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The 10 best gourmet restaurants in Dubai

In recent years, Dubai has become one of the most popular and trendy cities in the world. Known for its impressive buildings and its many activities, Dubai is also the crossroads of all the cuisines of the world. 

You can’t be in Dubai without experiencing a gastronomic experience. Great chefs have opened restaurants in the city. We have selected the 10 best gourmet restaurants in Dubai. Whether you are in JBR, Dubai Marina, Atlantis or Downtown, you will find a restaurant where you can dine and have a good time with friends or family. 

1. Asil restaurant 

Asil is a gastronomic restaurant serving Lebanese, Turkish and Moroccan cuisine. A fusion between these different cultures that make Asil a restaurant that is both authentic and bewitching. Once you are there, you are immediately embarked in another universe.

In an oriental decoration, take a seat and let yourself be carried away by the elegant, traditional and relaxed atmosphere. 

On the menu, you will find all the classics of Lebanese, Turkish and Moroccan cuisine: hummus, fatoush salad, böreks, harira, pastilla, kebabs and many other mezzes and dishes. There are meat dishes, but also many vegetarian options. The dishes are refined and delicious. 

After the dinner session, the restaurant switches to a musical and festive atmosphere. A DJ and a clarinet musician animate Asil’s dance parties. The restaurant, lounge, stage and bar are transformed into a spectacular party venue. 

Located in the heart of JBR, Asil restaurant is one of the trendiest places in the city. We advise you to book in advance. 

To make a reservation: 

Telephone: +971 4 520 0055 

WhatsApp +971 52 160 0333 

Mail : dine@asilrestaurant.com

Address: Rixos premium – The Walk – Jumeirah Beach Residence – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Schedules: open every day from 13:00 to 02:30. 

The kitchen closes at midnight. 

Website : https://www.asilrestaurant.com

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2. Celebrities – One&Only Royal Mirage

Celebrities is part of the complex One & Only Royal Mirage. Known for the quality of its service and its gastronomic restoration.  

Chef Mauro Colagreco is in charge of the menu at Celebrities. He offers all the classics of French cuisine. He brings to the dishes a touch of originality and finesse, which makes the difference. To ensure the quality of the starters, main courses and desserts, the menu is made according to the seasonal products. 

With the chef’s advice, enjoy the salt-crusted beet with caviar and the langoustine tartar with young shoots.

For dessert, you can choose between an assortment of ice cream or crunchy meringue. In the drinks menu, a wide choice of cocktails and French wines. 

Celebrities is a great place to be if you are looking for a French culinary experience in a luxurious setting.  It ensures you a successful gastronomic dinner with your loved ones or casual meals with friends. It is possible to reserve the private room to celebrate special occasions (birthdays, promotions, reunions, graduations, etc.). 

Address: King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – Dubai Marina – Dubai

Schedules: open Monday to Sunday from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Contact:  +971 04 315 2412

Website : https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/

Reservations are strongly recommended. 

Phone: +971 4 399 9999 

E-mail: restaurants@oneandonlyroyalmirage.ae 

3. Dinner in the Sky

In Dubai, you will never be at the end of your surprises. Have you been dreaming of an experience in the air? How about sharing a combination of two unusual experiences? In the city where everything is possible, it is possible to eat 50 meters above the ground. 

Dinner in the Sky is not a simple attraction. It is a gastronomic restaurant of high standing. You take a seat suspended by a crane. The chef prepares the meal before your eyes. The meal is served in three stages. First the starter, then the main course and finally a sweet treat. 

The meal is succulent and refined, worthy of the great gourmet restaurants: the service, the meal and the unusual experience. 

Enjoy your meal while taking in the 360° view of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Burj Al Ara, Blue Water, Ain of Dubai and many other spots. 

If you want to live this experience, think about booking well in advance. 

