All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
Dubai, known for its dynamic culinary landscape, has witnessed a flurry of new restaurant openings throughout 2023, building on the momentum of the previous year. With diverse options ranging from sushi and Italian eateries to cafes and burger joints, the city's food and beverage scene is flourishing more than ever.
Around the Block and TŌRI
A unique concept, Around the Block Coffee, conceived by Emirati entrepreneur Ismail Al Sharif, is a local brand that presents an evolving daytime menu. By nightfall, the newly launched Al Khawaneej Walk coffee shop transforms into TŌRI, a Japanese eatery. Patrons can enjoy favorites from Around the Block until 5 pm, after which TŌRI takes over. The venue boasts an eight-meter-long brew bar, which transitions into a sushi bar in the evening. With indoor and outdoor seating options for over 150 guests, including a lakeside deck, visitors are in for a diverse culinary experience.
Indian restaurant Atrangi, helmed by renowned chef Ritu Dalmia, offers a menu inspired by diverse regions and communities across India. The menu showcases dishes commonly enjoyed in homes and streets, as well as age-old culinary practices. From Kashmiri kabargah to wagyu beef jadoh, Atrangi brings the flavors of India to life in the Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel.
July 2023 Openings
Chez Wam, a modern French restaurant, is the latest addition to Dubai's dining scene, created in partnership with chef Hadrien Villedieu. The name, derived from the French slang phrase "Chez Moi," translating to "At Mine," embodies the concept of inviting friends for a casual lunch or dinner. The venue exudes a relaxed atmosphere, featuring a central bar, a chef's table counter, and a family-style sharing table. The culinary offerings, rooted in French cuisine with global influences, aim to satisfy diverse palates.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
Hoe Lee Kow
Chef Reif Othman ventures into Korean cuisine with Hoe Lee Kow, a unique Korean BBQ concept in Dubai Hills Business Park. The restaurant offers non-traditional Korean BBQ dishes alongside the chef's innovative interpretations of Korean cuisine. With lunch and dinner options, Hoe Lee Kow provides a cozy spot for both weekday lunches and leisurely weekend dinners.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
Situated at the Mall of the Emirates, Konjiki Hototogisu specializes in authentic Japanese cuisine, specifically its renowned ramen bowls. Using time-honored recipes, the restaurant offers a variety of ramen options, providing a taste of Tokyo's vibrant food culture. Whether a ramen enthusiast or an adventurous eater, patrons can enjoy a steaming bowl of Konjiki's flavorful ramen.
Pickl, a celebrated burger brand, has opened its flagship location in JBR. Known for its award-winning cheeseburgers and fried chicken sandwiches, Pickl introduces an exciting menu crafted predominantly by female chefs. The restaurant's prime location and beachfront view position it as a sought-after destination for burger aficionados, offering classics like the Jeff Cheeseburger and the New Yorker Cheeseburger.
Dubai's homegrown vegan eatery, Planet Terra, expands with a second location at the Ibis World Trade Centre Hotel. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Planet Terra offers a range of açaí bowls, plant-based dishes, and salads. With a focus on sustainability and diverse flavors, the restaurant caters to health-conscious diners.
The Black Sheep
The Black Sheep, a local restaurant, revives British favorites inside Pullman Hotel Jumeirah Lake Towers. With a ground-floor bar, hops garden, and comfortable seating, the restaurant offers a British-inspired menu, featuring dishes like chicken liver pâté, haddock with chips, and lamb Rogan Josh. The Black Sheep provides a cozy environment for various occasions, from laid-back evenings to Sunday family dinners.
Dubai's renowned Twiggy by La Cantine introduces Twiggy Family, a family-friendly beach club located at the Al Porto Lagoon Beach in Park Hyatt Dubai. The establishment caters to guests of all ages, offering kid-friendly dining options and engaging activities. With a temperature-controlled lagoon, cabanas, and sunbeds, Twiggy Family ensures a day of relaxation and entertainment for both parents and children.
June 2023 Openings
La Petit Ani
DIFC's Gate Avenue welcomes La Petit Ani, a boulangerie by chef Izu Ani. The concept offers a range of pastries, coffees, breakfasts, and light lunches, providing a delightful option for those craving artisanal baked goods.
Kai Enzo, a rooftop restaurant at Hyatt Centric in La Mer North, offers a fusion of Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine. The menu, designed by chefs Ani and Trevor Macleod, includes a variety of dishes, from sushi to lobster rolls, served against the backdrop of Dubai's skyline.
Layali Mirdif Restaurant & Café
Replacing Batchig at Millennium Place Mirdif, Layali Mirdif Restaurant & Café specializes in authentic Lebanese cuisine. The venue provides a relaxed setting for families and friends, offering a range of dishes, including a daily set menu and shisha options.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
OKKU, a renowned Japanese restaurant, makes a comeback in Dubai, this time at the Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah. The restaurant offers classic Japanese dishes, from wagyu beef to sushi, served within a Japanese-inspired ambiance.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
With a second location at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel DIFC, Puerto99 brings fine-dining Mexican cuisine to Dubai. The modern venue features unique decor elements inspired by Mexican culture and offers a menu that celebrates the flavors of Latin America.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
Homegrown brand Rascals serves up specialty sandwiches made from top-quality locally-sourced ingredients. The menu includes a range of sandwiches, including the signature Rascal sandwich, alongside new additions such as the chicken katsu sando and pastrami sandwich.
WOK BOYZ, a street-style Asian food concept, opens its latest location in Mirdif City Centre. Offering a variety of Asian dishes, including spicy Korean wings and pad Thai, WOK BOYZ aims to satisfy cravings for flavorful street food.
