The Best UAE Restaurants to Eat at Right Now

With new restaurants popping up everyday, UAE's food scene is soaring like never before. From menus created by Michelin-starred chefs to award-winning restaurants from across the world, our city is turning into a foodie's paradise.

Check out what's trending in town right now with our guide to the best restaurants in UAE.

Bonus: You can also book a table at your favorite restaurant directly from this list! 😍

Tong Thai

Location: Business Bay

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.

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Location: Palm Jumeirah

Cutting-edge Japanese style with Peruvian influences by celebrity Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Nobu Dubai’s sleek décor, subtle lighting and curved wicker panels combine to create one of the city’s leading restaurants.

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Location: Business Bay

Located high on the 68th floor, Prime68 presents a new generation of steakhouse, where supreme quality ingredients are served in elegant, yet modern style. Panoramic views of Dubai’s breathtaking skyline make Prime68 an experience to remember.

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Location: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

UMI is a trendy Japanese restaurant bordered with vibrant Japanese gardens. Seemingly glowing, the metal-studded interiors complement the dimmed lighting that transports guests to a piece of Asia whilst retaining a sense of balance.

The vibrant restaurant houses an engaging Teppanyaki grill where master chefs are only too delighted to show off their flairs. A quieter Sushi corner resides the resident Sushi and Sashimi chef, sharing his intricate creations.

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Location: Downtown Dubai

Taikun brings the diverse and eclectic flavours of Japanese and fuses them with the cosmopolitan and dynamic vibe of Downtown Dubai. The restaurant, bar and lounge combine to deliver an unrivalled multi-sensory dining experience right in the heart of Dubai.

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Location: Palm Jumeirah

Let the good times roll at Wavehouse. A first of its kind in the region, there is nowhere else in the city to experience live music, gaming, bowling, great food and drinks and a state-of-the-art wave machine, all under one roof.

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Location: Business Bay

Positano is a region abundant in seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables, where produce and well-trained chefs have created some of the best known Italian food essentials. Guests can experience authentic coastal Italian cuisine without having to leave Dubai, right here at the Positano restaurant.

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Bread Street Kitchen

Location: Palm Jumeirah

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.

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Soho Garden

Location: Nad Al Sheba

Soho Garden is a melting pot of experiences, curated to surprise and delight every visitors. With stylish venues, it offers a uniquely diverse mix of dining, lounging and nightlife experiences.

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Location: Palm Jumeirah

Hakkasan’s award-winning cuisine blends authentic Cantonese recipes with contemporary influences. Combined with a unique wine philosophy, innovative cocktail creations and iconic design, Hakkasan offers a truly immersive experience.

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Lexington Grill

Location: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

With its theme taken from extravagant US steakhouses and the famed street in New York, this refined eatery offers a delicious, unassuming menu of celestial steaks and the freshest seafood, flown in from around the world.

Chef Eric Turgeon heads up the team in the kitchen, showcasing his unique air-dried beef cuts which cannot be found elsewhere in the Middle East. With an elegant art-clad interior design, this signature steakhouse offers a choice of private dining rooms and glorious open-air spaces with an atmosphere and food combination that will leave taste buds tingling.

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La Farine

Location: Business Bay

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.

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Splendido Kitchen & Bar

Location: Jumeirah Beach Residence

Splendido, located at The Ritz-Carlton JBR, brings a signature Italian service flavored by authentic dishes from Italy perfectly crafted for sharing. Enjoy a tailored cocktail while embarking on a journey of flavors, textures, and scents. Dine at Splendido and experience the succulent cuisine and great atmosphere in a social, chic and stylish ambiance.

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Location: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Inspired by the South of France and the Mediterranean, Azure offers a culinary selection of authentic Italian delicacies with an abundance of choice and flavour. Offering an exquisite selection of poolside favorites, cocktails, alcoholic beverages and freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, Azure caters in and around the pool and at the beach, until sunset.

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The Lobby Lounge

Location: Jumeirah Beach Residence

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.

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Location: Business Bay

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.

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Location: Palm Jumeirah

Inspired by favourite comfort foods and classics, LAO serves the best of Asian home-style cooking with authentic spices, sauces and cooking techniques. Enjoy traditional dishes from across southeast Asia in a relaxed, yet vibrant bistro-style atmosphere. LAO creates a truly unforgettable dining experience with both indoor and alfresco seating overlooking the hotel's central gardens.

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Location: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Famous for its afternoon tea, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaima offers a feminine and elegant tea lounge serving over 150 loose teas from around the globe. The hotel's tea specialists will guide guests through the elaborate menu and find the perfect tea suitable for a specific taste or even to suit the time of day.

