Asia Asia brunch at Pier 7 review. Contact details, hours, drinks deals for award-winning brunch, plus nearby restaurants and bars near Dubai Marina
Time Out Dubai staff
Making the most of its Pier 7 location, Asia Asia sits directly over the water and boasts impressive views of Dubai Marina. There is also booth seating on the other side of the restaurant, from where diners can take in the colourful decor inspired by Thailand, China, Japan, Persia and Bali. The spinach, date and cashew nut dumpling is a surprising winner from the dim sum basket, while you won’t want to miss out on the charcoal grilled asparagus with kaffir lime oil from the Asian tapas, either. Order the shrimp soba noodles served with chilli and black olives, plus the Persian-style black cod from the signature dishes. For dessert, you’ll be presented with a selection including panna cotta with berries, ice cream, sorbet and cakes. Dishes are a mix of those with indulgent flavours and milder, palate-cleansing options, so you’ll be ready to order seconds and thirds if your waistband will allow. Make sure you keep an eye on the clock, as last orders are at 4.45pm. Minimal house music is provided by a DJ, keeping the atmosphere relaxed. There are no real lows, other than the sometimes slow service. Continue the fun at Cargo on the third floor of Pier 7, which has a happy hour on Friday from 5pm to 8pm, then Atelier M on floor eight has its ladies’ night from 8pm to 11pm. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs449 (bubbly). Fri 2pm-5pm. Pier 7, Dubai Marina, www.asia-asia.com (04 276 5900).