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Wox
Nominated for Best South East Asian
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To reach Wox one must embark on a rather magical expedition through the Grand Hyatt’s huge indoor rainforest. It is a unique, beguiling experience that should be experienced by everyone at least once. Having made the trek you’ll be rewarded with Wox, a refreshingly-casual noodle house that we’d love to call a well-kept secret – but the fact it’s never empty means the secret clearly got out some time ago. It’s refreshing-simple because there aren’t too many five-star hotels packing such authentic, raw, and competitively priced Asian dining option. The theme is street food and as such the tiny venue has just a handful of tables set around the small central open kitchen, where two chefs thrash about with woks in unison. The menu is short and simple on scope, which means everything on it – noodles primarily – has been well road-tested, and can be knocked up in a storm.
Open daily noon-11.30pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha, (04 317 2221).

By Time Out Dubai staff

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