First look: new Turkish restaurant Asil to open at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR

The new restaurant and bar opens on July 15

First look: new Turkish restaurant Asil to open at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR
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There’s a brand-new Turkish restaurant opening at the Rixos Premium Dubai on JBR tomorrow (Wednesday July 15) and Time Out Dubai has been for a look behind the scenes.

Asil, meaning noble in Turkish, promises to bring the vibes of Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon to JBR. Decked out in Turkish-style furnishings, fabrics and chandeliers, there’s also a large terrace. The terrace looks out over JBR beach and Ain Dubai, so will be ideal in winter months.

There is set to be a range of Arabic dishes including Turkish street food and hot and cold mezze., and all dishes will be served sharing-style.

Signature dishes include Köpoğlu – fried cubes of aubergine in a buffalo yoghurt dip with a candied tomato jam. Main courses include an Ottoman lamb shank and the Asil kebab, while a classic Turkish kunafa with pistachio ice cream stars on the dessert menu. There will also be a selection of inventive mixed drinks.

Entertainment comes from resident DJ DJ Mustech, who will be playing house-inspired Arabic and Turkish beats, while there will also be free henna for ladies.

Asil is housed in the space that was previously District in the trendy Rixos Premium Dubai JBR and joins venues including Lock, Stock & Barrel, STK and Luigia in the hotel.

Watch this space.
Open daily 1pm-2am. From Jul 15. Rixos Premium JBR (04 520 0055).

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