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05 Undeniably Best Restaurants in Dubai That Deserve a Shoot Out

Yes! I’m often offered free food.
Yes! I’ve gained weight during the past one year.
And Yes! I love trying out new Restaurants.

Food blogging – an insane delicious adventure discovering some of the best in Dubai, probably some perfect fits for foodies which deserve a shootout. I surely have ticked off ‘Try new cuisines’ from my bucket list. I travel to the gist of Middle East fields with Authentic Arabic feasts to legendary Mughlai dishes of Northen India, from artistic Chinese Supper to fascinating seafood delicacies, but always falling back to my home country’s traditional recipes, I can never deny my soft corner for spicy Indian treats.

So for this post, I thought of a little throwback to my favorite eatery in Dubai, a quick guide to Dubai’s best. A list of my 5 top go-to spots while a guest is in town or a deluxe dinner for special occasions in on the agenda.

1.Mint Leaf of London
Cost: AED 350 for two people (approx.)
Cuisines: Indian, North Indian

If the view & location doesn’t give you a royal wave, the attendants surely will. Mint Leaf of London is based purely on the foundation of a lavish elite dining experience. From the eye pleasing ambiance to the intricately crafted menu, the restaurant puts ahead a regal touch to everything. If you are looking for a luxurious dining to dazzle a special someone, then Mint Leaf’s heartwarming atmosphere, aesthetically tasteful Mock-tails & Supremely fashioned Entree is the answer. Forget about your money & enjoy the luxurious experience at this innovative Indian restaurant combining the best of both worlds – classic & progressive.

2. Nom Nom Asia
Cost: AED 125 for two people (approx.)
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Asian

Nom Nom Asia, a Cafe style Asian restaurant inspired by South-East Asian street food culture, serving both Chinese & Thai. The graffiti walls & quirky hashtag chopstick logos does catch your eye instantly. The Menu is compact yet a bit complicated offering over 108 dishes in veg,  chicken, fish, prawn, tofu & beef. The best feature about them would surely be their affordable prices. You could easily eat your heart out under 100 AED with such exceptional portions. This restaurant is perfect for takeouts or delivery too.

Also, recently they launched a beautiful heartfelt initiative, where Nom Nom Asia feeds a free meal to unemployed individuals at their Karama Branch.

3. Pizza Express @ Jazz
Cost: AED 200 for two people (approx.)
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza

Anyone who knows me will know how overly obsessed I am with pizza. With so many Pizza outlets, why this particular one? In terms of cost, Pizza Express stands right in the middle junction. The menu has an array of new and interesting flavors every season, as well as exciting new dessert options which deserve a try. Coupled with a smooth and classy soundtrack delivered daily from our world class musicians, An elegant and intimate venue with an upbeat atmosphere – the New Jazz@PizzaExpress covers up all love doves.

4. The Melting Pot – Box Park
Cost: AED 300 for two people (approx.)
Cuisines: European, American

Revolving around the wild fondue experience, ‘The Melting Pot’ offers a premium fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads, and indulgent desserts. Honestly, the whole concept of sharing the hot fondue with others on the table is so intriguing & beautifully enhances your entire meal. This is one restaurant which I’ve gone back over and over again too. Plus, the super-hyped ‘Big Night Out offer basically a four-course meal for two only for AED 349 is worth every penny.

5. Tresind
Cost: AED 500 for two people (approx.)
Cuisines: Indian; Molecular Gastronomy

If you would like to really impress someone, Tresind’s unique concept & fine dining approach sets the mood for you. Executive Chef Himanshu Saini explores a new take on some of the most popular Indian street & traditional dishes with Molecular Gastronomic presentation while the helpful staff aids your understanding of what’s going on along the cloudy Nitrogen gameplay. Honestly, each dish served at this restaurant had thumbs up from me and my friends. Though it comes down to a pricey range, I believe a little extravaganza is always good at occasions.

Until next time, Much Love

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Mint Leaf of London Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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THE ONE WHERE MY SUSHI TURNED SWEET

Rabiee Al Shay UAE Restaurant Review in University Road Sharjah by Desi food blogger instagram food influcencerA diamond is just a piece of charcoal that shined exceptionally well in the dark nights. Just like Henry Kissinger said, I found a jewel in the isolated roads of Sharjah University. Going by the Instagram handle @flavors_of_the_world_uae fully justify its name to perfection. Rabiee Al Shaay Cafe is a hidden gem yet a popular buzz in the food blogging community with it’s one of a kinda sushi dessert rolls and finger licking presentations. Click here for the menu and prices.

Location: Shop-1, Ground Floor, Building-996, Muwaileh, University City, Sharjah Google Map Directions

Rabiee Al Shay UAE Restaurant Review in University Road Sharjah by Desi food blogger instagram food influcencerThough the seating area is very compact and limited, the rich menu makes up for the shortage with tempting delicacies, you can’t deny. For drinks, I had their cult favourite Passion fruit mojito and my plus one settled for a fascinating twist to Kiwi lime mojito. The latter was a bit too tangy for my liking but the former was a definite winner.

