The Best Spots for Asian Food in Dubai
Craving Asian good in Dubai? Check out these spots recommended by locals and experts.
Dubai, rapidly emerging as a global food destination, offers culinary diversity and creativity, blending together both traditional and innovative flavors. In this listing, we will be highlighting the best Asian restaurants in Dubai, based on personal recommendation from World of Mouth experts such as Pallavi Sangtani, Liam Collens and Hani AlMalki.
Our list includes Din Tai Fung if you're craving noodles or dim sum, Daikan for great ramen and Hawkerboi if you're longing for Singaporean hawker food. Explore these places and more with our guide on where to find the best Asian food in Dubai.
With a laid-back atmosphere tucked away in a residential tower, Daikan is a casual spot specializing in ramen. Their menu highlights include a spicy chef’s special ramen and a rich, creamy shoyu ramen, both hailed as among the best in the area. In addition to ramen, they also serve notable dishes such as miso aubergine and chicken katsu bao with kimchi.
Known for its impeccable service and good food, Din Tai Fung at the Mall of Emirates offers a delightful dining experience. Despite not serving Pork XLB, it maintains a reputation for great pricing. It's a destination worth considering for those seeking a quality meal.
Hawkerboi offers a diverse menu of Asian favorites, evoking the vibrant hawker stall culture of Singapore. The ambiance is enhanced by mood lighting and music, creating a unique dining experience away from the typical Instagram-centric approach. Highlights from their menu include prawn satay skewers, calamari, chicken wings, beef noodles, spicy beef salad, and a variety of dim sum, with the duck gyozas being particularly noteworthy.
Mimi Kakushi is a Japanese restaurant located in the Four Seasons hotel, offering an innovative twist to Asian cuisine. The ambiance is reminiscent of early 1930s Japan, with glossy woods, portraits, palm leaves, and warm lighting. The menu offers a variety of dishes, including popular items like wagyu foie gras gyozas, Kagoshima wagyu maki roll, and generously portioned king crab, all of which are served in small plates, allowing for a diverse dining experience.
With an unexpected location inside a neighborhood mall, Nama Yoso brings a casual take on Japanese cuisine, offering a range of dishes including seafood gyozas, fatty otoro, wagyu, aburi nigiri, and fresh crab salads. The restaurant is led by a highly regarded chef in the region, ensuring an authentic experience. Emphasizing the raw essence of Japanese tradition, Nama Yoso is a place where timeless artistry is passed down through generations.
Specializing in hotpot dishes, Nine Squares Restaurant (Jumeirah Branch) offers a dual hot pot, one spicy and one mushroom-based. The buns with condensed milk are also a popular choice among the customers. The staff is noted to be attentive and the location is easily accessible.
The Reif Japanese Kushiyaki restaurant offers a unique dining experience that combines traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern twist. The menu features a variety of dishes, such as seared prawn toast, cauliflower black sesame kushi, chicken or wagyu sandos, and duck ramen with a thick broth. It's not just about the food, but also the relationship with the culinary art process driven by the heart and talent of the chef, REIF Othman.
Streetery Food Hall JLT is a unique dining spot that brings together authentic street style food from countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, from barbecued meats to aromatic Asian spices, all designed to awaken your food memories. It's a place where you can unwind and indulge in comforting food from around the world, consistently good and always hitting the spot.
TÀN CHÁ Restaurant is well-known for its delicious dim sum, offering unique options such as wagyu bumblebee buns, cordyceps dumplings, and mushroom cheung fun. The place provides a stylish, yet cosy setting with a terrace that offers a canal view and a DJ playing well-selected tunes. The restaurant also serves other signature dishes like Honey Nut Beef Cubes, Peking Duck and is known for its house made XO sauce.
TakaHisa is a high-end establishment offering premium sushi and wagyu, using the finest quality produce imported directly from Japan. Their menu includes delicacies such as chilled Ozaki beef carpaccio with caviar, smoked bonito, steamed Japanese hairy crab, and abalone in a thick uni and light soy dressing. With an extensive and well-selected range of wine and sake, this restaurant provides a memorable dining experience in an elegant setting.
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