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Food & Drink

Find new flavours on the JLT foodie trail

10 Places

The trendy neighbourhood of Jumeirah Lakes Towers showcases the best of Dubai's diverse culinary scene with everything from exotic fare to well-loved comfort food.

A casual but cosy ramen joint

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This walk-in ramen bar in the heart of JLT has proved to be exceedingly popular with Dubai’s foodies since it first opened its doors back in 2018. Inside, the eatery is stripped back, with plain concrete walls and a scattering of wooden tables. Even the menu is simple, with just a handful of ramen options to choose from, but they are all hearty, wholesome and packed with fresh ingredients.

Low-key taco spot born from a food truck

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This popular taco spot was once a taco truck that enjoyed so much success that the owners decided to find a more permanent space, and set up shop in the foodie neighbourhood of Jumeirah Lakes Towers. They serve up authentic, tasty tacos with delicious fillings. Best of all? Everything is made fresh, from the corn tortillas to the slow-cooked beef. You can also opt for a vegan taco with sweet potato and roasted cauliflower. 

A homegrown gem serving up perfect pizzas

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This Dubai-based pizzeria makes some of the city’s best-loved pizzas, growing its tribe of loyal customers thanks to their commitment to using high-quality local ingredients. Diners can expect to find all the usual varieties, from Hawaiian to pepperoni, but there are also some more inventive creations such as the Spudnik, which is topped with roasted potatoes, chicken and gorgonzola.

Up your burger game at this tasty spot

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Launched originally in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers by chef Stephen Flawith, Pickl has since opened up more branches in Dubai, including at City Walk and Motor City, and even has an outlet at Souk Al Bahar's exclusive Time Out Market. Pickl's chicken sando with fresh fried chicken, dill pickles and a closely-guarded 'comeback sauce' is perhaps the famous choice, but the double cheeseburger is a close second. They even have Impossible burgers for those looking for meat-free indulgences.


An authentic Greek taverna in the heart of JLT

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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 and 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

Soak up West Coast Vibes in New Dubai

Canary Club in Dubai

As the only rooftop dining spot in the JLT neighbourhood, Canary Club presents a whole new level of dining flair. Described as a ‘laidback West Coast eatery’, the menu features a delicious take on trendy Californian bites, complete with Asian influences, healthy takes on comforting diner food, South American flavours and more.  Essentially, it's everybody's favourites in one spectacular place.


Enjoy Pan-Asian flavour with stunning views

Nonya Taj JLT

Sky-high views from the 44th floor of Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers set the scene for this Pan-Asian eatery. Nonya's menu spans the breadth of the Far East, and puts the spotlight on the melting-pot nature of the region's cuisines. Expect Malaysian and Chinese flavours, with chef Kong Sieng Yeuh serving up favourites like Singaporean laksa, Hainanese chicken and spicy beef rendang. Seafood fans shouldn't miss the chilli crab, while vegetarian diners are sure to come back for the taro dumplings and flavourful water spinach sambal.


Discover Michelin-lauded Levantine recipes


Starting as a collection of recipes handed down through generations, Bait Maryam has become one of the staple choices for a homestyle meal and was recently recognised by Michelin with a Bib Gourmand. The Middle Eastern menu serves up mouth-watering Levantine delicacies such as manakeesh, fatet with eggplant, batata harra, zaatar, falafel and lamb chops. Experience a taste of true Arabian hospitality, nested within a prime location in one of Dubai's newer neighbourhoods


Start the day right with a hearty breakfast

Friends Avenue

Friends Avenue Cafe is a trendy and upbeat eatery, serving mouth-watering Australian, English and European delicacies. Lit natural sunlight with bright interiors, Friends Avenue Cafe offers all its customers a comfortable, home-like feeling with its natural surroundings, large tables and al fresco terrace. When here, remember to try the Big Brekkie Board, a delightful meal with all your breakfast favourites in order.


An impressive French restaurant serving all the classics

Couqley French Bistro in Dubai

Couqley French Bistro is the perfect spot in JLT to enjoy a chic meal in a cosy atmosphere. Offering soulful and delicious food, Couqley captures the elegance of French cuisine in a family-style atmosphere.  Surrounded by rich reds, brick walls, vine leaves and a warm ambience, this is the ideal French dining experience. The steak frites is a must-try, featuring a signature Couqley Sauce that adds indulgent flavour to the tender steak. You can also order for the truffle and mushroom pasta, tuna tartare, onion soup gratinee and escargots de bourgogne.

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