After a delicious meal at Volt Kitchen, I still couldn’t quite make out what ‘type’ of restaurant it is – American? Sushi Bar? Asian? I think it may be an upmarket jack of all trades. But rather than being a master of none, it does a number of things rather well. The interior of the restaurant is modernist in love with black. Although there is a seating area inside the restaurant, the main dining area is an amusing solarium (also in black) which has bench-type seating right around its glass walls and tables towards the inside. I can only imagine the number of little red pills the owner much pop trying to cool this novelty dining area in the summer (which is coming…).
The food at Volt is very good. Yet, like the restaurant itself, it follows no specific cuisine – you’ve got sushi, you’ve got steak, you’ve got Asian, you’ve got salad. And quite amazingly, they do a good job at each. Our mains, a thin cut prime rib eye steak and Mongolian Beef were both spot on. We also enjoyed our starters of a Burrata Salad followed by their cheerful Cheetos California, and my personal favourite – the shrimp dumplings (must, must, must have). The obscene Chocolate Bomb was a fitting end to a diverse meal.
If I must take issue with something it is that our starters and mains were served within (too few) minutes of one another, such that we ended up eating both together. That’s a big, Amy Winehouse “no, no, no” in my book. Otherwise, our super friendly waiter, Essa, was all smiles and very accommodating.
Located next to the Desert Calmness Personal Care Centre in Jumeirah 3, I don’t think it’s by mistake that Volt Kitchen is in the middle of such a local area. Watching a steady stream of trendy local youngsters pour in throughout the time we were there, I came up with my own analogy for the type of cuisine this restaurant represents – Emirati. Yeah, it’s very much a collection of all the trending dishes we love in Dubai. And that in itself makes it worth a visit.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.