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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, Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, 7 Elephants and Folly by Nick and Scott, to established Dubai dining heavyweights like Novikov, here are latest trending restaurants in Dubai right now.

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Little Miss India Dubai
Little Miss India

Little Miss India, the concept fuses a vibrant and eccentric restaurant, lounge and bar to explore the incredible quality, history and diversity of Indian food. Fairmont The Palm is pleased to set the stage for an enticing and attention grabbing new opening, led by Executive Chef Alain Gobeil.

Book your table at Little Miss India

L'Olivo Ristorante
L'Olivo Ristorante

If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant, then this elegant venue staffed by an award-winning team provides a delectable choice of traditional Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. As described in many Dubai restaurant guides, our guests can enjoy an intimate and relaxed dinner complemented with live or classical music for an authentic Italian dining experience.

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Seagrill Restaurant & Lounge
Seagrill Restaurant & Lounge

Embracing a prime position overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the Seagrill Restaurant & Lounge plays tribute to the three S’s – sea views, solitude and shisha. Offering a Mediterranean twist to fresh grilled seafood, this restaurant will also captivate guests with Marseille Bouillabaisse, a Lobster Linguini and a traditional yet creative take on the Organic Tomato Salad. The sharing seafood platter, is a dream for seafood lovers and includes shrimps, king crab legs, sea snails, clams, Fine de Claire oysters, lobster and topped with vintage caviar. A shisha menu composed of bespoke flavours and blends, as well as a wide selection of Mediterranean white and rose vintages, sets the scene for the perfect sun-downer experience.

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Ibn Al Bahar Dubai
Ibn Al Bahr

Ibn AlBahr is that mini gateway that is just a short drive away. A place where you come to meet your friends & family while enjoying non-pretentious good quality fresh food. The welcoming and warm atmosphere allows you to immediately disconnect from everything else. Quality time is spent by the beach in good company.

Book your table at Ibn Al Bahr

Qasr Al Sultan
Qasr Al Sultan

Combining luxury with nature and culture, Qasr Al Sultan offers an authentic and luxurious glimpse into the rich history and traditions of Arabia. Inspired by the Sultan lifestyle, Qasr Al Sultan will offer visitors the opportunity to spend a night in the Sultan palace and experience ultimate and authentic Arabic hospitality

Book your table at Qasr Al Sultan

Spice and Ice Dubai
Spice and Ice

Spice & Ice has placed itself as a classic and wallet friendly Indian restaurant, based in central Dubai in JLT next to the Mövenpick Hotel. The menu is contemporary Indian with a bit of molecular gastronomy for added entertainment. The menu focuses on sharing dishes and the staff are friendly and on hand to offer recommendations and information about the dishes. The decor is lounge style with booth seating and quirky black lamps.

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Kona Grill Dubai
Kona Grill

Kona Grill is an American brand of restaurants serving global favorites and handcrafted drinks. Elevating the standards of high quality food and service, Kona Grill offers affordable food, prepared fresh from scratch, in an upscale casual dining setting.

The restaurant global menu consists of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi and handcrafted drinks. The restaurant’s versatile environment makes it the ‘place to be’ to enjoy a sumptuous lunch, wind down the day and celebrate late into the night.

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The Meat Co
The Meat Co. Madinat Jumeirah

The Meat Co., located at the Souk Madinat Jumeriah in Umm Suqeim, is one of the most well known fine-dining steak houses in Dubai, offering a global selection of premium cuts of meats and South African-inspired dishes. The venue features a sprawling outdoor terrace with a panoramic view of the Burj Al Arab and the waterways, while inside the vibe is dark, bustling and masculine.

Book your table at Madinat Jumeirah

Naya Dubai

Joining the long list of prestigious dining locations at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is Naya, a perfect fusion between classic and contemporary Indian cuisine inspired by the concept of ‘unity in diversity’. The restaurant offers classic Indian dishes with a modern touch, making it the perfect dining destination for Indian food connoisseurs and foodies alike. Its location also makes it ideal for gatherings of friends or family in the heart of Dubai.

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La Serre Dubai
La Serre

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.

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Zahira Dubai

Zahira is a vibrant destination for generous dining, cocktails and wine with all dishes reflecting the flare and flavour celebrated across the Levant with its menu created by the renowned Chef Greg Malouf. The warm and rich interiors create a space that guests can enjoy raucous feasts through to intimate dinners. The team behind Zahira is passionate in the quality and curation of the dishes as well as being committed to creating an environment that will transport guests on a journey of exciting and accessible flavour.

Book your table at Zahira

3 Fils Dubai

Created by Zengo’s Head Chef, Akmal Anuar, 3 Fils is a cosy, unpretentious eatery in the Jumeirah Fishing Village. With seating for around 25 people, the rustic interior with terrace overlooks the harbour. Food is simple and reasonably priced, with sushi and hearty portions. The casual dining menu and vibe influenced by contemporary Asian with a nod to Japan.

