Hibachi at Roda Al Bustan is a Japanese eatery that was earlier marketed as a Teppanyaki joint.
As I entered Roda Al Bustan, the olfactory took me to old Dubai. What they say about scents and smells transporting you to a particularspace / place isn’t untrue.
Many memories of partying during college and hanging out with family at weddings at this hotel cropped up in my head. Walking over to Hibachi helped me re-live those memories, albeit for a few moments.
I was warmly welcomed by the hostess at the said restaurant who took us to our table after my friend arrived. We were offered drinks, some welcome startes by the Chef, after which we were asked to divulge into our menus.
What followed was a whole lot of sushi, tempuras, Teppinyakis and tofu.
A meal for two from the a la carte menu would be around AED 450- AED 500 including one alcoholic beverage. I definitely recommend going to Hibachi if you want to visit one of the older hotels in Dubai, for some decent Teppanyaki / modern Japanese food.
A few things can beat having (any kind of) street food at a fancy restaurant. Imagine then how we felt having our favorite Indian street food chat, like Paani Puris, Bhel and Dosas delivered straight to our table served with some Cider!
That was at Makan restaurant at Roda Al Bustan. Wining and dining with an old friend over these yummy treats is what my kind of a weekend is made up of.
Thursdays at Makan opens up to it’s next door neighbor, Bambooda restaurant, which is a Thai restaurant. This eatery was previously called Bennihannas. Old Dubai-zens would know this. Hence, the theme Bombay to Bangkok. Sheer Delight! For me as I love both cuisines. My friend, however, gorgeed on the Indian delicacies.
We started off with Chaat (Indian street food) followed by Thai starters and finally finished with some Thai curries.
Dessert was ice cream and as always, by that time, we were bloating. The delights of buffets!
Do visit this place on a Thursday if you like Indian, Thai and Arabic cuisines (Cold Mezzehs which are pretty much available in most buffets in Dubai).
Makan Restaurant at Roda Al Bustan Dubai - YouTube