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Food & Drink

Discover the best Turkish restaurants in Dubai

Fri, July 14, 2023

When it comes to Turkish cuisine, there are several standout restaurants in Dubai that offer authentic and delicious dishes.

When it comes to Turkish cuisine, there are several standout restaurants in Dubai that offer authentic and delicious dishes.


Savour mouthwatering Anatolian dishes at Rüya, located at The St. Regis The Palm hotel. Inspired by modern-day Turkey and its diverse culinary heritage, the upmarket restaurant offers a tasty journey from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, introducing diners to a wide variety of fresh ingredients along the way. Take in idyllic views of Palm Jumeirah while ensconced in an atmospheric Middle Eastern environment.


Traditional Turkish cuisine finds its home at Sirali. Here you will find centuries-old recipes presented in a new-age style. Don't let the eatery's glam interiors and foliage-covered roof distract you from their delicious kebabs and grills — cooked using only the freshest ingredients. The aroma of sizzling meats and the glass cube in the centre of the indoor section, where you can view at least two carvers preparing the meat, ensures you have an unforgettable sensory experience when you visit.


Günaydin Dubai
Combining Turkish dishes with stunning front-row seats offering views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain show, Günaydin is an authentic Anatolian dining experience. The menu here is massive, so it's a great place to dine with family and friends as there are so many options to choose from. Their perfectly cooked steaks, tender kebabs, flavour-packed burgers and delicious doners keep fans coming back for more. The restaurant recently opened up a second outpost at Bluewaters Island that is a great lunch or dinner pick for those exploring that side of town.


Situated in the stylish Rixos Premium Dubai, this fusion restaurant is a must visit if you want to experience the food and culture of the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. Tuck into a wide range of plates from the region, including Turkish street food and hot and cold mezze, all of which are served sharing-style. Don’t miss the signature köpoğlu (fried cubes of aubergine in a buffalo yoghurt dip with a candied tomato jam) or the Ottoman lamb shank. The interiors blend traditional decor with a modern vibe — perfectly in tune with the dishes on offer. They also have a terrace seating area that overlooks the hotel pool and has an impressive view of Ain Dubai.


Focusing on Turkish tradition with a modern touch, Besh has an authentic menu and stylish presentation. The meat recipes are taken from antique cookbooks dating back 150 years. Get a glimpse at the chefs in action, and enjoy a top-quality Turkish meal at this culturally enlightened restaurant. The spacious interior is laid out in an open plan style with perfect views of the live cooking displays.

Nusr-Et Steakhouse

Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Dubai
Nusr-Et Steakhouse is part of a world-renowned international chain known for superb steaks. If it wasn’t already difficult enough to score a booking, the man behind the brand – internet sensation Salt Bae (Nusret Gökçe) – has made this one of the most talked about restaurants in Dubai. You should believe the hype though, as the meat here is out of this world. A meal at Nusr-Et is definitely worth the wait.


Bosporus Turkish Cuisine
It prides itself as being a 'bridge to Turkey', and Dubai's foodies agree that Bosporus succeeds in its aim. Showcasing authentic recipes, the Ottoman-focused spot serves up traditional favourites like grilled kebabs, kofte pizza-like pides and fresh salads. The fact that its six Dubai outposts are perpetually busy – with breakfast being a particularly bustling time – is testament to its continuing popularity among residents and visitors alike.


Baba in Dubai
Turkish and Anatolian flavours hit the sweet spot for fans of all things carnivorous at Baba in The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi. Delicious steaks are obviously the star of the show here, but if you’re not in the mood for sirloin or ribeye, there are still plenty of other dishes to choose from, including braised octopus, whole roasted sea bass, and a variety of soups and salads. The eatery also offers a special culinary experience on Fridays — Baba Sofrasi — where you can sample made-to-order BBQ delights.
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