May 2023 Openings
Tanos At 8 supper club chefs, Sultan and Kinda Chatila launch Eleven Green, a burger bistro in Jumeirah. Known for its hero dishes, the restaurant offers a range of flavorful options, including the classic cheeseburger and the signature bull burger.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
Ikra Caviar Bar
Located at Bluewaters Dubai, Ikra Caviar Bar offers a unique dining experience centered around caviar-topped Russian dishes. With limited seating, the restaurant creates an intimate atmosphere for enjoying premium cuisine.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
KIZA, the region's first Pan-African Restaurant and Lounge, reopens with an updated menu and interiors. The restaurant celebrates the diversity of African cuisine, offering a fusion of flavors and dishes inspired by various regions.
Massimo’s Italian Restaurant
Indulge in the flavors of Italy at Massimo’s Italian Restaurant. With a menu featuring wood-fired pizzas, pasta, and delectable desserts, this restaurant captures the essence of Italian cuisine with each bite. Conveniently located in City Walk, The Courtyard, Massimo’s offers a delightful dining experience that caters to your Italian cravings. Open daily from noon to 11:30 pm. Contact: 04 283 6577.
Nola Bijou Bistro & Bar
For fans of Nola Eatery and Social House in JLT, Nola Bijou Bistro & Bar in City Walk offers a new option for enjoying live jazz and Louisiana hospitality. Bringing the vibrant New Orleans vibes to a new location, Nola serves up classic favorites alongside new additions. From wagyu beef tartare to burrata topped with anchovies, the menu is a blend of traditional and innovative flavors. Open from Sunday to Thursday, noon to 1 am, and Friday to Saturday, noon to 2 am. Find them at The Square, City Walk. Contact: 04 334 4098.
Step into the world of Obeli Café, an all-day dining concept curated by Emirati restaurateur Aisha Al Tamimi. The menu, crafted by head chef Niazi Al Badri, offers an exciting journey through new-world cuisine. With dishes inspired by global flavors, Obeli Café invites you to explore diverse culinary creations. Open daily from 7 am to midnight. Located at City Walk Boulevard, Building 21A. Contact: 04 887 5561.
Reef & Beef
Originating from Germany, Reef & Beef, a popular seafood restaurant and steakhouse, has found its home in Downtown Dubai. With a terrace overlooking the iconic Burj Khalifa, this venue offers a selection of succulent steaks and fresh seafood. Complementing the dining experience is an extensive collection of grape options, sundowners, and mixed drinks. Open Monday to Friday from 12:30 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to midnight, and Saturday to Sunday from 6 pm to 1 am. Visit Manzil Downtown by Vida, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. Contact: 058 529 7671.
Reif Japanese Kushiyaki
Renowned restaurateur Reif Othman expands his culinary repertoire with the addition of Reif Japanese Kushiyaki in Dubai Hills Business Park. Building upon the success of his existing ventures, Reif Japanese Kushiyaki brings the flavors of Dar Wasl to a new audience. Boasting an expansive menu, this location serves up a variety of Japanese delights and beverages. Open daily from noon to midnight. Explore Dubai Hills Business Park or visit reifkushiyaki.com for more details.
SOON Izakaya, a creative concept by the team behind Bluewaters’ Vaga and Business Bay’s SFUMATO, is a fusion of Japanese cuisine and 1980s aesthetics. Embracing Japanese food and gaming culture, SOON Izakaya offers a unique dining experience that transports diners to a cyberpunk world. Open Sunday to Thursday from noon to 1 am, and Friday to Saturday from noon to 3 am. Find them in Cluster P, Jumeirah Lake Towers.
SOT Dubai, located in the heart of Al Jaddaf at the Marriott Hotel, offers a distinctive blend of nightlife and dining experiences. With distinct sections – lounge, nightclub, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant – SOT Dubai caters to diverse preferences. The venue's name draws inspiration from the Arabic word for 'sound,' and each section resonates with a unique ambiance. Open daily from 9 pm to 4 am. Discover SOT Dubai at Marriot Palm Jumeirah. Contact: 04 395 7495.
Experience a taste of Asian dessert culture at TANG, a shaved ice cream, bubble tea, and dessert spot in City Walk. Offering a range of delicious flavors, including matcha, coconut, peach, coffee, rich milk, and strawberry, TANG's shaved ice creations are perfect for beating the heat. Open daily from 11 am to midnight, located at City Walk Boulevard, Building 8. Contact: 04 329 1887.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
TERO by Reif Othman
Homegrown restaurateur Reif Othman introduces TERO, an immersive chef's table experience located within Reif Japanese Kushiyaki at Dubai Hills Business Park. Offering an intimate culinary journey, TERO accommodates up to 12 guests, providing an exclusive encounter with the chef's creations. The experience includes house beverages, bites, and a front-row seat at the chef's cooking station. Available Wednesday to Saturday, with two seatings at 6 pm and 9:30 pm. Choose from an eight-course menu priced at Dhs888 or a 12-course menu at Dhs1,212. For reservations, contact: 04 255 5142.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
Experience Japanese cuisine like never before at The Robata, situated within Caesar's Palace. The menu features authentic Japanese dishes, including the city's first Omakase Yakiniku Menu curated by Yakiniku master chef Kenichi Osato. Enjoy a range of culinary delights, from Japanese shabu-shabu hotpot omakase to charcoal-grilled delicacies. Open daily from 10 am to 2 am at Caesar's Palace, Bluewaters Island. Contact: 045 566 689.
Satiate your fried chicken cravings at BonBird, a southern-style fried chicken shop located on Palm Jumeirah. Offering buckets of bone-in fresh fried chicken, meaty sandwiches, and tempting sides, BonBird presents a variety of flavors to choose from. Whether you prefer classic, spicy, or unique combinations, BonBird has you covered. Open daily from 5 pm to midnight. Visit City Walk to enjoy this crispy delight. Contact: 04 228 2656.
