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Food & Drink

Eat at the best restaurants in JBR

Tue, November 7, 2023

From casual beachside hangouts to sophisticated fine dining, satisfy every culinary craving at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).

From casual beachside hangouts to sophisticated fine dining, satisfy every culinary craving at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).


Levantine restaurant Awani is a lesson in Middle Eastern flavour, culture, history and hospitality – and there’s no better way to learn than to pull up a chair. Homemade dishes are the order of the day here, whipped up to perfection and served with aplomb. There’s a whole section of the menu dedicated to 'hummus blends', another celebrating 'fatteh fusions' and a third paying homage to the throw-it-all-in mastery of the desert cooking pot.

P.F. Chang's

PF Changs Food Restaurant Dubai

Enjoy Asian flavours born in America at P.F. Chang's. The restaurant is best known for its signature creations including the original dynamite shrimp, Chang's chicken lettuce wraps, Cecilia's dumplings and the Mongolian beef, whipped up using top-quality ingredients. At the centre of the culinary experience is traditional wok cooking. Expect simple recipes rich in Asian spices and flavours to suit.

Black Tap

Black Tab Dubai desserts

Black Tap in JBR is ready and waiting to satisfy your hunger with sky-high burgers and loaded milkshakes. Meat here is cooked to perfection with fresh ingredients and indulgent flavours. The milkshake blends, meanwhile, are part art and part dessert. Stacked with layers of sweets, cakes and even more colourful toppings, you’ll have a hard time choosing from the vibrant menu. Make sure to charge your smartphone, you’re going to want to document this.

Pavilion at The Beach


Pavilion at The Beach promises 365 days of dining with extraordinary views. The sprawling space houses six eateries, including gourmet Italian restaurant Eataly, Japanese favourite Akiba Dori, seafood spot CLAW BBQ, steak restaurant Hurricane's Grill & Bar and the indulgent BUUR Dubai. In the evenings, head to the lively La Mezcaleria. With so many delectable options under one roof, you'll have plenty of reasons to visit this hotspot.

Tamoka Dubai

Tamoka Dubai restaurant

A beachside dining destination that radiates warmth, Tamoka at Ritz-Carlton Dubai presents enviable views and vibrant Antillean fare in a laidback island-style setting, inspired by the coasts of Latin America and the Caribbean. The menu sings with highlights such as the sticky tamarind beef ribs, shredded chicken buns, zesty salmon ceviche, baked eggplant and more. The desserts are irresistible too, with out-of-the-ordinary choices such as pineapple carpaccio.


Chinese eatery Yingsu presents an incredible menu of dim sum, 96-hour slow cooked short ribs, stir fried grouper in XO sauce and everyone’s favourite – melt-in-the-mouth Peking duck. The chic restaurant, in DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai, sprawls across a ruby-hued indoor dining room and spills out onto the expansive outdoor terrace where stunning views of Ain Dubai await.

The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill


If you’re a seafood fan, then you’ll be happy at The MAINE. The popular JBR restaurant is more than a standard seaside brasserie with fresh fish, 'steamers' and a raw bar serving fresh seafood towers. While oysters may be in its name, MAINE's expertise doesn't stop with the humble mollusc. The menu showcases a catalogue of dishes paying homage to the kitchens of New England, including fresh fish tacos and lemon-marinated octopus.


Catch 22 Restaurant Dubai

Looking for fresh, contemporary dishes by the sea? With a unique take on Asian fusion and a variety of international dishes, Catch22 is a beachside dining delight in the heart of The Beach opposite JBR. The menu features an impressive range of Asian classics like sushi and Thai soups, as well as American favourites like lobster bisque and mac and cheese. 


Eggspectation Dubai

Eggspectation is the ultimate breakfast destination with a range of cuisines from North American to French and Italian. Feast your eyes and stomach on a huge range of egg dishes and breakfast classics in generous portions. There are hundreds of options across pancakes, crepes, salads, pastas, burgers, sandwiches and even steaks, plus an entire section dedicated to eggs Benedict.

Bla Bla

blabla 2

A massive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience stationed waterside on The Beach at JBR, Bla Bla has something for everyone. With a restaurant, 20 lounge areas and a beach club, this social destination is unlike any other spot in Dubai. The Onda Nami eatery showcases Japanese and Italian favourites, as well as Texas smokehouse specials, plus breathtaking views of Ain Dubai from the terrace.



There are several reasons to visit STK JBR, the prime one being their perfectly cooked steaks. The Dubai outpost of this internationally recognised eatery lives up to the hype and is the perfect upbeat place to visit with friends. With its chic and modern interiors and trendy New York vibes, a meal here is about so much more than just good food. The resident DJ spins international favourites every night, giving you the ultimate dinner-meets-party ambience.

Mott 32

Mott 32 Dubai

Fine dining hotspot Mott 32 is welcoming diners to its latest outpost on the 73rd floor of Address Beach Resort in JBR. Originally from Hong Kong, the Cantonese eatery has seven locations around the globe and has added Dubai to its destination list. The restaurant is best-known for marrying traditional Chinese cooking and modern culinary innovation, with a range of delectable dishes on offer. Try the popular applewood roasted Peking duck, which takes 48 hours to prepare and is carved table-side, or savour the jasmine flower smoked black cod and freshly-made dim sum.

Dibba Bay Oysters

Dibba Bay restaurant

It's known for its juicy, plump oysters and Dibba Bay, the only oyster farm in the Middle East, has an alfresco restaurant by the beach at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort at JBR. Secure one of their wooden tables, perch on a bench and soon you'll be slurping your choice of raw or grilled, locally-sourced, sustainable oysters, served in three sizes with a variety of their signature sauces and toppings. Our top tip? Seek out sunset oyster hour, from Monday to Thursday between 4:30pm and 6:30pm, and you can feast from AED8 a shuck.

OSH Del Mar

chicken dish at Osh Del Mar Dubai
Try a lesser-known cuisine at OSH Del Mar, situated at Address Beach Resort in Jumeirah Beach Residence. Executive chef Alejandro Castro showcases a fusion of Uzbek and Central Asian flavours, blending tradition and innovation. Explore new tastes with dishes like sea bass tiradito, garnished with Tashkent tomatoes and Holland onions, or the crispy aubergine and goat’s cheese salad. The Australian lamb T-bones, prepared with Uzbek spices and the traditional Uzbek Osh pradznichny, also stand out as must-try highlights.
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