected it’s placed on the scale and priced according to KG. Patrons are given a number and asked to wait outside for the food to arrive. The pseudo waiter/food runner takes drink orders and offers rice, bread, and a coconut curry sauce (fried paratha is a must, as is the coconut curry sauce). Drinks are limited to canned sodas and water, but the karak chai, an aromatic spiced, sweet milky tea, brings a finishing touch to the experience (traditional sweets are not available).


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