With tons of shopping and entertainment options, Al Barsha has quickly become a major residential and commercial hub in Dubai. The area is home to the grand Mall of Emirates and some of the most beautiful parks in Dubai. A site like Al Barsha, with all its attractions, requires pleasant eating places to satisfy residents and visitors alike. You can get a feel of some of the best Al Barsha restaurants in this article.
1. Barbeque Nation
The restaurant’s name tells you exactly what you will get from it. It is a barbecue place giving you the best food in its category. The food is freshly made, the staff is incredibly attentive, and they accommodate any requests with friendliness and eagerness. They offer complimentary drinks during weekdays working in their favor.
I love the buffet spread. They have chicken, pineapple, prawns, paneer, fish, kebabs, etc. They also have a kulfi and pani puri section, which is brilliant for some snacking and dessert. One of my favorites is the chef’s special masala chicken. The corn fry I tasted on one visit was super yummy, and the butter naan was so soft and tasty that I asked for more!
- Address: Village G+, Plot No. 3764672, Next to HQ Fitness, Al Barsha 2, Near Mall of Emirates
- Opening Hours: 12pm-4:30pm, 6:30pm-11pm
- Website: https://www.barbequenation.com/
- Phone Number: 04 872 3613
2. Farzi Café
A restaurant that is aiming at bringing Indian cuisine back into vogue style. The connotation of ‘farzi’ at the café is about ‘creating an illusion with its range of food. You get a gourmet experience while enjoying traditional dishes from Indian and global cuisine. It is occasionally described as one of the best Indian cuisine restaurants in Dubai, and that means they live up to the hype and expectations.
I thoroughly enjoyed the food at Farzi Café because of the generous dose of modern Indian flavor infusion combined into a dish with a Middle Eastern origin. The butter chicken burgers are delish, and the seekh kebabs are served with roti. For dessert, their rasmalai is one of the best I have tasted in the city.
- Address: Mall of Emirates, Shop No. M008, Second Floor, Al Barsha 1,
- Opening Hours: 10am-12am
- Website: https://www.farzicafe.ae/
- Phone Number: 050 407 5590
3. The Royal Budha
Not many people don’t love Thai food, from my experience. You will undoubtedly love the cuisine when you eat Thai food, especially from The Royal Budha. The ingredients, the spices, the fusion, it is hypnotizing. They have a cozy atmosphere and a relaxing ambiance. Their menu has all the Thai options you can think of and more, and each one is delicious.
From pad thai to tom yum, there is a favorite for all. There’s even a generous selection of vegetarian options for anyone who requires it. Additionally captivating is the ‘all you can eat deal on the weekends. That includes soup, a selection of dim sum, and red or green veg or chicken curry.
- Address: Holiday Inn Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Near Mall of Emirates, Al Barsha
- Opening Hours: Weekdays 6 pm-11:30 pm, Weekend 12 pm-12 am
- Website: http://www.theroyalbudha.com/
- Phone Number: 04 704 0801
Gharana is a lovely Indian restaurant. The name is derived from ‘home’ – implying that you will feel a sense of home (from India) in their vibe and food. I must say that they sure live up to that. The restaurant is fine dining, and they provide excellent friendly service and soothing live music for entertainment.
Their food and desserts are super tasteful, and you always get an excellent overall experience there. They don’t have a wide selection of food options that work to their benefit because they put extra love and passion into the food they are already offering. That means every meal and every dish is impeccable.
- Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1, Near Mall of Emirates
- Opening Hours: 6 pm-12 am, Closed on Sundays
- Website: http://www.gharanarestaurant.com/
- Phone Number: 04 704 0806
5. Swiss Butter
Swiss butter is a stunning restaurant with quick service and quality food. They offer three main dishes on their main-course menu, allowing them to put the best effort into the few options and serve each dish with tasteful perfection. Their signature move is serving the chicken, beef, or salmon in their special Swiss butter sauce, which always has me smacking my lips!
