Gourmet Travel Recent Discoveries Top 10 UAE

10 Delicious Restaurants To Try in Dubai

Saturday, November 7, 2015
10 Delicious Restaurants To Try in DubaiLike0

Dubai, the fast pace growing city in the world and we, at Travel Junkie Diary, have saved some favorites for you this week. Some oldies but still winners and some new restaurants in Dubai that won our hearts at first bite!

Here are 

10 Delicious Restaurants To Try in Dubai

Love,

Travel Junkie Diary


Lobster taco @ Wakame in Sofitel Downtown

It’s not every day you hear of two Emirati brothers opening the doors to a new Asian inspired restaurant, so when this happens, you want to be sure to be there to experience their culinary journey. For starters, make sure you order the Lobster taco with yuzu guacamole & salsa and it is no exaggeration when we say that Wakame is absolutely delicious and will win your heart at first bite! We have named this to be Dubai’s favorite Asian fusion delicious restaurant to try in Dubai! Foodies from across the cities are falling in love with Wakame and it is becoming Dubai’s best newly open restaurant! {Wakame in Sofitel Downtown Dubai – Call +971 4 2246663 Booking Required}

Paleo Love @ Omnia Gourmet in Jumeirah Fish Harbour

Celebrity chef Silvena Rowe has opened her first restaurant in Dubai, Omnia Gourmet, in Jumeirah Fishing VillageAlmost entirely gluten free, Omnia Gourmet celebrates the flavours of the local cuisine and has an extensive range of raw, sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, Paleo and vegan desserts. {Omnia Gourmet – +971 4 3437181 – Jumeirah Fishing Harbour – Booking required}

The Burgers @ Slider Station in Jumeirah

Ihu Slider Station is the first conveyor belt burger joint in the world. It is the brain child of Basil Al Salem, the creator of b+f Burger Boutique, b+f Open Flame Kitchen and b+f Roadside Diner. Spun off and created from the sliders idea of Burger Boutique, Slider Station takes on the concept of an American Gas Station in the 40s. This “industrial chic” restaurant specializes in classic and gourmet sliders as well as a wide range of American tapas, grills, flat breads and freshly prepared high end desserts from its in house chocolateire – the Cocoa Room. {Slider Station – Expect a long wait Call +971 600 544005}

Carrot Cake @ Circle Cafe in Dubai Mall

Circle Café was founded in Dubai in 2003 by two moms who had a true love for authentic New York bagels, and who could not find them anywhere in Dubai. What started as a simple bagel and coffee shop turned into one of the most popular casual dining spots in the UAE. For dessert, pick their recent renovated recipe of the carrot cake! You’re taste buds will never be the same again! Just recently opened in Dubai Mall {Circle Cafe in Dubai Mall – Call 04-338-0049 First come, first serve}

Wasabi Tiger Shrimp Tempura @ Okku in The H Hotel 

The multi-award winning Luxury Japanese Restaurant and Lounge opened it’s doors February 2009. Their brunch is also exceptionally good and you MUST try their Wasabi Tiger Shrimp Tempura, one of my favorite! {Okku in The H Hotel – +971 (0)4 501 8777 Booking Required}

Lotus softie Ice Cream @ Salt at Kite Beach 

In 2014, we found Salt, a food truck in Dubai serving contemporary style burgers at Kite Beach in Jumeirah. This year, they launched a bar area with summer drinks such as pink lemonade and lemon & mint, and one of our favorite is an Ice Cream called ‘the lotus softie’. {Salt at Kite Beach in Jumeirah – First come, first serve}

Picture by Salt
Picture by Salt

Bircher Muesli @ Bystro Al Manara 

Bystro is by name, a family friendly restaurant and pastry house specializing in delectable homemade desserts and hearty Modern European classic bistro cuisine. Fall in love at first sight as you walk in with the Mediterranean –style tiled entrance and the delicious healthy food! For breakfast, a favorite is the Bircher Muesli with almond milk. It’s gluten free too! {Bistro Al Manara – First come, first serve – Call  04-336 8056 }

Cheese Burger @ Five Guys in Dubai Marina Mall

Five Guys is a US Burgers and Fries joint which offers delicious handcrafted burgers, fries, hot dogs. They are also located in UK and Canada. Five Guys has a cult following that includes world leaders, celebrities and pop stars – from US President Barrack Obama (his is a cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and jalapeno peppers) to reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian and even One Direction’s Niall Horan. Building your own burger is so appealing to everyone and we heard that it is definitely something you have to try if you are a burger lover! {Five Guys – Dubai Marina Mall – First come, first serve – +971 4 321 7175}

 The tagine @ Qbara in Wafi 

A modern approach to quintessentially arabesque cuisine that follows authentic flavours and recipes presented with a creative, contemporary twist…Qbara, the award winning restaurant has won the hearts of many! It is an immense space with a large dining area on 2 floors and semi private areas on the side with a long bar facing the glass kitchen.  {Qbara – Wafi Mall – Reservation required –  +971 (4) 709 2500}

Tandoori Jinga @ Teatro in Rotana Towers

An oldie but still a winner to every ‘old school and new school’ in Dubai! The Award Winning restaurant and one of the hottest fine dining restaurants in Dubai offering different cuisines, all in the same venue. Also, if you are a sangria lover, you will find the best Sangrias in the city! Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Italian. Service and food never went out of style in Teatro and is still a number one place to go to for weekends and weekdays! {Teatro – Rotana Towers – +971 4 312 2202 – Reservation required}

Travel Junkie Diary

A bohemian traveler

6 comments

  1. Alice_me says:

    Love the carrot cake from Circle. The taste is far from ordinary.

