The Unlucky Cat

Dimly lit Asian speakeasy with good deals, but needs more guests
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Time Out Says

It’s a common misconception that the lucky cat figures (or maneki-neko) adorning the counters of Asian restaurants are waving at customers. In fact, they’re actually beckoning them in. But at The Unlucky Cat, it doesn’t seem to be working.

Billed as a “funky Asian speakeasy”, it’s essentially a restaurant bar, shoehorned into the corridor that leads to Miss Tess. The eatery itself is fun – with entertainment in the form of break dancing, Chinese dragons and more – so, while you might stop by pre-dinner, we’re not sure many would choose to linger in The Unlucky Cat or visit as a standalone.

Like Miss Tess, it’s a complete mash-up of cultures. The menu focuses on Japanese mixed beverages, using flavours such as plum in a fascinating range of drinks. Yet the bar food menu serves dim sum and pad Thai – and the staff wear Vietnamese-style hats.

A constant flow of hungry diners idle by, making the centre of the dimly lit space a thoroughfare, which isn’t particularly relaxing, nor do they seem to be stopping.

However, if you do decide to take a seat there are loads of offers including a daily two-for-one happy hour from 6pm until 8pm. Ladies also get two free drinks every night, making it good for a bargain, but probably not worth a visit in its own right.

The bottom line
If you want deals, you’re in luck.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 25 Jul 2018

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TypeBar & Pub
Show number 050 650 4988
Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Burj Khalifa Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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