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Ramusake Dubai

A continual favourite of everybody in Dubai, and tucked away at the DoubleTree by Hilton Jumeirah Beach Residence is one of Dubai's most unique Japanese restaurants - Ramusake. With a focus on providing guests with a modern Izakaya dining experience, the restaurant not only looks stunning but is sure to impress those with even the most discerning palettes.

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Le Cirque Dubai
Le Cirque

Recently Opened, Le Cirque is the hottest, and latest, fine-dining restaurant to open in the Ritz-Carlton DIFC. A legend in New York's restaurant world, earned over the last 25 years, Le Cirque is a circus themed 'French with an Italian twist' restaurant that has since expanded considerably around the globe.

Expect this place to be busy busy for the foreseeable future and when you go watch out for the clowns....

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Folly by Nick and Scott Dubai
Folly by Nick and Scott

Positioned over multiple floors with stunning views, Folly is the new restaurant in Madinat Jumeirah, serving modern British cusine with a host of global influences.

The food is centered around a 24 dish tasting menu featuring things like radishes with sesame seeds and soy, Omani shrimp, marjoram and lime gremolata and barbecued pigeon with tarragon succotash. It's a really interesting menu in a tremendous location.

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Le Petit Belge Dubai
Le Petit Belge

Le Petit Belge brings the best of Belgium dining to Dubai, with its dynamic atmosphere, world-renowned Belgian cuisine, and unmistakable Belgian hospitality.

Located at the Pullman Hotel Jumeirah Lake Towers, this recently opened restaurant needs to be on everyone's must try list due to its delightful menu including the likes of mussels, coq au vin, and Belgian waffles.

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Cuisinero Uno
Cuisinero Uno

Cuisinero Uno is a boutique contemporary tapas and cocktail bar which caters to the residents and professionals working in Dubai as well as welcoming the tourist trade in Downtown, Business Bay and surrounding areas.It is the place to go for upscale and straightforward dishes partnered with ultra-creative cocktails.

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7 Elephants Dubai
7 Elephants

New to DIFC, 7 Elephants has hit Dubai with a bang. This brand new open air restaurant and lounge features jungle inspired interiors and an eclectic menu with dishes from all reaches of the world, including Italy, Mexico, Spain, India, Bali, Britain, and the Middle East.

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Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai
Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

Newly opened and already extremely popular, Il Borro is regularly fully booked. Serving modern Tuscan cuisine, using incredibly high quality ingredients from the farm of the Ferragamo family, Il Borro is a laid back and exqusite dining experience.

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Ruya Dubai

Ruya continues to be the buzzing restaurant in Marina. Located in an amazing dining room and terrace in Grovesnor House, Ruya serves fine dining takes on Turkish cuisine. It's all a little bit special - if you haven't been yet you really should.

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Novikov Dubai


Dubai outpost of Russsian restauranteur Arkady Novikov's mega sucess story in London, Novikov is an Asian seafood restaurant and lounge with a focus on fresh seafood, luxury decor and good times.

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Lucky Voice Dubai
Lucky Voice

Lucky Voice is an Asian-themed karaoke bar in the heart of Dubai; yet instead of singing in front of a large room of strangers, you can rent small pods for you and your friends. Select the songs you love and then sing as well or badly as you want. There is a large bar area with long table seating for larger groups, and throughout the evening you can sit in the bar or rent out a room for an hour or two. Versatile, the menu offers varied choices including hamburgers, pizzas and salads.

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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.

Book your table at Bomay Bungalow

Pierchic Dubai

Perched at the end of the Qasr Hotel's pier in Madinat Jumeirah is Pierchic, a high end Mediterranean and seafood restaurant. With stunning views of the Burj Al Arab, your over the water dining experience will be taken to new heights. Guests will be able to feast on some of the finest a la carte seafood in Dubai, while dining in an intimate setting.

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Via Veneto
Via Veneto

Via Veneto is an Italian concept restaurant headed by chef Maxime Le Van. This two-storey restaurant is located in an amazing location, at the heart of downtown Dubai. The first floor 'cucina' has a bustling trattoria feel, offering pizzas and freshly baked breads, while the second floor 'osteria' serves up approachable yet refined Italian fare. Designed in an industrial chic style, Via Veneto offers a value orientated menu that focuses on fresh ingredients and delicious specialty cocktails.

Book your table at Via Veneto

Tribeca Dubai

Tribeca takes its inspiration from the trendy New York district of the same name. The lounge vibe, edgy art and cool DJ beats make this restaurant and bar a great place to grab a cocktail. The menu is Mediterranean cuisine with an American edge, serving delicious sliders. Located at the Ocean View Hotel it is just across the road from the stunning JBR strip on the coast of Dubai.

Book your table at Tribeca

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