Royal China – DIFC

Royal China is one of a growing number of authentic Chinese restaurants in New Dubai. Located on The Balcony Precinct of Bldg. 4, DIFC, the restaurant is an official branch of London dim sum specialists of the same name, and has nothing to do with the Royal China at the Regal Plaza Hotel in Mankhool. The … Continue reading Royal China – DIFC

Markette – Dubai Mall

Markette is one of the best East meets West restaurants in Dubai. Located near the aquarium, on the ground level of Dubai Mall, it’s easy to find, but busy, busy all the time. The charming interior has a casual, brasserie style look-feel, with ceiling fans adding a colonial, far eastern touch. The Markette menu is a … Continue reading Markette – Dubai Mall

West Lake Spring – Baniyas

West Lake Spring is an authentic, unlicensed Chinese restaurant near Nasser Square. Located in the African Bank Building near Jesco Supermarket, it is one of several Chinese restaurants to cater (almost exclusively) to the growing Chinese tourist industry in Dubai. Operators bring Chinese tourists in by the busload. The interior is modest, well-used, and stereotypically … Continue reading West Lake Spring – Baniyas

Zucca, a pizzeria at Café Court in Wafi Mall, has now become Pizza Station. The change seems to have brought nothing new but the name and signboard. Everything else looks exactly the same. Like most people I love pizza. Sadly Pizza Station isn’t the best example of a good, Italian pizzeria. The staff, both in … Continue reading