Step inside one of Dubai’s oldest Indian restaurants

One of Dubai's oldest Indian restaurants 'Sind Punjab' has been a roaring success for the last 42 years with ‘butter chicken’ as one of its best-sellers. (Video by Nilanjana Gupta)

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  • Their chaat items are truly incredible. No other restaurants in Dubai would compete with these taste.
    The owner ‘Pappi Singhji’ is really a great person. I always used to see him at Shiva Temple in Dubai and he does a lot of devotional service.
    Truly a commendable person.

    Sreenivasan Narayanan July 23, 2020 9:00 pm Reply
    • Been having their food since childhood. No one beats their food.

      Mahendra Kishnani December 31, 2020 6:34 am Reply
  • I am a chef from Old delhi india. Looking for partner to start a Nihari restaurant in Dubai

    Faiz Haneef October 31, 2020 9:00 am Reply
    • Get in touch

      Aziz Rahman April 25, 2021 1:46 am Reply
  • The best restaurant I’ve been to in my life, period. First time I ate there was when I was just 1 years old, and we continued going there throughout my childhood. My family moved all over the UAE but whenever we were in Dubai we made sure to go out of our way just to come eat at Sind Punjab. As a mixed American raised by my white mom its one of the ways I can feel connected to my distant Punjabi roots. My family is moving out of the UAE this year and its just hitting me like a train realizing I may never eat here again.

    Salman Yakub March 26, 2021 3:31 pm Reply
    • @Hardeep Singh meena bazar, bur Dubai

      Ganesh Chandran April 30, 2021 10:11 am Reply
    • You remember what you ate 1 year old 🤦🏻‍♂️

      hawk Of arabia May 1, 2021 10:17 am Reply
    • @hawk Of arabia no lol but that was the first time I ever went there. My point was I had eaten there several times over the course of my life since I was one

      Salman Yakub May 1, 2021 2:34 pm Reply
    • whats so difficult to take a visit visa n come?

      Kirk B June 18, 2021 8:34 pm Reply
    • @Kirk B umm Sorry i don’t have the money to come to the UAE just for one restaurant lol

      Salman Yakub June 19, 2021 7:27 pm Reply
  • They forgot to talk about Falooda. Sind Punjab had the best Falooda. We use to live in Karama and without fail every ramadan we use to get falooda and samosa chaat. I think as far as i know Sind Punjab is the only restuarant in Dubai which serves makki di Roti aur saarsu ka saag and believe me it is the best you will ever taste.

    Zeeshan Shaikh June 29, 2021 6:00 am Reply
  • Sardar G the great. Love you hogya jee.

    B Boy June 29, 2021 12:46 pm Reply
  • yes i have seen it back in 1979 when i was a kid, never tasted the food but the old dubai i have seen it.

    Malik Shafiq June 30, 2021 8:13 am Reply
  • Where can i find the background music…? Loved it

    youtube youtube June 30, 2021 6:08 pm Reply
    • manica oralee henry

      mohamed mohab July 5, 2021 1:11 pm Reply
    • It’s music from salaam Bombay title song

      I Contain Multitudes July 6, 2021 1:27 am Reply
  • Greatness of this place

    Srinivas rao July 3, 2021 2:53 pm Reply
  • It’s not oldest btw, the oldest is Joshi rest, at that time he was not even there

    RAJESH NAROTTAMDAS JOSHI July 3, 2021 7:45 pm Reply
    • Ok bro video daal do I wil like also

      Gurmit Singh July 7, 2021 12:51 am Reply
    • Joshi rest yaar daal dena video please

      Gurmit Singh July 7, 2021 12:53 am Reply
    • @Gurmit Singh Joshi Resturant 1958 me open hua tha, First all veg Resturant in Dubai

      Z A July 7, 2021 1:20 am Reply
    • Ok main ni manta video daal

      Gurmit Singh July 7, 2021 1:46 am Reply
    • @Gurmit Singh video ho na ho but Google pe bhut pics hain

      Z A July 7, 2021 1:47 am Reply
  • Sir I have visited ur restaurant in Bur Dubai. In 90s superb food proud of u.

    RAJAN BHARATHAN July 4, 2021 10:11 am Reply
  • Yes I also have watched matches on the 1st floor.

    RAJAN BHARATHAN July 4, 2021 10:15 am Reply
  • The restaurant is like Pappi Singh with a big heart. The dishes look absolutely delicious. Only a Sardar could be so generous. I will definitely try to make it the next time I come to Dubai.

    Rex T July 6, 2021 2:18 am Reply
  • How to get a job in Dubai. I have an experience in field work sales. What to do?

    Hardik Talati July 6, 2021 4:20 pm Reply
  • Moral of the story
    If you read KT news paper daily you will never give up

    Mohammed Irshad July 8, 2021 9:04 am Reply
  • While in Dubai, most of the times we used to walk out to this restaurant, whether lunch or dinner. Excellent in taste.

    Glamore Apartments July 9, 2021 10:13 am Reply
  • I was a regular visitor in late seventies , other hotels were Udupi home, India house, hotel Udupi hotel , Kavitha a Gujrati hotel

    Ryan Subbu July 10, 2021 12:26 pm Reply
  • I know this gentleman Guruwinder Singh personally as I was staying very next to this restaurant in Bur Dubai adjacent to Astoria Hotel

    Subbu K July 10, 2021 3:32 pm Reply
  • O we all were like this. Went ur restaurant few times. Yes used to read khaleej times only. Miss it soo much. Wonderful guy and family

    Sameer Piracha July 11, 2021 5:26 am Reply
  • I have stayed in Dubai & Oman for few years best best & best places to have good quality veg & non veg food is any Pakistani Restaurants once you taste their foods you will never forget it plus their are very friendly also in customer service

    Kiran Mohan July 13, 2021 4:11 pm Reply
    • They spit before serving you

      Frank Dux July 14, 2021 3:43 pm Reply
    • @Frank Dux No dost this is done only by Indian Muslims not by Pakistani

      Kiran Mohan July 14, 2021 4:23 pm Reply
  • The Background music is too good !

    Ameya Desai August 10, 2021 5:22 pm Reply

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