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The Hit List: New and Trending Restaurants in Dubai Right Now

Another day, another place to go out. Lots of new restaurants have been opening in Dubai recently. From the recently opened, and ultra trending Garden, to established Dubai dining heavyweights like The Meat Co., here are latest trending restaurants in Dubai right now.

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro


Il Borro is a high class Tuscan Bistro. The restaurant has a simple crisp design with cream walls and bright décor, drawing the focus to the classic menu. The cuisine is authentic and the dishes are made with ingredients imported from the region. Located in the heart of Dubai, this is a stunning Italian eatery, with a large wooden terrace overlooking the water, perfect for the cooler months.

Location: Madinat Jumeirah
Price for 2: AEd 400

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The ultimate destination lounge, Zeta bears an unmistakable presence, and is perched on the very edge of the terrace on level 5, providing the closest view possible of the fountain show and the iconic Burj Khalifa. Heart-warming Californian and Asian cuisine lure with the promise of an impeccable feast. Melodies resound through the vast alfresco terrace at all times, while breath-taking vistas transform each moment into a magnificent celebration of luxury.

Location: Downtown Dubai
Price for 2: AED 450

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Mama Zonia


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 a 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.

Location: Dubai Marins
Price for 2: AED 390

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La Baie Lounge

During the day, the indoor/outdoor loung at The Ritz Carlton JBR, La Baie, offers a reprieve from the sun with TVs broadcasting major global sporting events, poolside cabanas and swim-up bar offering casual fare, and refreshing drinks. At night, international cuisine and craft cocktails make it a destination among the fashionable.

Location: Jumeirah Beach ResidencePrice for 2:
Price for 2: AED 400

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Tong Thai


Enjoy unparalleled Thai service and a menu that showcases unique regional dishes, celebrating street food as well as authentic classics loved around the world. Simply Thai cuisine in an exquisite setting, lovingly prepared and served by an authentic Thai team

Location: Business Bay
Price for 2: AED 390

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The perfect stop for all kinds of entertainment, Wavehouse is the newest addition to Atlantis, The Palm's dining scene. With a Bowling Alley, Wave Rider, Kids Playing area, Restaurant & Bar, Wavehouse is THE spot to hit for your next family or friends outing.

Location: Atlantis The Palm
Price for 2: AED 350

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Armani/Hashi is a Japanese restaurant on the ground floor of the Armani Hotel. The outdoor terrace has an impressive view looking out over the Dubai fountains and Burj Khalifa. Serving classic Japanese cuisine, the menu features a selection of hot dishes, sushi and sashimi. Trained sushi chefs prepare the fish dishes in front of the guests. The décor is simple and elegant, with stylish entertainment on selected afternoons and evenings.

Location: Downtown Dubai
Price for 2: AED 620

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Roberto's Dubai


Roberto's world-class team blends an admirably Roman devotion to food with Venetian hospitality and Milanese flair, resulting in a unique and homegrown reinterpretation of Italian cuisine. Seamlessly drawing from old and new, classic and modern, traditional and contemporary, Roberto's is a culinary affair that marries signature service with DIFC's renowned gastronomic scene.

Their carefully curated concept stays true to their thoughtful design - resulting in three areas that create a truly inimitable sense of welcoming and celebration for all occasions : The Ristorante, the main dining room, The Salotto, the buzzing lounge, The Cortina, the intimate terrace that showcases unequalled views of the iconic Dubai skyline and Burj Khalifa.

Location: DIFC
Price for 2: AED 550

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Nola Eatery & Social House


Bringing old southern, Louisiana-style hospitality to Dubai, Nola hops on a weekday night with the after-work drinks crowd. With live jazz bands and a subtle decadence, the atmosphere is convivial and energized. Beverages and food concepts are inspired by South America, setting the temperature at somewhere between hot and fun.

Location: Armada Blue Bay Hotel, JLT
Price for 2: AED 350

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GIA Dubai is the new Italian restaurant located at The New Fashion Avenue at The Dubai Mall. Airy bright whites and pops of light colors make the design of the dining room distinguishable, blending classy modernity with a twist of retro. The terrace has cosmopolitan elegance and fantastic views of The Dubai Fountain, providing guests with a stylish, informal venue any time of the day or night.

The dining experience is complemented by a specially curated music collection with Italian flair. The food at GIA Dubai is created by the Executive Chef, Tuscany’s own Tommaso Gonfiantini. The dishes are the perfect combination of traditional Italian cuisine with a modern influence, which not only pleases the taste buds, but also the eyes of the beholder. GIA Dubai menu quintessentially focuses on fresh ingredients — with some imported directly from Italy — and features all-day dining menu additions curated to the local taste.

