INDIE | Restaurant Review

Indie combines a unique blend of restaurant, lounge and three exclusive bars.

INDIE DIFC provides the perfect location to sit back and enjoy an assortment of eclectic global cuisine, fresh cocktails and a premium selection of international drinks amidst a mix of funk, house and classic indie tunes.

Where:  DIFC, Gate Village 05

Cuisine: American

Perfect for: Dinner in a retro setting.

Our Order

– Spicy Tuna   AED 63
– Edamame Addict   AED 30
– Salmon Tartare   AED 63
– Super Corn   AED 59
– Spicy Rock Chicken   AED 50
– Chicken & Soba   AED 63

– Gnocchi   AED 98
– Sea Bream   AED 88

– Pont-neud Fries   AED 27

– Choco Co   AED 45
– Coconut Passion   AED 45

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Service:  Super sweet and friendly staff. Our server took great care of us. Every staff just had a smile on his/her face. The manager was sweet enough to come by at the end and explain the concept of indie and about the different nights they host.

What we loved:  We loved almost every starter that came to the table, it was one better than the other. Our server suggested some really mouthwatering dishes. For example, the Spicy Tuna was so delicious we couldn’t help but order it twice! The Salmon Tartare and Super Corn just melts in your mouth. We couldn’t stop trying out every appetizer on the menu, but sadly had to keep room for mains! The Chicken & Soba Salad is an extra healthy dish for all those weight watchers out there. It consisted of grilled chicken, raw vegetables and soba noodles topped with wholegrain mustard dressing. For the mains, we really enjoyed the Gnocchi that comes with Pesto sauce and Burrata. The Sea Bream was white fish served with a lot of potatoes, we weren’t able to finish the whole dish, but the quality of every dish is beyond incredible. If you like something on the menu, just order it. It’s tastier than it sounds for sure! For the sides we chose to go for the fries, this dish actually surprised us. It wasn’t like the usual fries, each of the pieces were so large in size and tasted amazing. The quantity is more than just for a side. Finally, for the dessert, we ordered the Choco Co & Coconut Passion. Our favorite was the Choco Co only because it was more of chocolate. It was basically chocolate fondue with vanilla ice cream on the side. The Coconut Passion was a bit more of a panna cotta with coconut, lots of passion fruit and berries. It really depends on personal taste.

What we didn’t like as much:  There wasn’t anything we disliked as such, we enjoyed every dish and drink we ordered.

What we recommend:

  • Spicy Tuna
  • Salmon Tartare
  • Spicy Rock Chicken
  • Gnocchi

Ambiance: Indie just gives you the whole retro, cozy vibe. Beautiful and quite a large space. During a weekday it’s pretty empty, the food and interiors surely make up for it but again if you like a place really crowded, visit Indie on a Wednesday or a weekend, you would love it. Whereas, we sometime just prefer it to be quiet during the week where we can just chill and eat good food.

More on Indie…

Retro Night every Friday – Upgrade your Fridays with Indie’s new RETRO nights. It all kicks off at 9pm and your Fridays won’t be the same anymore with all the ’80s, ’90s & the best of 2000s pop, hard rock, disco and indie you could ever wish for. Make sure you enjoy some of the fabulous food available. It’s too good to miss!

Off Beat Wednesdays – Weekly 9PM till late. Through December and January, INDIE DIFC is delighted to welcome Boogie Breeze directly from New York City, supported by a live in-house band.


#TSDreviewsIndie: 4.0 / 5