Dubai Royal Family’s favourite Chef Izu Ani Has Multiple Diners In Dubai. Plan Your Next Meal At One Of Them!

Chef Izu Ani
by Deeplata Garde

Dubai has a plethora of celebrity chefs who have gained Michelin stars for their excellence in work. But it takes a special something to become Dubai’s Royal Family’s favourite chef. We are talking about the celebrated Chef Izu Ani. Started his cooking career by working under chefs in London to growing an empire in Dubai, Chef Izu Ani has come a long way. Let’s check out the list of restaurants this guy owns in the beloved city of gold, Dubai.

Chef Izu Ani And His Connection With The Royal Family Of Dubai


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Sheikh Hamdan, the Crown prince of Dubai is an adventure and food lover. His Instagram reflects quite a lot about his interests. If you scroll through well you will find the prince to be visiting Chef Izu Ani’s restaurant a lot of time. The royalty has graced Chef’s restaurant on opening ceremonies and other occasions as well. He was observed visiting one of the Chef’s restaurants twice within a week of its opening. Even HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid has accompanied his son to these diners many a time.  Due to his special connections with the royal family and his immense contribution to the F&B industry, Chef Izu Ani was awarded Golden Visa.

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Here’s A List Of 3 Restaurant By Chef Izu Ani In Dubai



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This brainchild of Chef Izu set out on a global expansion right 6 months after its launch in Dubai. The brand spread its feathers across Monte-Carlo and now in Doha. The menu evidently curated by Chef Izu itself reflects Grecian elements in the food served. The menu and interior have been kept minimalistic with a pinch of flavours. If you are lucky enough, then you might spot the members of the royal family here as they keep visiting this diner for lunch.

Where: DIFC
When: 12 pm-3:45 pm, 7 pm-11:15 pm
Price: AED 450

2. Carine


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The name of the restaurant will always remain special for Chef Izu as it was titled after the name of his Lady-love, his wife Carine. The French Mediterranean serving diner is close to the chef’s heart for multiple reasons.  While curating the dishes for this restaurant Chef found the recipe for success. The reflections of the French are not only visible in food but also in the atmosphere of Carine.

Where: Emirates Golf Club
When: 12 pm- 3 pm, 7 pm- 11:30 pm
Price: AED 530


3. Izu Brasserie & Bakery


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The culinary hero has made a point to give equal importance to all his restaurants then whether it is a luxury dining place or a simplistic brasserie with blackboard and rugged brick walls. His excellent food adds the charm that even the royalty of Dubai can’t resist visiting. The approach at Izu Brasserie is different but fresh. The casual eatery provides a lot of colourful food that looks scrumptious.

Where: Dubai Mall
When: 10 am- 5:30 pm
Price: AED 275

Apart from the diners, celebrity Chef Izu Ani is also a partner with Accor group in a cloud kitchen venture called Kitch-In situated in Dubai itself. Do you plan to visit any of these restaurants?

Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/Chef Izu