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10 Hidden Food Gems in Dubai You Probably Did Not Know About

We've uncovered the best hidden restaurants the city has to offer you.

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With a new restaurant opening up every other weekend in Dubai, it can be hard to keep track of what’s out there. But worry not, we’ve got your back. Keep scrolling to find out the best hidden food gems in the city that offer not just good food but an even better experience.

1. Socialicious

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This neighborhood eatery in Jumeirah Village Circle serves progressive Asian cuisine, with the flavours of Thailand, Japan and Vietnam along with an extensive menu of mouth-watering baos. To top it off, vegetarians and vegans also have a lot to choose from.

2. Unforgettable Biryani

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Although a limited menu, Unforgettable Biryani manages to serve us some flavorful rice dishes. Hidden away in Cluster T of Jumeirah Lakes Towers, this restaurant serves up an interesting mix of authentic Pakistani and Filipino cuisines.

3. Asian5

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Asian5 is a vibrant spot in Downtown Dubai that boasts flavours from across Thai, Chinese, Singaporean, Vietnamese and Indonesian cuisines. It is said to be inspired by the hustle and bustle of Asian streets and we think it works perfectly. You’ll find everything from their delicious green curry to flavorful woks.

4. Fish Hut

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Whether you’re craving some yummy prawns or the seasonal king fish, Fish Hut has something for everyone. If you’re a seafood fan, definitely don’t miss out on this continental restaurant in Oud Metha.

5. Ayubowan

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Something to tickle your Sri Lankan tastebuds, Ayubowan is situated in Cluster N in JLT and is sure to take you on a  culinary journey.

6. That Place Cafe

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In a very interesting culinary move, That Place Cafe brings together flavors and iconic dishes from around the world and places them in round, scrumptious buns. If you’re in Jumeirah 3, don’t forget to pop in.

7. Wooden Cellar

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If you’re in Dubai Sports City, definitely stop by Wooden Cellar to try their variety of Greek dishes. The menu is said to be inspired by the kitchens of grandmothers. Yum!

8. The Desi Circle

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Not a secret anymore after it’s food has been raved about by everyone who has visited, still, the Sindhi menu which heavily leans towards Indian street food, serves everything from Dal Pakwan to hot parathas.

9. Bait Al Mandi

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If you’re looking for authentic Arabic cuisine and that comfort food to tuck into, head to Bait Al Mandi which opened its doors way back in 2001. Over the years, mandi has found its own traditions in the UAE and Bait Al Mandi’s madfoon and the mazbi are legendary.

10. Grub Shack

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This place is literally India on a plate. With Goan, Chinese, Indian and North Indian cuisine on offer, Grub Shack in Umm Hurrair serves up hearty food and fun vibes, all in a rustic setting.


Sources: Gulf News, What’s On UAE

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