Dubai is a city that never ceases to grow and evolve. Along with its astronomical economic development came an array of outstanding dining experiences that not only introduces their guests to flavors from all over the world, but even sets new heights for haute gastronomie itself. These are our 6 latest favorite restaurants in Dubai.
A highlight of the Jumeirah Al Naseem, Kayto brings the exotic flavors of Japan and Peru to the shores of Dubai. Located on one of the garden terraces of the Palmery at the 5-star hotel, Kayto invites guests to relish its singular fusion cuisine within a setting that is relaxed, comfortable, with stunning views of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
While the restaurant initially began as a pop-up, the exquisite dishes designed by Head Chef Cristian Goya became so popular that it was a clear choice for the hotel to permanently add the restaurant to its F&B offering. Mixing his cultural legacy along with the skills he’s acquired through his many years working all around the world, Chef Goya was able to craft a unique Peruvian Nikkei experience that introduces its dinners to two rich culinary heritages and a multitude of new textures and sensations.
Appetizer: Traditional Miso Soup
Starter: Salmon Tataki, Karashi-su Sauce
Mains: Corn-Fed Baby Chicken, Truffle Teriyaki Sauce, White Rice
Dessert: Sobacha Profiterole, 70 % Peru Chocolate Sauce
Bringing guests to a stunning private pier that jets out over the azure waves of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai, Pierchic invites guests to experience one of the most outstanding Italian menus in the UAE. Designed by Khan Chew from KCA Internationals, the restaurant’s wooden interiors and surrounding floor-to-ceiling windows offer an immersive nautical-themed experience, and the perfect setting for some of the best seafood dishes one can have in the UAE.
Helmed by Chef Beatrice Segoni, who owns her very own restaurant in the village of Porto Recanati in Italy, the flagship restaurant of the Jumeirah Al Qasr promises one of the most authentic Italian menus in the city, with fresh produce and recipes that recall the Mediterranean atmosphere of la dolce vita.
Crudi : Tartare di Tono
Caviar and Oysters : Oscietra Royal Caviar or the Oysters
Antipasti: Capesante (Seared scallop, mushroom, hazelnut, green pea carrot puree, truffle oil)
Risotto: Risotto lobster ragout
Dessert: Cannolo Siciliano
La Cantine du Faubourg
A unique address that brings together exquisite flavors and eclectic art, La Cantine du Faubourg is the perfect embodiment of the modern spirit of Dubai. Within stunning contemporary interiors designed by Pirajean Lees and inspired by the original Parisian restaurant, guests can spend an evening mingling with the up-and-coming artists of Dubai while enjoying refreshing cocktails, snacks, before moving on to the fantastic menu of Michelin-starred Executive Chef Gilles Bosquet.
Paying homage to its Parisian namesake, La Cantine du Faubourg offers a carefully crafted menu of authentic French classics, all of which is executed to the highest standards and given a modern twist by Chef Bosquet and his team. Guests of La Cantine can also try the Japanese-themed menu of Gohan, crafted by the same dedicated team and located just behind the flagship restaurant.
Starter: Bone marrow, beef jus, rustic toast, pickled onion
Main: Beef short ribs ravioli, Foie gras, baby broccolini, veal jus
Dessert: Mille-feuille, Vanilla cream, caramel sauce
Located at the heart of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, as if suspended in mid-air, Ninive is a love letter to the rich Islamic heritage of Dubai. Designed as a modern urban majlis garden and caravanserai (a traditional Middle Eastern roadside inn) – courtesy of architect James Michael Lees and the talented interior designers at Studio Hopscotch – the restaurant invites locals and international travelers to give themselves over to the fantastical atmosphere within.
Named after one of the ancient cities of Mesopotamia, where the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon are rumored to be hidden, Ninive offers an experience that caters to all the senses. From the mouthwatering menu that takes inspiration from the Middle East, North Africa, Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Morocco to the rustic chic interiors – with an al fresco area that’s simply breathtaking at night, Ninive is designed to elevate dining into a shared communal experience and a journey through time itself.
Soup: Shorbat addas soup (yellow lentils, caramelized onions, lemon, croutons)
Starter: Tuna bricks (Potatoes and tuna stuffed samboussek, chili, cumin, lemon)
Main: Chicken Tagine
To share: Tashreed (slow-cooked lamb shoulder, crispy bread, Iraqi spices, chickpeas)
Dessert: Hazelnut caramel Mouhalabieh, honey crisp
It is no small feat to become the only Indian Michelin-starred restaurant in the United Arab Emirates, and everything about Trèsind Studio makes it clear why it has managed to do so. Trèsind Studio, located at the Palm Jumeirah, is a restaurant that moves with the current times. Not only does it source its ingredients from local and sustainable farmers in the UAE, it also understands that to get the attention of its customers, it needs to constantly reinvents itself, its flavors, its heritage and its legacy. Chef Himanshu Saini’s background as someone hailing from an agricultural family in India, certainly helps the young chef to look at the restaurant offering from a more authentic and knowing lens.
Moreover, the restaurant’s philosophy is designed around the Indian phrase “Athiti Devo Bava” meaning “Guest is God”, and therefore considerable effort is dedicated to ensuring that the guest experience is one of the very best available in the UAE. Even the degustation process takes place in a way that is engaging and entertaining, as some dishes are only served in specific area of the restaurant while others are served in complete darkness. Trèsind Studio offers 4 set menu, available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian configurations.
Splendours of the South:
- Ghee roast crab, burnt cinnamon, curry leaf crisp
- Medu vada, tender coconut kimchi, parmesan saru
- Charred lobster tail, thakkali thokku, corn curry
- ‘Sadhya’ payasam, pickle, poppadum & rasam
SAL at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
As the flagship restaurant of the iconic Burj Al Arab, SAL raises the bar when it comes to Mediterranean fine-dining in the United Arab Emirates. Welcoming guests to its chic beachside location with unbeatable views of the Arabian Gulf, SAL’s stunning nautical-themed interiors – stark white with carefully picked contrasts of blue in the décor – immediately establishes the mood and expectations of its dinners.
Boasting a menu created by Head Chef Paolo Mannis, who was inspired by the rich cuisine of Tuscany and the restaurant’s fantastic setting. The result is a menu that has the convivial spirit of homemade dishes but the intriguing aspect of any fine-dining experience, with some of the best produce this side of the globe.
Starters: Clams a la Marinera
Mains: Lobster Linguine
Dessert: A la minute whipped gelato, Cacau
Stays in Dubai
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