The desserts are yummy, and so is the selection of wine with a complete in-house bar available for more options. The mains always come with a side salad and fries. They also have a vegan steak option which is super tasty. Their simplified menu allows them to keep their high standard and ratings.
- Address: Novotel Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Barsha 1
- Opening Hours: 12pm-12am
- Website: https://www.instagram.com/swissbutter/?hl=en
- Phone Number: 04 370 6314
6. Golden Tasty Cafeteria
Golden Tasty is a little underrated café in Al Barsha, offering a lovely place to dine and indulge in good food. The seafood soup is delectable, and the beef steak with mushroom sauce is flavorful. They have so many options on their menu, and you will find yourself going back to try everything.
It doesn’t matter whether you are craving Arabic food, Indian, Chinese, Italian, or junk food – Golden Tasty Cafeteria has it all. The charcoal chicken with mutabbal, hummus, and khubz is mouth-watering; you might decide to reorder it as soon as the first taste hits your lips.
- Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Barsha 1,
- Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours
- Website: https://www.instagram.com/goldentastyuae/?hl=en
- Phone Number: 04 392 8444
Laffa is home to the crispiest, succulent, fresh, broasted chicken in the city. They also specialize in juicy chicken and meat shawarmas that are well-loved by a large number of the Dubai population. The best item they have is their infamous secret powder drizzled crispy fries.
The hummus with khubz and pickles is delicious. The food is unique in flavor, and it always leaves you full but wanting more. You will always find long queues outside waiting for orders, and until you try their food, you will not be able to understand why. Their praise genuinely lies in the taste and quality of the food.
- Address: Trio Building, Beside Grandiose Supermarket, Al Barsha
- Opening Hours: 11 am-3 am
- Website: https://laffahrestaurant.com/
- Phone Number: 04 222 5383
8. Lola Taberna Espanola
Al Barsha has this fantastic Spanish restaurant, Lola Taberna Esponala, a must-visit for residents and tourists. You will find many people from the neighboring Emirates like Sharjah and Abu Dhabi going to eat there. It has a lively atmosphere with Latino music playing and a fun, exciting vibe that gets your happy hormones running.
The Saturday brunch offer is widespread, and the prices are great for the food you get. The staff serves your food in waves making sure you build up your appetite. Their tapas were lovely with many variations and flavors; their olives, bread with olive oil, and tomato were terrific, and I enjoyed the flavorsome paella and butterflied sea bass.
- Address: 35WF+WWX, Al Seef, 1st St, Barsha Heights
- Opening Hours: 1pm-1am
- Website: https://www.lolataberna.com/
- Phone Number: 04 247 6688
9. Hashmi Barbeque Restaurant
If you are looking for delicious charcoal-grilled food, you don’t want to miss out on Hashmi Barbeque. It is a family-owned and family-run Kenyan cuisine place with the most delectable food that levels up your entire experience. They are popular and well-loved for their sauces which you can’t get enough of because it entirely enhances the flavor and taste of the meals.
The chili lemon prawns are to die for. The mutton kebab and chicken tikka are unbelievably delicious. The chooza chicken is unreal – you can’t stop yourself from eating. Another dish on their menu that has me drooling is the masala chips that had me ordering another as soon as I tasted it! The kulfi is absolutely indulgent, and the whole experience at Hashmi is fantastic.
- Address: Al Barsha 1 St, Trio Building, Shop Number 12 &13
- Opening Hours: Weekdays 12:30pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm, Weekends 12:30pm-11pm
- Website: https://www.hashmibarbequedxb.com/
- Phone Number: 04 546 5666
c.taste is a lovely all-day dining restaurant in the Al Barsha area offering yummy options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have a fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff, making your whole experience better. You get quite a lavish spread for the price you pay, and the view from the restaurant is stunning.