Embrace the taste of Detroit-style pizza and handcrafted sandwiches at Emmy Squared, now open in Jumeirah's Beach Walk Hotel. Known for its signature 'frico' crust and innovative combinations, Emmy Squared offers a culinary journey through unique pizza and burger creations. Indulge in favorites like Le Big Matt burger, chopped cheese waffle fries, and more. Open daily from noon to midnight at Beach Walk Hotel, Jumeirah 3.
Hawkerboi, located above Splendour Fields, is a manifestation of the famed supper club's first physical venue. This Asian-style hawker food haven offers a variety of bold and fresh flavors inspired by street-food hawkers in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. From cereal fried chicken wings to wagyu skewers, Hawkerboi delights the palate with authentic and diverse dishes. Open Sunday to Thursday from 7 pm to 10 pm, and Friday to Saturday from 7 pm to 11 pm at The Park, Jumeirah Lake Towers.
Discover a unique dining experience at KRASOTA Dubai, an immersive gastro-theatre destination located at The Address Downtown Hotel. Combining visual art, haute cuisine, and advanced technology, KRASOTA aims to create a captivating dining journey. Dine amidst paintings of international artists, complemented by a pixel-perfect 3D multimedia performance matching each course on the set menu. Experience this fusion of art and cuisine with prices starting from Dhs1,830. Reservations available daily at 3 pm, 6 pm, and 9 pm. Contact: 04 433 1258 or visit krasota.art.
Experience Lebanese seafood delights at La Sirène, the newest addition to Dubai's Avani Palm View Hotel. With a menu celebrating Levantine cuisine, La Sirène takes diners on a culinary journey through traditional Lebanese flavors. From mezze to seafood specialties and classic favorites, the restaurant offers a taste of Beirut's shores. Enjoy stunning Dubai skyline views while indulging in sweet and savory dishes. Open daily from noon to 3 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm at Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites. Contact: 04 604 2220.
Escape to the Balearic-inspired beach club, Tagomago, located on Palm Jumeirah. With a fully Spanish menu and stunning interiors, Tagomago offers a serene setting for enjoying authentic Spanish cuisine. From Spanish beef tenderloin tartare to paella, the menu boasts high-quality dishes in a picturesque ambiance. Open daily from 10 am to 1 am, with sunbeds available for Dhs200 on weekdays and Dhs250 on weekends. Kids can also enjoy the experience for Dhs100. Visit Azure Residence, The Palm Jumeirah to unwind by the beach. Contact: 04 832 6620.
Embrace casual Mediterranean dining at The Strand, located at Palm Views West. With its relaxed ambiance and locally sourced ingredients, this neighborhood-style restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ideal for Palm residents and those seeking a low-key meal, The Strand offers Palm Marina views and a variety of dining deals. Enjoy daily breakfast offers for Dhs99, including a pastry, main course, and coffee or tea. Open Sunday to Thursday from 8 am to 11 pm, and Friday to Saturday from 8 am to midnight. Visit The Strand, Palm Views West, Palm Jumeirah. Contact: @strandcraftkitchen.
Experience Peruvian cuisine with stunning Gulf views at Above Eleven, situated at Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah. This rooftop bar offers a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese flavors, inviting guests to enjoy exquisite dishes against the backdrop of Palm Jumeirah. Open daily from 4 pm to 2 am, with breathtaking sunset vistas from West Palm Beach. Contact: 04 666 1420.
Explore the world of tartines and healthy breakfasts at bartartine, now open in Dubai Hills Mall. This global brand offers a menu catering to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring organic coffee blends and a selection of dishes. Enjoy everything from savory eggs Hollandaise to signature artichoke spinach dip in a cozy indoor or outdoor setting. Take advantage of the daily breakfast offer for Dhs99, available from 9 am to midnight. Discover them at Entrance 4, Ground Floor, Dubai Hills Mall or visit bar-tartine.com.
Indulge in a variety of dishes at BohoX, a homegrown café offering a blend of flavors. With a bohemian setting, wooden interiors, and an outdoor terrace, BohoX creates a relaxed atmosphere for enjoying an eclectic menu. From salads to sandwiches and plant-based options, the café caters to various preferences. Open daily from 8 am to 11:30 pm on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. Contact: 058 113 4893.
Experience the charm of Fouquet’s Dubai, a restaurant boasting views of Burj Khalifa and offering a multi-layered dining experience. Consisting of a café, brasserie, and rooftop bar, this venue presents a diverse culinary journey. The interiors reflect traditional Parisian elements, while the menu showcases modern European cuisine. Open Monday to Thursday from 6 pm to 2 am, and Friday to Saturday from 6 pm to 3 am. Discover this culinary gem at Grosvenor House a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai Marina. Contact: 04 402 2222.
Enter a world where art meets cuisine at Gallery 7/40, located at The Club Palm West Beach. This immersive space blends sculpture, photography, and painting with the culinary arts, resulting in a unique dining experience. Inspired by Antoni Gaudi's style, Gallery 7/40 serves Spanish tapas and Greek coastal cuisines in a captivating environment. Open daily from 10 am to 3 am at West Beach, Palm Jumeirah. Contact: 058 550 0740.
Embark on a culinary journey at Haidialo, a well-established hot pot restaurant from Sichuan, China. Known for its authentic Chinese cuisine and interactive customer experience, Haidialo has expanded its reach to Dubai Mall's Chinatown area. Indulge in a diverse array of dishes from Monday to Thursday, 10 am to midnight, and Friday to Sunday, 10 am to 1 am. Find them at The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai.
Helipad by Frozen Cherry
Inspired by Lebanon's Frozen Cherry lounge, Helipad by Frozen Cherry brings the energy of Beirut's clubbing scene to Dubai Festival City Mall's helipad. With international DJs, live music, and 'MediterrAsian' food curated by BB Social Dining, this concept promises a unique nightlife experience. Helipad by Frozen Cherry offers a bohemian paradise in the sky, complete with stunning sunset views over the water. Open Sunday to Thursday from 4 pm to 2 am, and Friday to Saturday from 4 pm to 3 am at Dubai Festival City Helipad. Contact: 050 469 7349.