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La Baie Lounge

Location: Jumeirah Beach Residence

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.

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Location: Al Wasl

If you are craving vibrancy, this Dubai eatery has it in bucket loads. Muchachas a is built with energy and verve, this cantina has a zest and vivacious feel, which carries through to the menu. With an emphasis on serving up fresh and spicy flavours that will inspire and brighten up your day, head here for a dose Mexican fiesta spirit.

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Social By Heinz Beck

Location: Palm Jumeirah

Featuring the contemporary Italian cuisine of world-renowned, 3-Michelin-star Chef Heinz Beck, Social is the perfect place to come together and enjoy great food with friends and family in a laid-back yet vibrant atmosphere. Social by Heinz Beck offers a vast selection of innovative a la carte options as well as a special blind menu where guests share their culinary preferences and receive a dining journey of dishes created just for them. With magnificent views of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Social is an ideal setting for everyday dining and special celebrations.

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Play Restaurant & Lounge Dubai

Location: Trade Centre Area

PLAY offers a wide variety of dishes all created with high quality produce and culinary zest. The contemporary Mediterranean menu with its delicious Japanese twist is beautifully accompanied by a rock-star beverage listing. The interior is decked out in warming hues of caramel and gold, and decorated with the Asian elements that add a touch of the exotic. The sleek bar area offering unrivalled views of the metropolis below is upbeat and trendy. The perfect venue to savor excellent modern cuisine in comfort and class.

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Location: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Marjan is an eclectic fusion of traditional and quirky modern interiors and the finest Middle Eastern Cuisine. With divine menus and art pieces created by Sasan Nasernia, this restaurant is truly a joy for all the senses. Appraise the elegant menu whilst enjoying various seating and lighting designs in the restaurant.

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The Meat Co. Madinat Jumeirah

Location: Downtown Dubai

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 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.

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The Croft

Location: Dubai Marina
The Croft at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has been a local favourite amongst Dubai Marina residents. A relaxed British gastropub with an outdoor garden, the venue dishes up exceptionally good British food, cooked with a modern twist and the very best of home-grown, organic produce.

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Urth Caffe

Location: City Walk

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.

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Siddharta Lounge

Location: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Siddharta Lounge is Waldorf Astoria's iconic restaurant, lounge, and bar that boasts a fresh urban ambiance with breathtaking 360-degree views of The Arabian Gulf.

The menu features Coastal Mediterranean cuisine for fresh and delicious bites, as well as Asian favourites, perfect for eating alone or sharing with friends. The beats from resident DJ play into the open Ras Al Khaimah air adding to the perfect chilled out Siddharta Lounge vibe.

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Location: Trade Centre Area

Bistrot Bagatelle Dubai boasts a strong focus on fresh, clean flavours and ingredients as the center of the concept, with French classics enlivened with innovative flavour combinations and a lighter approach to dining. Bagatelle Dubai is designed to reflect classic Parisian elements highlighted by bold artwork and open format music, keeping guests entertained and mesmerized every night.

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Location: Downtown Dubai

Located in the lobby of the Armani Hotel in the heart of Dubai, Armani/Ristorante has an elegant and contemporary ambiance. A large backlit wall encircles the diners, who are seated at blush pink tables with cozy deep seating. The menu is authentic Italian and the chefs use traditional cooking techniques to take full advantage of the quality ingredients.

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Ibn Al Bahr

Location: Palm Jumeirah

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.

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Peacock Alley

Location: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

A famed Waldorf Astoria tradition, Peacock Alley is an impressive signature lounge with all the signs of the magnificent plumage and parading that is assimilated with the peacock. Serving the world's finest coffees and light bites, the lounge is a fabulous meeting space throughout the day where Waldorf signature dishes are served, including the renowned Waldorf Salad.

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Location: Downtown Dubai

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.

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Sea fu Restaurant and Bar

Location: Jumeirah 2

A beachside sanctuary with stunning views of the sparkling Arabian Gulf beyond. The restaurant embraces its name by infusing Asian influence with modern techniques, creating an authentic yet cutting edge menu of creative seafood dishes served alongside Asian inspired crafted cocktails. Whether it is lunch, dinner or sundowners at golden hour, it’s an ideal spot for every occasion to slow down and savour the moments that matter the most - connecting with loved ones and the world around you.

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BB Social Dining

Location: DIFC

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 cosy lounge bar or dine Al Fresco in the garden, there are plenty of opportunities to create your unique dining experience.

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Location: Downtown Dubai

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.

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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.

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