6 New Restaurants In Dubai To Head To This Month

Whether you crave mainstream favorites or desire to explore hidden culinary gems, Dubai has it all.

by Curly Tales Desk
6 New Restaurants In Dubai To Head To This Month

Being a foodie in Dubai is an enriching experience, as many new restaurants are always popping up. From mainstream cuisines to lesser-known culinary marvels, there is something for everyone. So, if you’re also constantly searching for the newest places to hang out in the city, this list has been written just for you. So let’s dive right in, shall we?

6 New Restaurants In Dubai To Head To This Month

June 2024

1. Kokoro

Kokoro, located on Alserkal Avenue, offers an intimate hand-roll dining experience founded by chefs Daniel Lee (Ducky) and Patrick Pham. The menu showcases fresh-to-order sushi and hand rolls made with top-quality ingredients like Japanese yellowtail, salmon, tuna, crab, scallop, and A5 wagyu nigiri. The cosy venue, adorned with 80+ rubber ducks, adds a playful vibe. Guests can enjoy personalised recommendations or explore hand rolls, crudo, nigiri, sashimi, and salads for a tailored dining experience.

Where: Al Serkal Avenue – 17th St – Al Quoz Industrial Area 1
When: Sunday to Wednesday from 12 pm to 10:30 pm and Thursday to Saturday from 12 pm to 11:30 pm
Cost: Around AED 150 for two people

2. Aretha

 

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Aretha in Dubai is a retro-chic live music venue that captures the spirit of the 60s and 70s. From the creators of Twiggy by La Cantine, Lana Lusa, and Eugene Eugene, it’s a top spot for music lovers. Located in St. Regis Gardens, Aretha hosts live soul and funk performances by local and international artists. Their menu features classic dishes like grilled lamp chops, wagyu beef Rossini, and premium options like caviar and oysters.

Where: St Regis Gardens Palm – The Palm Jumeirah
When: Wednesday to Sunday from 7 pm to 3 am
Cost: Around AED 1000 for two people

3. The Showhouse

The Showhouse at Intercontinental Dubai Marina offers French-Mediterranean cuisine and immersive performances. Starting at AED395, you can enjoy a three-course meal and a grape beverage for two. Upgrade to AED495 for preferential seating or AED545 for the Royal Box with Bubbly. Menu highlights include beef tartare, duck leg confit, mushroom risotto and tempting desserts like Crème brûlée. Perfect for any occasion, The Showhouse promises an unforgettable experience.

Where: King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – Dubai Marina
When: Wednesday to Thursday from 7 pm to 12 am and Friday to Saturday from 7 pm to 3 am
Cost: Around AED 800 for two people without beverages

Also Read: 10 Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants In Dubai

4. Derwandi

 

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Derwandi, a Lebanese favourite from Abu Dhabi, now in Dubai’s Al Wasl area, offers an authentic Beirut experience. Named after the famous character El Derwandi, it sources ingredients directly from Lebanon. Spanning across two floors and featuring a rooftop with views of the Burj Khalifa, it’s ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or tea with shisha. Enjoy labneh Derwandi, freeket el ezz salad, hummus, shawarma, sayniyet Derwandi, warak enab, mixed grills, and fatteh.

Where: Jumeirah – Jumeirah 2 – Dubai
When: Sunday to Thursday from 8 am to 1 am and Friday to Saturday from 8 am to 2 am
Cost: Around AED 80 for two people

5. Billini Cafe

Bellini Cafe launched in Dubai on 4th March, offering Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist. Nestled inside Mr C Residences in Jumeirah, it’s the first in Dubai to feature modern European elegance. Enjoy stellar desserts, pastries, gelato, Italian espresso, and a menu inspired by the Cipriani family’s travels around Italy. Bellini Cafe is the perfect setting for any occasion, whether for breakfast on the terrace or an intimate dinner.

Where: 2 24C St – Jumeirah – Jumeirah 2 – Dubai
When: 10 am to 12 am daily
Cost: Around AED 195 for two people

6. Tummy Tales

Tummy Tales is a vibrant restaurant nestled in the heart of Karama. It offers a delightful array of Indian cuisine featuring aromatic curries, flavorful biryanis, and traditional dishes. Indulge in its renowned specialities, such as the UAE’s largest tandoori paratha, the tantalising Kadhi Pakora Rice, the comforting Gharwala Rajma Chawal Bowl, and the authentic Delhi-style Chole Bhature. With an extensive menu, Tummy Tales promises a culinary experience that caters to every palate.

