A n all-you-can-eat-and-drink package on a Sunday evening is a stroke of genius.
So, head high up in the W Dubai (31 floors, to be precise) to Japanese-Korean fusion spot Namu for the Seoul Food Sundays — a set menu of Korean street food.
Before the food arrives, take in the view. Looking over Dubai Water Canal towards Jumeirah, it is stunning, especially at night with the lights of the city’s cars streaming below and neon signs aglow across the vista.
Packages are reasonable, especially the house option, which for an extra Dhs50 gets you some interesting mixed drinks, hops and grape. There is also a mocktail, which curiously isn’t available to those who opt for soft drinks.
Food arrives at a steady pace, and while it might not seem a great deal on first sight, it is more than enough (and you can reorder dishes). For the uninitiated, if you like Japanese food, you’ll be okay here, but the emphasis is on barbecued meat rather than raw fish, and sauces tend to be a more spicy than in Japan.
Standouts include the squid (which comes salt and pepper-style with spicy mayo, rather than tempura with soy), “chicken hot tight” (a juicy fillet, sliced) and veal belly.
Not everything is great (meaty prawns and a beef short rib noodle soup could both do with some flavour) but Namu should be applauded for its creativity and bringing something new to the table.
Dhs245 (soft drinks), Dhs295(house beverages). Sun 7pm-11pm. W Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 436 6666).
The Bottom Line
If you’re up for a Sunday night out, try heading here.