  2. Pocketfull Of Me says:

    Cant wait to try some of these places next time I’m in Dubai :)!!!

  3. Penny Traskov says:

    Teatro an old time favorite! Great list!

  4. Joshua Shepard says:

    Saved this list for when I arrive in Dubai Next week!!

  5. Dana Haytham says:

    Totally trying Wakame and Circle!!! THANK YOU for this! x

Leave a Reply

Follow @ traveljunkiediary
  • For the longest time, I’ve been addicted to the sea. I’ve dedicated most of my passion for under water diving, kite surfing and being in flip flops. 
Asia was a huge part of my childhood and growing up to this day, I would only picture my future home in front of the ocean. But today, the ocean would maybe be the Arctic one. 
And now, I look back, only because it’s gratifying to do so. To see how far I have grown to love something totally the opposite but equally the same adventure of emotions. 
My goals? To be happy. To be really really happy. That’s all I ever want. 💫
  • The Arctic has become my comfort zone. A place where I can easily and happily go to re-align my thoughts. 
It helped me believe in giving people time...Time to process the good and the bad because there is something so beautiful about unforced bonds. 
I’m a forever kind of person. I don’t have room for temporary. I believe in big love, of growing old with your friends, soulmates and soul friends. 
I believe in being there for people through thick and thin. I believe in not giving up when things get tough. I believe in relationships that can make it through everything and anything. 
If the Arctic gave me that peace of mind, how can I ever leave? 💫
Photo by @dennisstever
  • Do you ever have these conversations in your head where you actually pull a facial expression that would fit the conversation but then realize how weird it must look to someone who doesn’t know you are acting out a whole scenario in your head? 
That’s me. 
All.The.Time. 
Even more when I can’t put emotions into words and this landscape pops out of nowhere and blows me away!
#shotoniphone #Lapland
  • There’s a synergy whenever you’re surrounding yourself with people who bring out your best self. 
Some best friends call each other “soul friends” because they always feel inspired and uplifted after spending time together.
You’ve got to find your ‘soul people’ the ones for which the answers to these questions; does our relationship feel easy? Am I better for knowing this person? Would they do anything to keep me in their life? Do they help me become closer to the person I ultimately want to be?— are always yes.
Thank you to those who have inspired me on our @travelwithtjd trips 💫 #TravelWithTJD #shotoniphone
  • I must admit, it’s not the first time I witness the northern lights, but it gets me every single time. I’ve been coming here for almost 4 and a half years and my feelings for @ourfinland has not changed, and every year I feel more love for this place. 
What’s exhilarating about the experience is the wait, in subzero temperatures with new guests on our @travelwithtjd series. The reaction on their faces, the magic moment where they are so grateful for making that leap of faith to join @dennisstever and I on this adventure and to create their own reality. Priceless!
Also, thank you @dennisstever for capturing this moment 😊 #TravelwithTJD #CreateYourReality
  • I’m back in my element. Crazy, beautiful adventures in the northern most part of Finland with @travelwithtjd on our #TravelwithTJD Series. 
Nothing compares to the wilderness here in Finland @ourfinland ❄️ I’m so happy to be back, with 10 new guests, showing them the magic of the Arctic. We have very few spaces left on our TJD Finland Winter Series in March, you can join us by clicking the link in bio or contact me directly. #TravelwithTJD #CreateYourReality #Shotoniphone
  • Let’s go somewhere far away where there is only static on our radios. Join me on the 2-7th April 2020 on our @travelwithtjd road trip journey to Iceland. Message me for details or click the link in bio 💫 #CreateYourReality #TravelwithTJD
  • Our @travelwithtjd season has started and we have started to take bookings for 2020. Join @dennisstever and I on the 2nd - 7th of April in Iceland on a beautiful road trip to explore lagoons, waterfalls, horseriding, northern light hunting, glacier hiking, Icelandic cuisine and incredible landscapes! Direct message me for more info or click the link in bio💫 #TravelwithTJD #CreateYourReality

Photo by @dennisstever
  • Leaving Northumberland and back to Dubai!
Join me tomorrow, I will be in @uterqueofficial at @thedubaimall with @louisenichol at 4pm to 6pm, talking about how I turned my passion into a reliable and profitable business on @travelwithTJD @TJDHospitality.
In recent seasons, Uturque has been championing women empowerment by hosting a series of panel talks and discussions across the globe led by women who are experts in their professional field and it gives me great pleasure to be part of it.
  • A little gem in Newcastle...
Have a beautiful weekend everyone ❤️
and thank you @visitbritaingcc @wegoarabia and @visitneengland for designing an incredible itinerary for me and for taking so good care of me during my bucket list trip.
  • Northumberland originally meant 'the land of the people living north of the River Humber'. The present county is the core of that former land, and has long been a frontier zone between England and Scotland. 
Caught moments before the tripod tumbled and turned thanks to that slight countryside breeze 😊 
I travel for that breeze :)
@visitbritaingcc @visitneengland @wegoarabia
  • Any Vikings fans here?? I’ve ticked a bucket list place! Lindisfarne – also known as Holy Island – is one of the most important places of early English Christianity. Irish monks settled here in AD 635. 
To get here, there is only one road and that is covered twice a day by the North Sea at certain time of the day. About three miles of road disappears by the high tide and you can’t leave or get there until the tide changes back and the road re-appears.
Many visitors will attempt the ‘Pilgrims Way’ the ancient route across the sands marked by wooden posts. 
June AD 793 was destined to be one of their darkest days... it was here where the Vikings invaders from Scandinavia first landed in England on the shores of Lindisfarne, and launched a deadly attack on the church and the inhabitants. You can follow @visitneengland and @visitbritaingcc to see more on North East England.