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Food & Drink

A guide to all the Michelin-starred restaurants in Dubai

Tue, May 23, 2023

The prestigious Michelin Guide marks its Dubai return with a spectacular selection of restaurants, highlighting the city's exemplary culinary standards, diverse cuisines and unique flavours. See which hotspots made the list and prepare to add these to your next gourmet itinerary.

The prestigious Michelin Guide marks its Dubai return with a spectacular selection of restaurants, highlighting the city's exemplary culinary standards, diverse cuisines and unique flavours. See which hotspots made the list and prepare to add these to your next gourmet itinerary.

Two Michelin Stars: Il Ristorante - Niko Romito

Il Ristorante - Niko Romito

Fine Italian cuisine is at the heart of Il Ristorante - Niko Romito – one of the proud two Michelin-star winners in Dubai. The restaurant, located at the Bulgari Hotel & Resorts, was conceptualised to showcase traditional culture through its cooking. From Parmigiano Reggiano soup to roasted langoustines salad and spaghetti with sea urchins, this eatery serves up favourites that will transport you to the scenic Italian countryside. Seafood fans will not be disappointed with the variety on offer, with the oven-baked black cod being a showstopper.

Two Michelin Stars: STAY by Yannick Alléno

STAY by Yannick Alleno Dubai
STAY by Yannick Alléno features classic French dishes cooked using contemporary techniques, and a Pastry Library where desserts are custom-made. Try the impressive spit-roasted offering for two, which includes beef that's been aged for 28 days, milk-fed lamb leg and whole wild turbot. Just like the visual sensations on the plate, this dining destination at One&Only The Palm has style to spare – from the high timber walls and white pillars to the ceiling dripping with black chandeliers and intricate designs.

Two Michelin Stars: Trésind Studio

Trésind Studio Dubai
Chef Himanshu Saini's Trésind Studio is justifiably regarded as one of the best restaurants not just in Dubai, but in the world. His curated degustation menus, featuring multiple dishes carefully choreographed to come in a particular order, take diners on a culinary journey that can't be forgotten.

One Michelin Star: 11 Woodfire

World Cut Steakhouse Dubai
Located along Jumeirah Beach Road, this restaurant is chic but casual, centred around the concept of gathering around a warming fire. The culinary force behind 11 Woodfire is chef and restauranteur Akmal Anuar who showcases a menu filled with simple, natural flavours. Dishes are prepared using specialist grill techniques and different wood types. Try the wagyu kebab, seabass with hay-salted crust and tamarind, and Australian T-bone steak.

One Michelin Star: Al Muntaha

Al Muntaha
The food and views at Al Muntaha located on the 27th floor of the iconic Burj Al Arab are both top-notch – and live up to its name which means 'the ultimate'. Chef Saverio Sbaragli ensures his masterful touch is visible in every dish, with each offering being plated perfectly to take your fine dining experience to the next level. The warm salad with truffle is delicious, as is the king crab tartlet. And if you are in the mood for flavours of the sea, sample the blue lobster or sea bass with artichokes and aromatic herbs.

One Michelin Star: Armani/Ristorante

Armani Restaurant
If you're expecting the epitome of class and style from the Armani Hotel, that’s exactly what you’ll get at Armani/Ristorante. The authentic-Italian eatery is the perfect choice if you want to enjoy the glamorous surroundings of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. Utilising the gastronomic traditions of Italy, Armani/Ristorante offers a classic yet refined menu.

One Michelin Star: AVATARA

Avatara vegetarian dish
A curated, vegetarian degustation experience, AVATARA is defined as the reincarnation of soulful Indian food. Chef Rahul Rana has reinvented the dishes of his childhood to create a 16-course menu rich in nostalgia, and each plate arrives with an explanation of its ingredients and origin. The restaurant, which was awarded one Michelin star in the 2023 Dubai selection, presents an intimate experience for just 30 diners a night, so it's worth booking ahead.

One Michelin Star: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is a Michelin-lauded restaurant not just for seasoned foodies but anyone looking for an extraordinary dining experience. Immaculate plating and presentation for each dish only elevate the award-winning chef's offerings, like the Meat Fruit, a chicken liver parfait presented to resemble a whole mandarin. Its Atlantis The Royal outpost mirrors the same elegant, upscale ambiance as the original Knightsbridge eatery, complete with a private dining room for up to 12 guests.

