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Food & Drink

Dine at Dubai's best fusion restaurants

Mon, October 25, 2021

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

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




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 cuisine’, Trèsind 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 yogurt 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 and moody 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.




Sample Peruvian bestsellers at Zoco in Al Habtoor City. Here, South American staples such as ceviche and charred steak are infused with Mexican spices and herbs, while baja-style tacos are topped with generous spoonfuls of pumpkin seeds and tomatillo guacamole. The restaurant makes for an ideal dining destination for both families and couples and, afterwards, catch the famous La Perle show next door.


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 sparking 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 Hari Nayak to put his own spin on traditional recipes to create mouth-watering 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.

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