Time Out Says
We’ve talked before about the bar’s cool new revamp, with its new foresty décor and slick design. And the second part of that makeover is that 40 Kong “is now embracing the dining concept” with a full restaurantstyle menu, which houses dishes that are far above the quality of your average bar snacks.
When we arrive we’re pleased with what we see. You can dine in the lounge area, on high bar tables or dining tables, the latter of which have the best views, as with the redesign also came a loss of some of the views for which the bar is known. We opt for the dining tables.
From the new menu we go for some tempura shrimp sushi, which is light, fresh and tasty, the wagyu burger (rich, meaty, truffly and with a side of piping hot sweet potato fries) and the salmon fillet, which is perfectly cooked and flakes beautifully. It’s all delicious.
It’s restaurant-quality food, in a bar. But although we’re delightfully surprised by the excellent standard, we’re just not sure it fits the environment, amid the dancing and pumping music. Is it a dining destination in its own right? Despite the top-notch food, we’re not sure.
The bottom line
Above average bar food, but still a bar.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 31 Jan 2018
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