Enjoy a unique Chinese dining experience at Jixiang Dimsum, located at The Beach, JBR. Delight in a variety of freshly made dim sum, noodles, bao buns, and bubble tea while relaxing by the beach or strolling along JBR walk. Open daily from 11 am to midnight at The Beach, JBR, Jumeirah Beach Residence. Find them on Instagram at @jixiang_dimsum.
Experience Mediterranean cuisine at MESA, nestled within the Terra Solis desert resort. With ingredients sourced from local growers and producers, MESA offers a menu of shared dishes that celebrate the flavors of the Mediterranean. Whether you choose to sit indoors or by the pool, MESA promises a delightful dining experience. Explore the Dubai Heritage Vision at terrasolisdubai.com or contact: 04 456 1956.
Transport your taste buds to the Greek Isles with MIYA Dubai, located on Bluewaters Island. Inspired by Mykonos, MIYA offers a menu of traditional Greek dishes with a modern twist. From beef tartar with black truffle to feta saganaki, MIYA captures the essence of Mediterranean flavors. Visit Bluewaters Island or contact: 04 564 0008 to savor the taste of Greece.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
Ria Beach Bar
Relax at Ría Restaurant and Beach Bar, situated within Club Vista Mare Dubai. With a focus on Mediterranean cuisine and stunning Palm Jumeirah views, Ría promises a memorable dining experience. Whether enjoying lunch or dinner, savor a variety of dishes that cater to all tastes. Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 2 am, and Friday to Saturday from 11 am to 3 am at Club Vista Mare. Contact: 054 398 9898.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
Ugly Burger, known for its creative combinations, has reopened on Palm Jumeirah's Nakheel Mall. Indulge in a selection of unique and flavorful burgers in this lively location. Discover their offerings at Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah Dubai, or contact: 050 625 2841.
February 2023 Openings
Ariana’s Persian Kitchen
Savor the flavors of Persian cuisine at Ariana’s Persian Kitchen, brought to you by TV chef and cookbook author Ariana Bundy. Offering modern twists on traditional Persian dishes, Ariana’s Kitchen invites you to experience a fusion of mellow, perfumed flavors. Enjoy a contemporary take on Iranian cuisine with a touch of innovation. Open daily from noon to 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Atlantis The Royal, ground floor. Contact: 04 426 2626.
Discover beachside dining at Bungalo34, the first beachside concept from Tashas Group. Located on Pearl Jumeirah Island, Bungalo34 offers a sophisticated setting reminiscent of a bygone era. With a Mediterranean menu featuring handmade pasta, artisanal pizza, and more, Bungalo34 promises a delightful dining experience. Open daily from 9 am to midnight at Pearl Jumeira Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Jumeirah 1. Contact: 04 238 1780.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
City Social Dubai
Experience the culinary prowess of Jason Atherton at City Social Dubai, situated at Grosvenor House Dubai. Offering modern European cuisine with stunning skyline views, City Social Dubai presents a contemporary take on European flavors. Whether enjoying a meal or sipping cocktails, this restaurant promises a memorable dining experience. Open Monday to Thursday from 6 pm to 2 am, and Friday to Saturday from 6 pm to 3 am at Grosvenor House a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai Marina. Contact: 04 402 2222.
Elevate your poolside experience at Cloud 22, a pool club in the sky located on the 22nd floor. Featuring an infinity pool, cabanas, and live DJs, Cloud 22 offers a luxurious atmosphere for relaxation. Indulge in French Mediterranean cuisine while enjoying panoramic views of Dubai's skyline. Open daily from 11 am to 8 pm at Atlantis The Royal, 22nd floor. Contact: 04 426 2626.
Discover the flavors of Italy at Cucina, a neighborhood-style Italian restaurant on Palm West Beach. With rustic interiors and a diverse menu, Cucina offers hand-made pasta, artisanal pizza, and more. Savor Mediterranean delights from breakfast to dinner, all while enjoying Palm Marina views. Open daily from 7 am to 1 am at Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, West Palm Beach. Contact: 04 666 1408.
estiatorio Milos Dubai
Renowned as one of the most exquisite Greek Mediterranean restaurants globally, estiatorio Milos, led by celebrated chef Costas Spiliadis, originated in Montreal in 1979. Having expanded to New York, Athens, Las Vegas, Miami, and London, this esteemed restaurant now graces Dubai. Overlooking the resort's water fountains, Chef Spiliadis presents a menu adorned with Greek seafood dishes, including a raw bar. From Greek wild oysters to ceviches and tzatziki, the menu boasts a diverse range of offerings. The alfresco terrace, offering front-row seats to the Skyblaze fountain, provides a captivating dining experience. Open daily from noon to 3 pm and 6 pm to 11 pm at Atlantis The Royal, promenade floor. Contact: 04 426 2555.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner by Heston
In 2018, visionary British chef Heston Blumenthal announced his arrival in Dubai with the innovative gastronomic experience, Dinner By Heston Blumenthal. This marks his debut restaurant in the city. Nestled within Atlantis The Royal, Dinner is a unique culinary journey exploring British medieval cuisine from the 1300s. The menu offers historical dishes stretching back to the 14th century, accompanied by a diverse selection of global grapes. With signature dishes like Meat Fruit and Tipsy Cake, Dinner promises an unparalleled dining experience. Open daily from 6 pm to 11 pm at Atlantis The Royal, ground floor. Contact: 04 426 2444.
Jaleo Dubai by José Andrés
The brainchild of Chef José Andrés, Jaleo Dubai pays homage to Spain's traditional and modern flavors. The menu showcases the rich regional diversity of Spanish cuisine, emphasizing shared plates enjoyed with good company. Combining childhood favorites with modern twists, the menu includes tapas, paellas, Spanish cheese, and grapes. Open daily from 6 pm to 11 pm at Atlantis The Royal, promenade floor. Contact: 04 426 2626.