Where: Bikanerwala Lane – Tummy Tales, Shop 21 – Al Karama
When: Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 11 pm and Friday to Saturday from 11 am to 12 am
Cost: Around AED 80 for two people

May 2024

1. Izu Burger

 

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 Celebrity Chef Izu Ani brings his celebrated Izu Burger concept to life at Box Park, Dubai, offering meticulously crafted burgers and a cosy dining atmosphere. With premium ingredients like Australian Angus and Wagyu sliced rib-eye, the menu caters to diverse tastes, including options for vegetarians and vegans. From expertly crafted side dishes to delectable desserts, Izu Burger promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Where: Dubai Box Park, Al Wasl Rd
When: Sunday to Saturday from 11 am to 12 am 

2. Cielo

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Enjoy the delicious flavours of the Mediterranean from morning until night in a beautiful setting with stunning views of JBR. You can choose to sit inside or outside and admire the glittering views of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai Eye, and Palm Jumeirah Island. The Mediterranean cuisine is full of diverse and vibrant flavours that will transport you to sunny shores.

Where: FIVE LUXE JBR – Ground Floor – The Walk – Jumeirah Beach Residence – Dubai
When: Sunday to Saturday from 7 am to 12 am

3. Goose Island Tap House

Goose Island Tap House has been open since March 2024, offering a relaxed dining experience and setting the tone for FIVE’s upcoming dining venues. It has a cosy atmosphere, similar to an English gastro-pub, with craft beers, hearty pub dishes, and classic entertainment like darts and pinball for some old-fashioned fun.

Where: Beach Walk – Jumeirah Beach Residence – Dubai Marina – Dubai
When: Monday to Thursday from 4 pm to 2 am, Friday to Saturday from 1 pm to 3 am and Sunday from 12 pm to 2 am

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4. Paradiso

 

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Paradiso is a bar located at FIVE LUXE JBR, known for its experimental approach to mixology. The bar led by Giacomo Giannotti, an expert mixologist who creates visually stunning and delicious beverages. The bar’s innovative bunsen-burner-style presentations add to the sensory experience of each drink. Chef David Gil Rovira’s expertise in Spanish cuisine complements the experience perfectly. The menu offers a unique experience to each customer through a combination of flavours, textures, and innovative presentations, ensuring a perfect pairing of flavours without any smoke and mirrors.

Where: FIVE LUXE JBR – 9th Floor – The Walk – Jumeirah Beach Residence – Dubai
When: Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 2 am and Saturday to Sunday from 7 pm to 3 am 

5. Ronin

 

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Discover the ultimate Japanese dining experience at Ronin, FIVE LUXE JBR. Led by celebrity chef Sin Keun Choi’ SK,’ indulge in gourmet sashimi and rolls with a playful twist. Enjoy live cooking teppanyaki and sushi bar or intimate pagoda-style sharing tables with Gulf views. Celebrate Japanese culinary excellence at Ronin.

Where: The Walk, JBR
When: Monday to Sunday from 6 pm to 2 am 

April 2024

1. Bisou

 

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Embark on a culinary journey at Bisou, where the fusion of French classics with Middle Eastern magic awaits. Led by renowned chefs Vladimir Chistyakov and Alexander Loshinin, the menu boasts irresistible dishes like Dates Tahina with Yuzu Black Caviar and Foie Gras Terrine with Apricots, promising an unforgettable dining experience for food enthusiasts.

Where: Dubai Opera Plaza, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai
When: Sunday to Monday from noon to midnight

2. Alba

Alba, located in Dubai Opera Plaza, is an Asian-European restaurant with a Mediterranean influence that blends flavours from China, Japan, and South Korea. Chefs Vladimir Chistyakov and Minho Ted Shin curate the menu, which features delights like scallops crudo, uni truffle, caviar, and Wagyu maki with foie gras. The restaurant boasts stunning interiors adorned with a cherry blossom tree and traditional Asian art. 

Where: Dubai Opera Plaza – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai – Dubai
When: Monday to Thursday from 6 pm to 12 am and Friday to Sunday from 12 pm to 12 am 

Also read: 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants In Qatar Offering Exquisite Culinary And Luxurious Dining Experiences

3. SHIMA

 

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SHIMA, from the creators of Chic Nonna, offers modern Japanese cuisine with picturesque skyline views at One Palm Jumeirah Dorchester Collection residences. Enjoy made-to-order sushi or heated sharing plates like lobster tempura with black truffle. Choose from terrace or indoor seating with sleek, classy interiors.

Where: Dorchester, One at Palm Jumeirah – King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai
When: Sunday to Saturday from 12 pm to 11:30 pm

4. Birds

 

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Birds Dubai, located on the 63rd floor of the iconic Address Downtown, offers sophisticated dining with panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline. It features contemporary Japanese fusion cuisine and expertly crafted beverages. Bold entertainment combining dance and music promises a unique dinner-theatre experience high above the city.

Where: The Address Downtown Burj Dubai – 63rd floor – Downtown Dubai – Dubai
When: Tuesday to Saturday from 7 pm to 3 am and Sunday from 6 pm to 2 am

5. Zula

 

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Zula, the stylish new restaurant at Shangri-La Dubai, invites guests to savour Turkish and Greek flavours in a warm Mediterranean ambience. 

