Team shortlist02 Jul 2017 AT 09:51 AM

Zuma Dubai among the world’s 10 best restaurant bars

It’s the only venue in the region to do so
Team shortlist02 Jul 2017 AT 09:51 AM
Zuma's spicy beef
© john carey 2014
Zuma's spicy beef
Zuma's miso black cod
Zuma's miso black cod

Dubai has just received another prestigious award.

Zuma Dubai has been named one of the 10 best restaurant bars in the world at New Orleans’ 11th annual spirited awards.

The chic Japanese restaurant not only placed in the top 10 for the third time in a row, it is also the only restaurant of its kind in the Middle East to do so.

Speaking on the award that saw the stunning venue beat out the likes of Roberto's, Coya and more of the region’s finest venues for the coveted spot, Zuma’s global bar development director Jimmy Barrat said: “[the award] lets us know that we are still doing some important stuff.

“There are many great restaurant bars globally and also from the Middle East which are not on the list and that shows how competitive the category is. We love that Zuma Dubai is considered industry leading in our category and we are very proud to represent the UAE on the international bar scene.”

The list of restaurants is decided based on voting that takes place around the world, with industry leaders and brand ambassadors submitting their nominations and votes for selected categories.

In each category, the awards’ team announces a final 10 selected before revealing the winner. The final 10 in the International Restaurant Bar category include City Social in London, Le Mary Celeste in Paris and Maybe Frank in Sydney.

If you haven’t been to Zuma yet, here’s what you need to know.

It was founded in London in 2002 by Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney. The restaurant opened in Dubai in 2008 while it’s venue in Abu Dhabi followed six-years later.

Its food is just as good as its award-winning drinks. Their signature sliced seabass with yuzu, truffle oil and salmon roe and their spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chilli and soy, are to die for. As is the sushi.

The overall feel of the venue is chic and upbeat with everyone from DIFC's post-work crowd to food-loving tourists flocking to get a taste of the venue. 

Zuma Dubai
Where: Gate village 06, DIFC
Contact: +971 4 425 5660, website

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