Josette, a French restaurant located at DIFC, welcomes guests with its vibrant atmosphere featuring pink walls and elaborate chandeliers. Created by the minds behind Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, Mayabay, and Alici Dubai, Josette's Parisian-inspired menu delights diners from lunch until late into the night. The restaurant offers a unique touch with a gold "Push for Bubbly" button, providing guests with a special dining experience. Josette's entertainment director, Sébastien Agius, orchestrates captivating live shows, enhancing the dining ambiance. The menu features Parisian classics, such as tartare, escargot, ratatouille, and the signature seafood platter, plateau de Josette. Don't miss their standout dessert, the signature crêpe Josette. Open daily at ICD Brookfield Place, DIFC. Contact: 04 275 2522.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
La Mar by Gastón Acurio
La Mar by Gastón Acurio takes Peruvian cuisine to new heights, drawing on the multicultural influences of Peru, including Japanese, Chinese, and European flavors. Led by renowned chef Gastón Acurio, La Mar presents a distinctive culinary journey that ranges from upscale Novo-Andean fare to Asian-Peruvian fusion and traditional seafood ceviche. The restaurant emphasizes sustainably sourced ingredients, particularly seafood, to support the conservation of fish species. Open daily from 6 pm to 1 am at Atlantis The Royal. Contact: 04 426 2626.
Ling Ling Dubai
Overlooking the Skypool and Cloud 22 at Atlantis The Royal, Ling Ling offers a unique dining experience. A sister brand of Hakkasan, Ling Ling welcomes guests to explore the venue across two floors, accompanied by a range of communal experiences. While the menu details are scarce, the restaurant's connection to Hakkasan suggests a promising culinary adventure. Located at Atlantis The Royal. Visit atlantis.com/dubai for more information.
The immensely popular Indian restaurant, Masti, has made its return at The Dubai EDITION Hotel. The modern Indian flavors remain intact in the new setting. The menu boasts a contemporary twist on Indian cuisine, featuring favorites like tandoori chicken bao and a selection of unique dishes to delight your taste buds. Open at The Dubai EDITION Fountain Street, Downtown Dubai. Visit mastidubai.com for more details.
Nobu by the Beach
Nobu by the Beach, located at Atlantis The Royal, reinvents the renowned Nobu dining experience. This pool and beach club fusion offers both outdoor dining and a beach club experience. Showcasing the excellence of Nobu's Japanese cuisine, the restaurant's menu includes signature dishes like rock corn, bao buns, steak, frites, and more. Open daily from 9 am to 7 pm for the pool and 11:30 am to 7 pm for the restaurant at Atlantis The Royal, promenade level. Contact: 04 426 2626.
January 2023 Openings
Al Beiruti, a beloved Lebanese favorite in Dubai, has expanded its presence to Dubai Hills Mall. The venue exudes elegance with herringbone floors, crystal chandeliers, vintage mirrors, and a blend of wood and brass finishes. Guests can enjoy indoor seating or soak up the pleasant weather on terraces overlooking Dubai Hills views. The menu boasts top Lebanese dishes, including zaatar hummus, Al Beiruti Kibbe, falafel, chicken shawarma, and more. Open daily from 8 am to midnight at Level One, Dubai Hills Mall. Contact: 04 421 3999.
Born in London, Andina, the Peruvian restaurant, has found its home in Dubai Marina. This licensed establishment offers fresh Latin American flavors in a casual setting. Alongside the regular menu, Andina features weekly ladies' nights, happy hours, and a Saturday brunch. Open Sunday to Wednesday from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm, and Thursday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 1 am at Retail Mezzanine Marina Gate Towers. Contact: 052 627 2190.All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
Café Isan expands its Thai culinary influence by opening a new branch in Jumeirah Village Circle. The third outlet of this Thai eatery is located on the ground floor of Circle Mall in JVC. The spacious restaurant, with 50 seats, aims to recreate the vibe of a Thai street stall within the mall. Café Isan continues to serve its tried-and-tested menu of authentic Thai dishes. Open Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm, Friday to Saturday from 11 am to midnight, and Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm at Circle Mall, Jumeirah Village Circle. Contact: 058 529 1003.
Dubai welcomes FIYA, a live-fire concept eatery born from the collaboration between the Arab pitmaster and the minds behind PINZA! and the Matcha Club. Located in Meydan's Keturah Reserve, FIYA offers a menu inspired by fire-based cuisines around the world. The open-concept grill features four main fire stations, offering diverse cuisines depending on the day. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 pm to 11:30 pm at Al Keturah Reserve, Meydan.
La Table introduces a dynamic dining concept in DIFC Gate Village, revolving around change and innovation. Every three months, a new chef, menu, and decor refresh the space, offering a surprise element to patrons. La Table's focus is on showcasing each chef's unique culinary journey, passion, and inspiration. Renowned chefs recognized internationally curate the dining experience, presenting their distinct styles. Open daily from noon to midnight at DIFC Gate Village. Contact: 052 627 3976.
Le Petit Beefbar
From Monaco to Dubai, Le Petit Beefbar brings its spin-off concept to DIFC. With a more relaxed dress code, the restaurant maintains Beefbar's premium offerings. The menu features signature dishes, including bao buns, kobe beef bacon burgers, and marbled chocolate bar desserts. Unlike the original, Le Petit Beefbar serves breakfast, adding to its distinctive offerings. Open daily from 8 am to 1 am at DIFC, Gate Village 2 adjacent to Caviar Kaspia and La Table.
Originating in Hong Kong, Mott 32 opens its doors in Dubai at the Address Beach Resort. Renowned for its Cantonese cuisine influenced by Beijing and Szechuan flavors, Mott 32's Dubai edition offers a diverse culinary journey. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating, capturing the essence of modern Dubai architecture. Open daily at Address Beach Resort. Visit mott32.com for more information.
