15 Best Restaurants in Dubai Right Now

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) $$$$

Torno Subito is an Italian restaurant located at the W Dubai, the Palm.


Rhodes W1 (European, British) (Michelin*) $$$$

Rhodes W1 is a British cuisine located at the Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Dubai Marina


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) $$$$

PLAY Restaurant & Lounge is a Mediterranean & Asian cuisine restaurant located at The H Hotel


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) $$

Cafe Society is an International cafe located in the Tamani Marina Hotel in Dubai Marina. Make sure yo utilize Zomato, and or Entertainer apps for the 2-for-1 meal deal.


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)* $$$

Marina Social is a Mediterranean & British Restaurant located in the InterContinental Hotel Dubai Marina


The London Project (British) $$

The London Project is a British restaurant located at the Bluewaters Island


Toro Toro (Brazilian, Argentinean) $$$$

Toro Toro a Latin American Restaurant located in the Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Dubai Marina.


COYA Dubai (Peruvian) (Michelin)* $$$$

COYA a Peruvian Restaurants located in the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach


Tartufi & Friends (Italian) $$$

Tartufi & Friends is an Italian Restaurant located in City Walk


Armani/Ristorante (Italian) $$$$

Armani/Ristorante is a contemporary Italian restaurant located in the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa


Eauzone (Asian) $$$$

Eauzone is an Asian restaurant with a concentration on Thai and Japanese  cuisine located in the One & Only Royal Mirage Hotel



*  acclaimed chefs and award-winning gourmet concepts.


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    Can you tell me where this picture is taken from. It bears an uncanny resemblance to a shot I took from my balcony this year and posted on my FB account
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