Region-trotting restaurant with Uzbek cuisine at its core
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Time Out Says

It’s easy to feel like you’re on your holibobs at Dubai’s La Mer, with its Disney-esque theming and row upon row of brightly coloured cafés and changing huts.

OSH takes the holiday baton and sprints off into pole position with it.

Set on the far northern end of La Mer, this Uzbek restaurant from London looks swish, with elaborate, chic interiors and a spacious upstairs terrace taking in views spanning from the sea to the Burj Khalifa.

Weather permitting, plonk yourself into one of the well-cushioned seats out in the sun and let the staff guide you through a menu that traverses central Asia. You might not be au fait with Uzbek cuisine, but you’ll find plenty of familiar dishes from a list spanning mezze, grills and rice plates.

Start with salads – the Georgian and tomato pomegranate are small yet mighty offerings – before moving on to the likes of a satisfyingly savoury lamb manti.

Grilled octopus served with guacamole is absolutely not to be missed. A fat, meaty tentacle sits atop a tangy slick of sauce, easily divided up with just a few sharp prods of a fork.

It’s knockout cooking.

Traditional Uzbek osh, unfortunately, doesn’t quite go down as well. A small bowl of slightly too oily rice doesn’t deliver the abundance of lamb, carrot and raisins we’d expected, and the meat itself is disappointingly dry. For a namesake dish, it’s a low point, but this is the only place where OSH falls down.

Service is superb, with the team (several from Uzbekistan) demonstrating a real understanding of, and enthusiasm for the menu.

Prices are reasonable too – that octopus (we’re still thinking about it) comes in at Dhs95, mezze around the Dhs25 mark and mains from Dhs58.
With great views, a relatively under-represented cuisine and some super dishes, OSH has a lot to offer.

Whether Dubai’s answer to Disney Springs is the right place for it to be touted remains to be seen. But we’ll be back.

With tentacles on.

Region-trotting restaurant with Uzbek cuisine at its core

For the grilled seafood and fab views

09 Apr 2019

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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 3:00 AMFriday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Show number 04 526 0350
Dubai, Jumeirah 1, 2 A St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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