GAIA

A lively, late-night DIFC spot for some top fine-dining Greek cuisine
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Time Out Says

In the very depths of DIFC on any given week night you’re going to find a series of buzzing restaurants. And at GAIA, in Gate Village 4, you’ll find a super-swanky, bright and sophisticated restaurant with gold-trimmed decoration that’s befitting of its central DIFC location.

Once you’re in, and you’ll need to book as it gets busy, you’ll find a restaurant that’s spacious and full of activity. Service is a little rushed, with dishes delivered to your table in record-shattering speed.

That said, there’s some top-notch mezze to be had, which is where the focus of the menu lies.

Get your hands on a hugely satisfying cheese and truffle pie, which is reminiscent of pide/khachapuri – the truffle flavour is powerful, and the ksinomitzithra cheese is flavoursome.

Elsewhere on the menu you’ll find an insanely moreish feta saganaki with crispy honey and pistachio-topped pastry, in addition to a raw bar featuring beautifully fresh oysters. Various salads and a selection of meats and grilled items also feature, as does a lighter, modern take on a classic moussaka.

Finally, one of the must-try elements of the menu is the variety on show with the From The Sea option of fresh fish, cooked in a variety of ways depending on the best catches each day – whether its wood oven-roasted, salt-crusted and baked, or simply raw.

With fantastic food this is an excellent spot, the only thing lacking is the traditional, relaxed Mediterranean pace.

By Time Out staff  | 28 May 2020

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesEuropean, Greek
Dress CodeCasuals
12:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMMonday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMThursday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMFriday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AMSaturday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Show number 04 241 4242
Dubai, DIFC, Gate villlage 4 - دبي - United Arab Emirates

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