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Quick Guide to Michelin Starred Restaurants in Dubai

Tresind by Himanshu SainiTresind by Himanshu Saini

The Michelin Guide Dubai is a unique product and the first guide in the Middle East. The Michelin Guide Dubai sets an ambitious objective of highlighting the city’s spectacular culinary map, which has been enthusiastically welcomed by its passionate diners.

The Michelin Guide Dubai made its debut in the Middle East and a new way to discover the city’s culinary traditions. The much-anticipated restaurant guide for Dubai was officially launched at a gala dinner presented by Michelin at Meydan Beach resort and Spa on Monday 27th October 2019.

Michelin has revealed the selection of restaurants that will be included in the 2022 edition of the Michelin Guide Dubai, which will be the first-ever edition published in the United Arab Emirates. The guide will celebrate Dubai’s spectacular culinary map; and the unnamed inspectors for the Michelin Guide chose and recommended a total of 69 restaurants spanning 21 different categories of cuisine.

In the first edition of the Michelin Guide Dubai 2022, two restaurants have been awarded two Michelin Stars, nine restaurants have been awarded one Michelin Star, and fourteen restaurants have been awarded a Bib Gourmand. Our cuisine map covers the former two categories: everything from traditional and modern flavours through to exciting, new Asian influences. From the fascinating streets of Spice Market and Iskandar Promenade to the intimate atmosphere in the heart of Jumeirah and several beautiful open-air pavilions.

2 Michelin Stars:

Il Ristorante by Niko Romito

Il Ristorante by Niko Romito
Source: https://www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/dubai/bars-and-restaurants/il-ristorante-niko-romito

Located at the Bulgari Resort, Il Ristorante pays homage to the many cultural traditions of Italy. With a sophisticated ambiance, the restaurant is reminiscent of the original Bulgari Hotel Milano. To guarantee that customers have a pleasant time while dining, every facet of its atmosphere has been carefully curated. The Arabian Gulf can be seen more clearly from the raised banquettes, and the dramatic black ceiling creates the illusion that guests are eating outside at night beneath the stars. Michelin star chef Niko Romito is responsible for the creation of an innovative and traditional Italian concept that is unique to Il Ristorante. This idea interprets the exquisite flavours of Italy with a focus on contemporary yet simple dishes. 

STAY by Yannick Alléno

Stay by Yannick Alléno
Source: https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/the-palm/dining/stay-by-yannick-alleno

Located the Palm Jumeirah, is a restaurant that impresses with its minimalist philosophy, culminating in meals which are technical and elegant and masterfully prepared with French cuisine as the foundation. This refined restaurant with high ceilings can be found at the very tip of the Palm in a building designed in the colonial style. The inside of this property is stunningly extravagant, and it has enchanted tropical gardens as well as a private dock. The service is excellent, provided by a team that is attentive and competent while still being personable.

The extensive menu selection may include taster, surprise, seasonal caviar, and truffle selections. Dishes that are precise and sophisticated are those that are well evaluated and brimming with flavour; those that are wonderfully planned and expertly made with an assortment of textures, flavours, and temperatures that are both intellectual and engaging. 

1 Michelin Stars:

11 Woodfire by Akmal Anuar

This striking modern villa conversion in the residential suburb of Jumeirah is home to 11 Woodfire, one of Dubai’s most impressive restaurants. With an ever-changing menu and high-quality ingredients, this restaurant is renowned for its ability to combine an authentic taste with sophistication.

The restaurant gets its name from its enormous open kitchen and grill, which is also one of its defining characteristics. The wide assortment of products sourced from across the world are of an exceptionally high standard including vegetables, fish, and meats which are grilled to perfection. The cuisine is complemented by the restaurant’s delectable handcrafted kombuchas, and the service, although laid-back and professional, adds to the restaurant’s allure.

Al Muntaha by Saverio Sbaragli

Source: https://www.jumeirah.com/en/dine/dubai/burj-al-arab-muntaha

It is located on top of the Burj al Arab, which is often regarded as being the most stunning hotel in the whole world due to its incredible architectural design. Take the elevator up to the 27th level and ask for a seat beside the floor-to-ceiling windows since the views are just beautiful. It is only right that the restaurant itself and the cuisine that it provides should be smart and elegant.

The menu, which was created by an experienced chef, is based on French cuisine and is influenced by Mediterranean cuisine. Dishes made with high-quality ingredients that are prepared with precision to produce contemporary cuisine with robust flavours and fun textures. Be prepared for luxurious ingredients like truffles and caviar, as well as exquisite sauces and desserts that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are mouth-watering. Diners are provided with attentive, professional, and enthusiastic explanations of the items they order.