Mythos Kouzina & Grill, recognized for its exquisite Greek food, expands its presence with Mythos Urban Greek Eatery at City Walk. The restaurant retains its white-washed aesthetics and offers a range of traditional Greek dishes. The enchanting interiors, coupled with Mythos' reputation for serving the best tzatziki in Dubai, promise a delightful dining experience. Open Sunday to Thursday from 12:30 pm to midnight, and Friday to Saturday from 12:30 pm to 1 am at The Square, City Walk. Contact: 04 225 3313.
Nobu Dubai marks its 15th year in Dubai with a grand reopening on the 22nd floor of Atlantis, The Palm. Previously located at The Avenues in the resort, Nobu Dubai now offers an iconic rooftop location with panoramic views of the Palm Island and Arabian Gulf. The revamped space includes an updated menu, lounge and bar, and a spacious terrace. Open Monday to Thursday from 5 pm to 1 am, and Friday to Sunday from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm and 5 pm to 2 am at Atlantis, The Palm, 22nd floor. Contact: 04 426 0760.
North Miznon, created by Israeli chef Eyal Shani, brings its Mediterranean flavors with a Levantine twist to Dubai's DoubleTree by Hilton in JBR. The restaurant presents simple yet bold Mediterranean flavors through a daily changing menu of seasonal dishes designed for sharing. Open Sunday to Thursday from 7 pm to 1 am, and Friday to Saturday from 7 pm to 3 am at DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR. Contact: 056 169 6902. All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023
Risen Café & Artisanal Bakery
Risen Café & Artisanal Bakery opens its fifth outlet at Balqis Residence on Palm Jumeirah's West Crescent. The homegrown brand offers an inviting ambiance, rich coffee, pastries, signature dishes, and freshly baked loaves. The cafe features floor-to-ceiling windows, wooden floors, and an outdoor seating area with sea views. Risen Café offers popular items like salted caramel-filled doughnuts, chocolate crème supreme, and more. Open daily from 7 am to 8 pm at Balqis Residence on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah.
Rüya Dubai, nestled in St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, offers authentic and contemporary Anatolian cuisine. The restaurant features an open kitchen, dessert station, indoor and outdoor bars, and a captivating ambiance. Head Chef Gökhan Cokelez presents dishes like aubergine and walnut puree, crispy coated aubergine chips, and hand-cut lamb Adana kebap. Open daily from 6:30 pm at St. Regis Dubai, The Palm. Contact: 04 218 0065.
Sumosan opens its doors at The Dubai EDITION in Downtown Dubai, offering a menu filled with favorites like lobster salad, spicy king crab, and a variety of seafood dishes. The restaurant's sleek sushi bar and warm-hued dining room provide a refined setting for enjoying Japanese cuisine. Open at The Dubai EDITION, Dubai Fountain St, Downtown Dubai.
Verde Beach, situated at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, brings St. Tropez's glamour to Dubai. Facing the Burj Al Arab, Verde Beach offers a comprehensive beachside experience, complete with alluring menus, live entertainment, and relaxing amenities. The menu features cold and hot starters, including guacamole, watermelon, and more. The beachside venue promises an exceptional atmosphere for relaxation and enjoyment. Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm (beach), noon to 5:30 pm (lunch), and 8 pm to 10:30 pm (dinner) at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Contact: To be determined.
December 2022 Openings
August, located on the 12th floor of The Address Fountain Views in Downtown Dubai, introduces a French Mediterranean baroque-inspired restaurant and lounge. Divided into The Dining Room, The Cocktail Room, and The Terrace Garden, August offers distinct experiences within its elaborately curated rooms. The menu presents a modern twist on cuisine, including dishes like carpaccio, seafood, steak, and delectable desserts. Open Monday to Thursday from 4 pm to 1 am, and Friday to Sunday from 4 pm to 2 am. Contact: 058 641 9294.
Aprons and Hammers Studio City
Aprons and Hammers Studio City introduces a unique concept combining American barbecue with seafood. The restaurant revamps its menu to offer a range of dishes inspired by American seafood and barbecue culture. Previously known for its crabs, mussels, and prawns, Aprons and Hammers Studio City now offers a dynamic culinary journey showcasing the flavors of America. Open daily from 4 pm to 1 am at Studio One Hotel. Contact: 056 238 1677.
Babylon Dubai, located in DIFC, seamlessly blends a chic restaurant ambiance with an energetic club atmosphere. Inspired by the historical city of Babylon, the establishment offers live entertainment, visually captivating shows, and a menu featuring raw, cold, and hot hors d'oeuvres. The menu celebrates Mediterranean and Portuguese flavors, with dishes like roasted prawns and more. Open daily from 7 pm to 3 am at Podium Level, Gate Village 05, DIFC. Contact: 04 352 7750.
Café Beirut by the Sea
Café Beirut by the Sea opens its second beachside location on Palm Jumeirah, within Fairmont the Palm. Offering Lebanese cuisine with a seafood focus, the restaurant exudes the charm of Beirut with its interiors and coastal ambiance. The menu features seafood dishes like crab salad, sea bass, and more, in addition to traditional Lebanese favorites. Open daily from 10 am to 2 am at Fairmont, The Palm Dubai. Contact: 056 334 5777.
CouCou offers a lively nightlife experience on the 52nd floor of The Palm Tower. The restaurant boasts a 360-degree view of the Dubai skyline and a dynamic ambience. CouCou serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, including seafood, grills, pasta, and pizzas. The establishment also features a DJ for a lively night out and VIP dinner parties. Open daily from 9 am to 2 pm at Palm Tower. Contact: 052 451 2188.
