Romys have a couple of branches of Restaurants and some Confectioneries across Dubai. The restaurants are all Multi-cuisine which offer – Indian, Chinese and Iranian cuisine. Our visit was to their Safa Branch which is located on Sheikh Zyed Road. The restaurant is very well maintained and almost looks new even though they have opened 2 years earlier.
The unique part about this restaurant is the dining area – It has a lot of private cabins which can seat 4 – 6 people easily. It’s a good choice for dine-in if you value privacy. I would recommend it to Saudis as such restaurants are very popular in Saudi Arabia.
They also have a dining hall where we chose to sit. We started with a Romali Roti with some tomato salad on top. Although it wasn’t a poppadum, it felt like it.
We got a Mango Lassi and a Watermelon juice. Both were prepared fresh and was refreshing!
Salad & Soup
Since there were 4 of us, we got a mix platter which had 5 variety of Arabic salads. For the Soup, I got Tom Yum which was pretty good and Dubaigirl got the Hot and Sour Prawns.
Chicken Pahadi – Tender pieces of chicken bbq which had Green chutney marination. It was delicious!
Romys Special Prawns – Prawns served in a very tangy and spicy sauce. It was the best starter on the table and the vote was unanimous!
Dynamite Prawns – The mayonnaise was overpowering the dish. The dynamite prawns were good but we had better!
Paneer Pakoras – It was a little bland and could use some spice to flavor it up.
Joojeh Masti – From the Iranian cuisine we ordered Joojeh Masti – Marinated chicken cubes with special spices were excellent. It came with a side of Garlic sauce. Recommended!
From the Chinese cuisine – We got the Prawn Noodles. It had a lot of flavors and was tasty. I would actually recommend the noodles as well!
We also got two types of Sizzlers which were somehow disappointing. The Chicken Satelite steak was overcooked and had a strange taste to it. I got myself the Beef pepper steak which had a very good flavor to it but the meat had a lot of fat and I prefer lean meat.
Sizzling Brownie – It was small in portion but extremely delectable. They poured chocolate sauce over it to sizzle and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Winner of the night!
Molten Cake Icecream – Dubaigirls’ choice of dessert. It was smothered in chocolate and a lot of cherries. It was quite good!
The chocolate mousse needs some work as it wasn’t up to the mark. We also tried the Rasmalai which is made in house – It was perfect and not overly sweet.
Romys has an extensive menu which can sometimes be confusing but it’s a Multi-cuisine restaurant and can also be great for families or big groups who prefer different cuisines and choices. I personally feel that Multi-cuisine restaurants are outdated and thing of the past as the current trends demand creativity!
We had a good time at Romys and the service was great. All the servers are professional and seemed well trained. We look forward to trying their Confectionary soon as they offer a lot of variety in savories and cakes.