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Dubai Best Restaurants

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Top Restaurants in Dubai

Restaurants Dubai – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Dubai. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!

Whether a sushi restaurant in Dubai, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Dubai are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Dubai where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Dubai with the x-factor!

The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Dubai with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Dubai where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!

But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Dubai you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!

Al Nafoorah

Style: Lebanese Cuisine At Its Finest

Al NafoorahLocated in the Emirates Towers, Lebanese cuisine can be a delight when prepared with skill and served with style. That is a promise that Al Nafoorah fulfills to perfection. The meals, starting right from the hot or cold mezze to the main course, completed by delicious Lebanese desserts and strong coffee; brings the true taste of Lebanon to every diner’s plate. Meals can be enjoyed indoors or al fresco. The restaurant is perfect for families where children under six dine for free. The restaurant is open from noon to 4pm on Fridays.


Address: Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE
Area: Dubai Jumeirah
Phone: +971 4 3198088

Price: Average DHS 150

Bice Restaurant Dubai

Style: Italian Restaurant in Dubai Marina

Bice Restaurant DubaiReal world in fake Dubai: Superb Italian dishes in this award winning eatery in the Hilton Jumeirah Hotel.

Art deco design; relaxed atmosphere a bit like the Cipriani restaurant; upscale U.A.E. crowd; great piano player from Somalia – plays the favorite tunes since ten years every night (except during Ramadan).

Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
Area: Dubai Marina
Phone: +971 4 399 1111

Price: Entrée & main course DHS 250.-

Bu Qtair

Style: A Gem Among the Big Fish

Bu QtairA wonderful feeling where one can really relate to the heartbeat of Dubai.

After breezing through the 5-star lifestyle of all the hotels in the area, and the Burj that is a short distance away from the Bu Qtair; enjoying the fresh fish meals at this down-to-earth trailer, is a breath of fresh air (no pun intended). Sought after by both locals and tourists, the boiled cassava and fish curry meals are a delight for those who want to treat their palate to a feast of flavours.

Open daily from 7pm until midnight.


Address: 4 D Street,Dubai, UAE
Area: Dubai Jumeirah

Price: Average DHS 10.-

Buddha Bar Dubai

Style: Fancy Thai & Japanese Lounge Restaurant

Buddha Bar DubaiFamous Buddha Bar (Paris origin) is located at the posh Grosvenor House hotel; A giant Buddha sits centrally in the stunning main room, red-lit with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Dubai Marina; DJ plays lounge beats known from the Buddha Bar music series; very impressive sound system; the venue includes a Vietnamese lounge, sushi bar and Japanese private rooms; frequented by a mixed-age, international crowd; see and be seen.

Open Sunday to Wednesday 7pm to 2am, Thursday and Friday 7pm to 3am; closed Saturday.

Address: Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
Area: Dubai Marina
Phone: +971 4 345 5995

Price: Entrée & main course DHS 500.-

Certo Restaurant

Style: Business Lunch in Media City Dubai

Certo RestaurantCerto Restaurant at the Radisson Blu in Media City is one of the best Italian restaurants in town. The sleek and stylish interiors are not at all intimidating. The atmosphere here is relaxed mainly because of the very friendly and welcoming staff. Service is quick and smiles are plenty.

The menu offers homemade antipasti, flavourful wood-fired-oven pizzas, luscious artisan pastas, and other classical Italian favourites. The jumbo prawns wrapped in lardo, panchetta and pumpkin risotto, and cannellini bean soup are crowd favourites. Diners are spoilt for choice when it comes to wines that are displayed on the floor to ceiling glass wine cabinets.

Certo is open daily for lunch from noon until 3:30pm and dinner from 7pm – 11:30pm. Making reservations are advised.

