9 Unique Iftars to Try This Ramadan

Written by Arpan Ghosh

The month of Ramadan has begun, and there are several excellent options for a traditional Iftar meal featuring classic favorites from around the region. If you are looking for something a little bit different, then you can head to one of these fantastic restaurants this month and enjoy a meal with a creative twist. Here are a few unique Iftars in Dubai for you to try during Ramadan 2021.

Bombay Borough

 

Bombay Borough

This modern Indian bistro located in DIFC presents a fun contemporary spin on street food and curries, all in a chic atmosphere that fuses East and West. For Ramadan, the restaurant is offering up an Iftar menu that includes Indian ‘mezze’ (with dishes like samosas, fried okra, and spicy chicken wings), plus a variety of kebabs, biryani, and much more.

Brasserie Boulud

 

Brasserie Boulud

The recently opened Sofitel The Obelisk at Wafi Mall features a restaurant concept by acclaimed French chef Daniel Boulud, who is best known for his eponymous Michelin-starred New York restaurant. Brasserie Boulud has a French-style Iftar with date soup, burrata with artichokes and za’atar, mushroom falafels, lamb shank prepared ouzi-style (wrapped in filo pastry with rice), and sweet treats like date pudding and saffron-poached pear tartlets.

Ce La Vi

 

Ce La Vi

Perched on a higher floor of the Address Sky View towers, Ce La Vi serves up high-end contemporary Asian cuisine that can be enjoyed alongside the most stunning views of Downtown Dubai. The Ramadan menu features exquisite fare such as a salad with date cream and pomegranate pearls, as well as main dishes such as roasted black cod and grilled baby chicken satay.

Farzi Cafe

 

Farzi Cafe

Conceptualized by Zorawar Kalra, son of pioneering Indian chef Jiggs Kalra, Farzi Cafe is aimed at providing a creative spin on Indian cuisine. The first Dubai outlet at City Walk is extremely popular, and a second outpost at Mall of the Emirates draws a consistent crowd as well. Their Iftar menu is a celebration of two worlds, blending Indian and Middle Eastern flavours with mezze, Indian snacks, kebabs, jalebi (a sort of Indian funnel cake), and more.

Fuchsia

 

Fuchsia

Would you like to break your fast with some Thai curry, satay and Jasmine rice? Then you should head to Fuchsia this month - located in Business Bay and Barsha Heights, this lovely Thai bistro has a set menu for Iftar with a selection of their best dishes. There is a vegan menu as well, making this an Iftar to accommodate all tastes.

Hutong

 

Hutong

The home of award-winning Chinese cuisine in DIFC, Hutong will be offering a delectable spread this Ramadan. You can tuck into a variety of soups, spring rolls, dumplings and bao, along with dishes such as wok-tossed beef tenderloin, crispy eggplant and Hutong’s acclaimed fried rice. Finish off with a sweet combination of Chinese and Arabic flavours - date pudding with mandarin orange-infused chantilly cream, plus salted caramel and honey ice-cream.

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MasterChef, The TV Experience

 

MasterChef, The TV Experience

The first concept restaurant in the world modeled after the extremely popular competitive cooking show, the Masterchef restaurant in Dubai Marina provides a star-studded dining experience with decor that is modeled after the famous Masterchef kitchen set. There is a three-course menu being offered during Ramadan, which starts off with some very traditional sharing dishes including dates, hummus and Arabic bread. This is followed by a choice of five mains that are taken from the most popular options on the menu, and mouth-watering dessert options.

Taiko

 

Taiko

Yet another culinary option at Sofitel The Obelisk, Taiko is the Dubai outpost of the critically acclaimed and well-loved Amsterdam restaurant that has redefined modern Asian cuisine. The Iftar menu includes an innovative Middle Eastern spread with strong Asian flavours, with dishes such as wasabi falafel, wagyu biryani, couscous with lobster, and a spin on the famous Arabic bread pudding Umm Ali that’s infused with matcha.

Weslodge Saloon

 

Weslodge Saloon

Experience Iftar with a North American twist at Weslodge Saloon, the elegant Canadian restaurant that sits high up in JW Marriottt Marquis, the tallest five-star hotel in the world. The menu for Ramadan starts off with dates, hummus and lentil soup, followed by some classic comfort food including grilled chicken wings, Southern fried chicken, ribeye steak, truffle risotto, roasted cauliflower, and an American spin on the always popular baklava.