The 10 Best Restaurants In Deira, Dubai

Deira Dubai [ © Ole Bendik Kvisberg|Flickr ]
Deira Dubai [ © Ole Bendik Kvisberg|Flickr ]
Photo of Lavanya Nair
9 February 2017

Regarded as the commercial center of Dubai, the Deira district contains many lavish restaurants that entice and intrigue those who dine there. Here’s our list of the top 10 restaurants.

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Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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Savor the edible delights from the Far East at Miyako’s. This restaurant is the epitome of poignant simplicity, complete with inviting and traditional Japanese cuisine fit for the gods. Spearheaded by head chef Takashi Sato, Miyako aims to offer an interpretation of classic dishes such as teriyaki chicken and sashimi. A personal zest is added that enhances both the taste and appearance of the meal, culminating in an explosion of flavor and aromas. The restaurant emphasizes the importance of dining in an authentic setting that emulates the decor of Japan itself. The traditional, oriental style seating, contrasts with the contemporary atmosphere. This makes for a delightful paradox to appreciate while enjoying the teppanyaki delicacies in the company of good friends.


Spoil yourself with an ingenious selection of dishes from the menu at Ashiana’s. Each recipe is masterfully perfected by chef Vineet, a pioneer of Indian cuisine. With a name meaning ‘happy home’, Ashiana takes you on a tour of the magnificent land that is India when trying the exquisite spices and masalas that prove to be the focal points of any Indian recipe. Why not experiment with a wholesome bowl of fragrant white rice topped with a coating of piping hot tadka dal (lentils)? Adopting an impressive palatial theme with grandiose dark pillars separating the seating areas, and vibrant drop lights dotting the neutral ceiling, Ashiana is ideal for any celebration.

Baniyas Street | Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel, Dubai,United Arab Emirates, +971 4 207 1733

The China Club

Restaurant, Chinese, Asian, Fast Food
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Slow cooked Pork Belly
Slow cooked Pork Belly | © Kyle Strickland/Flickr
Dine like royalty where the distinctive subsidiaries of Chinese cuisines that include Peking, Cantonese and Szechwan, are each artfully prepared and presented. The China Club, located at the Radisson Blu Hotel, is home to the some of most flavorful, authentic dishes you will come across in Dubai. Extravagant materials in exuberant colors and carefully embroidered tapestries form the innovative interiors of The China Club. The restaurant serves an a la carte menu each evening, while lunchtime offers a traditional yum cha feast with dim sum and noodles. The traditional elegance of the decorum creates an informal atmosphere in which to converse with close friends and family.
Slow cooked Pork Belly | © Kyle Strickland/Flickr

Glasshouse Brasserie

Brasserie, Restaurant, Mediterranean, European, Asian, $$$
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Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips | © richard winchell/ Flickr
Any food lovers craving a satisfying, Mediterranean feast can look no further, as Glasshouse combines delectable seafood medleys and nutritious legumes to create a flavor sensation like no other. Situated at the Hilton Dubai Hotel, this sleek and airy establishment provides top class comfort along with bespoke dishes. These include succulent and tenders cuts of roast beef and their signature pork belly meal. Tuck into a heaping plate of fish and chips, a notorious British delight. End your meal with a rich slice of vanilla cheesecake, converging a British and American classic to produce a match made in culinary heaven.

The Boardwalk

Since its inauguration 20 years ago, The Boardwalk has proved to be a social hub hosting marine-inspired decor of cerulean blues and stark whites. Nestled on the shores of the idyllic Dubai Creek, the popular terrace provides overwhelming views of the Creek, allowing you to have an intimate dinner for two in a calm ambiance. The Boardwalk showcases a Mediterranean-inspired menu, with a range of freshly baked pizzas and calzones from the authentic and upgraded oven. In addition, the menu features delicacies that include the bouillabaisse and the seafood platter, not to mention a selection of authentic pasta meals. For dessert, guests can treat themselves to a decadent variation of crepes, sorbets and pastries.

Dubai Creek | Baniyas Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates,+971 4 295 6000


Sample a taste of Italy in each bite you take at Cucina, where they treat you like family with courteous hospitality. The decor emulates an Italian-style kitchen, complete with its rustic tableware and textured, brick walls. An expansive pizza oven, fired by wood, ensures every pizza base contains a smoky crust that complements the respective toppings without overpowering them. Skilled chefs create a handpicked menu of traditional antipasti to tease your taste buds including a lombetto scottato di tonno (seared thin-sliced tuna loin, toasted pistachio, pickled shallot, baby cress, garlic chips and a lemon honey dressing). A casual and warm venue to host a multitude of events, Cucina is heaven on Earth.

JW Marriott | Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 262 4444


Restaurant, German, Asian, European, Pub Grub, $$$
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At Hofbräuhaus, the many enticing jewels of German cuisine are introduced to a fortunate few at the JW Marriott hotel. Decorated to resemble a cottage fit for Hansel and Gretel, the turquoise walls are dotted with portraits. Meanwhile the shelves house ornate antiques and some reading material, imbuing the restaurant with a homey atmosphere in which to enjoy your meal. Dine on a generous portion of schnitzel with a refreshing side of beer, or a comforting Apfelstrudel (classic apple strudel laced with a creamy vanilla sauce).

Spice Island

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Spice Island

Restaurant, Asian, American, Fast Food, Middle Eastern, European, $$$
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Bulgogi | © Sonny Abesamis/Flickr
Discover the pungent spice trail of Asia at the Spice Island, located at the Crowne Plaza Dubai. Spice Island endeavors to treat clientele to a plethora of pan-Asian meals within the comfort of a welcoming decor with earthy undertones. Relax in the spacious seating areas and embark on a culinary journey that consists of more than 200 dishes spanning multiple cultures. Each meal is beautifully presented and filled with seasonal spices to intoxicate your senses. Have the pleasure of watching your food be prepared at the live kitchen stations and host private gatherings in the semi-private areas of the restaurant.


Restaurant, Korean, Middle Eastern, Asian, Fast Food, $$$
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Arroz Caldo
Arroz Caldo | © Shubert Ciencia/Flickr
Experience fine dining at the Asiana Hotel’s signature Korean restaurant where you’ll be in awe of the intensely addictive delicacies of Korea that have been brought to the Middle Eastern forefront. The bright lanterns and artfully painted Hanja and Hangeul (ancient and new Korean script) on the silk tapestries make for a traditional setting. This contrasts with modern twists on much loved classics such as bulgogi (beef with vegetables, rice and an egg) along with fresh cuts of samgyeopsal to grill with tangy kimchi and luscious leaves of sangchu lettuce. A contemporary venue appropriate for any occasion, Sonamu offers its take on a beloved and cherished cuisine.

Manila Grill

Restaurant, Filipino, Philippine, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Fast Food
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This is a relatively new restaurant at the Asiana hotel that showcases the best of Filipino cuisine. Devour luxurious favorites made from sumptuous portions of beef and pork along with seasoned vegetables. Bask in the sandstone-themed interiors, accommodating stylish dining arrangements or VIP private rooms. There’s also melodious live music to set a soothing and serene ambiance in which to appreciate your meal. With efficient service and reasonable prices, Manila Grill is great value for money and should be on your agenda.