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Review : Iftar at Nando’s, Jumeirah!

Hey guys!

I’m back with another Iftar review. This was at Nando’s in Jumeirah Lakes, Dubai. It’s a really gorgeous place, with lots of greenery, beautiful landscaping and a fountain. It really has got a good vibe going there. Pair it with good food and you have got a perfect evening!

I love Nando’s. I’ve been there several times but it’s my first time being in this particular branch located in Jumeirah. Here is the Nando’s building and it’s entrance :


Late afternoon & evening pix


The interior is pretty special and has a welcoming atmosphere. The contemporary and beautiful South African art is definitely eye catching. The seating is comfy. The lights are beautiful ☺. Instant relaxation mood is set, once you enter there.


I arrived pretty early before Iftar time (since I like to get my pix when not many people are around). My 3 year old was getting restless by then. Nando’s staff are always so friendly and thoughtful. They got him crayons & a paper with pictures in it to color in. That instantly got his attention and he was doodling away with joy 😊. They also gave him a balloon.


Not part of the Iftar menu, but the staff got my son a kiddie chicken burger, fries and mildly spicy rice to keep him happy & fed. They are just so amazing!

Chicken burger

The Nando’s Iftar will start diners off with dates and water to break the fast, followed by Hummus and pita bread, rounded off with a delicious, flame-grilled PERi-PERi full chicken, chicken Espetada, four chicken wings, served with Mediterranean salad, PERi-PERi chips, PERi-PERi wedges, spicy rice and coleslaw. This is a meal for 4 persons, at just AED 199.

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They are also offering a delicious meal deal for two to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan. Diners can break their fast with water and dates, Hummus and pita bread, full chicken, PERi chips, rice and coleslaw for the extra special price of just AED 119.

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Extremely yummy, melting-in-your-mouth marinated, flame-grilled chicken 😋


Espetada, which has five pretty big and filling pieces of grilled chicken.

Overall, the Iftar menu is yummy and filling. I had one issue though and I need to say it here. The restaurant was packed by Iftar time. There wasn’t a single seat that was unoccupied. I think there were 3 serving staff. Once the time came to break fast, there was such a rush to serve people.

They seemed like they were unprepared for that many people to come in. I got my food a cool 25 mins after the time to break fast 😐. But, I actually felt bad for the staff. I’m not even kidding, they were literally flying across the room trying to serve soo many people. This was a media event that I was a part of. Maybe that’s why there were so many people. But with my previous experiences at Nando’s, I’d say the wait time isn’t that much and the staff are as always friendly and attentive. Please read my review of a dinner at Nando’s. That was in Al Qasba, Sharjah, which happens to be my favorite Nando’s branch.

Nando’s always so thoughtfully gives a goodie bag when going there for a review. They never fail to surprise. This time, I got a Peri-Peri garlic sauce, a PERInaise (which is a mayonnaise) & an adorable Nando’s chicken shaped USB. Love it!. I’ve been adding the sauce and mayo to my home cooked chicken ever since. They are such a great addition to just about anything. The mayonnaise squeezy bottle has this leak proof kinda lock and it’s just so convenient & mess free to use it!.


If you love Nando’s, do check their Iftar out. The menu is designed to be pretty affordable. If you try it out, let me know how you liked it, dearies 😊

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Naz ♥

Note : I was not paid to do this review. However, myself and my family were given free entry in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Review : Dinner at Nando’s, Al Qasba!

Hey there!

Nando’s is one of my all time favorite restaurants!. It’s located in one of the most scenic areas of Sharjah, the Al Qasba!.

Al Qasba

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Nando’s is Afro – Portuguese and their specialty is chicken that has been marinated for 24 hours and flame grilled to order. I have been there several times and the last time was to throw a party for my family to celebrate my wedding anniversary. So, yes it’s a really special place for me.

Recently when I was invited for a dinner at the Al Qasba, Sharjah branch, to experience their renovated look, I was delighted!. The new look is very modern, yet beautifully rustic and old fashioned. There are African inspired, tribal like designs that’s very artistic. Overall it has successfully captured the very essence of the origin of Nando’s.

What I love the most about being at Nando’s is, not only do they serve delicious, top quality chicken, it’s healthy too since it’s flame grilled and all excess fat is removed from the chicken. You can decide the heat level of your food. If you cannot stand a lot of spiciness (that’s my husband’s preference), definitely go for Mild. I always choose Hot which is the next level after Mild!. If you dare to, go for the hottest but warning: it’s freaking HOT!. I went with my husband and here are the dishes I ordered :


This is the starter. I love how Nando’s has designed their menu. It’s so much fun to read their quirky twists of words and witty remarks!. I ordered a lemonade and a plate of six wings that has been basted in mild sauce. It is perfect to be shared by two people. The wings were big and juicy :). Since I like it a bit hotter, I used a Hot Peri Peri sauce to dip the wings in. A selection of sauces were served to me at the table.

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Main course

I ordered a Butterfly Chicken Breast and my husband ordered a 1/2 Chicken. We had a choice of either 2 regular side dishes or 1 Fino (which means ‘posh’ in Portuguese!) side dish with the main course dishes. I chose Spicy rice and fries for my husband and Grilled Vegetables (Fino side dish) for myself.

The 1/2 chicken platter is perfect to be shared by two. We both simply loved it!. The fries tasted great dipped in their famous Peri Peri sauce and ketchup. The Spicy rice isn’t really spicy. But I loved it’s taste and texture. Even my husband who isn’t a fan of rices like that, had it and liked it a lot.

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I am in love with the butterfly chicken breast. It’s so succulent and grilled to perfection!. Chicken breast is a portion that can easily be overcooked and dry. But this was perfection. I didn’t want it to finish!. This dish is good for a single person. I didn’t quite like the grilled vegetables. It could definitely have been better, taste wise.

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Oh my… Now this is the part I had been really looking forward to!. I ordered a Chocolate Biscuit cake. One spoonful of it and I was literally in chocolate heaven ♡. Gosh!. They nailed it!. It was nothing short of perfection.

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The staff were so friendly, cheerful and helpful. The whole ambiance exudes warmth and you feel really at home there!. One thing I noted is that the abundance of overhead lighting plus the heat of the food can make you sweat quite a bit!. I wish it was a bit more air conditioned.

While departing, they gave my husband and me a gift bag each containing a Garlic peri peri sauce!. I am currently loving adding it to my sandwiches. I even added it to my fried rice today :D. You can buy these sauces at the restaurant or at any major supermarkets in UAE.

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Overall, I yet again am super impressed by the amazing Nando’s experience!. This indulgent dinner for two is worth about AED200. So, you now have an idea of how it is priced. If you are a foodie, I urge you to go check out Nando’s today itself and experience their stunning food and service!.

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