Under Chef Olcay Hanci’s culinary direction, the menu features delectable dishes like Aegean tomato mezze, grilled artichoke, and Manti beef with tomato sauce and yoghurt. With contemporary interiors and a commitment to authenticity, Zula promises a culinary journey inspired by the Mediterranean coastlines.

Where: Shangri-La Dubai
When: Sunday to Monday from 6 pm to 1 am 

6. Samakjé Harbor

 

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Samakje Harbor, now situated on the rooftop of Nakheel Mall West, offers a delightful fusion of Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine. Focusing on seafood and modern Lebanese flavours, this restaurant provides a welcoming atmosphere for diners to enjoy sharing plates and signature dishes like shrimp kibbeh and machboos. Whether for a formal business lunch or a leisurely weekend meal, Samakje Harbor promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Where: Nakheel Mall Rooftop – Palm Jumeirah
When: Sunday to Tuesday from 12 pm to 1 am and Wednesday to Saturday from 12 pm to 3 am

7. Derwandi

 

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Derwandi Dubai, named after a beloved Lebanese character, offers an authentic taste of Beirut with ingredients from Lebanon. It spans 1,200 square meters across two floors and has a rooftop overlooking the Burj Khalifa, making it perfect for any meal, tea, or shisha session. Be sure to indulge in their signature dishes like labneh Derwandi, shawarma, and communal platters for sharing.

Where: Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 2
When: Sunday to Thursday from 8 am to 1 am and Friday to Saturday from 8 am to 2 am

Also Read: 8 Best Indian Restaurants In Saudi Arabia Offering Authentic Dining Experiences With Rich Indian Flavours

8. Alusia

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In Dubai’s Jumeirah Islands Pavilion, Alusia offers a blend of Levantine and Andalusian flavours in a cosy, tapas-style setting perfect for sharing moments with friends and family. Patrons shouldn’t miss Alusia’s authentic shisha experience, which adds to the ambience and relaxation of their visit. Start your culinary journey with a hearty Middle Eastern breakfast like chickpea fatteh or indulge in a delicious seafood paella for lunch, then finish with a decadent kunafa or their signature cheesecake.

Where:  Pavillion – Jumeirah Islands – Jumeirah Heights – Dubai
When: Sunday to Saturday from 9 am to 12 am 

March 2024

1. Riviera By Jean Imbert

Rivera is like an enchanting dining destination, blending the allure of the South of France with the cosmopolitan ambience of Dubai. The mention of Marasi Bay Marina conjures images of serenity, while the promise of modern Mediterranean cuisine tantalises the taste buds. The setting at The Lana, Dubai’s premier Dorchester Collection hotel, suggests a luxurious experience further enhanced by the restaurant’s vibrant interior and picturesque outdoor terrace offering views of the iconic Burj Khalifa.

Where: Marasi Dr, Business Bay – Dubai
When: Sunday to Saturday from 7–10:30 am, 12–3:30 pm, 6:30–10:30 pm
Cost: Set breakfast starting from AED190 and Set Lunch for AED135 

2. Bordo Mavi

 

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At Bordo Mavi, they are passionate about serving sustainably sourced seafood from around the globe, blending coastal traditions with global culinary expertise. Nestled in Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, their waterfront eatery is an homage to food and coastal cultures. The team behind 3Fils and BRIX Desserts prioritises quality ingredients and Mediterranean-inspired interiors for an immersive dining experience.

Where: Al Urouba St – Jumeirah – Jumeirah 2 – Dubai
When: Daily from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Cost: Around AED480 for two people 

Also read: 8 Best Restaurants In Dubai For The Perfect Iftar Meal

3. Sanderson’s Café

 

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Sanderson’s Café has opened a permanent venue on Dubai Police Academy grounds, with a two-story 120-cover outpost boasting indoor and outdoor play areas, a vast terrace, and a quieter zone for freelancers. The café plans to launch a coffee roastery, grilling station, and pizza oven. Guests can expect signature breakfast dishes, salads, sandwiches, international main courses, and monthly specials.

Where: Korma Sutra Restaurant and Café, 9394 Avenues, Shops 10 & 11, Al Barsha 2
When: Sunday to Friday from 08:00 to 21:00 and Saturday from 08:00 to 22:00
Cost: Weekday Wakeup offer, a free coffee with any breakfast main from 8 am to 10 am from Monday to Friday

4. Street XO

 

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Dubai’s fine dining scene is heating thanks to chef Dabiz Muñoz, the World’s Best Chef of 2023. His Madrid-based restaurant, DiverXO, has three Michelin stars and ranks third on the 2023 World’s Best Restaurants list. RavioXO, his pasta-focused restaurant, has also earned a Michelin star, bringing his total to four. Now, Dubai has StreetXO, his street food restaurant, creating a buzz. Book a table and experience his culinary magic firsthand.

