Dubai Food Guide

Hello my dear Readers,

Thank You for showing up on my space on the internet, I really appreciate your loyalty. I have a lust-worthy list of places to dine at for you. I’ve been to each of these places and very strongly recommend these.


Cafes & Restaurants

There’s actually a fine line between cafes and restaurants here in Dubai because even if you go to a cafe for a quick drink, the food options will entice you in plentiful ways. 😉


Socialiscious

A really snug restaurant in a very remote location of Dubai but driving 25 minutes to this place is worth it for me because the food is exceptionally good.

They have nailed their Khao Suey and Thai Green Curry. I very very very highly recommend this place. It’s genuinely worth visiting if you claim to be a true foodie.

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Thai Green Curry (slurrrp)
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Khao Suey

Stomping Grounds

is one of the UNDERDOG cafes of Dubai. For anyone who understands “coffee” well will highly appreciate this place. Always buzzing with the locals, this cafe is going to allow you to experience a different kind of ‘Dubai vibe’. 

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Saya 

has become every girls’ favourite spot because of it’s decor. The food is pretty incredible too. You can not go to Saya cafe without returning with a smile on your face. I’m going to let the pictures do the talking 😉

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Commando fries (the best fries in the world)
Commando fries (the best fries in the world)

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Gold cappuccino

 


Akiba Dori

Located in Dubai Design District, this restaurant is clearly Dubai’s most underrated place. It’s a Japanese place with a widespread menu but… Akiba Dori serves (in my opinion), the best pizza in Dubai!!! 

YES, that’s a strong statement to make but you gotta go there to know!

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Il Borro

For someone who appreciates good, authentic Italian food will know what Il Burro truly offers. Raj & I explored Florence in March 2020 and the standard of Italian food we ate there left us in awe; for the longest time, we couldn’t think any other place (restaurant) outside of Italy could give us that experience… but Il Burro did. You HAVE TO TRY THIS PLACE OUT!!! By the way, they serve the best burrata and cheesecake in Dubai, genuinely… the best.

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Burrata (best in Dubai, THE BEST)
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A simple (yet the best) beetroot salad with goat’s cheese
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Pumpkin Ravioli

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Habtoor Palace Hi Tea

Raj & I are now a fan of the hi tea experience. We’ve had hi tea at a palace in India (read here), a gorgeous English property in Cape Town and then at Habtoor Palace. I will let the pictures do the talking 😉

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The best flower tea I've had till date :-)
The best flower tea I’ve had till date 🙂

Limetree Cafe

Now this one’s for the free spirited people who appreciate words like- organic, fair trade, local, ethical, etc. It’s a cosy comfy place which has a homey vibe. Everytime I think of Limetree cafe, I think of it’s hot chocolate and it’s organic triple chocolate brownie. Needless to say, there’s a lot on the menu that you can experience. 🙂

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 The Candy Bar

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Lotus Milkcake
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Lotus Cappuccino

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 The Hamptons Cafe

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Culinary Boutique

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Chia Seeds Granola
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Rich Chocolate Torte with figs & pure cocoa

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Cafe L’eto

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Angelina

You have to go to Angelina in Dubai mall to try it’s rich hot chocolate and of course the spread of desserts will give you a feeling of being in Paris, right in the middle of Dubai mall 😉

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Tashas

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 Paul

Paul must win an award for NAILING hot chocolate. If you haven’t Paul’s hot chocolate at least once in a life time… you’re missing out. Really!

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World’s finest hot chocolate!

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The Acai Bowl at DIFC

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Projeto Acai at SZR

(my comfort food)

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Sewa 

(for all the hippies Yogis out there)

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Masti at La Mer

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 Carnival by Tresind at DIFC

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Zuma at DIFC

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A drink to remember…

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LPM at DIFC

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La Serre

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Carine at Emirates Golf Club

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Katsuya

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Endamame Hummus, anyone?

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Intersect by Lexus

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Parker’s

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This is a famous dessert at Parker’s called “Back to School”.
Can you guess what’s edible and what’s not?


Cocoa Room by the day &

Slider Station by the night

Yes, this place changes identity basis Earth’s rotation!

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 Thiptara at Palace Downtown

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Lounges for Sheeshah /Drinks

Sometimes, all you want to do is dress to kill & step out for drinks & sheeshah with your favorite people in the world to have the deepest & most rambling conversation ever; so those are the moments you can block these fabulous places for .

Here’s where you’d find the cream of Dubai in their highest spirits.

i) The Sunken Garden at Ritz Carlton 

(for the finest sheeshah in Dubai)

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ii) Ramusake (for drinks)

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iii) Huqqa at the Dubai Mall 

(for sheeshah)

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iv) Poco Loco at Dubai Marina (for sheeshah)

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v) Masti at La Mer 

(for some really dope drinks)

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vi) Carnival by Tresind 

(for some really fancy drinks)

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vii) Tong Thai

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You can read about the tourist attractions, adventure activities and photographer’s paradise recommendations in my previous blog post by clicking HERE!

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Please comment below, which of these places is getting you super excited right now!

I’ll be waiting!

 

Love & Light,
Aakansha
P.S. YOU CAN READ PART ONE OF THIS BLOG POST HERE!
THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS touristy places to visit, adventure activities, best places in the city for photographers,  etc.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sony gurnani says:

    I m speechless….beyond imagination !!

  2. Deepti Rao says:

    fantastic article ! read your previous post too and its so informative and makes me want to visit dubai soon!!!!!

    1. Aakansha says:

      So glad to hear that Deepti.
      Can’t wait to have Dubai WELCOME you with open arms…
      Love!

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