Seven of the best new restaurants to try in Dubai


Dubai’s ever-changing food scene is hard to keep up with. With new restaurants opening every week, foodies in the city are never short of a new place to try.

If you’re planning on eating out this Eid, we’ve rounded up some of the newest places in Dubai that should be on your restaurant radar.

Here are seven new restaurants to try:


Authentic Bavarian restaurant Ernst has opened in the bustling 25Hours Hotel One Central, serving up a slice of Oktoberfest all year round.

From checkered tablecloths to giant pretzels, the casual spot offers classic German dishes and hops on tap. The hearty menu features traditional German sausages and sauerkraut, while the relaxed and lively space brings the feel of a country tavern to the city.

Sunday to Thursday, noon-midnight, Friday and Saturday, noon-1am; 25 Hours Hotel One Central; 04 210 2511,

Chef Izu’s Ani House

Chef Izu Ani is continuing his stranglehold on Dubai’s culinary scene with a new venture, La Maison Ani, which will open at the Dubai Mall on May 2.

Inspired by Parisian culture, the Franco-Mediterranean restaurant is Chef Ani’s latest collaboration with Evgeny Kuzin, and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner from Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue.

Expect French classics with a creative British and African twist, as well as freshly baked breads and pastries.

The place will also offer a perfect view of the Dubai Fountain from its garden terrace.

Open every day from Monday May 2 from 10 a.m. to midnight; Ground Floor, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall; @lamaisonanibychefizu


New Instagrammable restaurant The Pods will open on Bluewaters Island on Sunday, offering a unique dining experience.

Featuring 22 fully glazed and air-conditioned private capsules of varying sizes, the place brings alfresco dining indoors, just in time for the summer months.

The Pan-Asian menu is a fusion of Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine with a modern twist, and the capsule interiors, filled with foliage and unique design features, provide the perfect backdrop.

Open every day from Sunday May 1 from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Bluewaters Island; 04 453 8994, [email protected]


Fine dining meets art at Trove, a new opening from Turkish restaurateurs Orkan Doganci and Ahmet Oytun Cakir.

Located in The Dubai Mall, the eclectic and creative menu curated by Cordon Bleu-trained chef Dogukan Duguncu spans a multitude of cuisines, from North and South American and Pan-Asian, to Mediterranean and Middle Eastern. .

Not only is the food presented as art, but the space itself is home to several unique pieces, ranging from a glow-in-the-dark graffiti wall to a floral throne.

Open daily, 10am-2am; Ground Floor, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall; 04 347 7444,

Eva Beach House

The new opening of Dubai’s famed Palm West Beach brings a slice of Tulum to the city. With its boho chic interiors and relaxed vibe, Eva Beach House offers beachfront dining with incredible views of Dubai Marina.

The Mediterranean-inspired menu features fresh seafood, homemade pasta and pizza selections and select cuts, as well as light salads and tacos.

The place has beach seating as well as a swimming pool, providing the perfect atmosphere day or night.

Sunday to Thursday, 10am-1am, Friday and Saturday, 10am-2am; The Club, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah; 04 575 5097,


Dubai’s contemporary sushi spot, Origami, has opened a third outlet on Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue.

With a chic, minimalist design and intimate dining space, including a sushi bar, the restaurant feels a million miles from the mall bustle outside, with space for just 40 people.

On the menu, expect fusion creations, with dishes like chicken karaage, salmon chips, beef katsu, cauliflower popcorn, unagi and foie gras.

Open daily from noon to 11 p.m.; Second Floor, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall; 04 330 0865,


A new opening at JBR’s DoubleTree by Hilton is Yingsu Chinese Restaurant. With a menu focused on Chinese classics and Oriental-inspired interiors, the large space revives what was once a Ramusake favorite.

On the menu, expect dishes to share, with plenty of meat and seafood on the menu, while a DJ will provide the restaurant’s soundtrack until the evening.

The spot will also host a number of weekly events, including brunches and ladies’ nights.

Sunday to Friday from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.; DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, JBR; 04 575 1331,

Updated: April 30, 2022, 05:22

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