The Kitchen

The open kitchen which gives this new restaurant its name is strikingly impressive – immaculate, silvery, spacious and meticulously organised. Reviews

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The open kitchen which gives this new restaurant its name is strikingly impressive – immaculate, silvery, spacious and meticulously organised. Along with bottles of olive oil, rows of fresh fruit and vials of orchids have been neatly compartmentalised along the walls. It’s a very contemporary-looking place, but homely at the same time.

Your gregarious waiter will serve excellent bread on arrival, always a good sign – crumbly, seed-heavy and brown with a freshbaked crispy edge. On to the starters, and with a perfectly pitched balance between sweetness and spiciness, the tom yan goong soup, with prawns, shrimps, straw mushrooms and lemongrass, is a joy to consume. The smoked salmon, served simply with two slices of toast, is fresh but fairly routine.

Their well-portioned pizzas, made with fresh basil leaves, segments of artichoke and gooey mozzarella are an excellent choice, if a little lacking in the vegetarian department. Meat-eaters, meanwhile, are spoilt for choice. Galvanised by sprinklings of hoi sin, chilli sauce, and a squirt of lime, the nasi goreng, an Indonesian dish, is a tasty meal with a whole fried egg sitting on a layer of rice, skewers of chicken satay, a lump of fried chicken, and prawns that twist into themselves like curly fries. The skewers come with generously chunky peanut sauce and the fried chicken is succulent and tactfully spiced. The duck breast with honey, shallots and mushrooms, is deftly smoky, thanks to it’s tandoor preparation, and the meat is sweet, if not entirely succulent.

Boasting no fewer than 14 different types of chocolate, the dessert buffet is cruel, irresponsible and potentially lethal to anybody remotely concerned about weight gain. Nearly all the items are delicious and of a high quality. Thick, fluffy, and with a delicious biscuit base, the cappuccino cheesecake is marvellous, and a wonderful chocolate cake, rich with cocoa, is even better. We particularly admire The Kitchen’s gentrified interpretation of the deep fried Mars bar – Scotland’s latest gift to the culinary world – but we won’t expect to find deep-fried truffles in chip shops anytime soon. Also available are melt-in-the-mouth cookies full of chunky chips, choc-covered dried fruits, and a pleasantly smooth white chocolate mousse. After the sheer indulgence of sampling all 14 items you’ll feel very guilty indeed, but will be secure in the knowledge that this meal at The Kitchen is worth every single inch added to your waistline.

By Time Out Dubai

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Details

  • Location: Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 317 2222
  • Travel: Al Khaleej Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Anil on 30 May ' 10 at 16:52
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I went with a Business Partner from Asia to Hyatt Regencys International The Kitchen Restaurant . As we went in, we were greeted by a friendly staff and were escorted to a table with view to the Lobby. Luckely, the menu offered Indian and some Asian dishes, and the waitress told us that the chefs are even from India and China/Thailand. My companie ordered Singaporean style TigerPrawns, which were very tasty. Myself, when it comes to food iam honestly a bit picky, the waitress told me that i can meet the chef in the kitchen... as i met the indian chef there (open show kitchen) he recommended me something which was not on the menu, i accepted it. The chef came back after 10 minutes and served me a delicous indian gravy along with the freshest nan i've ever tried. We had a very good time at the Hyatt. very reasonable prices and friendly staff.

Posted by: ana on 28 May ' 10 at 15:21
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great Steak wagyu, ahhh i loved it service was very friendly pro active ...really loved the food

great pork items for breakfast, is also a must

Posted by: ana on 10 Feb ' 10 at 19:40
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

great food pizzas sandwiches asian indian internatinal,

amazing chef and the ice rink is just next door they even have a golf park (with mini golf)

i loved it

Posted by: Patrick J. on 10 Feb ' 10 at 18:33
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I recently went to the Kitchen Restaurant at Hyatt Regency for a big group dinner with friends and we had the best time. It was also quite refreshing to visit another part of Dubai (Deira) !

We went all out and had starters, mains and desserts all of which were absolutely fantastic and quite a delight to see a significant change in the menu .Thoroughly recommend this restaurant to all.

Pat

Posted by: sam on 08 Feb ' 10 at 11:10
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

enjoyed the open kitchen very much.
good service; excellent food.

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