Dubai Restaurants

  • Right on the marina
    Right on the marina
    by colin_bramso
  • Restaurants
    by colin_bramso
  • Restaurants
    by colin_bramso

Dubai Restaurants

  • Dining at southern end of Marina

    The southern (Jebel Ali) end of Dubai Marina is seeing retail becoming established, including cafes and restaurants. Previously the action has all been at the northern (Dubai) end.If you're staying in one of the hotels or hotel apartments south of Dubai Marina Mall you now have several choices within a short walk for coffee, breakfast, lunch and...

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  • Asian at Souk Madinat Jumeirah

    A large restaurant at Souk Madinat Jumeirah serving Asia, mainly Chinese, food.There are menu pads on each table listing all the dishes - with helpful icons giving the level of spicyness - on which you tick the items you want.Quality of the food is excellent, service is efficient, as it's part of a hotel complex alcohol is available. Char Kway...

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  • Quality Chinese

    A good quality Chinese restaurant in Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate hotel, offering traditional Cantonese and Shanghai dishes. The quality of the food can't be faulted and the restaurant design is quality too.Service is a bit hit and miss and the restaurant is what so many restaurants think is intimate lighting but in reality is so dark it's hard to...

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  • Coffee & meals overlooking the marina

    I like the coffee at Dome (an Australian coffee shop/restaurant chain) so it's one of my regular morning haunts.It's a growimg chain and they have outlets around the city but I use two most often, in Madinat Jumeirah and at Dubai Marina.The setting at Dubai Marina is stunning. It's right on the marina, overlooking the multi-million dollar yachts,...

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  • A nice place

    This branch is always cool and nice, not so crowded during lunch time when I visit, food usually comes on time and if you like wall decorations there ceeling is high wihc make more room for things to hang.Good classical TGI Firdays food as usual, but of course you have to watch out for the big portions and calories. I pick and choose and I order a...

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  • Don't Miss the FOOD COURT in DUBAI MALL

    I was looking for authenic and reasonable price food in the food court of the largest mall in Dubai. I found one of the freshest wholesome goodness in every bite. They have everything from fresh salads, sandwiches and wraps, pizza. Everything is baked right there and the taste is superb HALLOUMI and beef bacon in a specially wrap. 30 AED

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  • Simple fresh food

    A simple place that makes and display their fresh food made. You can get a Burger, or shawarma. Even grill chicken with traditional pita bread made fresh down the road. They make sandwich wraps, hummus and even hot dogs. On top of that you can get a variety of fruit shakes or smoothies. BBQ chicken on the spit with pita bread and fries 25 diers...

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  • Our favourite Italian

    In a beautiful location next to the garden pool at Habtoor Grand hotel in Dubai Marina. I've eaten Italian food around the world - including Italy - and the food at Luciano's is as good as it gets, in my opinion. The osso bucco is the best I've ever eaten. I heard an Italian diner at the next table tell the waiter the pizza was the best he'd ever...

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  • Themed buffet dinner

    A typical hotel all-day dining restaurant, although the hotel calls it a 'French Brasserie'.The quality and the range of food is excellent and the staff are generally friendlier, more relaxed and interact more with the customers than in most hotelsThey offer (slightly) themed dinner buffets in which the majority of the dishes are international with...

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  • Sicilian cuisine

    This has become one of our favourite Italian resaturants. Although it's in a five-star hotel it's a relaxed, casual restaurant claiming to serve simple home-style cooking.It's obviously a bit more than that but it's certainly not over-the-top, pretentious food that too many hotels serve up. The chef is Italian and the large number of Italian...

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  • Themed buffets.

    On the second floor of Movenpick Jumeirah Beach hotel, Talk has themed dinner buffets each evening.It's a bit of an awkward layout, with the food sections dotted seemingly at random around the very large restaurant. It's easy to miss some of the sections, so take time to walk around before you start, to check where everything is located.There's a...

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  • Top quality, great value buffet

    Like so many restaurants in modern hotels the interior design is a strange mish-mash of designs that clash with each other. But it's big, airy, with plenty of space between tables and a number of cooking stations. We've only been at the weekends for buffet lunch and it's excellent.The price (AED220/$60) includes mineral water, soft drinks,...

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  • Italian fine dining

    A fine dining restaurant in the five-star Sofitel at The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina.It claims to be Italian, although most of the dishes are not Italian at all. There's a small but varied menu, excellent ingredients but spoilt by the pretentious style...the so-called deconstructed food style, painting pictures with small amounts...

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  • Top views, top food

    I guess the view is the main attraction, as even the restaurant's own website description begins: "With a backdrop of the shimmering lights of Dubai Marina and the enduring fascination of yachts laying peacefully at their mornings...".It is a stunning view, especially after sunset and to get the best from it you should book a table on the outdoor...

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  • Variety at Dubai Marina

    If you're staying in New Dubai, maybe on the hotel strip along Jumeirah Beach, one of Dubai's amazing huge new developments you should visit for food is Dubai Marina. It has the largest concentration of restaurants in Dubai and especially in the evenings and at weekends it's buzzing with activity.On the beach side of the marina is The Walk, a...