Location: Downtown
Price for 2: AED 350

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Folly by Nick & Scott


With a prime location in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, folly by Nick & Scott offers an informal take on modern dining in a relaxed, welcoming environment. As well as an intimate dining area and open kitchen, folly has two outdoor terrace bars, both featuring stunning views over the Madinat waterways.

Whether you visit the restaurants for a craft cocktail and a bite to eat, a leisurely meal or an exclusive private dining experience, you will be whole-heartedly welcomed at Folly.

The food at folly is driven by Nick and Scott’s experience and creativity, with a strong focus on flavour and a commitment to sourcing high-quality produce. Contemporary, ingredient-led dishes are executed with skill and finesse and guests are encouraged to create their own tasting menu for a truly personal dining experience.

Location: Madinat Jumeirah
Price for 2: AED 360

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Upbeat, casual and slightly edgy, Izakaya is one of the most trending Japanese destination in Dubai. Izakaya is a cool, exciting place to share great food and beverage in a social environment with friends. Social Sushi at its best.

Location: Business Bay
Price for 2: AED 390

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The iconic and award winning Boardwalk restaurant is located at the Dubai Creek Marina, offering spectacular views of the Dubai skyline from their outdoor terrace. Nestled on the shores of the idyllic Dubai Creek Marina, Boardwalk has been a popular Dubai institution since opening 25 years ago.

Boardwalk features a Mediterranean inspired menu, where guests can enjoy freshly baked pizzas and calzone from the pizza oven, as well as an extensive fresh fish and seafood selection prepared to order.

Location: Dubai Creek Golf Yacht Club
Price for 2: AED 390

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Mina Brasserie


MINA Brasserie is a modern, bustling brasserie for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving a selection of hearty dishes, in partnership with award-winning celebrity Chef Michael Mina.

You are welcomed by a fun and dynamic space for both private diners and larger groups to graze on delicious sharing plates from morning until night . The outdoor terrace is alive with lounge seating, lush green trees and the gleaming golden bar of MINA Brasserie features a collection of classics, with an emphasis on traditional aperitifs and hard to find spirits from around the world.

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC
Price for 2: AED 505

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With a chic vibe, upmarket interiors and a trendy New York edge, STK is a high-energy dining and drinks venue and the ultimate blend of food-meets-party, bringing an all-new experience to Dubai, truly a cut above the rest. The mouthwatering menu features classic steakhouse options with a modern twist, catering for all palates; meat lovers and non-steak-lovers alike. With the various cuts of tender, juicy beef undoubtedly the star of the show, the wide selection of toppings, sauces and sides share the spotlight, with entrees including fish, oysters and more.

Location: Rixos Premium, JBR
Price for 2: AED 400

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The Lobby Lounge


Glamorous throughout the day, the Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai invites guests for delectable treat featuring artisan pastry and cakes selection.

Well-known for its classic afternoon tea, the grand venue offers irresistible cakes, fine pastries, freshly baked scones and an authentic tea experience from around the world.

A perfect venue for social gatherings or intimate celebrations, ladies may lie back and sip their cup of tea while listening to the delicate strokes of the pianist. Enjoy exquisitely crafted delicacies, artisanal cakes and fine pastries.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, JBR
Price for 2: AED 275

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Known for it's buzzing modern Mexican & Latin American vibe, Zoco is an urban, soulful eatery and cocktail bar serving classic dishes with a twist curated by Chef Manuel Sanchez alongside an eclectic selection of drinks.

With exciting live music, great food & vibrant setting, Zoco has become a crowd favourite for amazing night outs.

Location: The Atrium, Business Bay
Price for 2: AED 475

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Miss Tess


An Asian-street food restaurant inspired by the story of an Asian woman who grew up on the streets of her continent, Miss Tess at The Taj, Business Bay delights its diners with a very elaborate experience complete with an exciting backstory, eclectic performances and brilliant Asian Street Food.

Location: Taj Hotel, Business Bay
Price for 2: AED 390

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Hakkasan brings its award-winning cuisine to the majestic Atlantis The Palm.

Enjoy an entirely unique menu featuring signature dishes served in the traditional sharing Hakkasan approach as well as a selection of dishes exclusive to Dubai. Hakkasan offers signature menus and a la carte options alongside an award-winning wine list and signature cocktails.

