The name Farzi means “creating an illusion”. While there are some pretty entertaining presentation-tricks up their sleeve, the food at Farzi Cafe is also quite lovely.

Here’s everything we had – I’ve marked out the dishes we particularly loved. Those are the dishes you absolutely cannot miss when you visit Farzi:

  • Mango Yoghurt Shots
  • Fresh Burrata Salad – AED 57
  • Tempura Dynamite Prawns – AED 49 (fave)
  • Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie – AED 62 (fave)
  • Dal Chawal Arancini – AED 31
  • CTM: Chicken Tikka Masala – AED 52 (fave)
  • Gulab Jamun – AED 52
Amuse Bouche – Mango Yoghurt Shots
Fresh Burrata Salad with tadka dahi and frozen kale
Tempura Dynamite Prawns with chilli mayonnaise, on lemon and chilli foam, and tobanjan tobiko
Deconstructed Shepherd’s Pie with tawa aloo, seared Wagyu, on mashed potatoes
Dal Chawal Arancini with pickled mayo and poppadom balls
Dal Chawal Arancini with pickled mayo and poppadom balls
Their glorious CTM

CTM is one of my favourite dishes – if its on the menu, I WILL order it. Sometimes, restaurants get it right, most times though, something is always missing. Farzi have NAILED their Chicken Tikka Masala recipe – so much so, that its prompted me to go on an obsessive quest to find my own perfect CTM recipe. So if any of you out there have a recipe you’ll swear by, help a sister out! :)

Chicken Tikka Masala in a San Marzano curry
Gulab Jamun with frozen rose, and rabri

We went on a weekday for lunch, and the restaurant was full – always a good sign.

Overall, Farzi Cafe is a good, and impressive option to keep in your back-pocket for a celebration, or date night!

Sheetal Bhagnari is a Food Photographer based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Click here to get in touch!