Brought to you by PINZA and Hattem Mattar; FIYA, a newly opened restaurant nestled in Meydan’s Keturah Reserve, is the latest enviable community concept, with over 35,000 diners seated in its initial week. The attention being received has meant they have been booked out most nights, and this welcomed demand continues as word spreads.
The new eatery is based around a live fire spectacle, which gives FIYA its powerful name. There are four main fires, while the open concept grill – the only one of its kind in Dubai – does the bulk of the work. All of this is surrounded by a completely unique olive tree environment, with growth going back a thousand years. With such vivid ambience and landscaping, it is almost as if one is camping in a historic space.
The most popular menu item is the Double Smash Picanha Burger. This is two freshly ground picanha patties smashed on the plancha ‘til crisp, smothered in secret FIYA sauce and topped with a mix of vintage cheeses and special pickled cucumber relish, on a toasted brioche bun.
There are premium options and they include the Wagyu Tomahawk MB4/5 Grain Fed, which is slowly roasted over live embers for hours till tender and juicy. Hattem’s Smoked Pastrami Brisket f’teer with House Mustard Drizzle, freshly clay oven baked is causing quite a stir too, much like the Wagyu Ribeye MB8/9 Mayura Chocolate Fed – a five hour slow roasted, 285g hand carved steak that’s a treat for the tastebuds.
Within FIYA is Bar Zero, which is the first non-alcoholic bar in Dubai. Bar Zero promotes mindful consumption, with beverages being prepared with a low concentration of sugar.
FIYA’s opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 5:00pm to 10:30pm, Saturday: 2:00pm to 10:30pm and Sunday: 12:00pm to 10:30pm.
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