New Restaurant: Crab Market

Amy Mathieson finds there’s no need to shell out at new DIFC eatery, Crab Market

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If you’re a crab connoisseur, then we have some (cl)awsome news for you. A brand-new “laid-back, pocket-friendly” seafood restaurant has launched in DIFC.

Crab Market has opened up in Emirates Financial Towers, boasting plenty of crustacean filled dishes. It’s billed as a “casual dining marvel” set to offer “fresh, delicious crab at the most affordable prices”, which is welcome news.

Crab Market draws inspiration from fish markets around the world, and the restaurant features an ice market and large tanks where diners can pick their catch. And the diverse menu comes from Chef Vladimir Mukhin of restaurant White Rabbit in Russia, who recently appeared on Netflix series Chef’s Table.

The menu will boast loads of fresh seafood dishes, specialising in kamchatka crab, which the team will import directly from Russia. The restaurant will serve crab in all forms, including this Crab Catalana. Delicately dressed with a fresh tomato sauce, the soft king crab is offset by chopped celery and red onion.

“Developing a diverse seafood menu and focusing on crab has been a real project of passion,” says Chef Mukhin.

“We have created a selection of crab dishes, incorporating the best catch into our signature dishes and I’m confident guests will enjoy this unique experience.”

Set in the same building as Mint Leaf of London, expect spectacular skyline views of Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa, alongside some excellent crustacean.
Market price. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 564 5525).

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