Top Choice Thai in Jumeirah & Around

Pai Thai

An abra ride, a canalside table and candlelight are the hallmarks of a romantic night out and this enchanting spot sparks on all cylinders. If your date doesn’t make you swoon, then such expertly seasoned Thai dishe…
Top Choice Japanese in Bur Dubai


Visiting celebs aren't the only ones who love this gorgeously formal lair where Chitoshi Takahashi serves top Japanese cuisine. No gimmicky fusion here, just perfect super-fresh cuts of sushi and sashimi, delectable…
Pakistani in Jumeirah & Around


Everyone from cabbies to five-star chefs flocks to this legendary Pakistani eatery (dating from 1978) where you eat like a prince and pay like a pauper. The butter chicken is superb, but it's also worth loosening th…
Chinese in Jumeirah & Around

Zheng He’s

A kitchen staff of 20 clatters pans and fires woks behind the glass of the open kitchen at this Sino-chic dining room centred on a pagoda-style ceiling. Many diners go for the live fish tank but there's also a beaut…
Indian in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Indego by Vineet

India's first Michelin-starred chef, Vineet Bhatia, is the man behind the menu at what many consider Dubai's top Indian restaurant. Though gorgeous, the intimate dining room – lorded over by big brass Natraj sculptu…
Chinese in Deira

China Club

Sensuous silks and embroidered tapestries provide a classy backdrop for the authentic Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine at this 'club'. Feast on such standouts as Sichuanese spicy wok-fried lamb or crispy Peking duck ca…
Japanese in Deira


The cool minimalist dining room of this excellent Japanese eatery feels very Tokyo, with sleek surfaces of stainless steel, shoji screens and a traditional tatami room. The sushi is super fresh and expertly cut, fro…
Asian in Deira


Though not as dynamic or sophisticated as some Asian restaurants, Yum! is a good pick for a quick bowl of noodles when you’re wandering along the Creek – and you can be in and out in half an hour.
Thai in Deira

Thai Kitchen

The decor is decidedly un-Thai, with black-lacquer tables, a swooping wave-form ceiling and not a branch of bamboo. But the Thai chefs know their stuff: dishes are inspired by Bangkok street eats and served family-s…
Indian in Bur Dubai

Antique Bazaar

Resembling an exotic Mogul palace, Antique Bazaar's decor is sumptuously ornate with carved-wood seats, ivory-inset tables and richly patterned fabrics. Thumbs up to the machli mirch ka salan (fish with coconut, tam…