When it comes to exotic dishes and fancy restaurants, Dubai is on the top of the list. It attracts tourists from all over the world and that’s why it serves every national cuisine. You can find all types of food (Italian, European, Asian, American, Yemeni, etc.) in the restaurants of Dubai. Dubai also imports chefs and food chains from all over the world to provide the feel of home to the tourists. Its restaurants not only offer the delicious food but also the stunning decor, mesmerizing views, and heavenly culinary experiences.
Here are the top 10 exotic dishes and restaurants in Dubai.
1. Emirati cuisine by Al Fanar Restaurant & Cafe
If you want to try Emirati food, you can enjoy it here at Al Fanar Cafe as they are offering the most traditional and mouth-watering food. Their specialty is Emirati rice, meat feasts, and snacks. Also, you can enjoy the exotic breakfast here. You will fall in love with their dessert snacks as well. The luqaimat (donuts), and tharid (sauce, chicken, and thin spongy bread) are the most famous cuisines by this restaurant.
2. Costilla taco by Maiz Taco Truck
This place in Downtown Dubai will completely leave you in awe by its impressive experience they are providing to its visitors. You can head towards Downtown Dubai as you can spot different Japanese dishes, bakeries, spices, etc. If you are craving costilla taco, you can prefer the Maiz Taco Truck.
3. Chinese dishes by China Sea Restaurant
This unassuming spot in Deira offers the best Chinese food in Dubai. Their flavorful cooking and huge food portions are worth mentioning. You can enjoy the food at only 40 to 50 AED. The popular recipes are Sichuan pork, fried rice, fried chicken, dumplings, chow mein, etc.
4. Asian food by Dhow Dinner Cruise
This amazing place is located at Dubai Marina and it offers the many Asian and international food recipes to the travelers of Dubai. This place is best for you if you are in Dubai on a honeymoon trip because of its romantic aura. You will love the traditional style dhow boat as it floats away from the land to enjoy the mesmerizing view of the city. You can enjoy an Asian food buffet here as it is quite popular among foodies.
5. French Mediterranean by French Riviera
This place is located at an amazing and brand new pop-up dining experience that serves the modern and classic French Mediterranean food. It is located right on the beach and it offers a Côte d’Azur dining experience to their customers. You can enjoy tuna crudo, octopus cooked over a wood fire, and meunière with crushed potatoes. This place is also popular for its tasty pasta but if you are a meat lover, you can enjoy fire beef entrecote with green sauce. Go for brown butter ice cream or pineapple tarte tatin in desserts.
6. Chicken jalfrezi by Ravi Restaurant
If you want to try Indian and Pakistani food, then you try Ravi Restaurant. It is recommended by most travelers and tourists of Dubai. It is located at Al Dhiyafa Road, Satwa. This restaurant is popular for its spicy chicken that is marinated overnight, BBQ, and chicken jalfrezi. You will also love cheese naan (bread), paneer. Moreover, this restaurant serves halal food.
7. European food by Pierchic
This restaurant is one of the best and romantic places to enjoy quality time with your date. It is located at the 5-star hotel called Al Qasr, Dubai. You can enjoy different European cuisines and top-rated seafood. The most famous food dishes are pierogi, waffles, cheese fondue, goulash, currywurst, etc. The food is designed by 3 Michelin star chefs to satisfy your taste buds. Not only the food, but the view of this place is also quite stunning.
8. Mandi lamb platter by Al Marhabani Restaurant
Mandi is basically a Yemeni dish that includes rice with the lamb meat toppings. The special thing about this recipe is that it is cooked in an underground oven. It is one of the top restaurants if you want to enjoy Yemeni food. You are also going to love the lamb drumstick that will melt in your mouth right away. You can enjoy this platter with chicken, or beef meat as well if you don’t like lamb taste. This place is located at Jumeirah Road so if you are nearby, don’t forget to try this place.
9. Special kebabs by Al Ustad
If you are craving special kebabs then head towards this legendary Al Ustad. They are serving food even before the development of Dubai. They are one of the popular among local restaurants throughout Dubai. They also serve other Irani foods but they are insanely famous for kebabs. This place is located at Al Mankhool Road, Dubai. You can enjoy food here from 50 to 100 AED for 2-3 people.
10. Chicken tandoori by Basanti & Co
This restaurant is located at blue waters island and it serves a bunch of interesting grub. You are going to love vegetable seekh with specific sausages. Unlike many other Indian foods, it is not very oily. You can try tandoori chicken, vegetable seekh kebab, Kashmiri mutton rogan josh, and many other dishes from different regions of India.