Where: Al The Garden, 4th floor – Za’abeel 1
When: Daily from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am
Cost: Around AED300 for two people 

5. Aelia

 

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Aelia offers a captivating dining experience at the One&Only One Za’abeel resort. This elegant space is open all day, serving French Riviera classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offering an afternoon tea experience. With high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, Aelia welcomes guests into a stunning atmosphere filled with natural light, creating an airy and elegant dining moment for residents and visitors alike.

Where: Za’abeel 1, The Link, 25 floor – Dubai
When: Daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Cost: Around AED450 for two people 

6. DuangDy by Bo.Lan

 

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Dubai’s new restaurant, DuangDy, offers authentic Thai cuisine in a warm and eco-friendly setting. It is owned by Bo Songvisava and Dylan Jones, who also own Bangkok’s Bo.Lan restaurant. DuangDy focuses on sustainability and handmade decor. DuangDy is perfect for a unique dining experience with stunning Burj Khalifa views and Thai hospitality.

Where: Za’abeel 1, The Link, 24 floor – Dubai
When: Daily from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am
Cost: Around AED450 for two people 

7. Andaliman

 

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Indulge in the vibrant tastes of Indonesia at Andaliman, where bold flavours come alive amidst an open kitchen and the sizzle of a coconut husk grill. The menu features mouth-watering Indonesian flavours like lemongrass, chilli, and coconut, with an array of sambals prepared tableside. The restaurant’s carved timber furniture and gentle ceiling fans create a serene atmosphere, transporting diners to the beaches of Indonesia.

Where: The Garden, 4th floor- Za’abeel 1
When: Daily from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cost: On demand

Also Read: Craving Italian Food In Dubai? Try This Hidden Spot In Jumeirah 1 For Some Saucy Goodness!

8. Korma Sutra

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Korma Sutra is a new international restaurant in Al Barsha 2. Founded by Rahul Sharma, it offers exquisite interiors, global cuisine, live music, and shisha. Chef Ramesh Bhatt’s 18-year experience in the UAE market has curated an international menu that caters to diverse palates. Korma Sutra offers tantalising starters and gourmet delights like grilled salmon and lamb chops, Turkish barbecues, tacos, pizzas, and pasta. To celebrate the grand opening, Korma Sutra offers an exciting deal – roll a dice, and if you get a six, you eat for free regardless of the bill amount.

Where: Korma Sutra Restaurant and Café, 9394 Avenues, Shops 10 & 11, Al Barsha 2
When: Daily from noon to midnight
Cost: Around AED200 to AED300 for two people 

February 2024

1. La Dame de Pic

“La Dame de Pic” in Dubai offers an exquisite dining experience curated by Anne-Sophie Pic, renowned for her innovative French cuisine. With a blend of refined techniques and unexpected ingredients, guests can expect a truly memorable gastronomic journey that epitomizes elegance and sophistication.
What: French Food
When: Sun to Sat from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am
Where: The Link, One&Only One Za’abeel
Cost: Harmony (AED695 per person) and Symphony (AED915 per person)

2. Smoki Moto

 

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Smoki Moto on Palm Jumeirah aims to captivate meat enthusiasts with its Korean Barbecue twist, featuring tabletop grills for DIY cooking. Embracing a sharing-style dining approach reminiscent of Asian family meals, Smoki Moto promises a unique culinary journey blending Korean BBQ with steakhouse elegance.
What: Korean Barbecue
When: Mon to Thurs from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am & Fri to Sun from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am
Where: Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah
Cost: AED440 for two people (approx) Without beverages

3. North Audley Cantine (NAC)

 

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Originally from Mayfair, NAC has made its debut in Dubai, taking over the former location of Shakespeare & Co. in the newly developed H Residence by HUNA. This trendy restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring brunch favourites like shakshuka with zaatar and feta and innovative dishes like flamed aubergine and halloumi fries. Guests can enjoy ahi tuna poke or the indulgent truffle burger for heartier options.
What: French Bistro
When: Mon to Fri from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm & Sat from 10:00 am to 12:00 am
Where: H Residences, Al wasl Rd
Cost:  AED 210 for two people (approx)

4. Cala Vista

 

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Set against the Arabian Gulf backdrop, this authentic Italian restaurant, led by Chef Luca Crostelli, offers a modern take on classic comfort dishes. From homemade pasta to wood-fired pizzas, the menu highlights hearty Italian cuisine with a chic beachfront vibe in Dubai. Don’t miss out on signature dishes like the fritto misto, tortelloni alla Norma, and orecchio di elefante.
What: Italian Cuisine
When: Sun to Sat from 12:30 pm to 12:00 am
Where: Poolside, Jumeirah Mina A Salam
Cost: On-Demand

