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Food & Drink

New Dubai restaurants to try in 2023

Fri, January 13, 2023

From fine dining to creative culinary gems, check out some of the newest tasty spots in town.

From fine dining to creative culinary gems, check out some of the newest tasty spots in town.

Mott 32

Mott 32 Dubai
Mott 32 restaurant has opened its doors on the 73rd floor of the Address Beach Resort in JBR. Originally from Hong Kong, the famed fine-dining Cantonese eatery offers delectable dishes with paranoramic sky-high views. Popular dishes include its signature applewood roasted Peking Duck, the jasmine flower smoked black cod and a exquisite selection of dim sum.

Lila Taqueria

Lila Taqueria
Lila is a casual, homegrown spot on Jumeirah Beach Road, helmed by chef Shaw Lash, and is a bit of an insider foodie find.  Take your seat in the intimate, open-plan space or on its terrace if you're looking for alfresco eats, and get ready to have your tastebuds tickled by authentic Mexican street food like tuna crudo tostadas, Oaxacan-style lamb shoulder Al Pastor tacos, and mains like grass-fed rib-eye served alongside fried plantains, caramelised onions and chipotle salsa.
Lila Taqueria
Food & Drink
  • 786 Jumeirah Street, Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah 3, Dubai


Attiko venue Dubai Skyline

Located on the 31st floor of the W Dubai - Mina Seyahi hotel, attiko is a sleek social supper club bringing together Pan Asian flavours and a setting ideal for memorable night-time gatherings. Sweeping over a coveted rooftop space that overlooks Dubai’s glitziest precincts, guests are ushered into a cosmopolitan reverie of lights, sights and sounds as soon as they enter. The lounge’s dark, dramatic interiors are festooned with fairy-lights and a palm motif, standing in striking contrast to the panoramic views offered from its wide window walls and terrace seating. The mood and food are equally elevated, while the service flows as smoothly as the resident DJ’s deep beats.


Nazcaa Supplied Pink Ceviche
Exceptional Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai vistas from its outdoor terrace may be reason enough to check out Nazcaa, but the food will definitely make your visit worthwhile. Located in the Address Fountain Views hotel, the restaurant offers Nikkei cuisine with an elevated dining experience. The menu boasts Japanese and Peruvian fusion plates and goes beyond with a touch of traditional ingredients from the Nazca culture. Signature ceviches, crispy Nikkei tacos and flavour-packed sushi and sashimi plated to perfection are some of the top choices.

La Niña

La Nina restaurant in DIFC
La Niña takes you on a culinary journey through seafaring routes from the Iberian Peninsula to South America, showcasing dishes from Spain, Portugal and South America. It's ICD Brookfield Place location is equally noteworthy – enter through the prestigious building's sleek lobby and you'll find interiors flourishes you've never seen in the city before – like a wall set in patterned azulejo Portuguese tiles – along with opulent chandeliers and maroon banquettes that set the stage for delicious plates and a dressed-up crowd.

CouCou Dubai

Coucou at Palm Jumeirah food
Extend your visit to The View at The Palm with an exuberant evening at its high-end dining concept, CouCou Dubai. Perched 240m above ground, the rooftop restaurant and lounge offers panoramic vistas of spectacular Arabian Sea sunsets and Palm Jumeirah’s scintillating nightscapes. As day slips into dusk, CouCou comes alive, beckoning guests over from the observation deck for a fantastic time of food, music and festivities.

En Fuego

En Fuego restaurant at Atlantis, The Palm
Every day is a fiesta at this Atlantis, The Palm restaurant that captures the colour and spirit of South America. The name says it all – En Fuego's menu is full of fiery flavours as brightly hued interiors and upbeat entertainment featuring live music and performers add to the electric atmosphere. Chef Daniel Garcí is showcasing recipes from across the continent, so expect everything from Peru's zesty ceviche to moreish Colombian arepas pastries, plus Mexican tacos and Argentinian steak.


ONZE restaurant
It feels like a special occasion from the moment you enter ONZE, at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, thanks to its picturesque location on the evocative Dubai Creek and dramatic interiors that feature birds in flight, hanging from the soaring 30-metre high ceiling. The menu's bold flavours reflect Nikkei cuisine, a mix between Japanese and Peruvian techniques and ingredients, while resident DJs playing chilled-out house music add to the ambience – it's the perfect spot for watching the sunset.

Black Flamingo

Black Flamingo in The Palm Radisson Beach Resort - Miami vibes to Dubai

The team behind hotspots like February 30 and Lucia's have brought a slice of Miami to Dubai's shoreline with Palm West Beach eatery Black Flamingo. Bright booths, lush foliage and neon signage make up the space that easily transitions from a lively lunch to a full-on dinner party scene as the sun goes down. Plus there are reggae, hip hop and R'n'B tunes on weekends. Award-winning chef Reif Othman brings his culinary expertise to the table with a flavour-packed menu featuring seafood ceviche, tacos and chicken wings.


Hayal Istambul Turkish Flavours of Dubai
A fine addition to Downtown Dubai’s culinary club, Hayal combines chef Roberto Segura's modern Turkish cuisine with lively entertainment. You'll feel like you're journeying to Istanbul when you step inside this hospitable eatery in The St. Regis Downtown Dubai. Pick this spot for its vibrant atmosphere, distinctive Anatolian decor and panoramic views of the Dubai Water Canal.
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