Address: Al Sufoh – Skydive – Al Seyahi St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Schedules: open every day from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Contact for reservations: +971 58 819 3296 and info@dinnerinthesky.ae

Website : https://dinnerinthesky.ae

4. Kohantei Restaurant, Dubai Opera House

Located in the heart of the Downtown district, Kohantei proposes an Japanese gastronomic meal. The experience begins as soon as you step into the restaurant. Japanese artwork adorns the walls, sliding shoji doors and tatami floor. Everything has been designed to provide a memorable experience. The centuries-old tradition ofOmotenashi – the spirit of Japanese hospitality – is at the heart of Kohantei: in the welcome, the service and the meals. 

A multi-course menu is offered. There are five different Kaiseki menus to choose from. The golden rule here is to take your time and enjoy each dish. All meals are prepared by hand. The products are fresh, in season and come mostly from Japan. The particularity of this restaurant is that it is the only one in Dubai to offer fine dining. 

If you’re looking for gourmet Japanese cuisine in Dubai’s Downtown area, Kohantei is the place to try. 

Address: Plaza Unit 6, Opera Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours : open every day (except Friday) 

from 12:00 to 14:30 and from 18:00 to 22:30. 

Telephone: +971 4 243 4951

Website : https://www.kohantei.ae

Reservations: mandatory by phone or on the website.

5. Nobu Dubai Restaurant

Located at the Atlantis in Dubai, Nobu Dubai is a world-renowned restaurant. From Japanese-Peruvian specialty, Nobu offers a culinary experience of high standing. It has been selected as one of the best restaurants in Dubai by the MICHELIN Guide. 

You can start by having a cocktail and Japanese tapas. And then move on to dinner. It is in the Japanese garden that you will settle down. 

You have the choice between an omakase, a selection of the chef, or to choose a la carte what you want to eat. 

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa recommends ordering the black cod miso, premium wagyu beef tacos with a Japanese twist and the sushi. According to him, these are the best in Dubai. 

Every Saturday, Nobu Restaurant organizes brunch with Japanese flavors: cold and hot starters, main courses, desserts and cocktails. 

If you are in Dubai and want to have dinner or brunch, make sure you make your reservation in advance. 

Address: Ground Level, The Avenues, Atlantis – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours: open every day from 6 pm to 11 pm.

Opening hours (for families with children): open every day from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 

Telephone: +971 4 426 2626

Website : https://www.atlantis.com/dubai/dining/nobu

Reservations: sevenrooms.com

6. Pierchic Restaurant

Italian specialty, Pierchic is one of the most romantic restaurants in Dubai. 

Pierchic’s particularity is its menu. The menu is established according to the catch of the day and the products harvested in sustainable farms. What makes Pierchic one of the best seafood restaurants in the emirate. On the menu, seafood cooked Mediterranean style. You have the choice between the gastronomic menu or the à la carte menu. 

The place is elegant and bright. The lounge area offers a spectacular view of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. If you want to enjoy the view while dining, opt for the terrace, which is also set up for a perfect lunch or dinner. 

Chief Beatrice hopes that “Every guest who tastes my food realizes that I cook with all my heart. The success of any restaurant comes from the passion the chef puts into each dish.”

All you have to do is make a reservation to enjoy Italian cuisine in Dubai. 

Address : Madinat jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates


Lunches are held from Friday to Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. 

and dinners, Sunday through Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

Phone:  +971 800 323232

Website : https://www.jumeirah.com/en/dine/dubai/al-qasr-pierchic

Reservations:  sevenrooms.com

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7. Restaurant Rhodes W1

Located in the Dubai Marina area, Rhodes W1 is a French-English gastronomic restaurant held by Gary Rodhes. 

The restaurant is bright and contemporary. The decoration is composed of Art Deco furniture, crazy light installations and huge indoor plants.

Outside, the expansive Pimms Garden offers beautiful panoramic views of the city. It’s a space that could be nice for tea time or to sip a cocktail.

