Time Out Says
Royal by name, royal by décor – with dark woods, ambient lighting, rich golden hues and red tasseled chandeliers reminiscent of Chinese lanterns, the restaurant is atmospheric and despite being one of the older restaurants in Dubai, it’s fared well.
Housed in the uber-cool financial district, it’s the perfect spot for a semi-luxurious business lunch but on the other hand it’s also an impressive spot for a romantic date night.
The menu stars a fantastic range of Cantonese and regional Chinese dishes, with plenty on offer for vegetarians and a dedicated dim sum menu, which is a specialty at Royal China.
The crispy aromatic duck comes served with all the traditional accompaniments and it’s superb. The duck is perfectly crisped and shredded table-side, while the tangy plum sauce is delicious. It’s a real winner and you’ll be back for that alone.
From veggie dishes such as sautéed broccoli with fresh ginger, to the oodles of noodles, everything hits the spot with authenticity shining through.
It may be pricier than some Chinese restaurants in the city, but given its swish location and the excellent quality of food, we’re not complaining. Consistently a top choice for Chinese food in Dubai.
By Time Out staff | 04 Jun 2020
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