One Michelin Star: Hakkasan Dubai

After a successful debut around the globe, the UK-bred, Chinois-chic Hakkasan has found a home at Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm hotel. Marble-topped tables, with wood and powder blue hues, are complemented with innovative Chinese cuisine with a focus on Cantonese specialities. Expect signature dishes like baskets of steamed dim sum, crispy duck pomelo salad and tea-smoked wagyu ribs alongside newer vegan and vegetarian offerings.

One Michelin Star: Hōseki

Hōseki Dubai
Enjoy an authentic omakase menu at Hōseki in Bulgari Resort. Every course is expertly prepared by Japanese sushi master Masahiro Sugiyama and his team while an intimate setting with just nine seats, effortless service and ingredients flown in straight from Tokyo ensure a memorable meal. Head over to find out why most foodies dream of ticking this restaurant off their bucket list.

One Michelin Star: Moonrise

Set at the summit of the luxurious apartment complex Eden House, twelve-seater Moonrise appeals to the serious foodie. Serving a set multi-course degustation menu, with no exceptions or tweaks to the order of service, chef Soleman Haddad heads up a young, dynamic team whose passion shows on the plate and is the reason behind their Michelin star.

One Michelin Star: Ossiano


Enjoy a uniquely Dubai dining experience at the iconic, Michelin-starred Ossiano at Atlantis, The Palm. A rite of passage for the culinary crowd, chef Gregoire Berger helms a kitchen that serves up an immersive, multi-course degustation offering in a grand gold and blue-hued setting, with floor-to-ceiling aquatic views. Specialising in seafood, the plates are as astounding as the surroundings. Perched under glistening chandeliers, watch more than 65,000 marine creatures swimming past your table. It is perfect for a romantic experience mixing fine European cuisine and an adventure into the sea.

One Michelin Star: Tasca by Jose Avillez

Tasca by Jose Avillez
He's the celebrity chef known for modernising and elevating Portuguese cuisine which is why there is so much fanfare over Tasca, Jose Avillez's first restaurant outside his home country. The upmarket venue, perched on the sixth floor of the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, offers stunning views alongside the star's signature dishes. Don't miss out on his trademark avocado tempura – a technique first taken by the Portuguese to Japan – and tuna tartare cones, to start. For mains there is everything from a traditional Piri Piri chicken and roasted cod to a Josper-roasted lamb shank. The star of the sweet selection is of course the custard tart, served alongside coffee ice-cream.

One Michelin Star: Torno Subito

Torno Subito
Torno Subito is a casual restaurant from chef Massimo Bottura. This beachside venue that's ripe for a laidback lunch or cosy dinner is his first venture outside his native Italy, and this time he has firmly steered away from the fine dining remit. The menu houses simple-sounding Italian favourites in the primerisection along with a variety of classic pizzas and pasta. The spot also offers a delicious tasting menu with hand-picked favourites, including their famous dessert – the tiramisuboto.

Michelin Green Star: BOCA

BOCA in Dubai
Boasting Mediterranean flavours and local ingredients, this Michelin-lauded cool European restaurant in bustling DIFC is known for plating super-creative dishes with a big emphasis on on sustainability. The knowledgeable staff can guide you through a selection of their tapas-style plates. Options start with signature iced citrus olives and move onto octopus carpaccio, rosemary Padron peppers, kombucha-glazed local beetroot and mini pizzas. Don't forget to order the paella, known to be among the best in the city — the black squid ink version is an umami-filled crowd pleaser. 

Michelin Green Star: LOWE

LOWE in Dubai
With amazingly creative concoctions, the dishes at LOWE fuse flavours and cuisines to produce delicious plates that you’ll want to keep coming back for. Plus, Chef Kate Christou's commitment to sustainability has not just gained them a loyal following, but a place on several best of lists including MENA's 50 Best Restaurants list and now the coveted Michelin Guide.
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Michelin Green Star: Teible

Teible Dubai
Casual dining concept Teible focuses on seasonal, farm-to-table flavours in a stripped back spot in Jameel Arts Centre by Jaddaf Waterfront. Through its minimal wastage menu, the Michelin Green star winner has ever-evolving offerings. Highlights include local oysters on kefir buttermilk, camel ricotta 'caramelle' pasta, along with lamb paired with kimchi from the charred section, while the ‘Sour Mountain’ dessert stands out for its use of locally-foraged rosemary.
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