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Michelin Featured Vegetarian Fine Dining  - Avatara Restaurant, Dubai, Dubai
Award-winning

Avatara Restaurant

4.9
4.9
53 Reviews
AED 185 and over
Vegetarian
Dubai’s first and only all-vegetarian degustation fine dining experience. Also caters to vegan and gluten-free diets on request.
The menu is inspired by humble seasonal ingredients, that are pure, clean, natural, and energy-containing. The cuisine uses fresh produce and dairy products from local farms. The restaurant is driven by the culinary maestro, Chef Rahul Rana, who has a rich background in curating vegetarian and patisserie concepts in culinary arts. The menu at AVATARA will showcase a modern avatar of the techniques, philosophy, and story of soulful Indian food. Indian cuisine was originally predominantly vegetarian. However, the perceptions around vegetarian food have been that of limitations. The idea is to break through these perceptions and curate a unique vegetarian fine dining experience.

Cancellation & refund:
If Cancelled
48 hours before dinner – full refund
within 48 hours of dinner – 50% refund
within 24 hours of dinner – No refund

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    AED 185 and over
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:00 pm–11:30 pm Sat, Sun 1:30 pm–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    058 143 2867
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Rahul Rana

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dubai

    Best Overall

  • Dubai

    Best Food

  • Dubai

    Best Service

  • Dubai

    Best Ambiance

  • Dubai

    Best Value

  • Dubai

    Innovative

  • Dubai

    Healthy

  • Dubai

    Good for special occasions

  • Dubai

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Bur Dubai

    Best Overall

  • Bur Dubai

    Best Food

  • Bur Dubai

    Best Service

  • Bur Dubai

    Best Ambiance

  • Bur Dubai

    Best Value

  • Bur Dubai

    Good for groups

53 Reviews
  1. MateuszD

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well fed, very satisfied. Must try at least once in a lifetime.

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  2. PatPrat

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience, the attention to detail, how the food was described, presented. Was very happy to see Indian vegetarian food getting the attention it deserves finally. I wish them all continued success

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  3. MartaO

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything in Avatara has a meaning from interior design, menu creation to each aspect of the dish. This 16 dishes tasting menu makes you crave for more with each bite but leaves you fully satiated once completed. The minimalistic yet impactful interior compliments creative and quite often flamboyant plating of the dishes. Indian cuisine is not known for its looks but Avatara reimagination of the traditional dishes from many different regions makes it very pleasing to the eyes as well for the taste buds. There's many dishes on thetasting menu, which I would gladly repeat in the bigger version. It is an elevated comfort food. Lower on fat and without use of animal products it exceeded my expectations and I am already looking forwad to the upcoming menus as we will be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's become my favorite restaurant in the world. Amazing!

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  5. BeckyV

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 If you go to Dubai and you want the full food experience you have to go to Avatara. The hospitality and the (vegetarian) food is next level. I would definitely go here again! 👌

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  6. WilsonW

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was thoroughly impressed by the Vegetarian offerings (sans garlic and onion even) and was simply wow-ed by all the dishes that came to our table. There were many very clever moments where methods/ingredients/dishes from different parts of India were paired together, creating amazing permutations of flavours and executions. My guest and I had a wonderful time together we will never forget!

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  7. SaketK

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a Michelin star restaurant. Their 16 course menu represents different states of India. All dishes are very carefully crafted and they are very unique. Highly recommended to experience this Michelin star restaurant.

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  8. NamanA

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience to meet this dedicated team who is highly professional and observant to make sure that you are going to have an absolutely unforgettable dinner here. It's once in a lifetime experience kind of meal. I adore how creative the whole team is in terms of food, drinks, hospitality, and even acknowledgment. This experience couldn't have been any better :) Kind regards Naman Arora

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  9. DevG

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Must visit for people who wants to experience something different

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  10. RanjitB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are too many superlatives to describe the quite fantastic food and story. Just mind blowing

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  11. SapnaB

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must-do experience! Very enjoyable evening with great service and great food. Highly recommend

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  12. RamanK

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service. Team very courteous and professional Very different experience

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  13. SuseelaK

    Dubai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, good experience. The food was great in taste and each course had the right portions.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best vegetarian experience in the city ! What a spectacle and the food is as fabulous to taste as it looks . Truly an experience to cherish.

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  15. UmeshP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A restaurant with a unique concept, each dish presented as a beautiful artwork, wonderfully explained in an environment designed with great thought and attention to detail. This was my 4th visit to the restaurant.

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  16. JochemM

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, unique food and setting. Kuds also really liked it. Good food pace, right amount. Asked to lower aurco which they did immediately.

