Top dining restaurants in Dubai: Where to savor delectable cuisine

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07 Dec 2023
07 Dec 2023
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In Dubai, a diverse array of establishments caters to every preference and financial range, encompassing Michelin-starred restaurants, intimate family cafés, quick-service eateries, and gastro bars boasting breathtaking vistas. To assist you in navigating this abundance, we've curated a compilation of the finest dining establishments in the emirate.

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Rating of premier dining establishments in Dubai by cuisine


Entrecôte Café de Paris in Downtown

A French steakhouse with roots tracing back to 1930 in Geneva. The renowned Café de Paris sauce, originating from the first chef's creation, has achieved worldwide acclaim. Experience the entrecote paired with the authentic Swiss-delivered Café de Paris sauce. Complete your dining experience with traditional French profiteroles or crème brulee for dessert.

Gusto in Deira

An authentic Italian restaurant featuring a charming terrace offering stunning bay views. Emphasizing the use of fresh seasonal ingredients, the menu undergoes constant changes. Indulge in classic Italian fare such as pasta, risotto, lasagna, and renowned Italian desserts.

Tasca in JBR

A Michelin-starred Portuguese restaurant presenting traditional dishes like cod bakalau, chicken piri piri, and the famed Portuguese dessert, pate de nata with custard.


The Noodle House in JBR

A Pan-Asian cuisine establishment offering an extensive selection of authentic dishes from the Far East. Choose from Vietnamese rice paper rolls, Peking duck, Taiwanese ribs, or ramen with chicken or beef. The menu also features vegetarian options like vegan spring rolls and vegetable wontons with Sichuan chili sauce.

Makira in Bur Dubai

A Japanese restaurant specializing in popular Japanese dishes. Delight in various sushi and seafood rolls, concluding your meal with the delicate traditional dessert, mochi – a rice bun with a creamy filling of fruits and berries.

Tàn Chá Restaurant in Business Bay

A Michelin-recognized restaurant featuring high South Chinese cuisine. Enjoy the ambiance of the two-story establishment or the terrace overlooking the Dubai Canal and Business Bay skyscrapers. Indulge in dishes like shiitake mushrooms with duck and chili pepper, king prawns with wasabi and mango, beef with peanuts in honey dressing, or opt for a chef's set with 18 delectable items.

Tàn Chá Restaurant


Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes at Al Barsha

An internationally acclaimed burger chain offering remarkable hamburgers, beef tacos with salsa made from fried tomatoes, coriander, and lime. Don't miss the signature milkshake adorned with a slice of cake and a cloud of cotton candy.

Tamoka Dubai in JBR

A beachside restaurant featuring Latin American cuisine inspired by national dishes from Venezuela, Peru, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Indulge in dishes like dorado with avocado and mango salsa, baked beef ribs with tamarind, or a seafood casserole with traditional Caribbean tomato sauce.

Tulum Restaurant in Downtown

A Mexican cuisine establishment with a vibrant interior and a terrace offering breathtaking views of Downtown. Explore both familiar options like tacos and guacamole and more exotic choices such as grilled bone marrow or mussels baked with veal bacon and cotia cheese.


Grand Umm Hassan in Dubai Marina

A restaurant specializing in traditional Egyptian cuisine. Sample the koshari dish made from rice, pasta, and lentils – a Middle Eastern favorite – or couscous, a wheat porridge with fish and vegetables steamed and seasoned with lemon juice. The breakfast buffet features a variety of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes.

Asil Restaurant in JBR

A Middle Eastern and Turkish cuisine restaurant with a lounge, bar, and terrace overlooking Jumeirah Beach and the world's tallest Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai. Explore dishes like fried eggplant cubes with buffalo milk yogurt, traditional oriental salad with bulgur tabbouleh, Tunisian brik with tuna and quail eggs, or Moroccan stewed chicken with olives and potatoes seasoned with saffron.

Khan Murjan in Bur Dubai

A Lebanese cuisine restaurant situated in the heart of the Khan Murjan market. Opt for a spicy cafta of ground beef and potatoes, a fattoush bread salad, or unwind after shopping with traditional cardamom coffee and freshly baked Arabic bread with hummus.

