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The 10 Best Dubai Palm Restaurants (Unique Dining Experiences)

Palm Jumeirah, which is an archipelago of artificial islands in Dubai, is full of fantastic restaurants. The iconic palm island is one of the top tourist attractions in Dubai.

If you’re looking for Michelin-starred dessert or undersea dining, you will be spoiled for choice in The Palm. So, here are the ten best Dubai Palm restaurants for a memorable night – or morning – out.

1. Ayamna: The Award-Winning Dubai Palm Restaurant

This critically acclaimed, must-visit restaurant is located in the Palm Atlantis hotel and offers delectable Lebanese cuisine that packs a punch in the flavor department, so it’s no wonder that they are so popular!

Be warned that their set menus come with an abundance of food – with as many as 23 small courses! Be prepared to go home with takeaway boxes if you choose this option.

At the helm is Chef Ali El Bourji, who recreates his childhood favorites in the kitchen. Ayamna means “Our Memories” in Arabic, and it is hoped that you will make many happy memories at this beautifully decorated restaurant.

The restaurant leads through a distinguished entrance and up past a sumptuously patterned staircase. You can choose to book in the luxurious marble dining room or on the lovely lantern-lit terrace.

Ayamna has a set menu available, as mentioned, but you can also choose from an a la carte menu. The set menu offers hot and cold mezze with a main course and dessert. A highlight of the cold mezze is the fish tajine.

The a la carte menu has appetizers, mains, baked oven dishes, soups, salads, a variety of hot and cold mezze, a chargrill section, side dish choices, and even some vegetarian options decadent desserts.

Ayamna is renowned for delicious food, incredible value for money due to their generous portion sizes, and excellent service, which is excellent as there’s nothing worse than waiting for your food and running out of patience!

While Ayamna does not serve alcoholic beverages, you won’t miss it as their mocktails are delicious, and they have a wide variety to choose from.

Private dining areas are available, as is valet parking. WiFi is provided, and sometimes, there is live entertainment, typically in the form of either music or belly dancing.

Contact Details

  • Reservations: +971 4 426 2626 or
  • Website:
  • Address: Crescent Road, The Palm Atlantis, The Palm
  • Opening hours: 17:30 – 23:00 daily

2. Nobu Dubai: A Multi-Award-Winning Outstanding Restaurant

Nobu is an institution, with its London outpost having been made famous by the film “Notting Hill” and the chain itself being inextricably linked to Hollywood royalty, as Robert De Niro owns it. The Dubai branch is no less glamourous.

With lavish decorations and even better Japanese-Peruvian fusion food, Nobu is a Palm Jumeirah must visit! Celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa oversees all of the Nobu restaurants and ensures only excellence at his chain.

However, don’t come with a near-empty wallet, as Nobu is one of the most expensive restaurants in Palm Jumeirah and Dubai! And rightly so, as they have been presented multiple awards for outstanding cuisine.

Nobu serves their signature black cod miso and wagyu beef tacos. In addition, there is a multi-course tasting option, and the restaurant serves sushi. The menu also features an array of decadent desserts, including yuzu pavlova and miso cappuccino.

Nobu offers a full bar with a list of delicious cocktails you can try. There is sometimes live entertainment, and WiFi and valet parking are available. However, it is recommended that you book a table.

Contact Details

  • Reservations: +971 4 426 0760 or
  • Website:
  • Address: Crescent Road, The Palm Atlantis, The Palm
  • Opening hours: 18:00 – 23:00 daily and 12:00 – 15:00 Saturday

3. Maiden Shanghai: Outstanding Chinese Cuisine

Maiden Shanghai is renowned as one of the best Chinese restaurants in Dubai, with dishes being inspired by Beijing, Shanghai, Cantonese, and Sichuan cuisines. You will be kept thoroughly enchanted by the glittering views of the skyline from the outdoor terrace.

There are also other options for seating, as the restaurant spans three floors. Exclusive private dining areas are available, including a private karaoke room. Alternatively, you can dine at the charming main restaurant, including a vibrant bar area.

