Sebastian Sykes13 Aug 2019 AT 11:38 AM

Three fantastic restaurants to try this week in Dubai

A Portuguese Michelin-starred experience? Quality wagyu meats? You’ll get it all at these spots
Sebastian Sykes13 Aug 2019 AT 11:38 AM
Three fantastic restaurants to try this week in Dubai

The suave Japanese steakhouse at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah is one of those restaurants you go to for a special night out, not just because of its lavish, Japanese-inspired art and décor, but also because of its prices. You’ll be spending a pretty dirham on a majority of the menu, with some of the more expensive dishes such as the “Luxury Rice” costing well over AED1,000. Pricey, but the whole experience does it justice.

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Where: Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Jumeirah Beach Road
When: Open daily, 6.30pm-11.30pm
Contact: +971 4 777 2232

Tasca by Jose Avillez
Foie gras that tastes sweet, tender chicken with better texture than a steak, wagyu tartare in an ice cream cone – what in the world has Tasca done to these fine dining favourites? Believe it or not, this Michelin-star restaurant from José Avillez makes each dish exude creativity and excitement, and we can’t get enough of the flavour-packed bites.

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When: Daily, 12.30pm-3.30pm and 6.30pm-11.30pm
Where: Mandarin Oriental
Contact: +971 4 777 2231

It isn’t uncommon for a new venue to pop up in Dubai. In fact, at times it’s like there’s a tidal wave of them coming in at the same time, throwing terminology such as ‘authentic’ or ‘contemporary’ at us. How good are they, though? Questionable, but then we find a place like Distillery that labels itself as a ‘hipster late-night bar and gastropub’, and actually delivers.

Lengthy bar with brass-themed furnishings, high-stools surrounding big black barrels masked as tables, comfy brown leather couches for dining – throw in a brick wall painting and yeah, they’ve nailed the hipster part.

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When: Open Sunday-Thursday 4pm-midnight, Friday-Saturday noon-1am
Where: Souk Al Manzil, Manzil Downtown Dubai
Contact: +971 4 329 8899