Make no mistake, this is not casual Indian dining fare: from the moment you approach the front door and are welcomed by the intimidatingly formal Indian doorman (see: darabana in Hindi) replete with oversized moustache, you know you are in for an experience. Blending the old-world style mixed with sleek black and modern table-tops all whilst an art deco chandelier swings overhead, the experience is elegant and inviting. Once seated, your light wafer-like Papad arrives with mango, mint, and tamarind chutneys in tow. You may here try to resist an order of Naan out of sheer anticipation of culinary overload. The Chicken Dum Biryani, Murg Makhani, Jhinga Masala are so exceptional as to justify a visit on their own.
Jamawar restaurant is located at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Farwaniya (2475 7775), Al Thuraya City (2473 2100) and the Holiday Inn Salmiya (184 8111). You can follow them on Instagram @Jamawar or on Facebook: jamawar. Open 12noon-11pm.