Top 6 Restaurants in Dubai: Our Recommendations and Favourites


Picking the best ‘eating-out’ places in a city is the most difficult thing to do, and it becomes even more difficult when you are talking about a city like Dubai, as it has so much to offer. In today’s post we have listed out (only) those places where we have checked in more than once and would still love to go to.

While choosing the top 6 we have taken into consideration several parameters such as the quality of food, ambience, service, budget and the over all feel.

#fulldisclosure – None of these options will burn a hole in your pocket ????

Ravi Restaurant @ Al Karama

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Check any travel portal, when one talks about the quintessential spicy Pakistani Non- vegetarian food in Dubai, Ravi Restaurant comes in highly recommended. A menu full of mouth watering spicy tandoori and curry based dishes makes it a must try and hence we also thought let’s check out what the buzz all about…

Our verdict – Come here only if you are an absolute foodie. There are absolutely no frills, only good non vegetarian food. About us ? Well we have been to the one at Al Karama twice, and would love to go back again ????

Prices (of what we had)

Butter Chicken – 24 AED

Nan – 2 AED (per piece)

Chicken Tikka – 8 AED

Taste – 8.5/10

Service – 710

Ambience – 7/10

Budget – 10/10

Bayt Al Waqeel @ Meena Bazaar

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This place is hidden somewhere in the old souk, much like a precious gem! Go for the spectacular view of the Dubai Creek and the Abras (traditional boats), and maybe even club it with your trip to Meena Bazar, Gold souk, etc. This place is known for its seafood and shish tawouk. The food is good, location and ambience spectacular, but sadly cant say the same about their service.

Prices (of what we had)

Shish Tawouk – 45 AED

King fish steak – 65 AED

Strawberry Milk shake – 35 AED

BakLawa – 14 AED

Taste – 8/10

Service – 4/10

Ambience – 8.5/10

Budget – 8/10

Caribou Coffee @Dubai Mall

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It’s THE coffee shop we go to when in Dubai, there are several outlets, our favourite is the one in Dubai Mall, near the Burj Khalifa entrance.

Prices (of what we had)

Medium Mocha – 20 AED

Medium cold press iced coffee – 16 AED

Grilled chicken with Mozzarella cheese Panini- 25 AED

Blueberry Muffin – 14 AED

Taste – 9/10

Service – 8/10

Ambience – 8/10

Budget – 8/10

House of Curry @ Jumeirah Beach Residence

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If you like north Indian food and are missing home, then this is the place to come. Slightly expensive but the food is amazing and so is the ambience. Visit on a cooler day and you can sit outside to enjoy the view.

Prices (of what we had)

Murgh Malai Kebab – 65 AED

Butter Chicken- 80 AED

Raita – 25 AED

Plain Naan – 10 AED (per piece)

Taste – 9/10

Service – 9/10

Ambience – 8.5/10

Budget – 6/10

Arabian Tea House @ Meena Bazaar

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If you are in Dubai it’s understandable that you will constantly be pulled towards the amazing Malls and ultra modern city life, but we loved visiting Old Dubai and so always make it a point to come to the Arabian Tea House as this place has a traditional/ historical feel to it. The best part is they play traditional Arabic music and the place is infused with smell of Oud.

We usually come here for breakfast as they have some really amazing options and great selection of teas.

Prices (of what we had)

Griled Halloumi – 34 AED

Omelet – 32 AED

Leqalmat- 26 AED

Turkish Coffee – 20 AED

Exotic Paradise (Green Tea) – 25 AED

Taste – 9/10

Service – 9/10

Ambience – 10 /10

Budget – 7/ 10

Bahri Bar @ Souk Madinat

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One of the best places to have a few drinks and enjoy a great view of the Burj Al Arab! We love their cocktails and if the weather is on your side nothing beats this place for a romantic date with your beloved.

Also, I would recommend you make a reservation in advance if you want to get the perfect view from the outside seating area.

Prices (of what we had)

Field of Dreams – 60 AED

Green Orchid – 45 AED

Feta stuffed green olives – 35 AED

Chicken Satay Skewers – 40 AED

Taste – 9/10

Service – 9/10

Ambience – 10 /10

Budget – 7/ 10

So these were our handpicked top 6 restaurants from our trip to Dubai. What are your favourite restaurants in Dubai, do let us know – we would love to check in next time were are here again ????

Till then Ciao!!!

This blog was originally published on 'Beauty and The Being' 

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