Celebrity Chef Akmal Anuar Opens 35-Seater Osteria Funkcoolio In Dubai; Gorge On Italian & Asian Fusion Dishes

A new culinary gem in Port La Mer, Dubai.

by Deeplata Garde
Celebrity Chef Akmal Anuar Opens 35-Seater Osteria Funkcoolio In Dubai; Gorge On Italian & Asian Fusion Dishes

The culinary genius behind Goldfish Sushi & Yakitori, 11 Woodfire, and Abu Dhabi’s Otoro, Chef Akmal Anuar unveils a new venture. Welcome to Osteria Funkcoolio, an intimate 35-seater restaurant for late afternoon or evening meals. It offers a unique dining experience with innovative Itameshi creations, blending Italian cuisine with the finest Japanese ingredients. So, forget about traditional Italian dining expectations.

Introducing Osteria Funkcoolio! Chef Akmal Anuar’s Itameshi Adventure In Dubai

Chef Akmal Anuar, celebrated for his East Asian culinary expertise, dives into the world of Itameshi. Last year, Anuar announced plans for this exciting Italian restaurant at Port De La Mer, a Mediterranean-inspired residential development. This charming eatery is situated north of the Hyatt Centric hotel, along the waterfront of Port De La Mer marina. Open daily from 3 pm to 11 pm, except Tuesdays, Osteria Funkcoolio has quickly become a hotspot for food enthusiasts.

The menu boasts a delightful range of antipasti, salads, pizzas, and pasta dishes. These offerings stay true to Italian culinary roots but are infused with Kyoto’s vibrant flavours. Imagine indulging in cavatelli duck pasta with white pepper and cabbage or savouring a shrimp and aji amarillo pizza. Each dish offers a fusion of tastes that defy the norm.

A Gastronomic Affair On The Jumeirah Waterfront

Chef Anuar started his Dubai culinary journey with 3Fils at Jumeirah Harbour. Now, Osteria Funkcoolio brings a slice of Italy to the Jumeirah waterfront. This small Osteria seems plucked straight from the cobbled streets of Florence or Rome, featuring rich, retro décor. Ruby red leather booths, shimmering chandeliers, and dark woods create a kitsch yet cosy atmosphere, inviting guests to linger.

The prime location offers more than just delicious food. Sitting by a stunning marina, Osteria Funkcoolio provides breathtaking views of Dubai’s skyline. This makes it a perfect spot for a memorable dining experience. The restaurant’s unique concept and beautiful setting make it a must-visit destination.

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Osteria Funkcoolio is more than a restaurant; it’s a culinary revolution. Chef Akmal Anuar’s latest venture blends Italian and Japanese flavours, creating a unique dining experience that breaks away from traditional expectations. Located at the picturesque Port De La Mer marina, this 35-seater gem offers a cosy yet kitsch ambience reminiscent of Florence or Rome. With its innovative Itameshi creations and stunning waterfront views, Osteria Funkcoolio is set to become a beloved spot for food lovers in Dubai. Next time you’re in the area, don’t miss the chance to dine at this quirky, intimate, and flavour-packed restaurant.

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