Address: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, UAE
Area: Dubai Media City
Phone: +971 4 366 9111

Price: DHS 55 – DHS 80 starters; DHS 85 – DHS 150 main course


Style: European-Fusion Restaurant at Royal Mirage Hotel


Located in the Arabian court of celebrities’ favourite hotel One & Only Royal Mirage Hotel; located just beside the pool; it’s probably the most romantic restaurant in Dubai; after dinner have a drink at the Rooftop Bar.

Address: Al Sufouh Road, Al Sufouh, Dubai, UAE
Area: Dubai Media City
Phone: +971 4399 9999

Price: Entrée & main course DHS 300.-

GQ Bar and Restaurant Dubai

Style: Hot After Work Drink & Dinner Hotspot

GQ Bar

GQ Bar and Restaurant, from Conde Nast International Restaurants owned by the renowned publishing house that circulates the very same brand of Magazine, opened its 3rd international outlet of GQ Bar at the JW Marriot Marquis in Dubai in February 2014. The sleek and swanky 2 level venue will surely become the latest business lunch and after work watering hole hotspot in town.

The 10,7000 sqf event space is also expected to become one of the most in demand venue for various upcoming cultural events. The very modern digital area featuring large screen TVs that can be used for presentations will be great for business meetings. Expect to see fashionable people that look like they hopped out of a GQ magazine enjoying delectable cuisine from Chef Bruno Carvalho and cleverly concocted cocktails and premium drinks. The lounge area is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy good conversation with friends while enjoying relaxing tunes. The bar that will be opening during the latter part of the year will also features live music entertainment.

The restaurant menu offers upscale pub grub with dishes like grilled Wagyu beef rib-eye steak, grilled salmon fillet in béarnaise sauce, and wild mushroom and truffle risotto. The lounge and bar menu features cold and hot bar food like sushi, sashimi, fish and chips, pizza, and Angus beef sliders. The drinks list is of course expansive having a long list of cocktails, special rums, tequilas, whiskeys, cognacs, liqueurs, wines, and beers. GQ bar also has a cigar menu.

Address: JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE
Area: Dubai Downtown
Phone: +971 04 321 454

Price: DHS 60 – DHS 100 starters; DHS 130 – DHS 235 main course

La Bussola Pizzeria

Style: Seafood Pizza in Al Fresco Surroundings with a View

La Bussola

La Bussola pizzeria  located at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is the place to get a delicious, authentic Italian pizza with all the frills. Looking out at the gulf at Mina Seyahi, diners will enjoy the experience immensely.

The menu is extensive where one can get traditional Italian dishes such as Antipasto along with the more unconventional pizzas, such as the Hawaiian pizza that includes pineapple. The restaurant works from Sunday to Thursday from Noon to 2:45pm.

The setting is ideal for birthday parties or business get-togethers.

Address: Al Sufouh Road, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE
Area: Dubai Jumeirah
Phone: +971 4 511 7136

La Petite Maison Dubai

Style: Roger Federers Fave French Restaurant in Dubai

La Petite Maison DubaiThe internationally acclaimed restaurant La Petite Maison of London set a higher bar in terms of fine dining when they opened a local branch in Dubai at DIFC. It is known to be one of the best restaurants in Dubai today (alongside ZUMA). The simple yet lovely interiors with classical French accents would make guests feel as they were dining in Paris.

The menu offers delicious interpretations of Mediterranean, Niçoise, and French cuisine with delectable dishes like Canard a l’orange (duck legs in orange glaze), grilled rib-eye steak, and lobster tagliatelle. The drink list is comprised of a wide selection of French and international fine wines plus innovative cocktails. No wonder tennis superstar Roger Federer is an avid fan of this restaurant.

La Petite Maison Dubai is open daily for lunch (noon – 3:30pm) and dinner (7pm – 11:30pm). The bar stays open from 1 pm until midnight. Try to make reservations days in advance.