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  17. ANUPM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome experience..World class quality with each and every thing done with precision..Keep up the good job..Anybody visiting Dubai should try this..100% Veg food without garlic and onions will take you to different level of food gastronomy…

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  18. HarryM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience. Not usual restaurant experience but rather meditative food experience. Food is served at the right pace by knowledgeable and kind staff. Chef gives brief introduction to most dishes and instructions on how to eat it. Chef and the rest of the staff take you on the educational journey of Ayurvedic cuisine and culture. Your taste buds are awoken to new sensations. Thank you to all who were involved in making this wonderful experience and performance possible 🙏

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  19. priyankaM

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent one of a kind food and experience. We visited during menu#3 which was themed as least loved vegetables and boy the food amazed us !!! never could have eaten tastier okra or karela or jackfruit ! and the popular well loved vege prep was also excellent. the theatrics, presentation and the attention to detail for each item on the menu was mindblowing! each n every member of the staff was attentive n excellent !! the experience was totally worth it

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience from beginning to end, so many interesting flavors and beautiful presentation, and the descriptions of the dishes from the servers really added to the experience. Thank you everyone at Avatara.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience for us. Also appreciate the anniversary surprise that the team had for us.

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  22. FelixS

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic journey through indian cuisine. Beautiful plates, great variations in textures and temperatures

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  23. Bend

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, Concept, Food, Menu & Service. Thank you!

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  24. PritamW

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a consumption of Mind Blowing Art with Dazzling array of tastes. I cannot put words to this culinary experience . Many Shades of Positive Experiences taken back, We were in the Premises for over 3hours and it was worth every second of our time

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  25. SwatiN

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. The idea was to have a lovely family time and Avatara lived up to the expectation. 150 minutes of family time with delicious food coming in. Every dish was a masterpiece with a connection to the Indian Culture which is very well explained by the Avatara family. Chef Kamlesh and Omkar made sure we had the best experience with an awesome cake which we loved. This place is highly recommended by us. You will definitely have a wonderful experience.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food experience mainly stemming from innovative menu from various Indian cultures. Soothing ambience with great service

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elevating vegetarian cuisine to an unparalleled zenith, this Michelin-starred gem pays homage to the diverse flavors of India with a menu that's a culinary odyssey through its states. Chef Rana’s meticulous attention to detail transforms traditional recipes into contemporary wonders, offering a symphony of tastes that tantalize the taste buds. The welcoming ambiance and impeccable service add to the overall sensory delight, making this establishment a true ambassador of India's vibrant culinary heritage.

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  28. Yohann

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at AVATARA ! I recommend This restaurant !

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  29. StephanE

    Hamburg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were warmly welcomed and hosted by chef Rahul and his team. It was an unforgetable sense experience. For us the question is not whether you will get your 2nd Michelin star m, but when you will get ist! Thank you very much, Naemi & Stephan

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  30. DavidP

    Munich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, one of the best lunch I ever had

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  31. KrishnamurtiS

    Dubai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The dishes were prepared with care and are innovative. Presentation was excellent. The service was good. The staff members were pleasant and cordial. Had difficulty in reaching the place (recommend including driving instruction in the website)

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is probably the best modern Indian restaurant in the world. It’s not an experience, it’s an adventure.

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  33. sarahc

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great concept with delicious food and excellent service. Only let down was the very small wine list x

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  34. Laasya

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food and a memorable dining experience! Everything is very meticulously designed and presented. Thoroughly enjoyed it

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  35. HarishK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner! Everything at the restaurant from the food to decor was very intentional. Creative ways to show case flavors from India. Highly recommend and would come back next time in Dubai

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  36. Kazza

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve never had a dining experience like it, It was absolutely amazing.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wir waren wegen der guten Bewertungen im Avatara und wurden in keinster Weise enttäuscht . Der Raum strahlt eine wunderbare Ruhe aus, ungewöhnlich für Dubai. Der Service ist freundlich, aufmerksam und umsichtig. Die Köche arbeiten in einer offenen Küche. Es war schön zu sehen, wie harmonisch die Abläufe waren . Das Essen ist unbeschreiblich, jeder Gang eine Überraschung und eine Explosion von Aromen. Auch als nicht-Vegetarier vermisst man nichts. Wir werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen!

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  38. guym

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I tried it before taking my vegetarian Partner and my Vegan daughter. Simply an extraordinary culinary experience .

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  39. PhilippeM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Surprising, sophisticated and delicious. Amazing journey in India.

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  40. RobertaC

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best fine dining experience I’ve ever had.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Avatara Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Avatara Restaurant

Avatara Restaurant, Dubai Hills Estate, Business Park 1, Dubai Hills, Dubai, Dubai 0000

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • Neighborhood
    Trade Centre
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:00 pm–11:30 pm Sat, Sun 1:30 pm–4:00 pm
  • Price
    AED 185 and over
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Rahul Rana
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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