Top 10 Restaurants in Bur Dubai
Bur Dubai is a historical district located on the western side of Dubai Creek. ‘Bur Dubai” literally means ‘Mainland Dubai’, referring to the traditional separation of the Bur Dubai area from Deira by the Dubai Creek.
Bur Dubai is also a foodie’s haven. So if you’re a foodie, you’ll definitely love this place as it offers great dining options. Here’s the top 8 restaurants in Bur Dubai..
1. Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Café
Arabian Tea House, formerly known as Al Bastakiya is a popular eatery among the residents, tourists, as well as the expats, located in the historic Al Fahidi district. It features a charming leafy courtyard with wicker furniture, turquoise-colored benches, rainbow-hued flowers, and black-and-white photos of old Dubai.
This cosy spot is one among the best places in the city to try authentic Emirati cuisine and a piping hot cup of traditional Arabic coffee. Emirati food options include everything from starters like Sambosas and Fattoush salads to Emirati breakfast spreads, Regag, sandwiches, BBQ grills, and traditional seasonal mains like Nashef Leham.
There are 150 exotic beverages to choose from, including the likes of Galway (Arabic coffee), refreshing minty lemonade, and their signature black tea blend with fruit and herbs.
Location: Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, Opposite Musalla Post Office
Timings: 08:00AM to 02:00AM
2. Little Bangkok
A long working day got you craving Thai or Chinese food? You’ll love Little Bangkok!
One of the best and cheap restaurants in Bur Dubai, serving authentic Asian delicacies, with prawn shrimp rolls, fried prawn wonton, Nam Nuang and Gai Satay.
Tom Yum Cooler —iced lemongrass juice with lemon and a hint of lime —or Cha Nom Yen, a street-style Thai iced tea with milk, are their cool summer treats.
Location: 10th Street, Oud Metha, Near American Hospital
Timings: 12:00PM to 11:30PM
3. Manna Land
Manna Land is a must-visit authentic Korean spot in Bur Dubai.
With Korean classics served in a delightfully contemporary setting, Manna Land has become a favourite.
Must-try disches include Kimchi (pickled cabbage) that is served in three distinct ways in the multitude of side dishes. There’s also oi muchim (cucumber salad) leaving a little tang on the taste buds, and Japchae, a simple stir-fry of sweet potato noodles with vegetables, tofu casserole, seafood stew, and Korean-style chicken soup with ginseng.
Location: Shop # 5, Al Ketbi Building, Al Mina Road, Al Hudaiba
Timing: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
4. Al Ustad Special Kebab
Head to Al Ustad Kebab for a fine Iranian feast. Opened 43 years ago, the restaurant is famous for its yoghurt-marinated chicken and mutton kebabs.
This Iranian restaurant is also famous for the more than 8,000 pictures, old phones, and other old-school memorabilia that make up its quirky interiors.
Signature dishes include Khorak Bahraini marinated in tangy dry lemon, including Joojeh Kebabs, consisting of saffron marinated chicken, and served straight to your table with Iranian-style rice, or Persian bread and garlic butter sauce.
Location: Al Mankhool Road, near Al Fahidi Metro Station
Timing: 12:00Pm to 1:00AM
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TOMO is the perfect place for a wholesome family dinner, romantic evening, quiet décor, stunning views or a friendly catch up, offering an award-winning unparalleled experience at Hotel Raffles Dubai.
Though the restaurant is known for serving up Japanese delicacies, it also offers multiple options of gluten-free dishes for vegetarians and those who follow special diets, in addition to delicious Japanese, Asian, and sushi dishes.
Touted favourites include o toro sashimi, Kani Cream crab croquettes and wagyu Sukiyaki.
Location: Raffles Dubai, Near WAFI Mall, Sheikh Rashid Road
Timing: 12:30 PM To 03:30 PM, 06:30 To12:00 AM
6. Antique Bazaar
An Award wining Indian Restaurant, packed with regal-style furnishings, and mouth-watering flavors of India.
Located at the Four Points by Sheraton in Bur Dubai, Antique Bazaar Restaurant offers an extensive menu catering to vegetarians, seafood lovers, and meat-eaters.
Start your dining experience with traditional, refreshing drinks such as jal jeera and kokum sherbet. The menu ranges from scrumptious vegetarian street eats such as aloo chaat, dahi samosa and the vegetable pakoras to the lip-smacking non-vegetarian dishes like diwan handi gosht, gosht nawabi or the gosht angara.
Location: Four Points by Sheraton, Khalid Bin Waleed St, Bur Dubai
Timing: 12:30PM To 03:30 PM, 06:30 PM To12:00 AM
7. Shahi Mughal
Shahi Mughal Restaurant is a Pakistani restaurant that offers wide range of varieties of dishes. It is famous for it’s dishes like handi biryani, lamb chop, butter chicken, haleem and many more.
As the name suggests, they bring you the zestiest of Mughlai flavors from Pakistan such as Mutton Shahi Qorma and Chicken Shahjehani, and Nihari.
Location: Near Al Fahidi Metro Station, Exit 3, Al Musalla Road, Meena Bazaar
Open 24 hours.
8. Caspian Kabab
If you want to eat delicious shawarma or marinated grilled chicken with Iranian flavors in an atmosphere that is comfortable and relaxing, just visit Caspian Restaurant Bur Dubai.
Location: Al Rolla Rd – Al Raffa
Timing: 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM
9. Doors Freestyle Grill
Doors Freestyle Grill offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Al Seef Dubai Creek. It is a stylish ambient restaurant for discerning diners.
Doors Freestyle Grill features an extra flair to the steakhouse culture in Bur Dubai with unique meat options, combining traditional Turkish favourites with a modern twist.
While meat is the restaurant’s specialty, their grilled seafood, especially their gigantic prawns, drenched in a piquant garlic sauce and adorned with chic rose petals, are sensational. Order their Chef Kemal Çéylan’s Beef Butterfall Steak for enhanced experience.
Location: Al Seef Street, Umm Hurair, Dubai
Timings: 12:00PM to 12:00AM
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10. Aaraamam Restaurant
Visit Aaraamam Restaurant to taste the best of south Indian cuisine.
The restaurant is highly regarded for its fish curry and beef dishes. Their Travancore style dishes, sumptuous beef ularthiyathu (a slow-cooked beef dish roasted with Indian spices and garnished with fried coconuts) and cheap sadyas make this Malayali restaurant in Dubai, popular with expats from Kerala.
Location: Mostafa Bin Abdullatif – Raffa Building
Timings: 07:00AM to 12:00AM