Address: Gate Villages 08 DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Area: DIFC
Phone: +971 4 439 0505

Price: DHS 25 – DHS 125 starters; DHS 60 – DHS 420 main course

Mango Tree Dubai

Style: Thai Food With View of Burj Khalifa & Fountain Show

Mango Tree Dubai

Thai dining is always an adventure for the taste buds. Getting a chance to enjoy a meal in romantic surroundings does have its charm, although it can be a bit overwhelming when the staff hover. This however, should not phase one from enjoying the Thai delights from the extensive menu that is served at the Mango Tree.

Various drinks are available that are certainly different from anything available in a European restaurant. Alcoholic drinks are available for those who wish to have them.

The restaurant is also open for lunch on Friday and Saturday between 12:30pm and 4pm. Great place for watching the fountain show in front of Burj Khalifa.

WorldTop7 Tip: Entrance is hard to find; Mango Tree restaurant is located on the second floor of Souk al Bahar.

Address: Souk al Bahar, Dubai, UAE
Area: Dubai Downtown

Price: Price per person around DhS 300.-


Style: Super Stylish Sushi in Dubai

OkkuOkku restaurant at the mezzanine level of the uber luxurious H Hotel in Dubai is one of the hottest venue’s in the city today. The vibrant crowd here is amazing especially on Sunday nights. They are rumoured to open branches in key cities like Hong Kong , Vegas, and London. The interiors are simple yet sleek and stylish made dramatic by ambient lighting. There is a spacious main dining hall, a bar with a 10- metre illuminated water tank with live jellyfish creating a wonderful under the sea effect, and private dining areas, and a comfy lounge area.

The menu, overseen by Chef Hugh Gardiner, offers fantastic modernized Japanese fare. The sushi is to die for and everything on the menu is just superb. Drink list highlights include their selection of wines, dom perignon, and rare sake selection. Most guest stay until late into the evening as international DJs start playing vibrant music turning the fancy eatery into a hip night spot.

Okku is open from Sun – Thu from noon until 3 pm and at night from 7pm until 3am.

Address: H Hotel Dubai, 1st Floor, One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
Area: Sheik Zayed Road
Phone: +971 4 501 8777

Price: DHS 500 – DHS 100o per person


Style: Romantic Seafood on a Pier

PierchicLocated in a wooden house inspired by a traditional Emirati home; terrace with spectacular views on Persian Gulf and the Palm Jumeirah Island; try the “seared scallops in crispy pancetta”.

Address: Al Sufouh Road, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Area: Dubai Jumeirah
Phone: +971 4 366 8888

Price: Entrée & main course starting at DHS 600.-

Ravi Restaurant

Style: Pakistani Restaurant; Bringing Cabbies and Rich Men…

RaviA rich menu of Punjabi delicacies, where one can sit among the local people and tourists alike. The recommended meals are haleem and nihari; rich, slow-cooked meals which are served with traditional flat-bread.

The clientele is a mixed group of people who include hard-working cabbies or non-residents looking for the authentic taste of Punjab. The perfect place for anyone who is keen on enjoying a delicious meal at reasonably low prices.

Open daily from 5.00am – 3.00am in the morning.

Address: Ravi Restaurant, Al Dhiyafa Rd, Al Satwa, Dubai, UAE
Area: Satwa
Phone: +971 4 331 5353

Teatro Restaurant

Style: International – Fusion Expat Food

Teatro RestaurantTrendy but romantic eatery; chilled atmosphere; very popular with the local expats; book a window seat for skyscraper views; located in the Rotana Towers Hotel.

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
Area: Sheik Zayed Road
Phone: +971 4 343 8000

Price: Entrée & main course DHS 450.-

Zuma Dubai

Style: Trendy Japanese Bar and Restaurant

Zuma DubaiThis trendy Japanese restaurant is “the” perfect place to dine with friends, business partners or a date; try to get a table upstairs in the lounge; great bar to have a drink before and/or after the dinner.

Address: Za’abeel 2, Dubai, UAE
Area: DIFC
Phone: +971 4 425 5660

Price: Entrée & main course DHS 450.-