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Food & Drink

Dine at Dubai's best fusion restaurants

Mon, July 24, 2023

Taste a variety of culinary collisions at these famous fusion destinations in the city.

Taste a variety of culinary collisions at these famous fusion destinations in the city.



Couqley French Bistro in Dubai

Nestled beneath the Movënpick Hotel at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Couqley aims to please both British and French tastes, with a mash-up menu featuring favourites from both cuisines. Part cosy English tavern and part French bistro, diners can order steak et frites and onion soup, or opt for the homemade truffle and brie burgers. The dessert menu includes French staples such as crème brûlée and, obviously, the perfect French toast.




Long heralded for its innovative take on modernist Indian cuisineTrèsind has developed a cult following among food enthusiasts in the city. Enjoy dining within cosy frontiers, featuring low-rise leather chairs, silent booths and smaller intimate settings, ideal for a private affair. Try the peanut butter medallion with mint chutney and tomato powder, or the wagyu satay. Don't miss the theatrical food experience that unfolds when you order the famous deconstructed Black Forest cake for dessert.


Orfali Bros Bistro

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Drawing on his worldwide travels, Syrian chef Mohammed Orfali brings a wealth of knowledge about global cuisines to the table. And what better way to express these influences than by perfecting dishes that gather elements from all cultures. Savour miso tahini salmon, shish barak a la gyoza (wagyu beef filled dumplings in a yoghurt sauce), or a kimchi-topped diavola meat pide flatbread – you'll be embarking on a culinary journey via every bite.


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Any discussion on Dubai's multi-faceted tastes would be incomplete without the master of gourmet fusion, Nobu. The local outpost of an international portfolio by renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, it attracts high-profile crowds to its chic abode. Enjoy seamless service as you sample Japanese-Peruvian delicacies such as langoustine with chilli shiso salsa, lobster ceviche and, of course, Nobu’s signature yuzu miso black cod.




Dressed in gold from top to bottom, Siraj is an upmarket restaurant serving prominent local Emirati and Levantine delicacies such as hearty rice-based dishes, stuffed pastries and slow-cooked meats. Infused with Mediterranean influences, the salads are also a must-try for their tangy flavours and fresh greens. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a generous helping of saffron mouhalabiya, a popular Lebanese milk pudding that Siraj elevates with 24-karat gold flakes.


Asia Asia

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From its imposing entrance to the opulent gold interior, Asia Asia at Pier 7 is decidedly grand. The restaurant offers a luxurious dining experience in the heart of new Dubai, and we definitely recommend booking a table on the terrace for sparkling cityscape vistas. Pick from a range of exceptional fusion delights featured in its Pan-Asian menu, from the best sushi to the aromatic crispy duck.




Previously located at La Mer, this delightful Indian restaurant recently announced it would be opening its newest venue at the Dubai Edition Hotel. Expect award-winning chef Prashant Chipkar to put his own spin on traditional recipes to create mouthwatering dishes such as his saag paneer lasagne, pulled tandoori chicken bao and black bass ceviche, a novel take on a Peruvian classic.




This eatery in Jumeirah's Wasl 51 was inspired by food districts from all over the world. It brings together cuisines and flavours from 17 countries to take diners on a culinary journey, with dishes that you won’t find anywhere else. Try the lamb galouti tacos, where a softshell base is topped with spiced lamb kebab and mint sauce, or the delicious chicken katsu-style biryani and tahini nachos chaat.



SushiSamba Dubai
Bringing the best of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cultures and cuisines to Dubai's shores, the first Middle East location of SushiSamba can be found on the 51st floor of the Palm Tower at Palm Jumeirah. Think sweeping views of the city skyline and vibrant aesthetics, perfectly complementing a menu of distinction. Signature dishes to try include the crispy Hokkaido scallop, Japanese wagyu beef gyoza, ceviche platter and the special Samba Dubai sushi roll.
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Akiba Dori

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This anime-inspired Dubai Design District spot stole the limelight when it brought a very special dish to the UAE - Tokyo's take on the pizza. But that's not the only reason you should head to this casual, buzzing Japanese restaurant, decked out with neon pop art and anime-style decor with outposts at Dubai Hills Mall, Dubai Design District and the Pavilion at The Beach. The menu offers up traditional favourites like yaki udon noodles and chicken katsu curry, with a selection of more innovative plates including wagyu tacos, plus there are plenty of sushi options too.


Seafood dish at Clay Dubai
Bringing fresh servings of Nikkei cuisine to our shores, Clay at Bluewaters Island presents enviable views and signature dishes that reflect culinary creativity from Japan and Peru. Make your selections across tempura, ceviche, salads, grills, sushi and more, or opt for the omakase experience where the chef selects eight to 12 signature courses for you. Everything is designed to be admired, with exceptional presentation details and a medley of flavours and textures in every bite.
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