Location: Atlantis The Palm
Price for 2: AED 660

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Carnival by Tresind


Catering to the myriad of cultures that flaunt the bustling corporate hub of DIFC, Carnival by Tresind is a celebration of Indian food, where Indian food comes of age to shed its erstwhile glamorous modern avatar and take leaps ahead to enter the post modern era. Dining at Carnival is a gastronomic fiesta that pushes the boundaries of fine dining to transcend into a nostalgic culinary experience which revokes childhood memories and takes you back to your days of yore.

Location: DIFC
Price for 2: AED 480

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Masti, which translates to ‘fun and mischief’ infuses modern with tradition and colour with flavour, creating an expression of ‘New India’. Masti's large array of Indian inspired sharing plates take cues and influence from a variety of global flavours. The colourful interiors and the fun vibe at Masti makes it the perfect spot for a hip night out.

Location: La Mer
Price for 2: AED 635

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La Serre

La Serre Dubai

La Serre is a two storey French bistro in the centre of downtown Dubai. Encased in glass the first floor is a boulangerie serving freshly baked bread daily and a breakfast menu. While the second floor is an elegant French bistro, the menu is inspired by the Mediterranean. There is the option of dining at the chef’s table so you can gain a first hand introduction to the menu and food of the region.

Location: Vida Downtown, Downtown Dubai
Price for 2: AED 835

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Bombay Bungalow

Bombay Bungalow

A progressive transition that reflects the traditional Indian cuisine in a more modern and casual setting. Bombay Bungalow will be your new neighborhood retreat to experience the lighter, fresher flavours of India keeping the classics that you have come to love.

Location: JBR
Price for 2: AED 275

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Dine in style at the highest restaurant in the world- At.mosphere at Burj Khalifa. Enjoy a wide variety of delicacies while soaking in the luxurious surroundings and spectacular views from the tallest building in the world.

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Location: Downtown Dubai
Price for 2: AED 900

Gregoire’s Kitchen by Ossiano

At Ossiano, fine dining is an immersive experience. Imagine feasting on a sumptuous seven-course dinner in one of Dubai’s most romantic underwater restaurants, as stingrays, sharks and fish glide right past your table. For a meal you won't soon forget, you're invited to indulge at the finest seafood restaurant, with caviar and avant-garde creations from Gregoire Berger, one of the world's top chefs, in a dream-like underwater setting at Atlantis Dubai.

Location: Atlantis, The Palm

Price for 2: AED 1200

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Armani Amal

Armani/Amal is a classy Indian restaurant in the Armani hotel; the 3rd floor terrace has views over the Dubai fountain light show and the Burj Khalifa. The interior is elegant with simple modern vaulted arches throughout the dining hall. The cuisine is classic Indian cooking prepared using traditional methods. Staff are well trained and dressed to match the high-class setting.

Location: Downtown

Price for 2: AED 530

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Inspired by the Greek Island that sits in the heart of the Aegean Sea – Paros is the only rooftop pool bar and restaurant in JLT. Located on the 46th floor of the hotel, Paros offers guests a chilled sanctuary that goes from dawn to dusk. Distinctly Mediterranean flavours with influences from Southern Europe, the Levant and the Middle East adorn the menu.

Enjoy a healthy meal or spend a lazy afternoon by the pool with family and friends. As the sun sets and the sky changes colour, Paros is set to become one of the most sought-after spaces in the city. Unwind over specially curated cocktails as the resident DJ sets the mood for a long, relaxed evening.

Location: Jumeirah Lake Towers

Price for 2: AED 430

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Surrounded by Burj Lake, Thiptara, which translates to ‘magic at the water’, presents an enchanting ambience and award-winning Far Eastern culinary marvels including Bangkok-style seafood amidst.

Location: Downtown

Price for 2: AED 600

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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is a restaurant and concept store featuring a curated selection of gifting items and is a gathering point for members of the region’s creative community, allowing them to share both meals and ideas.

The Lighthouse menu, created by Executive Chef and Partner Izu Ani, focuses on innovative Mediterranean-inspired dishes prepared from fresh and seasonal produce with the aim to provide the highest quality food in a relaxed environment – whether that’s indoors in the stylish restaurant space or al fresco in The Lighthouse terrace.

Location: Dubai Design District

Price for 2: AED 350

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Pai Thai

If you're looking for a unique dining experience in Dubai, Pai Thai at the Al Qasr Hotel is the spot for you. Accessible only by Abra ride from Madinat Jumeirah, the restaurant will awaken your senses with authentic Thai cuisine. The combination of breathtaking views and flavorful dishes will be sure to take your evening to the next level.

