5 Best Restaurants You Cannot Miss in Jumeirah, Dubai

5 Best Restaurants You Cannot Miss in Jumeirah, Dubai

From Authentic Italian To French, Khush Shares A List Of The Unmissable Restaurants In Jumeirah, Dubai.

ARTICLE BY : Nupur Sarvaiya


Eating at Jumeirah, Dubai is like being transported to culinary heaven. Among the liveliest, poshest neighbourhoods in the city, Jumeirah is home to some of Dubai’s best eateries, restaurants, cafes and bars. From fine French fare and upmarket Italian cuisine, to refined seafood dishes and of course, local Emirati fare made with local ingredients, restaurants here offer a myriad of options to be spoilt for choice. Whether you call the area home or you’re meant to travel for a few days or hours, make sure you take a look at our essential guide on where to eat and drink in Jumeirah. Scroll through! 

Pai Thai at Al Qasr

Take your date night a notch higher by hopping in an abra (a traditional wooden boat) through Madinat Jumeirah’s picturesque waterways to make your way to Pai Thai. An award-winning Thai restaurant, Pai Thai at Jumeirah Al Qasr also sits amidst lush greenery and serene waterways. Pai Thai is an ode to one of the most important sentiments of Thai Culture Nam Jai, which translates to or ‘water of the heart’ meaning to offer heartfelt generous hospitality and kindness without agenda.

The interiors is inviting and quaint, while the outdoor seating offers the most romantic vibe along with envious views. Kick off with a small plate among its wide array of dim sums and dumplings, Breaded Prawn Cake, Vegetable Spring Roll, or Grilled Marinated Chicken Sate. For mains, Pla Paw - grill marinated seabass wrapped in banana leaf, Goong Gratiem Prik Thai - crispy tiger prawns, or wok-fried rice and noodles with curry make delicious picks.

Khush tip: If you can’t choose, go for The Five Tastes of Thailand set sharing menu with their signature dishes.

Al Muntaha at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Al Muntaha will instantly lure you with its fine French and Italian cuisine and Instagram-ready design. It is perched atop 27th floor at Dubai’s most iconic hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The interiors is well laid out so most table have a window seating. It boasts striking green and blue wave-inspired ceiling, which matches the carpet. Acclaimed Chef Saverio Sbaragli whips up a French base with some Mediterranean influences combined with highest quality ingredients.

You can also look forward to savouring luxury ingredients like truffles and caviar, excellent sauces and desserts. Choose from French classics like St. Jacques scallops and roasted free range poulette de Bresse, along with plates with an Italian twist, such as the delicate Bottoni, a filled pasta made with Italian Cetica potatoes. It’s no wonder then Al Muntaha has a Michelin star to its credit and this year, the restaurant was three prestigious awards.

Khush tip: Ask for a table by the floor-to-ceiling windows, to enjoy the breath-taking views.

Pierchic at Jumeirah Al Qasr

Located on the private pier of the beautiful Jumeirah Al Qasr hotel that overlooks the Arabian Gulf, Pierchic offers an over-the-water dining experience like no other. Headed by the highest ranked female chef in the UAE Chef Beatrice Segoni, Pierchic’s vast menu serves Mediterranean-style seafood, inspired by the world's oceans. The food is cooked using fresh catch and sustainably sourced produce. From a range of pasta and risotto, to seafood and meats, there’s something for every taste and preference. Some of the most decadent dishes include French blue lobster, Patagonian toothfish and Cotoletta Alla Milanese - Milanese veal chop among many others. To end your note on the sweetest note, go for Chef’s Beatrice Tiramisu. Chef Beatrice has also curated a ‘Truffle Menu’ and ‘A Taste Of Pierchic’ set tasting menu to cast you to the Italian coast, with vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.

Khush tip: Take a seat on the terrace to soak up picture-perfect views.

Rockfish at Jumeirah Al Naseem

Stunning interiors, waterside holiday vibe, stunning views of the Burj al Arab, and a scrumptious menu, Rockfish ticks all boxes to become a must-visit destination. Being recommended by the Michelin Guide in Dubai is testament to Rockfish’s quality, service and exceptionally high standards. Headed by Chef Marco Garfagnini, the contemporary resturant is the perfect place to enjoy a memorable Arabian sunset while indulging in deliciously fresh seafood.

The concise menu puts a spotlight on precisely cooked, powerfully flavoured dishes. Some of the exquisite eats include spicy tuna tartare and seabass crudo. If you’re feeling indulgent, go for a sharing platter with the chef's selection, or sample their impressive surf and turf options. Your server will be happy to help you perfectly pair your food with a glass of vino. Make sure you save some room for desserts like Citrus Vacherin and Apple Tart Tatin.

Khush tip: Don’t forget to view all traceability details of your fish and discover its journey from sea to plate using their ‘SFS Trace’ technology.

Gohan in Jumeirah Emirates Towers

From the very skilled team behind La Cantine du Faubourg, Gohan is an intimate, Japanese concept restaurant at the Emirates Towers. Its entrance maybe unassuming (via an unmarked door between the wine fridges in La Cantine), but the food, flavours and character of Gohan are mighty. Like its name Gohan, which translates to meal of any sort, it is a celebration of authentic Japanese dining rooms.

While Gohan rides on its humble traits, each dish is plated work of art, set and served with precision and elegance. You’ll be able to experience the flavours of high-end Japanese street food in Dubai. Sample a refined menu of skewers, hand-rolled sushi, gyoza and main courses, all made with top quality produce, expert cooking techniques along with imports such as fois gras and caviar added into the mix. Bluefin tuna nigiri, foie gras gyozas and wagyu beef katsu are splendid choices.

Khush tip: Keep room for desserts! The Chocolate Fondant Soufflé and Creme Brulee are our faves.

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