Asil Restaurant


NOÉPE in Deira

A charming gastrobar overlooking the marina, providing a diverse array of dishes representing various world cuisines and an extensive wine selection. Indulge in options like lobster or tempura shrimp in teriyaki sauce while relishing a vibrant sunset against the backdrop of pristine white boats, accompanied by a glass of wine.

Dinner in the Sky at Dubai Marina

An attraction ranked among the top 10 most unique restaurants globally. Elevate your dining experience to 50 meters, seated at a table suspended by a crane – this gastronomic adventure is sure to leave a lasting impression. Choose from several chef-curated sets featuring two main courses and a dessert.

Rating of Dubai restaurants  

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The Tap House in Downtown

A gastrobar situated on the ground floor of the Souk Al Bahar shopping center, featuring a spacious terrace that provides a breathtaking view of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper. The menu offers a selection of European and Pan-Asian cuisine, allowing you to savor dishes like tom yam, beef steak, or pasta. Visit for dinner and immerse yourself in the music and light spectacle of the world's tallest singing fountains.

Eve Penthouse & Lounge in Bur Dubai

A mixed-cuisine gastrobar located on the 34th floor of the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights Hotel. Delight in views of Dubai Bay from the intimate terrace, accompanied by live music in the evenings. The menu boasts a diverse array of options catering to every palate, including vegetarian and gluten-free choices.

Khyber in Palm Jumeirah

An Indian restaurant positioned on the 15th floor of the Royal Hideaway Hotel, offering a panoramic vista of the Palm Jumeirah area and Dubai Bay. Originating in 1958 in Mumbai, the first Khyber restaurant swiftly gained cult status in northern India. The current proprietors have brought this rich legacy to Dubai, crafting an authentic ambiance with soothing music, decor, and traditional recipes. Sample dishes such as lentil dumplings, tikka masala chicken, or curry fish in coconut sauce.

The Tap House restaurant

The priciest options

Trèsind Studio in Palm Jumeirah

A distinguished Indian haute cuisine restaurant, honored with 2 Michelin stars. Embracing the popular Indian adage, a guest is God, the founders aimed to craft a unique space with flawless dish presentation and attentive customer care. Recognized with the Art of Hospitality award in the «50 Best Restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa 2022» by The World's 50 Best Restaurants magazine, Trèsind Studio presently holds the 11th spot in the Michelin 2023 guide. Utilizing seasonal farm produce ensures a dynamic menu. The chef's signature set, exclusive of beverages, comes at a price of $230.

Al Muntaha in Jumeirah

A quintessential European cuisine restaurant boasting a Michelin star, located in one of the world's premier hotels, the Burj Al Arab. Indulge in delicacies like black sturgeon caviar, blue lobster with hot sauce and carrot cake, or opt for a six-course chef's selection. The average bill for two stands at $1,000.

Clay Dubai on Bluewaters Island

A Japanese-Peruvian cuisine establishment with chic design and innovative dish presentation. Notable for its sushi set, creatively served on a tray resembling a Ferris wheel, and other items adorned with edible potala. Experience the sashimi set, wagyu ahumado, or grilled king crab from Alaska, with an average dinner cost for two ranging from $600 to $800.

Clay Dubai restaurant

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Budget-friendly dining options

Ultra Brasserie Emaar Square in Downtown

A café-deli focusing on wholesome fare, providing a satisfying and economical dining experience. Menu items commence at $12, with offerings like quinoa and feta salad at $16, and chicken ramen priced at $14.

Italica Cafe & Pizzeria in Bur Dubai

A café-pizzeria featuring classic Italian cuisine at affordable prices. Pasta starts at $8, pizzas at $10, and vegetable salads are priced between $6 and $8. Enjoy panini and classic sandwiches for $6-$7, with an average cost of $8 for coffee accompanied by panna cotta or tiramisu.

Vietnamese Foodies in Downtown

A family-friendly restaurant exuding a cozy atmosphere, specializing in authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Delight in budget-friendly options like pho with kimchi starting at $7, or breaded spicy shrimp in chili sauce for $6. Enjoy these affordable Vietnamese dishes in a bright and inviting hall or on a sunny terrace surrounded by palm trees.


In the Emirates, you'll discover dining establishments suitable for any occasion – be it brunch with friends, a family dinner, or a special event. If you're in search of a Dubai apartment from a developer, reach out to our brokers who will assist you in finding the best options, provided with care and without commission.