En Fuego, located at The Atlantis, The Palm, introduces a South American eatery with vibrant decor. The restaurant features thousands of objects sourced from South America, creating a lively and colorful atmosphere. En Fuego offers a variety of South American flavors and dishes, including spit-roasted lamb tacos al pastor, and more. The guacamole altar and circus-themed interiors add to the unique dining experience. Open Monday to Thursday from 5 pm to 1 am, and Saturday from 12 pm to 2 am at The Atlantis, The Palm. Contact: 04 426 0750.
La Niña takes inspiration from Latin America and Portugal, offering a refined dining experience in DIFC. The restaurant presents a fusion of flavors, featuring dishes like tuna tartare, lamb chops, and seafood. The interiors reflect the mysteries of the sea with shades of blue and red, creating an enchanting ambiance. Open daily from 12 pm to 11 pm at Brookfield Place, first floor. Contact: 04 395 1300.
Lila Wood-fired Taqueria
Lila Wood-fired Taqueria in Jumeirah 3 brings authentic Mexican street food to Dubai. The restaurant specializes in wood-fired dishes, including spit-roasted lamb tacos al pastor, and chipotle-honey glazed grilled shrimp. Lila offers a range of Mexican flavors and culinary techniques that celebrate the country's vibrant cuisine. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 11 pm at Jumeirah Beach Road. Contact: 055 560 1778.
Loren, situated on Palm Jumeirah's West Beach, brings the Italian Riviera's charm to Dubai. The restaurant features a 1960s-themed design and serves coastal Italian fare. Loren offers a range of dishes, including spit-roasted lamb tacos al pastor, and chipotle-honey glazed grilled shrimp. Lila offers a range of Mexican flavors and culinary techniques that celebrate the country's vibrant cuisine. Open daily from 12 pm to 11 pm at Jumeirah Beach Road. Contact: 055 560 1778.
La Brioche, a three-decade-old French bakery brand, has opened a new location in Dubai Hills Mall. The bakery maintains its beloved menu while introducing a fresh look inspired by the rustic countryside of France. The interiors feature brick walls, high-slung ceilings, large windows, and greenery. Popular dishes include the La Brioche club sandwich, classic French toast, grilled salmon, and classic marble cake. Open daily from 8 am to 11 pm at Dubai Hills Mall, Level 1. Contact: 04 331 5508.
Laguna Beach Taverna & Lounge
Located at Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Laguna Beach Taverna & Lounge is a refreshed Greek chic beachside destination. The waterside spot offers Greek food in a relaxed setting with the option to dine with your feet in the sand. The Mediterranean lounge features luxury cabanas, a live DJ, and a centennial olive tree as its centerpiece. Open daily from noon to 2 am at Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. Contact: 04 455 6677.
Maison de Curry
Maison de Curry, a dine-in concept by the founders of Tresind and Tresind Studio, has arrived in Dubai. The restaurant delves into the exploration of the humble curry, featuring a fully licensed bar with a wide selection of mocktails, grapes, and classic mixed beverages. Maison de Curry is situated in Souk Al Bahar, adjacent to Dubai Fountains, offering views of the Burj Khalifa. The venue includes a bar, lounge, dining area, and terrace. Open daily from noon to 2 am at Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai. Contact: 052 406 6183.
Novikov Café, originally from London, has opened its doors in Dubai Mall's Fashion Avenue. This café offers traditional Mediterranean food with French cooking techniques. The interior features artsy furniture and warm lighting, creating a minimalist design with views of the Burj Khalifa. Open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to midnight, and Saturday to Sunday from 10 am to 1 am at Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall. Contact: 04 362 7500.
Originating from South Africa, Ocean Basket is a Mediterranean-style seafood restaurant that has opened its second Dubai location in Circle Mall, Jumeirah Village Circle. The restaurant serves seafood dishes straight from the grill into a pan. The menu includes items like Hake fish, fish & chips, prawns, and calamari. Open daily from 11 am to 11 pm at Circle Mall, Jumeirah Village Circle. Contact: 04 565 3160.
Lebanon's famous Roadster Diner has opened at Dubai Hills Mall. The casual eatery offers a menu with items like BBQ buffalo chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, potato dippers, burgers, and sandwiches. The restaurant provides a casual and comfy atmosphere, perfect for families to enjoy lunch or dinner. Open daily from 11 am to midnight at Dubai Hills Mall, Ground Floor.
London's Brick Lane restaurant, Rosa's Thai, is now open in JBR. Combining modern London with Bangkok's essence, Rosa's Thai offers classic Thai dishes made from scratch using ingredients from Thailand. The menu includes pad Thai, green curry, red pineapple curry, stir-fried aubergine with yellow bean sauce, and more. Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to midnight, and Friday to Saturday from 11 am to 1 am at The Walk, JBR, Dubai.
Salotto by Chic Nonna
Salotto by Chic Nonna, located on the top floor of Chic Nonna, is an extension of the Italian osteria brand with a different concept. The lounge offers a 70s-style scene with Italian leather couches, armchairs, and live jazz entertainment, providing an après-hours experience for the DIFC crowd. The lounge also transforms into a low-key clubbing experience after midnight. Open daily at Index Tower, DIFC. Contact: 04 605 2000.
Named after Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Sisi's Eatery is an Austrian-inspired restaurant in Dubai Hills Mall. The menu features authentic Austrian dishes with a modern twist, including chicken schnitzel, wiener schnitzel, and kaisershmarrn. The restaurant also offers a variety of Austrian specialty cakes for dessert. Located at Dubai Hills Mall. Contact: 04 343 4701.
Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum
Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum is a swanky Mediterranean-themed destination located at the Radisson Resort Hotel, West Beach The Palm Jumeirah. Created by Italy's Tonino Lamborghini, the restaurant offers entertainment, fine dining, and a wide variety of beverages. Open daily from 11 am to 1 am on weekdays and 11 am to 2 am on weekends at Radisson Resort Hotel, West Beach The Palm Jumeirah.
Trèsind, a glamorous Indian restaurant, has opened at the One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai. The restaurant serves high-end, modern yet accessible Indian cuisine. Open daily from 7 pm to 1 am at One&Only Royal Mirage, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Dubai Marina. Contact: 04 374 6661.