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  • Real Italian

    Located in the Amwaj Rotana hotel at Jumeirah Beach Residence on The Walk. There's a large inside restaurant and bar plus a terrace overlooking the Arabian Gulf.It's smart casual, has an open kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven. Pasta is home made, the risotto is as it should be, the main dishes are excellent. I haven't tried pizza here but I'm...

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  • Beachside family restaurant

    Located in the Jumeirah Beach Hotel this is a casual family-friendly restaurant, overlooking the beach with spectacular views of the adjacent Burj Al Arab. There's a comfortable indoor section, a terrace on the beach and a kids' play area.Buffet style dinner with an emphasis on Asian food although there is some western food. There's also a special...

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  • Real Thai food

    The Spice Emporium has changed the concept from its original pan-Asian mixture to a specialist Thai restaurant. It's very much better, although I still don't like the modern pan-Asian mixture of the decor - but the food is excellent.They've brought Thai chefs in and they produce real Thai dishes, although for me they're not heavy enough with the...

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  • British style Indian food

    The layout is typical of the restaurants in Dubai Marina's Marina Walk, so it has three seating areas - outside, inside the building on the walkway, in the restaurant itself. The restaurant is very well furnished, staff are good, presentation is excellent. While the food is good quality, unfortunately, for us anyway, it isn't really authentic...

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  • Pizzeria Traditizionale

    A casual pizza & pasta restaurant - as the name says, a traditional style pizzeria - at The Walk in the JBR section of Dubai Marina. There's indoor seating and tables outside in the buzz of The Walk.The pasta is home made, the food is excellent and inexpensive...a great combination! Pizza Puttanesca, with tomato, cheese, anchovies, black olives &...

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  • Great location for Italian food

    A typical restaurant in Dubai Marina with indoor, indoor/outdoor and fully outdoor dining areas. A very big menu including antipasti, salads, soups, risotto, veal, chicken, seafood & vegetarian dishes, over thirty different pasta choices, about twenty-five different pizzas.The inside is designed as though you're sitting outdoors in an Italian...

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  • Arabic on Beach Road

    Tucked away upstairs above a MacDonalds, Al Dar is a surprisingly large restaurant which serves top quality Arabic food. People in Dubai eat late, so you need to go after 9pm otherwise the place is almost empty with no atmosphere. But from about 8.30pm the customers start to trickle in and the atmosphere gets better as it fills up. Whenever we eat...

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  • Russian at the Marina

    The menu at Suvoroff offers many more choices than most in Dubai and includes many dishes which I haven't seen anywhere else. Some are a bit over-complicated in my opinion but there's plenty of choice and the prices are very reasonable.Like many Dubai restaurants you have a choice of dining inside or out. Inside is well designed in a basic,...

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  • Mexican at the Marina

    An extensive menu, good decor, excellent service and atmosphere. The food has improved enormously since we first ate here so I've updated this Tip.It's not a true Mexican restaurant, it's an American version of one, but I can recommend it. El Caballero which is a combination of a beef burrito topped with chili con queso, a chicken enchilada with...

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  • More Italian at the Marina

    Another good Italian restaurant in Marina Walk, Stefano's has the usual menu of pastas, pizzas, meat & seafood courses and risottos plus a good dessert selection including gelato.Well designed inside with a huge outdoor area, including a sheesha smoking section, and both have views across the marina. At night in particular the views are...

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  • Our favourite Indian restaurant

    A stylish restaurant at The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai Marina offering authentic Indian dishes, cooked and served by Indians.You can dress casually and many do, but smart casual is more appropriate. There are two storeys inside plus an outside dining area.Excellent food, excellent service, a nice atmosphere in a very pleasant location...

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  • Fifties-themed hamburger joint.

    A nostalgic, authentic, fifties themed diner. Decor, staff uniforms, memorabilia, menu are all designed, as they say on their website, to provide "a place where people can escape today's complicated world and experience the food, fun and friendliness reminiscent of feel-good Americana." It does just that and does it well.Hugely popular with...

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  • Great location, great value

    Right in the heart of Dubai, overlooking the Creek in Deira in one of the Twin Towers. A very big Iranian restaurant with dining inside or outside on the terrace. Friendly greetings from the Maitre de and the chef plus efficient and friendly staff.The lunchtime buffet is very popular, and rightly so, with an excellent choice and very good value at...

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  • Creekside outdoor dining.

    A huge restaurant with seating for 1,000 people, in the restored historic area of Shindagah in Bur Dubai. Right on the creek, it's best at night, when it fills up around 9.30. The dinner-tour dhows, outlined in lights, go right past. Great food, service, atmosphere. A big menu of international and Middle Eastern dishes but it's best to stick with...

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  • Waterfront Arabic...and more.

    Part of the new and increasing retail activity at the southern end of Dubai Marina, Camoon is right on the waterfront near the southern outlet to the Arabian Gulf.Sitting outside overlooking the water and watching the boats cruise by is very relaxing and enjoyable.There are inside or outside dining areas, the restaurant is open 11am to midnight,...