5. Papas

 

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Papas Restaurant celebrates Italy’s vibrant warmth and rich culinary legacy, paying homage to the timeless charm of classic trattorias. Inspired by authentic hospitality and the cosy simplicity of Italian living, this neighbourhood eatery aims to create an inviting and comforting atmosphere. It’s all about cherishing life’s simple pleasures and bringing people together over delicious food and memorable experiences.
What: Italian Cuisine
When: Sun to Thurs from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am & Fri to Sat from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am
Where: Intercontinental, Dubai Marina
Cost: AED70 for two people (approx) Without beverages

6. CARO Steakhouse Frenzy

 

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CARO Steakhouse Frenzy at Fairmont Sheikh Zayed in Dubai promises a captivating dining journey overseen by Chef Carson Hill. The menu features a mix of classic starters and innovative twists, focusing on premium steaks worldwide. Guests can also enjoy fresh seafood and expertly crafted beverages from skilled mixologists.
What: World Cuisine
When: Sun to Thurs from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am & Fri to Sat from 5:00 pm to 3:00 am
Where: Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road
Cost: On-Demand

Also Read: It’s Veganuary For You? 8 Restaurants In Dubai Celebrating It With Lovely Vegan Menus

7. Moonshine

 

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Moonshine is successfully masquerading as a neighbourhood deli; this covert speakeasy entices visitors through a hidden green fridge door into a world where sophistication intertwines with intrigue. Evoking the spirit of the Prohibition era, Moonshine’s mirrored corridor takes patrons on a journey from the 1920s to 2023. Indulge in meticulously crafted drinks and bites featuring a unique fermentation-driven menu with koji applications.
What: Curated Beverages And Bites
When: Mon to Wed from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am & Thurs to Sat from 6:00 pm to 3:00 am
Where: Gate Avenue, DIFC
Cost:  AED190 for two people (approx) with beverages

8. Arrazuna

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At Arrazuna in One&Only Zabeel, Finnish celebrity chef Mehmet Gürs, one of Istanbul’s most recognizable chefs, presents Levantine and Turkish cuisines in a dynamic culinary environment. With eight open kitchens, guests can immerse themselves in the vibrant flavours of the region in a bustling and diverse dining space.
What: Levantine And Turkish Cuisines
When: Sun to Thurs from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm & Fri to Sat from 8:00 am to 12:00 am
Where: One&Only Zabeel
Cost: On-Demand

9. Café Kitsuné 

 

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If you’re a matcha latte enthusiast, you’ll adore the first Café Kitsuné in the UAE, a delightful new neighbourhood spot. Renowned local chef Reif Othman has crafted a menu featuring French and international classics with a Japanese twist, offering everything from egg sandwiches to shakshouka. The café is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm at Huna Residences, Wasl Road.
What: French And International Classics With A Japanese touch
When: Sun to Sat from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Where: Huna Residences, Wasl Road
Cost: On-Demand

10. Cipriani Dolci

 

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Jumeirah is home to Cipriani Dolci’s inaugural standalone restaurant in Dubai. The menu features Italian cuisine classics like bellini and carpaccio alongside signature Dolci desserts such as the famous torta di cioccolato. You can find it at HUNA on Al Wasl Road, open Sunday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 11 pm and Friday through Saturday from 8 am to midnight.
What: Italian Cuisine
When: Sun to Thurs from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm & Fri to Sat from 8:00 am to 12:00 am
Where: Huna Residences, Wasl Road
Cost:  AED150 for two people (approx)

 

January 2024

1. Sushiyaki

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Discover the exquisite taste of Japan at Sushiyaki, the newly opened restaurant at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Experience an exclusive dining journey featuring authentic and innovative Japanese dishes with flavours taking centre stage. This newest addition to Dubai’s restaurant scene is brought to you by the team behind Taverna Greek, San, Loren, and Clay.

Where: Souk Madinat Jumeirah
When: Mon-Sun 12 pm to 12 am
Cost: On-Demand

2. Asia Asia

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The fourth outlet of the beloved restaurant Asia Asia opens at The Palm Jumeirah. The lively space has vibrant colours like fuchsia, gold, and velvety textures. It has live cooking stations, an open kitchen, and lively bar areas. The menu offers a variety of pan-Asian dishes upgraded to enhance your dining experience.

Where:  Andaz Hotel , Palm Jumeirah
When: Sun-Wed 6 pm to 1 am, Thurs-Sat 6 pm to 2 am
Cost: AED250 for 3 courses and 3 Drinks (Opening Offer)

3. FRANK

 

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Dubai’s culinary scene got a lot more exciting with the grand opening of FRANK on January 10th, and indulge in a mouthwatering feast at the posh Bluewaters. The passion for crafting exceptional meat dishes is evident in every bite at FRANK, so do not miss out on the unforgettable flavour of the restaurant’s signature meat dishes, which undergo an intricate cooking process. 

