Taking its name from the Seoul district made famous by the smash hit Gangnam Style, this modern but unassuming restaurant in Oud Metha is popular with Dubai’s Korean population. It has all the recognisable traits of other budget Korean joints in the city – private rooms, wooden-panelled booths, barbeque grills built into the tables and complimentary kimchi – but Gangnam still manages to stand out thanks to its bustling and welcoming vibe. Soups, noodles, pancakes, casseroles, marinated beef and pretty much every other staple Korean dish is on the menu, as well as Korean sush. A safe bet is the bulgogi beef with its traditional smoky tang. For something spicy, the stir fried octopus is a great choice, too.