REVIEW: Crazy Fish Dubai
What’s instantly recognisable about one of Monte Carlo’s most lauded restaurants, is just how cosy the place is. You immediately feel at home upon arrival. Crazy Fish proudly presents a taste of what’s to come on a chiselled iceberg that’s strewn with colourful citrus fruits, salmon, prawns, tuna, monkfish and lobster, all of which are waiting to be taken to the kitchen to be lovingly prepared to your specific order.
The menu contains a wide selection of starters, fresh egg pastas and a solid line-up of sides to go with the delicious mains.
We kick off with an order of prawn and aubergine rolls, tuna straccetti and a sumptuous fried seafood platter. We’re intrigued by the rolls. The crispy parcels are home to a deliciously gooey filling of red endive, aubergine, prawns and a cheeky touch of Parmesan. The result is a taste sensation that contains an superb smokiness to it. We also fall in love with the straccetti – thin slices of tuna that are seared and served on a salad of rocket, cherry tomatoes and black olives. Each piece melts in the mouth and contains just enough crispiness to add some much needed texture to the dish.
For mains we share a dish of pasta and the fish of the day, red mullet. The tagliolini pasta is full of chunks of juicy lobster tossed in a light creamy sauce, while the red mullet is pan fried in butter and served alongside even more cherry tomatoes, black olives and basil , plus a side of crisp bread. Each bite-sized piece flakes away beautifully on the tongue with an intense buttery flavour, and could easily be one of our favourite dishes of the year so far. Although we’re almost bursting from the feast we just ate, there’s always room for dessert, and we were treated to the restaurant’s signature tiramisu. There’s a bit of theatre beforehand where our waiter puts the dish together before our eyes, but the wait is worth it as it tastes fantastic.
Although Dubai has its fair share of seafood restaurants, we’re happy to report that Crazy Fish is able to leap head and fins above the rest.
Crazy Fish Dubai
Where: Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC
Contact: +9714 352 9429, website