7 of the Best Restaurants in Dubai

25 February 2019 Written by Staff Writer

Gastronome. Gourmand. Foodie. Three different terms that are bound by one common factor - a love of good food. The Dubai Food Festival, which began this past weekend, will be giving the city’s gourmands and foodies much reason to celebrate. A key part of the two-week long event is Dubai Restaurant Week, when some of the best restaurants in Dubai curate menus and meal experiences specifically for the festival. Here are some of our top picks for a night out this week.

Best Restaurants in Dubai 2023

1. Morimoto 2. Beefbar 3. Scape
4. Gaucho 5. Carnival by Tresind 6. Bleu Blanc
7. Seven Sands


Masaharu Morimoto’s flagship restaurant serves as a showcase for the world-renowned chef’s exhilarating cuisine. Drawing inspiration from both Japanese tradition and Western culinary techniques, Morimoto unlocks hidden layers of flavor on every plate. The gold standard for contemporary Japanese cuisine in the vibrant culinary capital of Philadelphia, Masaharu Morimoto’s flagship restaurant serves as a sublime showcase for the world-renowned chef’s exhilarating native cuisine. Pulling from both ancient Japanese tradition and of-the-moment culinary technique, the world-renowned Morimoto unlocks hidden layers of flavor on every plate, whether it’s sublime cuts of pristine sashimi or an inventive, unexpected spin with truly global influences. A haven for food enthusiasts with diverse and discerning palates, the Iron Chef accommodates all styles of dining, from an inventive mix-and-match a la carte meal to an opulent omakase, or tasting menu, tailored to your tastes by our kitchen. The breathtaking décor, built around a modern-yet-organic aesthetic that is both cutting-edge and comfortable, furthers the immersion into Morimoto’s daring, delicious world


Located in DIFC, Beefbar is a haven for meat lovers, as the name implies. The restaurant is part of a global chain owned by noted restaurateur Riccardo Giraudi and is one of Dubai’s finest new steakhouses. This week’s menu selection includes prime cuts around the world incorporated into mouth-watering dishes such as Kobe shawarma.




Gaucho opened its first Argentinian restaurant in London in 1994, taking inspiration from Argentina with a vision of bringing the world’s best steak to the UK. Our food has a contemporary global influence, based strongly around modern Argentina. Notably the best quality steak in the world, our beef comes from Argentinian, premium Black-Angus cattle bred at hand-selected farms.

Carnival by Tresind

Catering to the myriad of cultures that flaunt the bustling corporate hub of DIFC, Dubai, Carnival, from the house of Passion F&B, is one of the best Indian restaurants in DIFC, Dubai. It is a celebration of modern Indian cuisine. Dining at Carnival is a gastronomic fiesta that pushes boundaries to transcend into a nostalgic culinary experience, taking you back to days of yore.

Bleu Blanc

Michelin-starred American chef David Myers brings the rustic charm of a French farmhouse to Dubai in the form of Bleu Blanc. The highlight of the restaurant is its wood-fired grill, reminiscent of the hearth in a country home. The grill will also be taking center stage during Restaurant Week, with a selection of dishes including charred octopus and roasted sea bass.

Seven Sands

If you are looking for authentic Emirati cuisine, Seven Sands on JBR is one of the finest options around. With the UAE’s rich coastal history, it should come as no surprise that Seven Sands has a great seafood selection. Over the next week, you will also be able to experience some of the restaurant’s other unique delicacies, such as camel biryani and camel milk ice cream.