Where: Bluewaters Dubai
When: Sun-Thurs 12 pm to 12 am, Fri-Sat 12 pm to 2 am
Cost: On-Demand

4. LEÑA

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LEÑA is a new restaurant at St. Regis Gardens, Palm Jumeirah. It features Chef Dani García’s return to fine dining with a 14-seater smoked room. The restaurant also has an intimate chef’s table that pays homage to the art of grilling, serving a Fire Omakase menu with smoke-inspired dishes.

Where: St Regis Garden, Nakheel Mall – Palm Jumeirah – Dubai
When: Mon-Sun 6 pm to 2 am
Cost: On-Demand

5. Brass Monkey

It’s time to entertain your inner child, as Brass Monkey is now open! With 12 bowling lanes, a VR racing car, and retro arcade games, it’s the ultimate hangout in Dubai. Indulge in wings, sharing platters, sliders, pizzas, and classic desserts. Swing down for some monkey business and let the good times roll!

Where: Citywalk Dubai
When: Mon-Wed 4 pm to 2 am, Thurs-Fri 4 pm to 3 am and Sat-Sun 12 pm to 2 am
Cost: On-Demand

6. Tapasake

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Located on the 27th floor of One&Only Zabeel, Tapasake is a trendy spot in Dubai that offers stunning city skyline views alongside a luxurious experience. The venue features a long infinity pool where you can dip and relax in a lavish cabana. Enjoy the vibrantly plated and delicious Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine and cocktails while basking in the sun. Come and discover the newest place to be seen and unwind in Dubai.

Where: 27th floor, One&Only Zabeel
When: Mon-Sun 12 pm to 11 pm
Cost: On-Demand

7. Ninive Bab Al Shams

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 Ninive, the Middle Eastern restaurant, has opened a second branch in Bab Al Shams, a luxurious five-star resort in Dubai. It will replicate a Bedouin tent’s atmosphere and serve the same favourite flavours as the original Jumeirah Emirates Towers restaurant. Enjoy authentic Middle Eastern, North African, and Anatolian cuisine, shisha, and drinks in an exquisite urban majlis.

Where: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort, Al Qudra Road
When: Sun-Thurs 4 pm to 12 am, Fri-Sat 4 pm to 2 am
Cost: On-Demand

8. Franky in Florence

Craving a cheesy pizza? Head upstairs to the rooftop bar and pizzeria above Splendour Fields and Hawkerboi at The Park in JLT. You will find Franky in Florence, which serves contemporary Neapolitan-style pizza cooked in a wooden oven. Art and foliage from Italy decorate the interiors, while the rooftop offers stunning views of JLT. The rooftop bar is perfect for sunset drinks and casual dinners with friends, with a DJ setting the mood as the sun sets.

Where: The Park, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Dubai
When: Sun-Thurs 5 pm to 12 am, Fri-Sat 5 pm to 1 am
Cost:  On-Demand

9. Askim

 

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Askim is a new Turkish-Syrian restaurant that combines Levantine and Turkish cuisine. The restaurant is in Downtown Dubai and features sunlit interiors that provide a roomy atmosphere. Indulge in a large platter of Turkish-style breakfast cuisine. Must-try dishes include Askim hummus and meat with chestnut rice.

Where: Boulevard Heights, Downtown Dubai
When: Mon-Sun 9 am to 2am
Cost:  On-Demand

10. Tamada

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Looking for a unique dining experience? Check out this restaurant that offers a delightful twist on Georgian cuisine. Open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday, from 8 pm until 11.30 pm. After dinner, enjoy the party atmosphere as it transforms into a trendy nightclub at midnight. It’s the perfect place for night owls and partygoers to dance the night away. It is a new restaurant and entertainment venue on the 74th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences. It features live entertainment curated by Lebanese musical maestro Guy Manoukian, with stunning city views, Eastern European food, and creative mixed drinks. Tamada originates from Georgian culture and refers to the person who leads the traditional toast-making ritual.

Where: SLS Dubai, Business Bay
When: Wed-Sun 8 pm to 3 am
Cost:  On-Demand

May 2023

1. Parker’s

Indigenous idea At the Dubai Mall, Parker’s has opened its flagship location, providing a relaxed hideaway with unmatched views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain inspired by a charming Parisian park. Enjoy specialities like the Za’atar benedict, the Shrimp taco pizza, the Truffle sando, and the Seafood risotto. Don’t forget to have the famous Matilda cake for dessert!

Where: Al Safa
When: 12 pm to 12 am
Cost (for two): On Demand

2. Eleven Green

 

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Eleven Green is a brand-new, locally developed, burger bistro concept in Dubai. With a permanent location serving freshly made, high-quality burgers that are expertly prepared, Sultan and Kinda Chatila are poised to once again take the local gastronomic scene by storm.