On the menu, you’ll find signature dishes that include roasted cod with cider-steamed cockles, new potatoes, peas and crispy Parma ham; lamb chops with spicy eggplant, confit potatoes, baby carrots and sweetbread croutons; and white asparagus risotto with a hazelnut and apple green asparagus salad.

The dessert menu is also very rich. You can choose between different desserts. But don’t miss the British pudding plate. For those who want to finish on a savory note, the chef offers a four-cheese plate with an unusual Stilton ice cream, quince jelly, grapes, apple and celery.

The dishes are as rich and refined visually as they are in taste. The combinations of textures and flavors are well thought out. This makes the dining experience at this gourmet restaurant enjoyable and unforgettable. 

Address: Grosvenor House Dubai – Al Emreef St – Dubai Marina – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Schedules: to be requested at the time of booking. 

Closed from July 12 to September 12. 

Phone: +971 4 317 6000

Website : https://www.rhodesw1-dubai.com

Reservations: mandatory.

8. Buddha-Bar Dubai

Located in the heart of the Marina, within the luxurious Grosvenor House. The Buddha bar is known for its outstanding gastronomy. It is one of the trendiest places in Dubai.

The menu includes hot and cold entrees such as tempura, soups, tartar and salads, signature dishes and desserts. There are several vegetarian options. When it comes to drinks, indulge in the house-made cocktails. They also offer non-alcoholic versions. 

Buddha Bar offers quality service from A to Z. The clientele is often composed of regulars. It is one of the places where people like to come back. 

If you are in Dubai, go to the Buddha Bar to live in addition to a gastronomic experience, a beautiful evening in music.  

A popular and appreciated place means that you have to make a reservation to ensure that you have a place. 

Address : Grosvenor House Dubai – Al Emreef St – Dubai 


Telephone: +971 4 317 6000

Website : https://www.buddhabar-dubai.com

Reservations eat2eat.com

9. Colt Dubai 

Located in the Downtown area of the Dubai Mall, Colt Dubai is a European specialty café and restaurant. 

We find a traditional cuisine revisited. On the menu, braised meat, false filets, prawns and many other dishes. There are vegetarian options. The dessert menu is exceptional with a wide choice that will please the most demanding palates. The restaurant has a chic and relaxed atmosphere. 

In addition to offering a high quality gastronomic cuisinethe restaurant Colt Dubai offers an exceptional dining experience. Take a seat on the terrace with a view of the Dubai Mall fountain show and a background of the illuminated Burj Khalifa. 

Address: The Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue Expansion Level 4 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours : open every day from 10 am to 1 am

Telephone: +971 4 221 1212

Website : https://www.buddhabar-dubai.com

Reservations: eatapp.co

10. La Cantine du Faubourg

Parisian style restaurant, the Cantine du Faubourg is a French gastronomic restaurant. It has managed to make its place and to become very quickly a must in Dubai. 

On the menu, you’ll find the restaurant’s staples like the signature grilled octopus with yuzu vinaigrette potatoes, grilled jumbo shrimp with tomato and feta salsa. For those who prefer meat, opt for the wagyu kagoshima. The dessert menu offers a wide selection of French sweets. 

The restaurant is equipped with a lounge divided into two spaces. An interior room that serves as a restaurant and a terrace that offers a breathtaking view of the city. The Cantine du Faubourg is as well a nice place to have dinner and a drink. After 11pm on weekends, the restaurant transforms into a festive atmosphere.  

During the week, the lounge is quite quiet but just as pleasant. You can choose the day that suits you best, depending on the atmosphere you want. Remember to make your reservation in advance because the Cantine du Faubourg is quickly full. 

Address: The Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue Expansion Level 4 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours : open every day from 10 am to 1 am

Telephone: +971 4 221 1212

Website : https://www.buddhabar-dubai.com

Reservations:  eatapp.co

Live a gastronomic experience is part of the musts to do if you are in Dubai. You can combine sightseeing, walking and dining for example. Each neighborhood has many cafes and music bars. A great way to end the evening.