Seafood and service excels, even if the rest falls short
Time Out Dubai staff
Fish Bazaar scrubs up rather well. The walls are adorned with generic Thai images, and there is even a requisite Buddha statue at the door. This is a Thai-style fish restaurant, where guests choose their fish, how they want it cooked and what Thai sauce they want it slathered with. The staff – all relocated from the Fish Bazaar formerly at the Metropolitan Hotel – are polite and friendly, and will help you through your choices.
Try the red snapper with chilli and sweet basil, or a selection of shrimp and mussels. Mains arrive in good time (a good job since the starters aren’t up to much) and are really very good – cooked with skill in the open kitchen and complemented by exciting spicy sauces. The desserts are a letdown, though, so quit while you’re ahead and get the bill after your delicious main.