At Taal, the inscribed Hindi letters on the ceiling give character, as do the beautiful, massive chandeliers in cut crystal. The food is as innovative as their design and celebrity Chef Kunal Kapur created the menu. Taal is famous for their kebabs and they have 3 distinct ways of serving: by flaming sword, on a flat iron, or skewered with a thread running through it to give a unique delivery to your plate by the waiter. Check out Dorra kebab (lamb mince blended with spices – served on a threaded skewer), Murg polti (chicken breast stuffed with minced chicken and served on a flaming sword), and Tandoori Jheenga (yoghurt and tumeric powder prawns finished in the tandoor). We can’t get enough of their Malai prawns (prawns tossed in a butter, cream and garlic sauce permeated by herbs and onion seeds). Vegetarians are also covered here, as are the dessert lovers.
Taal is located on Gulf Road in the Al Bida’a restaurant strip and The Avenues. Open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Call 2225 3142 or 2225 3143 for Al Bida’a, and 2220 0952 for their Avenues location. You can visit taalq8.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Taalq8.