Asia Asia Business Bay
Asia Asia Business Bay has opened in the Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay. This Dubai Marina Asian spot offers a blend of Asian and Middle Eastern flavors and themes in a stylish atmosphere. Open at Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay.
Miracolo, an Italian restaurant with soul, has opened in the Burj Daman area of DIFC. The restaurant specializes in traditional Napoli-style pizza and pasta dishes. Open at Burj Daman Building, DIFC. Contact: 04 577 1471.
Pizza Yard is situated within Al Wasl Road's Bagel Yard, offering fresh pizzas made with soft dough. The restaurant focuses on serving delicious pizzas straight from the oven. Located inside Bagel Yard, Al Wasl Road. Contact: 04 349 5404.
The Nice Guy
The Nice Guy, an intimate Italian restaurant from West Hollywood, is now open in Dubai. The restaurant serves Italian fare for lunch and dinner, including truffle fries, burrata, saffron arancini, and pizza. Open at Ground Floor, Emirates Tower Blvd. Contact: 04 276 9888.
Summersalt by Kayto and Summersalt by Kenji
Summersalt by Kayto and Summersalt by Kenji are two beachside restaurants located at Jumeirah Al Naseem's beach club Summersalt. Summersalt by Kayto features dishes from the original Kayto restaurant, while Summersalt by Kenji focuses on lobster rolls and wagyu steaks. Both restaurants offer lunch and dinner options. Open at Summersalt Beach Club, Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel.
Dibba Bay Oysters
Dibba Bay Oysters has opened its licensed Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort venue. The restaurant offers Dibba Bay oysters paired with bubbly, featuring various oyster sizes and signature sauces. Additionally, the menu includes grilled oysters, locally smoked salmon, and locally produced burrata. Open at Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort. Contact: (noon-11.30pm).
Raspoutine, an after-dark venue, has arrived in Dubai International Financial Centre. The restaurant offers French-flavored dishes with a Russian touch, including steak tartare with caviar and salmon coulibiac. Open at Precinct Building 3, DIFC. Contact: raspoutine.com/dubai.
Mayabay, a Monaco import with a Japanese-Thai menu and stunning views, has opened at Turtle Lagoon, Jumeirah Al Naseem. The restaurant offers Japanese-Thai cuisine and lively nightlife vibes with views of Turtle Lagoon and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Open at Turtle Lagoon, Jumeirah Al Naseem.
Canary Club, from the team behind The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill, has opened in Banyan Tree Residences. The restaurant offers a Japanese-Mexican crossover menu with items like ceviche, taco-makis, robatas, healthy bowls, grilled fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes. Open at Canary Club, Banyan Tree Residences, JLT. Contact: 04 584 5999.
L’Olivo, an award-winning restaurant from Capri, Italy, has a pop-up space in Al Mahara restaurant, Burj al Arab. The restaurant features Italian cuisine and is open for dinner. Open at Ground Floor, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim. Contact: jumeirah.com/en/dine/dubai/burj-al-arab-al-mahara.
Trèsind Studio, a fine dining Indian concept, has relocated to the rooftop of Nakheel Mall. The restaurant offers high-end Indian cuisine with herbs, vegetables, and flowers grown on-site. Open at The Rooftop East, Nakheel Mall - Palm Jumeirah. Contact: 058 895 1272.
Al Nafoorah, offering traditional Lebanese cuisine with a contemporary twist, is located at Madinat Jumeirah. The menu includes cold and hot mezze, Mediterranean sea bass, grilled shrimp, and lamb chops from the charcoal grill. Open daily at Madinat Jumeirah, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Umm Suqeim. Contact: jumeirah.com/alnafoorah.
Bar du Port
Bar du Port offers Ligurian Riviera and Côte d’Azur vibes in Business Bay. The bar and brasserie serve dishes like escargots with pink garlic and herb butter, langoustine linguine with caviar, and wood-grilled octopus. Open daily at Dubai Harbour Pier Club, Dubai Marina. Contact: barduportdubai.com.
Café Beirut, located in Al Murooj Complex, offers traditional Lebanese cuisine such as kibbeh bel sanieh, potato chicken, and koussa bel laban. The restaurant provides views of the Burj Khalifa. Open from Monday to Friday from 10 am until late, and Saturday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 am at Al Murooj Complex, Downtown Dubai. Contact: cafebeirutdubai.com.
Tàn Chá, located at Jameel Arts Centre, offers a vibrant Latin American menu with flavors from Tulum, San José, Lima, Cartagena, and more. The restaurant features Scandinavian, Japanese, and minimalist design elements. Open from Wednesday to Monday from 8 am to 4 pm and 6 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Tuesdays at Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront. Contact: 04 243 6683.
Basko, offering a blend of 1960s Mediterranean vibes, is located at The Opus by Zaha Hadid in Business Bay. The restaurant serves langoustine risotto, frog Provençal, prime rib, and lobster fregola in a lively atmosphere with abstract artworks and red tassels. Open daily from noon to 1 am at The Opus by Zaha Hadid, Business Bay. Contact: 05 8542 4208.
Beach Bar & Grill
Beach Bar & Grill, situated at The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Marina, offers South American cuisine by the water's edge. The restaurant serves dishes like langoustine risotto, frog Provençal, prime rib, and lobster fregola in a relaxed al fresco setting. Open daily from noon to 11 pm at The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Marina. Contact: 04 399 9999.
Tamoka, located at Jameel Arts Centre, offers a Latin American-inspired menu with dishes from Tulum, San José, Lima, Cartagena, and more. The restaurant features a stylish dining space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a focus on seasonal and localized dining. Open from Wednesday to Monday from 8 am to 4 pm and 6 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Tuesdays at Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront. Contact: 04 243 6683.
All New Restaurants in Dubai 2022-2023