The food scene in Dubai is getting increasingly exciting by the week as more restaurants open their doors this month. Below, read on to find out which places are worth paying a visit to soon.
Located in the Dubai Edition Hotel, Sumosan is an award-winning urban Japanese restaurant promising a unique take on the cuisine. Combining traditional Japanese culinary techniques and authentic flavors with a modern twist, the restaurant’s highlights include the Sumosan surprise lobster salad, thinly sliced yellowtail with truffle yuzu vinaigrette, 24-hour miso marinated black cod, and wagyu fillet sando served with truffle fire, alongside an extensive selection of sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls. Diners’ experience is elevated by the space’s refined architecture and minimalist Japanese designs, an exclusive resident DJ, and unique mixology for enticing cocktails and mocktails. The restaurant is also home to the JBar which will be welcoming guests later this month, and features a charming indoor terrace equipped to host private events.
Le Petit Beefbar
Globally renowned Beefbar is bringing its new concept to Gate Village, DIFC, which offers a cozy yet glamorous ambiance all while staying close to the brand’s core. With a more relaxed dress code and menu, the unlicensed Le Petit Beefbar requires no reservations and features all-time favorites such as Insane Rock Corn, signature bao buns, the Mini Big K Kobe beef bacon burgers, as well as sharing style street food inspired by international cuisines, like Originale Relais de Paris, and the Relais Shawarma. Beefbar’s premium beef will continue to be served by the famous Sauce Beefbar in the restaurant’s signature emoji plates. Also expect dedicated menus for business lunches, a la carte breakfasts, and takeaway service.
Nestled in the second floor of Business Bay’s Pullman Hotel, Honeycomb Hi-Fi is unlike any food spot you’ve been to in Dubai. Bringing together the joy of great food with thoughtfully curated mood-boosting music, this restaurant marks the Middle East’s very first listening bar, and promises an experience to remember. Step into its cosy, yet oh-so-vibrant record store to stock up on rare records before you find yourself walking through a camouflaged door that leads into the ideal nook for an easy meal with friends, lovingly known as The Listening Room. Blending warm, soothing lighting with minimal interiors, this corner features a bespoke sound system and vinyl library, all set to frame an expansive bar. Shoppable artworks dot the perforated wooden wall panels of the restaurant, creating the ideal space for audiophiles to enjoy their favorite tracks, while the outdoor section, aka The Garden, brings a little slice of Japan to Dubai with its bamboo accents. On the izakaya menu, you’ll find an array of scrumptious small plates that were made to be shared, along with flavorful drinks that are bound to have you asking for a second round. Don’t leave without tasting the scallop siu mai with hokkaido scallop and kizami wasabi, and the mochi-stuffed wings with yuzu chilli salt and green sauce.
L’Amo Bistrò del Mare
Offering a breathtaking view of the Al Ain Eye, L’Amo is a seafood lover’s haven. Boasting breezy interiors that seamlessly blend the lines between the indoors and outdoors, this getaway recreates the atmosphere of southern Italian seaside resorts with an exceptional menu. On offer are a range of unmissable gastronomic delicacies, starting with the grilled tiger prawns and chargrilled cod, and leading into spaghetti mancini with sea urchins, gnocchi with mussels, and homemade tagliolini. What makes each bite unforgettable is the produce—all of L’Amo’s seafood is specially flown in from the Mediterranean, including Sicily and the Adriatic Sea. It doesn’t get more authentic or indulgent than this.
Tucked in one of Dubai’s most eclectic dining scenes in ICD Brookfield Place, the newly launched La Niña aims to raise the bar for Modern Iberian Latino cuisine. Having already received HH Sheikh Hamdan’s stamp of approval, the restaurant promises bold flavor combinations that explore the best of the rich cultures of the Iberian Peninsula and South America, and takes diners on a gastronomic adventure. The ambiance of the restaurant comes alive in the main dining room, where guests can take in the setting featuring decorated tiles from the Portuguese art of azulejo, luxurious fabrics, and opulent furniture.
A neighborhood favorite in Shoreditch, Andina has arrived in Dubai to offer the same mouth-watering Peruvian cuisine in a laid-back and welcoming ambiance. The Picanteria has found a home in Dubai Marina and it invites residents to join Andina’s ‘Mesa Latina’ where community is at its heart. Expect the warmth of the traditional, family-run Andean eateries where friends and families can come together over healthy and hearty dishes like ceviches, grilled octopus, panca glazed beef brisket, salmon tiradito, and much more, along with Latin American-inspired drinks. With its motto “Aqui Se Cocina con Cariño” which means “here we cook with love”, the restaurant’s bustling open-kitchen style aims to serve dishes and drinks backed by tradition and research and finished with a dash of creativity.