Armani Ristorante by Giovanni Papi

Elegant and lavish restaurant located in the Armani Hotel on the lower floors of the Burj Khalifa; the spacious area has high ceilings, well-spaced tables, marble flooring, and a big, central glass-fronted kitchen. The exquisitely presented meals are accompanied by energetic service. Modern Italian cuisine is known for its attention to detail and use of high-quality ingredients to create meals that are visually beautiful and abundant in colour, flavour, and textural contrasts. 

Hakkasan by Andy Toh

Hakkasan by Andy Toh
Source: https://hakkasan.com/dubai/

The Dubai branch of this rapidly expanding worldwide business is found inside the Atlantis Hotel.  It is dimly lit and has a sultry air, where lively music plays in the background. 

On the menu of reinvented Chinese cuisine are all Hakkasan’s signature dishes, in addition to a selection of meals unique to Dubai.   Meals that are considered to be successful are those that have been meticulously prepared utilising ingredients of the highest possible quality calibre – for which Hakkesan has been commended. As a result, these dishes are vivid in colour and pack a flavourful punch. 

Hōseki by Masahiro Sugiyama

Source: https://www.bulgarihotels.com/in_ID/dubai/bars-and-restaurants/japanese-restaurant-hoseki

Hoseki is located on the fourth floor of the Bulgari Hotel and has a minimalistic, clean design as well as breath-taking panoramas of the Dubai skyline. Masahiro Sugiyama, a sushi master, and his employees display their knife skills at nine counter seats. They produce a one-of-a-kind omakase experience by taking into consideration the tastes of each individual visitor and combining those preferences with the day’s top fresh ingredients from Japan. This cuisine is polished, technically proficient, and presented in a lovely manner. 

Ossiano by Gregoire Berger

Ossiano by Gregoire Berger
Source: https://www.atlantis.com/dubai/dining/ossiano

Positioned in the Atlantis Hotel’s basement, Ossiano’s windows extend from floor to ceiling, affording guests a view of the hotel’s aquarium. The atmosphere of the restaurant is captivating and immediately present as you make your way down the marble spiral staircase.

The service is prompt and sometimes theatrical, and the room’s luxurious ambience is contributed to using marble, an aqua bar, and pillars designed to resemble seashells. The dishes of Ossiano, which are influenced by the chef’s early childhood experiences, are built around seafood, particularly fish and shellfish. Dishes contain subtle textural contrasts and outstanding flavour clarity, and some of them are even made right in front of the diners at the table.

Tasca by José Avillez

Tasca by José Avillez
Source: https://www.mandarinoriental.com/en/dubai/jumeira-beach/dine/tasca-by-jose-avillez

Tasca, a sensational restaurant by culinary genius José Avillez, is situated on the sixth level of Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah in Dubai. Tasca’s cuisine is bursting with flavour and character, serving traditional Portuguese flavours with a modern touch. The greatest collection of Portuguese wines in Dubai can be found on the wine list, which also has an enticing selection of specialty cocktails.

The restaurant provides both indoor and outdoor eating on a terrace with an infinity pool facing the Gulf, and live entertainment is assured on weekends. It has breathtaking views over Dubai’s sparkling metropolis on one side and the Arabian Gulf on the other. A pleasant and leisurely dinner is ensured by the attentive wait staff during the course of the meal.

Torno Subito by Massimo Bottura

Torno Subito by Massimo Bottura
Source: https://www.tornosubitodubai.com/

A lively and eccentric homage to 20th century Italy, with the action taking place at the W Hotel on the Palm; be sure to look for the backlit portrait of chef Massimo Bottura. The restaurant has a colour scheme that is mostly neon, an open kitchen, windows that reach floor-to-ceiling, and a terrace that overlooks the ocean. Customers are greeted by Italian music, and the service is kind and welcoming. Both the tasting menu, which consists of five courses, and the à la carte menu includes refined and subtle Italian cuisine.

Tresind by Himanshu Saini

Tresind by Himanshu Saini
Source: https://tresindstudio.com/

Elegant Indian restaurant Tresind is located on the rooftop of a premium shopping mall, with seating for just twenty guests and an open kitchen where diners can see chef Himanshu Saini and his team at work.

The unexpected multi-course tasting menu is a wonder of ingenuity and precision, featuring dishes that are perfectly balanced with elegance and depth, some of which use herbs and flowers from the rooftop terrace. The meal begins with a variety of mouth-watering appetisers, and then moves on to more involved specialties such as ghee-roasted crabs and tandoori chicken dumplings. Further considering the attentive service, an evening at Tresind will be unforgettable.

 

By Kaja Geha

Michelin Starred Restaurants in Dubai