69 Dubai restaurants are featured in the Michelin Guide Dubai 2022 with eleven awarded coveted Michelin Stars
The results are in! Dubai officially has its own Michelin Guide, joining 36 culinary destinations across North America, South America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Gwendal Poullennic, the Michelin Guide’s International Director, held a ceremony on 21 June at the Dubai Opera and, after months of speculation, revealed nine restaurants have been awarded one Michelin star while the two-star rating has been awarded to two establishments.
The Michelin Guide reviews restaurants according to strict guidelines wherein five criteria must be met: quality of ingredients; mastery of cooking; harmony of flavours; personality of the chef through the cuisine; and consistency across the menu and over time. In addition to the famed one-, two- and three-star ratings, awards include the Bib Gourmand which recognises restaurants offering delicious, reasonably priced cuisine; Green Stars for dedication to sustainability; and Michelin Special awards which are awarded for individual achievements.
Two Michelin Stars
Il Ristorante – Niko Romito Chef Giacomo Amicucci prepares complex, contemporary Italian cuisine with top-quality ingredients flown in from Italy.
STAY by Yannick Alléno The opulence of its interiors are mirrored in an exquisite menu of elevated French fare.
One Michelin Star
11 Woodfire An open-fire grill is the heart of this Jumeirah restaurant where wood-fired meats take centre stage.
Trèsind Studio Renowned for its immersive experience, the 20-seater rooftop restaurant offers contemporary Indian cuisine in a multi-course tasting menu.
Tasca by José Avillez A poolside restaurant atop the Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah serving traditional Portuguese dishes in a laid-back, chic atmosphere.
Hakkasan Atlantis The Palm, Jumeirah houses one of the franchise’s twelve global outposts serving world-class Chinese cuisine.
Ossiano The spectacular aquarium views enhance an exquisite dining experience where seafood shines (and surrounds).
Al Muntaha Nestled on the 27th floor of the iconic Burj Al Arab, Al Muntaha’s Mediterranean influences come to life through modern dishes and luxurious ingredients.
Armani Ristorante An elegant establishment inside the Burj Khalifa, Armani Hotel’s bustling eatery serves beautifully presented Italian cuisine.
Hōseki An intimate nine-seater restaurant overlooking Dubai’s glittering skyline, the Japanese Omakase menu is prepared by sushi master Masahiro Sugiyama.
Torno Subito Playful dishes reign supreme at the 60s-inspired restaurant where Massimo Bottura reimagines Italian dishes from his childhood.
Lowe Lowe is the only Dubai restaurant to receive a Green Star due to its continued commitment to sustainability. Locally procured ingredients meet a zero-waste policy in stripped-back surroundings. In addition, Lowe hosts monthly “Waste NOT” dinners featuring a 10-course set menu of leftover ingredients.
The Bib Gourmand category features reasonably priced restaurants. Dubai’s winners are Al Khayma, Bait Maryam, Brasserie Boulud, Fi’Lia, Folly, Goldfish, Ibn Albahr, Indya by Vineet, Ninive, Orfali Bros, REIF Japanese Kushiyaki, Shabestan and Teible.
Michelin Special Awards
Michelin Special Awards are bestowed upon those are excelling in the field. For Dubai’s Michelin Guide, Moonrise‘s Dubai-born chef Solemann Haddad was awarded the Young Chef Award for his enthusiasm, creativity and dedication. Ossiano’s Danijela Tesic was awarded the Sommelier Award for her extensive knowledge of grape, while The Welcome and Service Award was given to the cheerful Bait Maryam staff.
In total, 69 restaurants are mentioned in the Michelin Guide Dubai 2022. Though not all were given stars, to be recommended by the Michelin Guide is an accomplishment. Some of the other restaurants include 3 Fils, Amazonico, LPM, Masti, Mimi Kakushi, Sucre, Nobu, Moonrise and Il Borro. See the Michelin Guide Dubai 2022 here
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- Words by Savanna Smith