Carnival by Tresind Restaurant Review – Indian Cuisine in DIFC

We had dinner at Carnival by Tresind located at Burj Daman building in DIFC one evening. This is a fine dining restaurant that offers a unique experience to Indian food. If you’ve watched Chef’s Table on Netflix, the food concept in terms of presentation — because the restaurant aims to dazzle and make the meal not only about the food, but the overall set-up.

Carnival by Tresind has always maintained a high rating in the popular Zomato food review site.
They offer a vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu so guests have a choice depending on their preferences. Another thing to note is that they always try to offer something new every season so guests have something different every time they visit.

Nearest Metro Station – Emirates Metro station (Red Line) — but take a taxi afterwards

interior carnival by tresind

interior at carnival by tresind

bronze designs

Carnival by Tresind – Unique Indian Food Presentation

This Season, the concept is called “Books” and they offer a Bookmark tasting menu where dishes are served in book covers. The staff will share the story behind the dish and explain it to you beforehand.

Below is the menu fo non-vegetarians this Season. Aside from the food, the drinks are also served in unique glasses and vessels. If you are looking for a fine dining restaurant and a modern take to Indian cuisine in Dubai, better visit Carnival by Tresind!

Below is the full list of food items included in the season 6 of Carnival by Tresind:

  • Bread
  • Pani Puri (tanga)
  • Momo-fuku
  • Hot Sauce Nation
  • Meatilicious 
  • Sorbet (palate cleanser)
  • Encyclopedia of Nilgiri
  • Fish Tajine
  • Gajak


pani puri dish carnival by tresind

Pani Puri (tanga)

Momo-fuku – chiken momos, red chili chutney, charred cucumber salad

Momo-fuku – chiken momos, red chili chutney, chared cucumber salad

Hot Sauce Nation – shrimp mezhukkupuatti, homemae black pepper tobasco

meatilicious lamb chops dish carnival by tresind

Meatilicious – grilled lamb chop, mysore masala, mini dosa crips

Sorbet (palate cleanser)

carnival by tresind restaurant

Encyclopedia of Nilgiri – nilgiri chicken korma, aromatic green spices,

carnival by tresind restaurant

Fish Tajine – seabass curry, presered lemon, kalamata olives

gajak alinea way carnival tresind

Gajak – caramel, peanuts and chocolate – done the alinea way

Dining here is a culinary treat and you can expect quality food and professional service from the staff. The ambiance is also playful and will bring out the child in you. Here are the rest of the pictures inside the restaurant as well as other food items that were served to us:

drinks are also served in unique ways

artichokes – vegetable dish

another round of drinks

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Newton – caramelized apple

inside the restaurant

Carnival by Tresind fine dining Indian Cuisine

Given that there are many Indian restaurants in Dubai (as majority of the expat population are Indians), this is great that they have this entertaining concept available for residents and visitors to experience a playful yet classy way of serving food.

Google Map Location

Below is a location map where you can drive towards Carnival by Tresind. The restaurant is in the Burj Daman building in DIFC. The nearest metro station is in Emirates Metro station (red line), but you will need to take a taxi to get to the building.