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10 Delicious Restaurants To Try in Dubai

Saturday, November 7, 2015
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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

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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}

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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

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