Their brunch was delightful with many tasty items like the chicken grill, waffles, crepes, and chocolate kunafa, and they even have a kid’s buffet section. The salads are yummy, the fruits are fresh, and the variety of options keeps you on your toes.
- Address: 329th Rd, Al Barsha
- Opening Hours: 6am-10pm
- Website: https://ctaste.com/
- Phone Number: 04 784 0000
11. Soluna Restaurant & Lounge
Among all the amazing eating spots in Al Barsha, Soluna Restaurant & Lounge is a quiet vibe with a lovely terrace, outstanding service, and delightful food. The part that captured my attention most was being transported to Santorini. I walked to my table on the balcony. The décor is incredible and gives you a complete Grecian experience.
They offer delicious appetizers, salads, and unique cocktails. The must-try food at Soluna is the Greek-style ribeye beef steak – it is buttery, juicy, and tender with explosive meaty flavor. The orzo pasta is a creamy fire-roasted tomato pasta crumbled with top-notch feta cheese. Their hummus, pita bread, tzatziki, taramasalata, and whitebait were out of this world!
- Address: Second Floor, TRYP by Wyndham Hotel, Barsha Heights
- Opening Hours: 12 pm-1 am
- Website: https://www.trypwyndhamdubai.com/restaurants/
- Phone Number: 04 247 6644
12. Emporio Armani Caffe
Emporio Armani is a beautiful European restaurant in the Mall of Emirates with stunning décor and a very chic vibe – of course! A must try is their coconut express café latte – a taste like no other. In general, all their hot drinks are loved, and the whole experience is delightful with their friendly staff and tasteful dishes.
They also have delectable mojitos, and the mango is my favorite. The club sandwich was impressive with a side of rocket kale salad, and it was all fresh and flavorful. The next time you visit the Mall of Emirates, make your way to Armani Caffe and enjoy a lovely breakfast before you hit the shops. Their omelet with wild mushrooms and truffles is something you don’t want to leave without trying.
- Address: Level 2, Fashion Dome, Mall of Emirates
- Opening Hours: 10 am-2 am
- Website: https://www.armani.com/en-gb/experience/armani-restaurant/emporio-armani-caff%C3%A8-dubai
- Phone Number: 04 341 0591
13. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes
Here is a spot you want to go to when you are at Mall of Emirates, not only for their yummy burgers and indulgent shakes but also for those perfect Instagram pictures! The whole vibe of the place is super fun and never disappoints to wow you with presentation and flavor. The concept is American-based food uniquely crafted for attractive aesthetics and tasteful flavor.
You may want to visit Black Tap with a few friends and order a range of burgers; the Texan, Mexican City, North Carolina, New Steakhouse, and Old Fashioned were top of my list. They were all juicy, tender, saucy, and super flavorful. The shakes will take your experience to another sweet, indulgent, mouth-watering goodness level.
- Address: Level 2, Mall of Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Barsha 1
- Opening Hours: 11 am-11 pm
- Website: https://blacktapme.com/
- Phone Number: 04 354 2071
14. Uzbek Avenue
When I think of Uzbek cuisine, I imagine a platter of delicious palov (a rice dish similar to biryani). It is one of the best Uzbek dishes I have tasted thus far, and the restaurant always satisfies my cravings. The spices they use in all their dishes and the quality of the meals are excellent. The soups and dumplings are wonderful, and they offer horse meat dishes that will wow you.
Their portions are super generous, so you can order your dishes to share. The staff is amicable, and the vibe and décor are beautiful. And the service is quick. The food is authentic, and you will find many Uzbekistanis enjoying the restaurant, and the food is reminiscent of home. They have majlis-style booths outside and an extensive menu to cater to all palettes. You will go back for more.
- Address: Oasis SBK Building, Opposite Novotel Hotel, Near Madina Supermarket, Sheikh Zayed Rd
- Opening Hours: 10 am-1 am
- Website: https://www.instagram.com/uzbavenue/?hl=en
- Phone Number: 04 399 9904