The 10 Best Restaurants In Jumeirah, Dubai

Jumeirah Dubai [ © Carlo Scherer
Jumeirah Dubai [ © Carlo Scherer | Flickr ]
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Jumeirah, or ‘beautiful’ in Arabic, is an exotic coastal region in Dubai, comprising affluent neighborhoods that vary in architectural style. Here’s our list of the top 10 restaurants in Jumeirah.

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1. La Parrilla

La Parrilla

Argentinian fiery delights at their finest, La Parrilla (Spanish for ‘grill’) endeavors to transport you on a journey through Latin America, indoctrinating your palate into an exciting world of spices and aromas which will stay with you long after your meal. Located at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, this haven for devoted carnivores accommodates a main grill that has an irresistible selection of steaks and seafood. The airy interiors exude a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which to savor a comforting dish, be it a textured portion of octopus or a hearty potato and spinach side. Celebrate any occasion with the ones closest to you within the four walls of La Parrilla.

Jumeirah Road | 25th Floor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel,Dubai 11416, United Arab Emirates, +97144323232

Sushi | © Javier Lastras/Flickr

2. Latitude

Restaurant, Middle Eastern

Antipasti
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The perfect solution to a dining dilemma, Latitude spans multiple continents to serve you a diverse and innovative menu while entertaining guests by giving them the pleasure of watching their meal be prepared at a live cooking station. With a delectable array of fresh fish, meats and artfully prepared pasta dishes, this restaurant will spoil you not only with its impressive menu, but also with its overwhelming service. Providing fun facilities for young children and showcasing the talent of upcoming musicians, it offers both relaxing dinners and shows. Book your reservations around Latitude’s signature theme nights that range from Arabian Tuesday Nights to Authentic American Saturdays. Whether its brunch or dinner, Latitude is the universal answer.

3. Carnevale

Restaurant, Middle Eastern

Gulab Jamun
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The tradition of al fresco dining is a timeless concept that can be appreciated at the Carnevale restaurant. They are pioneers of Italian gastronomy and culture which is evoked through the grand masterpieces depicting masquerade images that are reminiscent of the operas that Italy is famous for. Sample an array of crisp and sophisticated spirits that complement your tacchino farcito (stuffed Turkey breast laden with cranberry sauce). While tucking into a decadent dessert, take in the luscious vegetation of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the majestic marina as well as the iconic Burj al Arab to tie the evening together.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

4. Naya

Naya

Indulge in a magnificent meal fit for a maharaja (Indian emperor) while reveling in the ingenious manner in which North Indian cuisine has been propagated in the Middle East. Naya, the latest addition to the Jumeirah Hotel, features the iconic blends of flavors and heritage to present a taste of the edible jewels of Delhi and Punjab. Tantalize your taste buds with much-loved classics such as tandoori chicken, samosas, naan breads and rotis. The intricate cyclical design gracing the ceiling, possesses connotations of the fundamental principles that structure life including cosmic beliefs such as karma and reincarnation, bringing you closer to the beautiful culture of India.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +97144323232

German Beer | © Sara/Flickr

5. Der Keller

Restaurant, German

Mezze
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Craving a succulent cut of sizzling meat? Look no further, as Der Keller aims to produce the best quality creations to satisfy your late night cravings. Upon arrival, the striking underground decor of Der Keller (The Cellar) consists of red brick arches, wine barrels and earthy, oak furniture. As one of the oldest restaurants in Dubai, the restaurant prides itself on serving an authentic spread of German cuisine that is made with fresh seasonal ingredients. The extensive menu offers healthy salads with a personal zest along with vegetarian options and regional delicacies (including a sensational selection of pork dishes). Sip an imported German beer with your meal and find your senses heightened at Der Keller.

6. Turkish Village Restaurant & Café

Restaurant, Turkish, Mediterranean

Lobster Mac & Cheese
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With a decor inspired by the elegant and stunning architecture of Turkey, Turkish Village gives you an insight into the mesmerizing, bespoke recipes that have been cherished and enhanced in order to deliver a fresh slice of Turkish gastronomy to all who dine at the restaurant. Noted for its strong resemblance to the rich Ottoman culture, Turkish Village features flecks of blue and gold dotting the interiors with their vibrant hues. Meanwhile classic dishes are recreated and presented on an ever-expanding menu. Main courses are accompanied by steaming heaps of fragrant white rice, grilled vegetables and addictive wraps and sandwiches. With deliciously authentic food, a luxurious terrace designed for outdoor seating and the internal color scheme emulating the makeup of the evil eye, the Turkish Village maintains the legacy of Turkish heritage and impresses guests with its sociable atmosphere.

7. Sea Fu

Restaurant, Seafood, Mediterranean

Greek salad
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Regarded as one of the best seafood restaurants in Dubai, Sea Fu oozes contemporary style which is cleverly infused into both the menu and the atmosphere. The signature restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach invites you on a voyage of the majestic waters that many marine delights would call home. Guests have the option of dining indoors in air-conditioned bliss. Alternatively, they can choose to eat outdoors on the sun-kissed terrace adjacent to a sunken lounge with a flaming fire pit, featuring unrivaled views of the Arabian Gulf. Indulge in a well-earned drink to quench your thirst and enjoy a range of Mediterranean delights. These are intertwined with Asian influences that enhance the visual aesthetics of the dishes with popular elements including aromatic spices and exuberant colors.

8. El Greco

El Greco

The fine art of Mediterranean cuisine has been masterfully perfected and is on offer for all of Dubai to sample. Serving traditional meals that are great value for money, El Greco is the quick-fix answer to a salad craving with its veggie pita sandwiches (simple wraps with a filling of creamy feta, olives, chopped tomatoes, sliced onions and some tzatziki sauce), fried foulades and gratifying gyros. Fresh and filling food served in a fast-paced, chic setting, El Greco is the perfect venue for an affordable meal with friends. Complete with a carving rotisserie, El Greco redefines the essence of fast food, adding quality above anything else.

Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 | Near Mercato Mall (Opposite), Dubai 2113455, United Arab Emirates, +971 3444816

Seabass | © su-lin/Flickr

9. Jean Georges Restaurant

Restaurant, Contemporary, French

Shish Kebab
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A refined dining experience coupled with elegance and poignancy, the JG restaurant is spearheaded by award-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The globally acclaimed artist has created a specifically tailored menu that shows the most opulent and divine French creations at their finest. Tuck into a rich truffle pizza or a luxurious Maine lobster and witness the intricate chandeliers suspended from the high ceilings and neutral color scheme. This decor makes for a sophisticated ambiance and sets the stage for the intriguing combinations of flavor and culture. The JG restaurant is ideal for business lunches as well as celebratory occasions with friends.

10. Al Khayma

Cafe, Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Lebanese

A quaint Arabic cafe residing on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Al Khayma strives to bring a variety of flavors of distinctively aromatic shisha along with traditional Arabic dishes to the forefront, in a calming ambiance. The cafe will meet all of your preferences, be it inside the palatial interiors or on the airy terrace that stretches out overlooking the breakwaters. The live screening of the top sporting events on multiple flat screens is sure to attract a sea of enthusiasts seeking the best of gastronomy and sports. Meanwhile the more authentic, intellectual games are guaranteed to be a source of amusement among families with young children.

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