Heading up the restaurant is Chef Bing, who delicately and methodically prepares MSG-free and organic Chinese mains and appetizers. Then, if that glorious meal wasn’t enough for you, indulge in dessert, as it’s truly exceptional.

The first person in the world to earn Michelin stars for dessert, two Michelin Star Chef René Frank curates a holy final course experience.

From mooncake (sweet potato and passion fruit ice cream) to century egg (chocolate mousse, banana, wafer, and apple sauce), the desserts on the menu are certainly not standard. However, according to many TripAdvisor reviewers, the desserts are stellar.

On top of all of that, the restaurant hosts events weekly. For example, every Wednesday from 19:00 is Crazy Rich Ladies Night, and every Saturday is Naughty Noodles Brunch from 13:00 to 16:00.

Table booking is recommended. There is free parking and valet parking available. A full bar is available, and there is beach access from the FIVE Hotel, in which the restaurant is located.

Contact Details

  • Reservations: +971 4 455 9989
  • Website:
  • Address:  FIVE, No 1, The Palm
  • Opening hours: 12:30 – 15:30 Friday to Sunday, 19:00 – 00:00 Sunday to Thursday, 19:00 – 02:00 Friday, and 13:00 – 02:00 Saturday

4. BLVD On One: A Firm Family Favorite

Another restaurant located at FIVE Palm, BLVD on One, has a bit of everything at lunchtime. Perfect for those families or friends who just can’t decide on a type of cuisine to feast upon, you can eat anything from Quattro Formaggi pizza to shawarma to Vietnamese plant-based burgers.

At night, however, the place transforms, and the menu shifts to “Beirut Nights,” with cold mezze, hot mezze, and mains including lamb kofta and chicken shawarma. There is also a variety of flavors of shisha available.

The restaurant has both indoor seating and alfresco seating near the pool. There is also a great breakfast buffet from 07:00 to 11:00 every day. In addition, there is a full bar available, and table booking is recommended.

Contact Details

  • Reservations: +971 4 455 9989
  • Website:
  • Address: FIVE, No 1, The Palm
  • Opening hours: 07:00 – 11:00 and 12:30 – 18:00 daily; 19:00 – 23:30 Sunday to Thursday; 19:00 – 01:00 Friday to Saturday

5. Ossiano: For A Unique Dubai Palm Dining Experience

Ever wanted to dine in an underwater bar? Well, in Palm Jumeirah, in the Atlantis Hotel, you most assuredly can. Under the stewardship of Chef Gregoire Berger, Ossiano thrives with a 9-wave tasting menu.

Chef Berger takes pride in that the ingredients are sustainably sourced from oceans or within 50 kilometers of a coastline. He is the youngest and only chef in Dubai to be honored among the Top 100 in the Best Chef Awards for five years in a row.

The restaurant has also won a whole host of accolades, most notably an award for the best seafood restaurant. So, no wonder they have engendered a near cult-like following for crafting outstanding cuisine!

However, the great food is just an added bonus to the unforgettable setting, as I would still recommend this restaurant even if the food weren’t first-class, just for the experience. In addition, the aquarium provides a romantic setting that is perfect for date nights!

Table reservation is a must. WiFi is available, but we’re not sure why you’d want to use it with that scenery to look at instead! There is sometimes live music, and a full bar is available. There is valet parking available.

Contact Details:

  • Reservations: +971 4 426 2626 or
  • Website:
  • Address: Crescent Road, The Palm Atlantis, The Palm
  • Opening hours: 18:00 – 22:00 daily

6. Amala: Award-Winning North Indian Cuisine

Steeped in North Indian Mughlai cuisine tradition, the award-winning Amala offers a variety of succulent, aromatic dishes ranging from lamb vindaloo to healthy vegetarian options like laungwala palak paneer. Some state that it’s the best Indian food in Dubai and the UAE itself!

However, it does not stop there, as Amala’s decadent desserts are simply out of this world, with divine signature desserts like deep-fried milk dumplings that will have you craving more.