Rabiee Al Shay UAE Restaurant Review in University Road Sharjah by Desi food blogger instagram food influcencer  Dynamite shrimps in sharjahWhile we enjoyed our vibrant drinks, the popular appetisers were served hot!! Dynamite shrimps and Chicken Wings, both came with an interesting taste like never before. Of course, nothing can beat the almighty Dynamite shrimps of Pf Changs, but this could give them a tough fight especially with their affordable prices. The chicken wings were not up to my liking, it had a bit too much soy sauce.

Rabiee Al Shay UAE Restaurant Review in University Road Sharjah by Desi food blogger instagram food influcencer
Cheetohs Chicken Burger
Rabiee Al Shay UAE Restaurant Review in University Road Sharjah by Desi food blogger instagram food influcencer
Pink Sauce Penny Chicken pasta

For mains, we got their Pink Chicken pasta which was supposed to give a taste of jalapenos, creamy tomato sauce and red peppers.  Although the dish was decent, it did not match up to what was mentioned on the menu. On the positive side, one look and I knew I had to get their Cheetohs sliders, one bite and I knew SALT is no longer my favourite spot.

  1. A) The prices are cheaper B) The taste is excellent  C )It has Cheetohs

The moment of desserts. I’m always intrigued with a live cooking demonstration, the inner child in me finds it enticing and wildly fascinating but this time I was numb observing the chef master the art of crepes and sushi in one beautiful giant chocolaty delight.  As he poured the chocolaty goodness over the brownie rolled in crepe and cut into bite size sushi-like pieces, my jaw dropped and my eyes were lit like a baby.

Rabiee Al Shay UAE Restaurant Review in University Road Sharjah by Desi food blogger instagram food influcencerFinally, the moment of truth, one bite of this dessert and you know a connected is developed and you are coming back to this small eatery, in fact, this will be a talk topic among your friends and Instagram feed.

Overall, it is a Winner in my dictionary with its Instagram-worthy menu and affordable prices. And if you study somewhere near or work across the street, I surely recommended this exciting takeaway joint.

Rabiee Al Shaay Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

MELTING POT FONDUE DELIGHT

Best fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box parkWith lots of munching & crunching done on my Food House column over the past one year, my gourmet adventure at melting pot is hands down a treat to foodie soul. Neither too hot shot classy scene, nor too melodramatic boring ambience,  Melting Pot at the quirky Box Park Dubai is my go to place to host an affordable delightful evening for any guest. It’s the perfect place for a girl’s night out, Friday family brunch or Thursday evening date, basically any kind of celebration.

Best fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box park

Click here to read all about its warm ambience, spacious location & friendly service written on my previous review.

Last time my biggest regret was to skip their main entree, so we had to try Melting Pot is famous for its super-hyped ‘Big Night Out’, basically a four-course meal for two only for AED 349: cheese fondue, salad, meat, and dessert which we were really excited to try out . If you have few hours to spare & love to have a laid back dining with friends this is the option to go.

 

Best fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box parkBest fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box parkMelting Pot has a collection of Mocktails & Fresh Smoothies. While I got a chocolatey sweet Yin & Yang Martini, my plus one had her heart set on a refreshing glass of Blackberry Sage Lemonade,  which came with a sweet-sour kick.

Best fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box parkBest fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box parkWe started off our international fondue experience, with a two serving of their Classic Alpine Swiss Cheese, A crazy combination of three different cheese blended with non-alcoholic white wine, fresh garlic & nutmeg.Though, I have to admit the fiery salsa Fiesta Cheese Fondue is still my favourite especially with apples, the garlicky taste to this fondue brings an interesting Italian vibe to the table.

Best fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box parkSalads and I are not the best of friends, but the crunchy Melting Pot House Salad served with their juicy signature dressing was a tempting treat for my taste buds. Both of us loved the huge salad. Highly Recommended! And do not let the waiter take away the cheese fondue, dip some of these green goodness into the melting cheese, believe me, it might look and sound weird but the whole salad and the flavours come together beautifully.

Best fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box parkAs we started to finish our salad, our attendant brought our next course, we chose to use seasoned court bouillon to cook our meat! Meats and vegetables included lobster, teriyaki-marinated sirloin, white shrimp, marinated breast of chicken, spicy beef steaks, mushrooms, a spinach cheese filling, and a variety of sauces – bleu cheese, spicy cocktail, light mustard sauce, plumb sweet-and-sour and teriyaki. Our attendant was super sweet & gave us complete instructions on how to cook our meal, and it was such a fun experience.

Best fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box parkBest fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box parkBest fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box parkBest fondue restaurant in dubai - melting pot box parkFor dessert, we indulged in individual servings of Mint Chocolate Chip Fondue & Yin and Yang fondue which was a mix of Milk & White Chocolate. It  was served with all sorts of wonderful things to dip into the fondue pot: brownies, sponge cake, strawberries, bananas, marshmallows. They got us refills of cakes too, which was extra sweet of them.

The Melting Pot is a very relaxed, peaceful and romantic atmosphere. You are not rushed — which is a good thing — because you cannot eat all that delicious food quickly. Plus you’ll want to savour it! t gives you lots of time to talk to the person you’re with and relax. The fondue is amazing and with multiple courses, you really get your money’s worth.

Address: The Melting Pot, Boxpark, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1
Telephone: +971 434 310 20
Website: www.meltingpot.ae

The Melting Pot Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Skye & Walker or any other company. The meal was offered complimentary for review purposes, however, no compensation was given.