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“Mahec - an Indian Experience”

Mahec By Satish Arora
Ranked #158 of 10,111 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Mahec is the acronym for Modern Authentic Hindustani Evolved Cuisine. The literal translation means fragrance, and that is the perfect name for an Indian restaurant as Indian cuisine has many spices and fragrances. Mahec is located in Le Meriden, Garhoud. The property is huge and has around 15 restaurants (spoilt for choice).
The moment you reach Mahec, you are welcomed by a warm smiling staff who takes you to your table.The ambiance is soothing and contemporary. The color blue is used in almost every corner of the restaurant. I love the way the restaurant is divided - It has an open bar, a lavish pub setting, and fine dine concept. The muted interiors with modern furniture makes for a relaxed setting. I loved the overhead chandeliers and the empty wine bottles that adorned the wall.
We were warmly welcomed by the staff and seated comfortably. As soon as we were comfortable, Chef Asif was kind enough to come and speak with us and took away the most difficult task of the evening - ordering food off our hands, and I was glad he did so. He specifically asked our likes, dislikes, allergies, spice tolerance etc, so as to customize our food.
We relaxed completely, sat back and enjoyed the recommendations.
We started our evening with Bollywood Sangria and Smoky Mahua. I love my Sangrias, and thoroughly enjoyed mine throughout the evening.
For pre- starters we were offered Aloo pappdi chaat & Lemon pepper shooter. The aloo chaat was everything it should be and took me back to Bombay, the lemon pepper shooter was lit, literally. It was refreshing and just the peefect start.
For starters we were presented a beautiful plate of Paneer asparagus roll, Makhmali Murg tikka, Tandoori Suva Machi, Lamb Chop. Paneer Asparagus roll is one of the signature dishes – with thin slices of cottage cheese mrolled with spiced potatoes and asparagus. Makhmali Murg or malai chicken was chicken marinated in cashew, youghurt and cream cheese – it was simply luscious and juicy. My favorite of the lot was Suva machi which was dill flavored hammour.

We replenished our drinks with the signature Masala gin Jaljeera – which is a true blue Indian drink. If you don’t particularly like the taste of Jaljeera then this drink is definitely not for you. But for those Jaljeera enthusiasts like myself, this drink was amazing. We followed up with Jager bomb and whisky infuse.

Our main course was an assorted thali that had – Lamb Biriyani (Should definitely try this), Goan prawn curry, Zaika Gosht, Dal Makhani, Chicken Tikka Masala, Cheese Naan, Garlic naan & Paratha.

The lamb biryani was sumptuous and delectable – I just wanted to sit and keep eating the biryani. I’m a huge fan of rice, probably the South Indian factor, and I just kept devouring the biryani. The Goan prawn curry is a seafood lover’s delight – prawns was cooked in cocnut and tamarind spicy gravy with red chillies. The gravy was so creamy and smooth (I’m drooling just thinking about it) – It’s a must have.

Desserts are the perfect way to wind up a fabulous dinner and we were offered a dessert plate with Rasmalai, Gulab Jamun & Kulfi Malai. All three are among my favorite desserts. Well, if you are Indian, you can’t just have one favorite dessert. I loved how warm and delectable the gulab jamuns were, coupled with the cold Kulfi malai – it did make for a good combination.

But for me the icing on the cake was the surprise from the Mahec team. It was such a thoughtful gesture on their part to have celebrated my birthday with an amazing chocolate pastry, and they also made it extra special by singing along. Trust them to ensure that you have an amazing time at their restaurant. I couldn’t thank the team at Mahec enough for their wonderful gesture.

Mahec tastefully evokes the rich flavors of Indian cuisine. You can sense that each dish that is bought to your table is crafted with love. The meat is succulent, the seafood is fresh and the biryani’s are full of flavor and are soulful.


It’s not just the food that is exemplary, but the service and the staff. The service is prompt, the staff is so welcoming and helpful, that it makes your entire experience beautiful and makes you want to go back again.

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LeMeridienFB, Manager at Mahec By Satish Arora, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Dear UrbanModish,

Thank you for sharing your dining experience on Trip Advisor.

We are delighted to hear that your time with us was such a success. Your splendid feedback about the food as well as the service will definitely be shared with Chef Asif and his team.

It is our endeavor to provide our guest’s with the highest level of comfort and to make their dining experience truly memorable. We thank you for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Yours sincerely,
Vijay Kumar
Mahec Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Inspired by the positive reviews I have visited that place with a friend last night and we had an amazing dinner experience. The food is delicious, the service implacable, really nice atmosphere, all in all highly recommend!

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LeMeridienFB, Manager at Mahec By Satish Arora, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your dining experience on TripAdvisor.

Along with my team, I felt excited to read that the atmosphere, food and service we had provided were up to your expectation. Your compliments is a tremendous source of inspiration and will be shared with the team.

Thank you for personal recommendation and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back in Mahec soon.

Yours sincerely,
Vijay Kumar
Mahec Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

If you visit Dubai then you have to dine at this restaurant, the food is out of this world with all the flavours and attention to detail on presentation. The staff are extremely friendly and so accommodating they will do absolutely anything to make your dining an experience to remember. The chef will put on an amazing selection of food and guaranteed to satisfy your palette. The restaurant looks beautiful with a huge selection of wines from around the world and beers on tap not bottles so you will get a proper pint.

To sum up 10 out of 10 all round

Thank Ben C
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LeMeridienFB, Manager at Mahec By Satish Arora, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear Ben C,

Thank you for your time to review your dining experience on TripAdvisor.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and beverages selection, the atmosphere as well as the friendly and accommodating service provided. You compliments will be passed on the Mahec team.

It is with such praise that our teams will be motivated to continue delivering great experiences.

We look forward to welcome you back

Yours sincerely,
Santosh Kumar Shaw
Mahec Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Looking for a nice, quiet place to eat great tasty india food with a good glass of wine? Definitly good to Mahec. They even have a nice bar area if you just want a drink or a snack. To recommend!!

Thank Eric D
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LeMeridienFB, Manager at Mahec By Satish Arora, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Eric D,

We thank you dearly for your lovely review and comment with regards to your dining experience with us at Mahec.

The team is delighted to receive such a kind and genuine feedback. We are glad that you have enjoyed the food and the beverages we offer.

We thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you for another visit in the nearest future at Mahec.

Yours sincerely,
Santosh Kumar Shaw
Mahec Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Excellent service staffs, well trained and efficient. Assistant manager is simply amazing, though most of the food are mild,we loved dal makhani and non veg kebab platter. Good ambiance and very reasonably priced.

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Thank Roger P
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LeMeridienFB, Manager at Mahec By Satish Arora, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Dear Roger P,

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing feedback.
Your comments are greatly received and we are really glad that you loved the food, ambiance and the service provided. It is truly rewarding to know that we succeeded in providing you a dining experience that left you truly satisfied.

We look forward to welcoming you again in near future.

Yours sincerely,
Santhosh Kumar Shaw
MAHEC Manager

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