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  • Excellent Arabic food, beautiful decor.

    You can eat in the restaurant itself, just outside in the walkway of the souk or al fresco in the general eating area overlooking the waterway, amphitheatre and Burj Al Arab.Inside is beautifully decorated in traditional Arabic style, the staff are friendly and efficient.Food is top quality, the prices are very reasonable, and much cheaper than the...

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  • One of our favourite Arabic restaurants

    Another of the restaurants by Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates, Al Hallab serves excellent Lebanese/Arabic dishes.As with the other restaurants here, there are inside and 'outside inside' seating areas. The food and service are excellent, service is fast and efficient.Like most Arabic restaurants you receive complimentary olives and a basket of...

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  • Excellent Arabic food, presentation,...

    A very popular restaurant at Marina Walk. Typical Arabic dishes, good service, great location by the feature fountain and overlooking the marina. Presentation is excellent and the food is top quality. Sheesha is available here too, with a variety of tobacco flavours.A choice of sitting inside, outside by the flower beds or a little further away on...

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  • Western/Asian food, great coffee at Souk...

    Dome started as a specialist coffee supplier in Australia, and that's reflected in the excellent coffee they serve. They're now spreading internationally and have expanded into an excellent restaurant chain. All branches have identical menus.We use three of their restaurants, one in Souk Madinat Jumairah, another in Beach Road Jumeirah and the one...

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  • Arabic and much more

    Opened in April 2012 having taken over what I've always thought this was the best location in Dubai Marina, a free-standing building literally right on the waterfront. A fabulous location.They've spent a huge amount on the fitout, transforming both inside and out. Inside is spread over three floors and there are two outside dining areas where...

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  • Good Mexican at Dubai Marina

    The best Mexican we've found so far. On the waterfront overlooking the million dollar yachts moored in the marina, stunning towers all around.There's a large outdoor area and a smaller indoor dining area. Shisha is available outside.The food is not really true Mexican, like all the franchises in Dubai it's the American version of Mexican food - I...

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  • Authentic Thai & Chinese food

    Another highly recommended restaurant located in Marina Walk at Dubai Marina overlooking the marina. They serve excellent, authentic Thai and Chinese dishes and the service is also excellent. You have a choice of three seating areas, inside the two level restaurant, another area outside the restaurant but inside along the walkway of the main...

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  • Asian/Indian

    This is one of those strange restaurants, of which there are several at Dubai Marina, which offer a number of cuisines. Not an international menu but two or three distinct cuisines. In trying to offer varied styles they never seem to get any of them right.Chinese Village is a misleading name because the menu always included Chinese, Thai,...

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  • The best buffet

    Our favourite dinner buffet, it has the widest choice of dishes from a variety of cuisines and it's all top-quality.A huge range of starters, main courses and desserts plus just about every sauce you can think of and a good bread table.Price is AED175 per person (US$47)Al Dhiyafa is a large all-day dining restaurant, plantation style in design, off...

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  • It was a favourite buffet

    The hotel has closed for complete renovation, due to re-open in late-2012. I don't yet know whether Waves will be a part of the refurbishment.An international buffet with a huge selection of dishes and accompaniments. Included in the price are all house wines, beer, soft drinks, mineral water, juices, which makes it amazing value for money at...

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  • A famous name at Dubai Marina

    Shopping malls are not my favourite places for restaurants, but Carluccios is a bit different because in the outside area on the marina promenade you don't feel as though you're in a mall.The food is excellent and as you would expect is authentically Italian. There's a good variety of dishes including snacks, pasta, salads and main courses. Seafood...

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  • Home made pasta.

    You can always taste the difference when pasta is home made and La Dolce Vita has it. The pizzas have the genuine Italian flavour too, and that's not always the case with pizza.It's in Dubai Marina's Jumeirah Beach Residence district, on The Walk, and is hugely popular.Sit outside if you can find a table, unfortunately the inside decor is not good...

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  • Genuine, excellent Chinese cuisine

    Please note that Dubai Metropolitan closed in March 2012 for rebuilding. I don't know whether this restaurant will be in the new hotel.The long-established Summer Palace has been redesigned with modern decor and the name changed slightly to Summer Place. The menu hasn't changed, thankfully, because it's very good and includes dishes not usually...

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  • One of the best Italian restaurants

    Please note that Dubai Metropolitan closed in March 2012 for rebuilding. I don't know whether this restaurant will be in the new hotel.A popular restaurant for nearly 20 years, which is a recommendation in itself. Located in the Dubai Metropolitan Hotel, which means you can have a glaqss of wine with your food, with indoor and outdoor dining areas....

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  • Top Indian food featuring Mughlai...

    Please note that Dubai Metropolitan closed in March 2012 for rebuilding. I don't know whether this restaurant will be in the new hotel.One of the excellent selection of restaurants in the Dubai Metropolitan Hotel, offering authentic Indian dishes with an emphasis on Royal Mughlai cooking.Everything about it is authentic - decor, chefs, staff, food...

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