Din Tai Fung
Dotty for dim sum? This Taiwanese chain specialises in xiaolongbao and Huaiyang cuisine; voted one of the top 10 restaurants in the world by the New York Times. It’s also easy on the pocket, with a hearty meal for two coming in at less than Dhs200. Think endless baskets of moreish dim sum, noodles and fragrant soups.
Lower Ground Floor, Waterfront Promenade (04 362 7500).
Two words. Dynamite. Shrimp. This globally popular chain is world-famous for its excellent Asian food. Quick, tasty and of top quality – portion sizes are generous and the range of dishes is top. From stir-fries to the famous chicken lettuce wraps, there’s loads to love here.
Lower Ground Floor, Waterfront Promenade (04 419 0210).
A modern Asian dining concept offering familiar Chinese flavours imbued with a taste of the far-east, featuring curries and noodles plus a Mongolian grill and yum cha.
Second Floor, Food Court overlooking Dubai Ice Rink (04 339 9803).
Inspired by fast-paced, Japanese ramen bars, Wagamama celebrates Asian fusion by offering a range of satisfying favourites such as ramen, donburi, yaki soba and katsu curry. Don’t miss the spicy Firecracker curry – it’s an absolute classic.
Lower Ground Floor (04 320 3237).
Founded by Simon Woodroffe in 1997, the conveyor belt sushi concept offers diners more than 100 fresh Japanese hot and cold dishes in the fast-paced and fun YO! Sushi environment.
Lower Ground Floor (04 339 9083).