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Food & Drink

Dine at the finest restaurants in The Dubai Mall

Wed, June 2, 2021

With stunning views and delicious cuisine, don't miss the chance to dine at these exceptional mall restaurants.

With stunning views and delicious cuisine, don't miss the chance to dine at these exceptional mall restaurants.

1

Din Tai Fung

One of the most popular Asian restaurants in Dubai is continuing to charm visitors at The Dubai Mall. Located on the lower ground floor, just steps away from The Dubai Fountain, this eatery is quite the hotspot for all xiao long bao lovers. Indulge in a fulfilling meal of soups, dumplings and noodles as you sit back and watch the food being cooked for you by highly-experienced chefs. Book in advance or be prepared for a long wait – that’s just how popular the Taiwanese restaurant is. 

2

Somewhere

Nestled in a cosy spot within The Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue extension, this small but Insta-worthy eatery is ideal for a casual catch-up with friends. With a very literal promise to take you 'somewhere', the food here is inspired by the best flavours from around the world. Set out on a culinary escapade with intriguing fusion delicacies such as the guacamole hummus, chicken ouzi puff, batata harra fries, and the kunafa croissant – all of which meld varying global flavours to spectacular effect.

3

Gia

Fashion and gastronomy in Italy share at least two things in common: attention to detail and expert variety. Gia brings a taste of these elements to Dubai with an array of flavoursome Italian dishes set amid chic interiors and views of The Dubai Fountain. For the love of seafood, you should try the bavette allo scoglio – pasta infused with the rich flavours of clams, mussels, baby squid and parsley. Save room for a range of tempting desserts such as tiramisu classico or the Sicilian cannoli di ricotta

4

Peppermill

Peppermill provides a new perspective on Indian spices by taking traditional recipes and elevating them with an unexpected twist. Served at the start to all diners is a bowl of fresh, roasted makhana (lotus seeds). Move on to try a range of traditional flavours with a modern outlook, such as the chicken sev puri snack, brisket-style laal maas, or cod fish biryani. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating options, this restaurant provides the perfect setting for a flavour-packed family dinner.

5

Logma

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Get a taste of local cuisine with Logma, which offers traditional Emirati cuisine with a contemporary feel. Savour crunchy Khaleeji-style wings made with tender chicken, or dig into the signature Horlicks milk cake for a sweet treat – you'll soon figure out why it's become a bestseller. For someone who is getting to know the city of lights, this eatery aims to offer a modern Emirati dining experience like no other, with a colourful setting to match.

6

The Cheesecake Factory

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The casual dining experience at The Cheesecake Factory is a surefire hit. Indulge in a delectable collection of more than 250 dishes, including pastas, pizzas, appetisers and fresh fish mains. Diet-conscious? The restaurant also offers a low-calorie SkinnyLicious Menu, with plenty of guilt-free treats. When here, try the celebrated Cajun jambalaya pasta and scrumptious desserts, such as the white chocolate raspberry truffle or the Oreo 'dream extreme' cheesecake.

7

Eataly

Irresistible for lovers of Italian food, Eataly combines the charm of an Italian cafe with a gourmet grocer, all under one roof in The Dubai Mall. There are many different food stations onsite, including a rosticceria, as well as a panini and piadina sandwich maker. Other counters offering traditional wood-fired pizzas and handmade pasta are also close by. For after-dinner treats, Eataly features a very popular gelato stand with an abundance of flavours and a coffee counter.

8

Asma

Asma at The Dubai Mall

An eclectic Middle Eastern restaurant, Asma serves up a medley of traditional flavours from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Syria and Jordan. The restaurant was created by three Emirati sisters who named their venture after their own foodie hero (their mother) and there’s a distinctive taste of home with creative dishes such as honey halloumi, and superb chicken freekeh with a charcoal mushroom sauce. Rounding out the offering are comfort food favourites such as shawarma and Egyptian rice-based koshari – dig in, the menu is all about sharing and good times.

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Tanuki

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For Pan-Asian cuisine with an extra zing, stop by Tanuki where you'll be welcomed by a state-of-the-art robot greeter! Boasting front-seat views of The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa, the restaurant also provides soothing oak-and-tan interiors for a more low-key dining experience, if preferred. Popular dishes to try include the Tanuki tom yum soup, handmade dim sum and classic sushi rolls. Or, explore the extensive range here with new-age fusion fare.

10

Bebabel

For fresh, tasty Lebanese food straight from Beirut, look no further than Bebabel. The casual and chic venue serves up beautiful fresh salads, tangy stuffed vine leaves, crunchy flatbreads topped with meat or cheese (or both, or neither – you choose), and sublime grills. They’re all on the menu here, as well as much more. With prime views of The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa, the restaurant itself is just as impressive as the food.

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