Dining in Dubai: The Best New Restaurants To Try

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Looking for the next best restaurant in Dubai? From famed New York hotspot Indochine to Downtown Dubai’s Cé La Vie, here are the top restaurants in Dubai for fabulous fine dining and Insta-worthy decor.

Best Restaurants in Dubai - Nassau

Nassau, Jumeirah Golf Estates

Situated in Jumeriah Golf Estate’s club house, Nassau is a new Mediterranean restaurant by Chef Silvena Rowe. The menu is bursting with local produce which is used to craft innovative melt-in-the-mouth fine dining dishes, like the Black Truffle Labneh and the 48-hour slow cooked Ottoman Style Shoulder of Lamb. From the Wagyu Tenderloin (arguably the best steak in Dubai) to guilt-free vegan chocolate ice cream, there’s truly something for every palette. Surrounded by light-filled coves and towering olive trees, the restaurant offers a delightful setting to dine on truffle-infused eats and look across Championship greens. Dubaigolf.com

Best Restaurants in Dubai - Kayto

Kayto, Jumeirah Al Naseem

Located at Jumeriah Al Naseem among some of the top restaurants in Dubai, Kayto is a Peruvian-Nikkei pop-up concept led by Japanese-Argentinian Chef Christian Goya. The marble bar, plush pink chairs and lights cascading from the ceiling create a sleek space made for the millennial, but the food carries its own flair: the Saikyo Miso Black Cod offers a twist on a signature Japanese dish and is a must-try. Open until May 2020, the pop-up also boasts an outdoor terrace with picture-perfect views of the Burj Al Arab. Jumeirah.com

Best Restaurants in Dubai - Amazonico

Amazonico Dubai, Gate Village Pavillon DIFC

Hailing from Salamanca Madrid, celebrity hot-spot Amazonico has now opened a sister restaurant in Dubai. Designed by Lázaro Rosa-Violán, the tropical decor brings jungle-chic to DIFC, whilst the fare is a flourish of Latin American flavour fused with influences from Europe and Asia. Led by Chef Sandro Silva and Marta Seco, the three-storey restaurant features a sushi counter, a rainforest-inspired bar and lounge, and a rooftop terrace made for sipping cocktails in Dubai’s cooler winter. Amazonicorestaurant.com

Best Restaurants in Dubai - Ce La Vie

Cé La Vie Dubai, Address Sky View

One of the latest Downtown Dubai restaurants, Cé La Vie sits atop of the Address Sky View, overlooking Dubai’s high-rise cityscape. Born in Southeast Asia, the new Dubai restaurant (which opens this December) is the brand’s 7th opening — with the elegant eatery already a popular concept in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Offering a playful take on contemporary Asian cuisine, Chef Ko has curated a menu of seasonal ingredients and fresh flavours to try. Be sure to dip into Seaweed Parker Rolls and Spanish Blue Fin Tuna Crudo whilst soaking up the stunning views. Celavi.com

Shanghai ME

Shanghai Me, Gate Village 11 DIFC

Art-deco detailing paired with aromatic Asian cuisine creates a sophisticated scene at Shanghai Me. The recently opened restaurant in Dubai’s DIFC, is a new foodie destination featuring bold art, a bamboo and bougainvillea filled terrace, and glamorous flourishes of red, all inspired by 1930s Shanghai. Whilst the decor is designed to take diners back to the city’s golden era, the food offers a journey through the generations with dishes that tap the region’s rich heritage. Szechuan Style Prawns, Cantonese Roast Duck and signature Bao Buns are all on the menu. For reservations; +97145640505


Indochine, DIFC

Stepping outside of the Big Apple for the first time, New York’s famed French-Vietnamese restaurant, Indochine, has arrived in Dubai. Over the decades, the iconic venue has become a hotspot for New York’s creative crowd, welcoming guests such as Valentino, Cindy Crawford and Andy Warhol. Now set to enhance Dubai’s restaurant scene, the new eatery is adorned with Indochine’s signature Martinique wallpaper and trademark red neon sign. A must-visit for style seekers, make sure to try Chef Steven Nguyen’s Vietnamese Ravioli, accompanied by a Lychee Saketini cocktail. For reservations; +971 4 235 5382

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  • Words by Jenna Calvert