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Must-Try Gourmet Restaurants While You're in Dubai

by Kumar Samtani

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There’s no denying that Dubai is a paradise for globetrotters, especially those who are always looking for a unique adventure. The city where everything is possible does a mighty fine job of delivering the best there is in the world, and it definitely does so in terms of food as well.

Whatever kind of dining experience you may be looking for, you’re sure to find it here. If you’re more inclined toward gourmet fare, the options are countless. However, to make it easier for you to pick a gastronomic adventure, we have rounded up below the six must-try gourmet restaurants in Dubai:


1. Eauzone


Despite its European focused sounding name, this restaurant actually offers modern Asian cuisine, which is adored by diners from all over. All the dishes combine finely honed techniques to bring out the rich flavors Asian food has always been known for. However, Eauzone takes things up a notch by introducing a little something new to popular Asian fare.

When it comes to ambiance, Euzone is a winner with its view of the sea beyond, and its glamorous architecture and décor.


2. Quattro Ristorante


quattro ristorante pizza


If you’re looking for gourmet food that’s absolutely good for your body, this restaurant in Bur Dubai is worth visiting. It serves high-quality Italian and Mexican vegan food, and it also offers yummy desserts that will not make you feel guilty at all. 

You'd be delighted to know that Quattro Ristorante only uses the finest ingredients for its signature pizzas, which are all made in a traditional wood-fired oven. The restaurant never fails to produce a delightful experience for guests, especially when chefs demonstrate their molecular gastronomy techniques to diners.


3. Coya


Coya Ceviche

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Peruvian food is often described as refined. Even with humble ingredients, the masters of Peruvian cuisine at Four Season Hotel’s Coya (in Jumeira) are able to make decadently delicious dishes. Here, you’ll have the best ceviche you’ll ever have in your lifetime, and don’t miss out on the red snapper with truffle, ponzu, and chives because everybody raves about it.


4. Serendipity 3


savory and sweet at Serendipity 3


Certainly the most popular among the Citywalk Dubai restaurants, Serendipity 3 is a place that you will visit even if you’re not really in search of a gourmet restaurant. A lot of folks pay it a visit in hopes of bumping into some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

The restaurant, owned by the same folks as its original location in New York City, is known for being frequented by Hollywood hotshots because it truly is the best place to get outrageously yummy treats – everything from the 340g steak with onion rings tower called the New York Steak of Mind to the iconic Frrrozen® Hot Chocolate. You will delight in the range of offerings at this restaurant and have a meal to remember for a lifetime.


5. Caramel


One of the DIFC restaurants, Caramel, attracts young people because it’s hip and luxurious. Likewise, its menu offers a lot of familiar treats that are prepared with great skill.

Meat dishes here are always cooked beautifully so if you have a hankering for meat after enjoying Dubai’s abundant and flavorful vegan options, Caramel Restaurant & Lounge is definitely the place to go. It boasts of steaks and burgers that are to die for, as well as interesting sides that make for a truly exquisite plate.


6. Bu Qtair


By Qtair fish

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Unlike the rest of the restaurants on this list, it’s not one would consider ‘high-end’. Nevertheless, it deserves to be on this list because who doesn’t appreciate a place that serves good fish?

Malabari-style fish is a must-try in Dubai and Bu Qtair has perfected it. But perhaps the best thing about this cafeteria-style restaurant is that everything’s within a traveler’s budget. There are generous servings and all the popular dishes are affordable.


There are still plenty of gourmet restaurants in Dubai to check out, but if you want an assortment of flavors you’ve never had before, as well as, a nice view or awesome value for your budget, you can’t miss out on these dining destinations. Expect more restaurants to make the list in the near future as more world-renowned chefs bring their restaurants to this city that’s always ready for something new!


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