The total number of operational restaurants and cafes in the Emirate of Dubai has reached 11,813 at the end of 2018, according to a report issued by the Business Registration and Licensing, a sector in the Department of Economic Development Dubai.
This being said, the count of cafes and restaurants continues to grow.
There are too many amazing restaurants that have not yet been recognized by Michelin. However, a lot of Michelin chefs have opened many restaurants in Dubai.
I have lived in Dubai for 6 months now, and have eaten at about 240+ restaurants. Below is a list of top 15 restaurants to eat in Dubai right now!
P.S. Don’t forget about utilizing the Entertainer App in Dubai! 2 for 1 main course available at half of these restaurants.
Torno Subito DUBAI (Italian) $$$$
Rhodes W1 (European, British) (Michelin*) $$$$
Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe (Middle Eastern) $$
Arabian Tea House is a traditional Middle Eastern cuisine located at the Old Town, Dubai
SIKKA Cafe Lamer (Indian, Persian) $$
SIKKA Cafe is an Arabian, Persian & Middle Eastern cafe located at the La Mer
PLAY Restaurant & Lounge (Japanese) $$$$
BB Social Dining (Japanese, Asian) $$$
BB Social Dining is a mix of Asian, with mainly Japanese influence restaurant, located at DIFC
Cafe Society Dubai (American, Cafe) $$
El Sur (Spanish) $$$
El Sur is a Spanish Restaurants located in The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina in Dubai Marina.
Marina Social (Mediterranean, British) (Michelin)* $$$
The London Project (British) $$
The London Project is a British restaurant located at the Bluewaters Island
Toro Toro (Brazilian, Argentinean) $$$$
COYA Dubai (Peruvian) (Michelin)* $$$$
Tartufi & Friends (Italian) $$$
Tartufi & Friends is an Italian Restaurant located in City Walk
Armani/Ristorante (Italian) $$$$
Eauzone (Asian) $$$$
Eauzone is an Asian restaurant with a concentration on Thai and Japanese cuisine located in the One & Only Royal Mirage Hotel