Hailing from Beirut, the Japanese inspired restaurant can be found in Gate Village 11, DIFC. Once inside, guests are greeted with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa. The interior has elements of traditional Japanese culture, while remaining contemporary in design, menu, and overall vision. Given the 141 different dishes, you won’t be hard pressed to find something you like.
DIFC, Dubai, +971 4 569 3820
A vibrant restaurant, lounge and terrace, try the chef’s signature dishes including Escargots de Bourgogne and Peruvian de Pescado Ceviche, or international signatures, mouth-watering Australian Wagyu Beef Fillet and Miso Black Cod. Diners can also indulge in a one-off Strawberry Cheesecake Mochi to end the night on a sweet note.
DIFC, Dubai, +971 4 354 5435
Goldfish Sushi & Yakitori
Located at The Galleria Mall along Al Wasl Road, Goldfish Sushi & Yakitori serves appetizing dishes made from unique Japanese ingredients. Goldfish Sushi & Yakitori is the first Japanese restaurant from highly acclaimed chef-preneur Akmal Anuar.
Al Wasl Road, Dubai, +971 4 886 4966
AKA Restaurant & Lounge
The cyberpunk-inspired Japanese lounge has opened its doors. Must-try key signature dishes include Ceviche Sea bass, a flavourful Sashimi Platter of salmon, tuna, sweet shrimp, smoked eel, uni, and salmon roe, and a mouth-watering Miso Black Cod.
The Pointe, Dubai, +971 4 578 0555
Inspired by the homely touch of Lebanese cuisine and the exotic twist of Brazilian delicacies. Try Li’Brasil signature dish, Grilled Seafood and Meat Skewer, featuring an array of minced lamb prime sirloin and the grilled hamour, this dish is perfectly glazed with pineapple cream.
Address Beach Resort, Dubai, +971 4 879 8888
Matroshka Bistro & Jardin
Dubai’s newest homegrown Russian and French restaurant, lounge and terrace, Matroshka Bistro offers French and Russian cuisine, along with international and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes. Le Jardin’s menu highlights include Escargots to Russian Olivier Salad, and much more.
The Pointe, Dubai, +971 4 575 5097
Samakjé Restaurant & Lounge
Samakjé, invites guests to savour the bounties of the ocean with a plethora of mouth-watering Lebanese hot and cold mezze as well as a stunning display of à la carte options including freshly shucked oysters, grilled sea bass, Canadian lobster and more.
The Pointe, Dubai, +971 4 584 6777
Lola Taberna Espanola
From the world-renowned Paella originating from Valencia, the crumbly Manchego Cheese from the county’s central region to Patatas Bravas from Madrid, Lola’s menu pays homage to the greatest dishes and produce Spain has to offer.
TRYP by Wyndham, Dubai, +971 4 247 6688
Cyan, a Franco-Arab Brasserie, is a new venue located on the 18th floor of the Guinness World Record holding leaning tower. Menu highlights include creative mezze such as Salt Baked Heirloom Beetroot Labneh, Artichoke and Chickpea Hummus and Zucchini Flower Tempura.
Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, +971 2 596 1234
The Lobster Lounge
From a classic Frito Misto including lobster, squid and prawns served with homemade chips and aioli to a heart-warming Lobster Risotto complimented by parmesan cloud, fresh basil and topped with confit salmon a visit to The Lobster Lounge is a must.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, +971 2 811 4444