Samad Restaurant

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Muraqabat Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Samad Restaurant Dubai Reviews

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Iraqi Cuisine May 29, 2011
Among the typical items like grilled meats (chicken, kebabs, etc) the specialty stands out... Maskoof: River fish slowly cooked against a wood fire. Takes a good 45 min to cook so order in advance with time to spare. Also make sure you go as a group of at least 4 hungry people as the fish sizes start from 2.5 kg upwards.

The river fish is invariably a variant of Carp. The regional names are Kattan and Bunni. These are not imported from Iraq due to safety concerns - instead these are imported from fish farms in Iran.

The pickles and eastern basil served are Iraqi specialty. Vinegar pickled mango slices served on a bed of tomato cubes (Amba hendi salad) is a must with the Maskoof. Beware the river fish has many thin Y-shaped bones but this is a totally distinct experience.

Good ambiance with several pictures and paintings on brick walls. The staff is usually quite attentive and welcoming.
The entrance
Samad Restaurant on Muraqabat St i…
Inside the restaurant
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