Where: Meyan Mall
When: 12:30 pm – 6 pm
Cost (for two): On Demand

3. MESA

 

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MESA serves Mediterranean cuisine that’s meant to be shared, and the producers, farmers, and producers who supply its components are all nearby. The excellent beverage selection makes for a wonderful eating experience. You have the option of sitting inside or by the pool.

Where: Al Quadra
When: 10 am to 12 am
Cost (for two): On Demand

4. Emmy Squared

The popular restaurant focuses on making grandma pies in the New York and Detroit styles. The Beach Walk Hotel in Jumeirah, Dubai, now houses Emmy Squared.

Where: Umm Sequin
When: 12 pm to 12 am
Cost (for two): AED 225

5. La Sirène

 

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A culinary idea that takes you to the Mediterranean coasts. At La Sirene restaurant and terrace with stunning views of Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab, style enthusiasts may indulge in a contemporary interpretation of Beirut’s seaside cuisine.

Where: Palm View Dubai
When: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
6:00 pm – 11.00 pm
Cost (for two): On Demand

6. KRASOTA Dubai

 

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The group behind Moscow’s renowned White Rabit restaurant created this location as an immersive gastro-theatre attraction. KRASOTA, which opened on April 15 at The Address Downtown Hotel in Dubai, combines “visual art, haute cuisine, and advanced technology” to give a distinctive dining experience. The eatery is an experiential endeavour that tries to combine good dining and visual fine arts.

Where: Downtown Dubai
When: 7 pm to 12 am
Cost (for two): On Demand

7. Hawker Boi

 

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The Park in JLT will welcome a fresh dedicated eatery from the mysterious Hawker Boi. Hawker Boi’s inaugural restaurant, which is situated on the first floor above the kid-friendly Australian cafe Splendour Fields, is anticipated to provide a menu with Southeast Asian flavours that are comparable to that of the popular sell-out dinner club.

Where: JLT
When: 7 am to 12 am
Cost (for two): AED 250

8. Tagomago

 

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At the foot of the Palm Jumeirah, there is a stunning beach club and restaurant called Tagomago. It takes its name and design cues from a wild private island off the coast of Ibiza. The newly constructed area features beachside bars, a magnificent outdoor seating area, and a stunning restaurant with traditional Spanish cuisine prepared by a chef who was imported from Spain.

Where: The Palm Jumeirah
When: 10 am-1 am
Cost (for two): Dhs200 per person

9. Bartartine

 

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Bartartine, a global institution known for its tartines and nutritious breakfast options, has established its first location in Dubai. The new restaurant, which is housed at Dubai Hills Mall, provides both indoor and alfresco sitting options. The menu offers speciality coffee brewed with organic blends along with breakfast, lunch, and supper options.

Where: Dubai Hills Mall
When: 9 am-12 am
Cost (for two): AED 195

10. Haidialo

 

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The well-known Sichuan, China hot pot restaurant Haidilao is renowned for its traditional Chinese fare and unique dining experience. The Dubai Mall Chinatown area’s greatest F&B space is located here. The company has expanded to other nations, launching its newest location in the UAE among them.

Where: Downtown Dubai
When: 10 am-1 am
Cost (for two): On Demand

February 2023

1. Sumosan

 

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Sumosan Dubai is a brand-new Japanese restaurant that opened its doors at The Dubai Edition Hotel. Offering traditional Japanese cuisine with a novel twist, their menu of mouth-watering dishes will tempt the foodie in you. The beautifully decked restaurant features favourites, such as 24-Hour Miso Marinated Black Cod, 48-Hour Marinated Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs, and Classic Sumosan Surprise Lobster Salad.

Where: The Edition Dubai – Dubai Fountain St – Downtown Dubai – Dubai
When: 6 pm to 2 am
Cost (for two): On Demand

2. Andina

 

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With a promise of delivering the taste of the traditional culture and food of the Andean Mountains, Andina is a vibrant restaurant located in Dubai Marina. While you immerse yourself in the Peruvian culture, don’t forget to throw back a popular drink, Chicha Morada. This famed tipple is made from purple corn! Besides the pretty decor and lip-smacking drinks, their menu of delectable nibbles includes Corn Tamale, Salmon Tiradito, Tuna Ceviche, and Aubergine Tacu Tacu. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

Where: Unit 203 Marina Gate Towers – Dubai Marina – Dubai
When: 11:30 am to 1 am
Cost (for two): On Demand

Also Read: Dubai Aims To Convert Taxis To Net-Zero Emissions By 2027

3. Attiko

 

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If your idea of a perfect meal includes panoramic views then Attiko is worth checking out. Located on the 31st floor of the W Dubai, the stylishly bedecked dining area is set against the blingy backdrop of twinkling buildings, making it a great date place. Besides the expansive terrace area, they have an equally regal lounge that boasts dramatically dark interiors. So don’t forget to click a few Instagrammable pictures during your visit here!

