1762 Stripped – JLT

1762 Stripped describes itself as a gourmet deli. Established in 2010, the company has grown from a catering business into a restaurant franchise which now has four outlets in Dubai. The interior of this branch, located on the ground floor of One JLT, is the epitome of rustic-casual-chic; a theme carried over in one way … Continue reading 1762 Stripped – JLT

Poke Poke – Umm Suqeim

Poke Poke on Jumeriah Road in Umm Suqeim is the first and original Hawaiian inspired Poke restaurant in Dubai. Although the impact it has had on Dubai’s culinary scene is big the restaurant itself is tiny comprising of a single row of tables and chairs lined up against a wall facing an open prep counter/kitchen. … Continue reading Poke Poke – Umm Suqeim

Dubai Amaravathi – Al Quoz

Dubai Amaravathi is a predominantly South Indian restaurant which also serves veg and non-veg North Indian food; its Hyderabadi biryanis, in fact, are quite popular. Located in a warehouse style building beside the Avantgarde warehouse, opposite Naresco Contracting on Al Talay Street in Al Quoz, Amaravathi reminded me of the labour camp eateries we’d dine … Continue reading Dubai Amaravathi – Al Quoz

Nirala – Barsha

Nirala Sweets & Café is an official branch of the famous confectionery chain (of the same name) based in Lahore. In the UAE there are two outlets, one in Sharjah and this one on the ground floor of the Grand Square Stay Hotel Apartments in Barsha, Dubai. Similar to the Indian franchise Bikanervala, Nirala is … Continue reading Nirala – Barsha

Xiao Wei Yang – JBR

Little Lamb Xiao Wei Yang is a franchise of award winning, authentic Chinese restaurants which specialise in Inner Mongolian cuisine, specifically hotpot. They’ve been on the UAE culinary scene since 2005 and today have seven or eight branches spread between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including this one opposite the Habtoor Grand Resort in JBR. The … Continue reading Xiao Wei Yang – JBR

De Fish – Karama

De Fish is a popular, highly rated little South Indian seafood restaurant in Karama. Its interior, although modest in size, is well appointed with parquet flooring offsetting whitewashed walls adorned with maritime memorabilia, like boat oars and token ship wheels, which gives it a sense of a seaside eatery. Enter and you are greeted with … Continue reading De Fish – Karama