This restaurant is incredibly popular, so book a table well in advance to avoid missing out on their outstanding Indian cuisine.

Contact Details

  • Reservations: +971 4 453 0444
  • Website:
  • Address: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Crescent Road, The Palm
  • Opening hours: 13:00 – 16:00 Saturday and Sunday; 19:00 – 23:30 daily

7. Seafire Steakhouse And Bar: For The Best Steak In Dubai

Yet another restaurant in the Palm Atlantis must make you think we are biased in favor of the Hotel – but fear not! We are just going by reviews and awards.

And, speaking of awards, Seafire has received several international accolades for serving outstanding cuisine. In addition, Seafire is one of the premier steakhouses in Dubai, which also serves excellent seafood.

Be warned that the portion sizes at Seafire are generous, so come hungry! Dining at the restaurant is an immersive experience as you choose the age, cut, and marbling of your steak and watch your steak being cooked for you.

Seafire has an exclusive deal with Rangers Valley in Australia to make your steak even more special. Only cuts from a special breed of cattle, Black Onyx, end up on your table to make for a more memorable dining experience.

It is widely known that the restaurant has the best steak in the whole of Dubai.

This restaurant, at times, features live entertainment like soul and swing jazz. Valet parking and WiFi are available. Table booking is recommended, and there is a full bar available.

Contact Details

  • Reservations: +971 4 426 2626 or
  • Website:
  • Address: Crescent Road, The Palm Atlantis, The Palm
  • Opening hours: 20:00 – 23:00 Thursday to Sunday

8. Plaj: For Lazy Seaside Lunches & Dinners

If you’re looking to have a beachside meal, look no further than Plaj. This gem of a restaurant serves wood-fired pizzas and some Greek food. If you can’t decide which cuisine to indulge in, this is a great place to visit, as there is so much variety.

Plaj offers a wide variety of delicious soups, starters, salads, pasta, pizza, gyros, main courses and sides, decadent desserts, and delicious beverages.

This restaurant is the perfect place to sit back and relax, with delicious food and servers that ensure that you are comfortable and fabulous.

Contact Details

  • Reservations: +971 4 453 0444
  • Website:
  • Address: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Crescent Road, The Palm
  • Opening hours: 12:00 – 23:00 Monday to Thursday; 11:00 – 23:00 Friday to Sunday

9. Saffron: World-Class Asian Cuisine

Saffron is an Asian buffet restaurant where top chefs cook in front of you at 20 live cooking stations distributed throughout the restaurant.

This outstanding restaurant serves authentic dishes from India and Southeast Asia, and they have a different buffet night every night with a mindboggling array of 220 dishes, so you are bound to find that perfect meal on one of these themed nights:

  • Monday: Singapore’s Origin
  • Tuesday: Seafood Tuesdays
  • Wednesday: Katsu and Kimchi
  • Thursday: Indian Express
  • Friday: Taste of Thai
  • Saturday: The Silk Road
  • Sunday: Surf and Turf

Saffron is also perfect for a laid-back Saturday brunch with vibe DJs, live performances, and delicious cocktails. It certainly is a great party place!

Contact Details

  • Reservations: +971 4 426 2626 or
  • Website:
  • Address: Crescent Road, The Palm Atlantis, The Palm
  • Opening hours: 07:00 – 11:00 daily; 13:00 – 16:00 Saturday

10. Sultan’s Lounge: For Award Winning Ottoman Style Dining

With its opulent Ottoman-inspired décor, Sultan’s Lounge is undoubtedly a feast for the eyes – and the stomach! If that tickles your fancy, Sultan’s Lounge offers afternoon tea as an a la carte menu.

The restaurant offers standards breakfasts as well as Ottoman breakfasts. In addition, there are several Turkish-inspired mains and starters and a long list of desserts.

Contact Details

  • Reservations: +971 4 453 0444
  • Website:
  • Address: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Crescent Road, The Palm
  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 15:00 daily


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