Where: Floor 31 – W Dubai Mina Seyahi – King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – Dubai
When: 5 pm to 2 am
Cost (for two): AED330

4. Nazcaa

 

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Offering a mesmerising view of the magnificent Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai from its terrace, Nazcaa will steal your breath away. The restaurant offers Nikkei cuisine, a synthesis of Peru’s and Japan’s culinary traditions. As a result, their Peruvian Japanese menu includes a wide selection of toothsome delights, such as Royal Guard Ceviche, Wagyu Truffle Miso, and Takoyaki. Don’t forget to pair these up with tantalising tipples like Cusco Punch and Pachamama!

Where: Al Ohood Street, The Address Fountain Views – Level 12 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai – Dubai
When: 12 pm to 4 pm & 7 pm to 3 am
Cost (for two): On Demand

5. La Niña

 

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La Niña is a beautiful restaurant that will leave you drooling with its array of dishes. These offerings have been inspired by the seafaring routes from the Iberian Peninsula to South America. As it happens, the beautiful murals and glimmering chandeliers hanging from the ceiling are also reminiscent of voyages. So, once you are done taking in the dazzling decor, dive into their carefully curated selection of Latin American dishes.

Where: ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, Dubai
When: 12 pm to 4 pm & 7:30 pm to 1 am
Cost (for two): On Demand

Also Read: 7 Sea-Facing Restaurants In Abu Dhabi For A Perfect Romantic Dinner On Valentine’s Day

6. CouCou Dubai

 

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The next time you decide to visit Palm Jumeirah, you must stop by CouCou Dubai. Sitting proudly at the height of 240 metres above the ground, this rooftop restaurant and lounge offers views for days. The unprecedented view of the Arabian Sea sunset certainly gives it a romantic vibe. However, as the sun goes down, the restaurant comes alive with fantastic food, festivals, and music! Their selection of delicious Mediterranean cuisine includes everything from pasta and pizzas to cold salads.

Where: The Palm Tower Level 52 – St. Regis – Palm Jumeirah – Dubai
When: 8 pm to 2 am
Cost (for two): AED520

7. ONZE

 

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Another restaurant serving Peruvian Japanese cuisine, ONZE means 11 in Japanese. The regal lounge and equally impressive outdoor seating area make it a great spot to hang out with your buddies. While you’re here, don’t forget to spoil yourself with sumptuous dishes that include delectable options like Yakimeshi, Wagyu Nigiri, and Tuna Nikkei Taquitos.

Where: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Port Saeed, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
When: 5 pm to 3 am
Cost (for two): On Demand

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8. Black Flamingo

If you wish to experience Miami within the city limits, then Black Flamingo is definitely the place that must be on your radar. The interiors of the restaurant boast a melange of colours that have been jazzed up by lush plants. Once you are done taking in the fetching decor, don’t forget to try their drool-worthy dishes that include everything from fresh tacos and quesadillas to salads and wings. Finally, end your meal on a sweet note with decadent desserts like Strawberry Churros and Exotic Basque Cheesecake.

Where: Radisson Beach Resort Palm Jumeirah, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
When: 5 pm to 3 am & 1 pm to 3 am (Saturdays and Sundays)
Cost (for two): AED220

9. Hayal

Hayal translates to daydream in the Turkish language and the restaurant promises its patrons an immersive and creative dining experience. So, staying true to its name, the establishment doles out appetising Turkish cuisine with lively entertainment. During your visit, you must dig into palatable dishes, such as Fried Calamari, Kuzu Pirzola, Lokum Biftek, and Shish Tavuk Kebab.

Where: Mezzanine Floor, St. Regis Downtown – Dubai
When: 9 am to 4 pm & 6 pm to 1 am
Cost (for two): AED400

Also Read: Good News Potterheads! Dubai Has Its Own Diagon Alley And It’s Opening In Mall Of The Emirates

10. La Table

 

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La Table is an intimate restaurant with a 50-diner space in the heart of DIFC. The hallmark of this place is that there will be a new chef and menu every three months. Additionally, there will also be an entirely new decor! They really do take the concept of pop-up restaurants to a whole new level. So, don’t forget to keep up with the ever-changing food, chef, and decor of this quirky restaurant.

Where: DIFC Gate Village 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
When: 12 pm to 12 am
Cost (for two): On Demand

Go ahead and start checking these places off your list!

Cover Image Courtesy: Derwandi and Billini Cafe

This article was first published in February 2023 and has been updated since. 

With inputs from Anupriya Mishra, Priyanka Fernandes, and Deeplata Garde.

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