Must-Try Restaurants in Dubai 2022
Dubai's restaurant scene is buzzing with amazing spots to eat at. With 100s of amazing restaurants popping up regularly, Dubai is slowly becoming the region's go-to culinary destination.
Whether you are a dedicated foodie, an experimenter, or like to keep it simple, there is a restaurant for everyone.
Not sure where to start your Dubai culinary journey? Here's a list of some of the best restaurants in town to help you out.
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Bringing an after-hours vibe to Dubai’s hipster scene, Distillery is a gastropub and late-night bar. A community hangout to come to after work or for a meal & pint with friends on the weekend. While in Downtown Dubai, Distillery is the place to be. Come and check out a more local side of the city. Drink, eat & mingle with good folk!
Taikun is a place where the flavors of East and West meet in a delectable combination of style, presentation, and theatre. Located in the shadow of the iconic Burj, Taikun's luxury lounge is the place to dine, dance, and party the night away. With a world-class entertainment program, Taikun's legendary performers will take you on an adventure of the senses, this is no ordinary night out.
Encased in a beautiful two-store glass facade, La Serre combines the charm of a Parisian street café with a fashionably chic French restaurant. Consisting of the Bistro & Boulangerie on the ground floor, a neighborhood café that hums from morning to night and boasts some of the freshest bread and pastries in the city. In the Restaurant on the first floor, guests can expect to find exquisite French cooking in a casual yet refined bistro, perfect for a leisurely lunch or an intimate and romantic dinner with parring of wine or cocktails.
Mama Zonia is located on the 2nd floor of Pier 7, flooding the popular dining destination with lush Amazonian inspirations. Mysterious and chic, the urban jungle unleashes bold flavors of tropical fare, slithering hand-crafted cocktails, roaring DJ entertainment, in a lavish landscape of exuberant foliage. Mama Zonia is where friends meet to play, where a certain sense of danger arouses the excitement, where you are free to be exactly who you are.
Freshly baked bread, crafted barista coffee, and a selection of authentic European cuisine, La Farine is a contemporary café and bakery where guests can gather, socialize and enjoy gourmet fare in a casual and comfortable setting. Serving 'the best baguettes in Dubai', La Farine also features a delectable selection of homemade pastries and a range of boutique products.
La Baie Lounge
During the day, the indoor/outdoor lounge at The Ritz Carlton JBR, La Baie, offers a reprieve from the sun with TVs broadcasting major global sporting events, poolside cabanas, and a swim-up bar offering casual fare, and refreshing drinks. At night, international cuisine and craft cocktails make it a destination among the fashionable.
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Amaseena offers an authentic Middle Eastern dining experience in the heart of Dubai. The outdoor buffet-style restaurant has a spread with cuisines from Lebanon, Syria, and beyond, with a traditional Mehdi oven and freshly made bread. You can dine under Bedouin-style tents by candlelight and enjoy entertainment from belly dancers and traditional-style musicians.
Kitchen6 is an award-winning international buffet restaurant serving cuisines from all around the world. Watch the chefs in action in six interactive live-cooking stations, ranging from Asian woks, Middle Eastern grills, European bread and Indian tandoors.
Upbeat, casual, and slightly edgy, Izakaya is where great food is enjoyed with friends in a lively and buzzing environment. Enjoy authentic Japanese noodles, teppanyaki, sushi, and more. Meet Izakaya's very own Sake Boy who comes to your table to let you taste the best sake in town or interact with our friendly Wasabi Girl who prepares wasabi at your table.
Play Restaurant and Lounge Dubai
Play Restaurant & Lounge has quickly made a name for itself with its delicious East meets West cuisine served in a chic setting. Located 36th floor up at the H Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, this place has some killer city views as well as the interesting Mediterranean and Japanese food fusion offering.
PLAY offers a wide variety of dishes all created with high-quality produce and culinary zest. Some of the items on offer include a delicious pita surprise starter, wagyu beef truffle carpaccio, seafood gyoza, french fries truffles, and a signature black cod. The contemporary Mediterranean menu with its delicious Japanese twist is beautifully accompanied by a rock-star beverage listing.
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BB Social Dining
BB is a home-grown concept revolving around its community, serving an Eastern Cuisine in a compelling and compact space. The menu is accessible and has an inclusive, not exclusive approach, considering various budgets and multiple vegan, vegetarian, and meat options.
Designed over three floors, each location is unique, whether you would like to relax in their cozy lounge bar or dine Al Fresco in the garden, there are plenty of opportunities to create your Unique Dining Experience.
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BOCA is a restaurant and bar that celebrates the cuisines of the Mediterranean coastal regions of France, Italy, and Spain, in the heart of Dubai’s financial center. BOCA's philosophy is simple – take whatever’s good and fresh and delicious, do as little to it as possible, and share it with people who think like us.
Hailing all the way from L.A, Urthh Cafe welcomes diners at City Walk. Urth Cafe is well known for its organic coffees & fine teas, quality people, and health-conscious cuisine. Designed to bring a feeling of laid-back LA cool to Dubai’s fast-paced city streets, Urth aims at becoming the go-to hangout for Dubai foodies, families, and wellbeing connoisseurs.
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