We track down where to head in Bur Dubai for a bite to eat. From posh nosh, to cheap eats, we've got it covered for you
Head away from the chain favourites and try out this Bur Dubai Japanese joint at the top of the Ascot Hotel. The menu’s varied, the food and the service are both good, especially the teppanyaki, but the music’s a bit overbearing so scratch it off the list if you’re looking for somewhere quiet.
Foodworld: Try out Foodworld’s eclectic Dhs42 buffet or the calorie-counted ‘Biterite’ options to get the best from this roadside joint. The Biterite chicken and grilled vegetables are particularly good, as is the Tandoori platter. You will be pleasantly surprised by the choice on offer, considering the highly-questionable location.
Dynasty: Home to some of Dubai’s best Chinese food - despite the dodgy name. Generous portions, friendly staff, and reasonable prices, make it well worth a trip.
St Germain Bistro : This is the place to go for a quiet bite and a spot of contemplation. There’s not much of an atmosphere but the food’s good enough and it makes a change from the usual noisy Bur Dubai offerings. Try the chickpea soup for something a bit different then accompany your main course with some of the best mashed potato we’ve tasted.
Troyka: Book ahead for a raucous night of Russian dining at this Bur Dubai staple. The food’s far from award-winning but the potato dumplings are tasty enough to complement the drinks. Sit back and enjoy the crazy cabaret for a night to remember.
Curry Leaf :
Try traditional Sri Lankan favourites from hoppers to kiri maalu among a lively crowd. Don’t forget though, it’s cash only, so take a trip to the bank before stopping by for a bite.
Gazebo : Top notch bargain Indian Food. This basic eatery serves comforting curries and satisfying samosas but the service can be a bit on the slow side so don’t head here if you’re in a hurry.