Location: Madinat Jumeirah

Price for 2: AED 440

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Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen & Bar champions the best of British cuisine. Featuring a scenic terrace, ice-cream bar and live music, BSK Dubai is the ultimate destination for families and friends alike.

Location: Atlantis The Palm

Price for 2: AED 490

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The Meat Co. Souk Al Bahar

Leveraging off its African heritage, The Meat Co's innovative design and striking decor reflects an eclectic combination of colour, texture and bespoke elements. In addition to this, the iconic location of the restaurant with a view of thr Burj Al Arab creates a sense of theatre for diners.

It is the meticulous procurement of the best steaks from around the globe and the unique ageing process, combined with the eclectic atmosphere and warm hospitality that maintains The Meat Co's loyal following.

Location: Souk Al Bahar

Price for 2: AED 505

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Ibn Al Bahr

Ibn AlBahr is the perfect mini gateway that is just a short drive away from the city - a place where you come to meet your friends & family while enjoying non-pretentious good quality fresh seafood. The welcoming and warm atmosphere allows you to immediately disconnect from everything else, which makes Ibn Al Bahr the perfect spot for a relaxed and laid-back meal.

Location: Palm Jumeirah

Price for 2: AED 295

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Bull & Bear

Bull & Bear is signature social dining in stylish surroundings that implore you to simply sit back and enjoy the moment. Savour mouthwatering chef's specialities, from delectable vegan options to the best meat on the market, with all-time classics balancing innovative culinary surprises. All complemented by an imaginative beverage list that ranges from classic to quirky.

Location: DIFC
Price for 2: AED 350

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White Restaurant

Offering signature dishes and unique culinary creations from the Mediterranean and beyond, WHITE Restaurant’s in-tune with nature décor provides a calming ambience set to the soundtrack of soulful live music overlooking the unforgettable Dubai skyline.

Location: Palm Jumeirah

Price for 2: AED 600

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Crab Market

Showcasing a delectable menu featuring the most popular seafood items from around the globe, Crab Market offers a unique experience combining delightful dining options complemented by a trendy ambiance in a nautical setting. Focusing on fresh seafood, live crab will be kept in large tanks of sea water within the restaurant. The diverse menu has been curated by award-winning Chef Vladimir Mukhin, who is #15 in the World’s 50 Best, and was most recently the subject of a one-hour episode of the popular Netflix series, Chef’s Table.

With specialities like Kamchatka Crab from Russia directly from the suppliers, as well as a extensive selection of crab dishes on the menu guests can enjoy a range of tantalizing delicacies. The seafood restaurant offers crab in all forms, cooked exactly to customer preferences and served alongside a selection of exquisite sauces.

Location: DIFC

Price for 2: AED 410

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La Farine

La Farine is a contemporary café and bakery where guests can gather, socialise, 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 European products.

Location: Business Bay

Price for 2: AED 370

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Urth Caffe

Hailing all the way from L.A, Urth Caffe welcomes diners at City Walk. Urth Caffe is well known for its organic coffees & fine teas, quality people, and a 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.

Location: City Walk

Price for 2: AED 185

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The MAINE Land Brasserie

Located at Zaha Hadid’s Magnum Opus in Business Bay, The MAINE Land Brasserie is the newest outpost of the brand designed for the downtown crowd. . Capturing the clubby spirit of a handsomely timeworn brasserie this MAINE resembles an old world steakhouse with a strong undertow of sensuality. Designed with a jaw dropping neo-speakeasy aesthetic, every accidentally-on-purpose detail, from the soaring double-height ceilings, well-worn floor tiles, bentwood rattan chairs, cathedralesque windows, crystal chandeliers and a charcoal grill that dominates the room, makes you feel as though The MAINE Land Brasserie has been in business, and you’ve been a regular, forever.

The menu cascades from shellfish to snails and fresh fish to bespoke steak cuts that are aged to perfection for insatiable carnivores to enjoy. A few 'old war horses' from the original MAINE menu in JBR have been summoned, but the menu features new dishes that will surprise and delight. The long bar is the 'crown jewel' of the room, manned by an army of skilled mixologists with a slavish allegiance to the craft of fine cocktail making.

Location: Business Bay

Price for 2: AED 360

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Location: DIFC

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 centre. BOCA's philosophy is simple – take whatever’s good and fresh and delicious and do as little to it as possible.

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