Fresh in the footsteps of his Kinara restaurant at JA Lake View Hotel, Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna has opened another five-star eaterie at JA Beach Hotel at JA The Resort, Jebel Ali Beach. Ellora by Vikas Khanna is a seasonal culinary experience inspired by the traditional flavours of India, where authentic Indian dishes are imaginatively crafted with a modern twist. ‘Ellora’, meaning caves in Sanskrit, was named by Khanna himself to represent a beacon of positivity and light that shines through darkness.
Symbolising the creativity that may be borne of challenging times, the name reflects Khanna’s optimism and commitment in opening a new venture despite the current circumstances. With that in mind, the food feels hopeful too: tandoori pineapple with sesame curry, Tawa salmon with pistachio crust and rainbow curry and his beloved Achari lamb with caramelised onion. Paying homage to the raw beauty of home-cooking, this is one place worth leaving the house for.