Bringing together modern Chinese fare, flawless service and modish interior design in perfect harmony, Hakkasan ticks all the boxes, impressing diners time and time again. Lauded with a star in the first-ever Michelin Guide Dubai this year, Hakkasan leads the pack when it comes to gourmet dining in the city.
Offering a laid-back ambience with views of Dubai’s Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, 3Fils has become a favourite among locals and internationals alike. Earlier this year, 3Fils also took home the title of the Middle East and Africa’s Best Restaurant, as unveiled in the first-ever World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for the MENA region.
A standout restaurant from the formidable force that is chef Izu Ani, GAIA offers world-class Greek-Mediterranean cuisine in the heart of Dubai. More than just excellent food, this restaurant boasts one of the most beautiful interiors in the city, complemented by genial service.
5. Zuma Dubai
Another standout culinary outpost from chef Rainer Becker, Zuma has become renowned worldwide for its impressive Japanese izakaya cuisine. Set in the DIFC, Zuma Dubai upholds the high standards and sensational fare that this award-winning brand is revered for.
Fusing New York chic with modern Italian flavours, Marea is a true hit on Dubai’s gourmet scene. With praises streaming in from respected guides, including Gault & Millau, this elegant restaurant has more than earned its reputation as one of the best Italian eateries in the city.
7. Pierre’s TT
There’s a reason why Pierre Gagnaire is touted as one of the culinary greats – and it’s because he delivers outstanding dining experiences time and time again. Pierre’s TT is another testament to the chef’s excellence – offering sublime French-fusion cuisine to the backdrop of a stylish interior, it’s a place where foodies will feel right at home.
8. The Artisan
Another haven of Italian cuisine, The Artisan serves up comforting classics in a feel-good environment. Only using the highest quality products, the restaurant takes diners on a multi-sensory culinary journey from Lombardy to Sicily and everywhere in between.
A stalwart on Dubai’s gourmet dining scene, LPM is the epitome of a crowd-pleaser. Using the French Riviera as its muse, it delivers delicious plates that keep guests coming back for more. The bright and inviting interior, with its buzzing atmosphere, adds to the charm, making it increasingly difficult to get a table at this ever-popular restaurant.
10. Mimi Kakushi
A time capsule transporting diners back to 1920s Osaka, Mimi Kakushi offers one of the most unique culinary experiences in Dubai. Presenting its own twist on the omakase concept, the restaurant spotlights seafood-forward fare underpinned by rich umami flavours.