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Izakaya delights from Dubai's 'ramen queen'

Kinoya in Dubai
She started her foodie career with sold-out supper clubs and was the chef behind the @astoryoffood Instagram page, but now Neha Mishra is spearheading her very first Japanese restaurant. Loyal fans flock to Kinoya for a taste of her take on izakaya. Taking the everyday ramen and transforming it to a foodie revelation, everything here – right down to the noodles – is handmade with love, following closely-guarded recipes. This proudly homegrown gem is a favourite, so book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Affordable and authentic Thai street food in JLT

Cafe Isan in Dubai
Trust Café Isan to offer the best of Thai street food in Dubai. Explore new, delightful flavours that will enliven your tastebuds and transport you to the streets of the Southeast Asian country. Indulge in hot meals, served fresh, with fragrant spices that will entertain your palate. The food at Café Isan is inspired by the culture of north-eastern Thailand, also known as Isan. You can enjoy lighter curries, clear soups, as well as delicious pad Thai noodles, with vegan options also available.

An authentic Greek taverna in the heart of JLT


Tucked away in Dubai's Jumeirah Lakes Towers district is Greek-owned Mythos Kouzina and Grill, an authentic taverna featuring rustic-style furniture and Cycladic design elements. Here you’ll find hearty home-style dishes — including popular favourites such as gyros & souvlaki — and a warm, welcoming vibe that will make you feel right at home. It’s a fast favourite with the JLT locals, but also with those further abroad too, with people travelling from far and wide for what’s renowned as Dubai’s best Greek food. The dishes are classically Greek – but are also so much more than just tzatziki and gyros.


Simple flavours woodfired to perfection

World Cut Steakhouse Dubai
Located along Jumeirah Beach Road, this restaurant is chic but casual, centred around the concept of gathering around a warming fire. The culinary force behind 11 Woodfire is chef and restauranteur Akmal Anuar who showcases a menu filled with simple, natural flavours. Dishes are prepared using specialist grill techniques and different wood types. Try the wagyu kebab, seabass with hay-salted crust and tamarind, and Australian T-bone steak.

Relish alternative European cuisine at an urban Balkan bistro

For delectable Balkan-style cuisine, 21 Grams is a homegrown neighbourhood bistro. Nestled within the cosy suburban centre of Dubai – Umm Suqeim – the local hotspot is always bustling with good food, delightful coffee and cheerful banter.
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