best JBR restaurants

The 14 Best JBR Restaurants In Dubai to Dine in Style

Jumeirah Beach Residence – better known as JBR – is a trendy area in a stunning part of Dubai. Winding along the shores of the Arabian Gulf, you’ll find a wide selection of shops, hotels, restaurants, and pubs.

Take a stroll through our selection of 14 of the best eateries in JBR.

1. The Maine Oyster Bar And Grill

Recent winner of a TimeOut award for the best seafood restaurant in Dubai, the Maine Oyster Bar and Grill remains one of JBR’s most popular eateries.  

Whether you’re looking for a lazy, long lunch or an intimate dinner, the ambiance is elegant, relaxed, and classy. Sit out on the stunning terrace, sip a glass of bubbly, and nibble on a plate of oysters while you enjoy the magnificent view of the azure Arabian Gulf.

The restaurant’s New England-inspired seafood menu is extensive. Their signature Dibba Bay oysters are a classic, but seafood enthusiasts will also enjoy the fish tacos, black cod, and lobster rolls.

You’ll have to book in advance to secure your dinner date reservation, especially if you want to eat al fresco.

  • Opening times: 12 pm-1 am
  • Contact: +971 4 457 6719
  • Address: Ground Floor, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, The Walk, JBR, Dubai
  • Website:

2. Blue Jade

One of the most romantic restaurants in JBR, Blue Jade has an old-world charm that manages to remain chic and contemporary. This pan-Asian favorite is ideal for date night or a special celebration.

The internationally recognized and award-winning menu ranges across Southeast Asia, with specialties from China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The sushi and sashimi are superb, the dim sum excellent, and the five-spice lamb tantalizing. Sample the Asian cocktails as well.

Book early to snag a table on the elegant terrace and enjoy garden and beach views. Or reserve a table at one of Blue Jade’s legendary evening brunches.

  • Opening times: Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesday-Monday 6 pm-11 pm
  • Contact: +971 4 318 6150
  • Address:  The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, The Walk, JBR, Dubai
  • Website:

3. Asil

The sumptuous interiors of Asil will immediately transport you into a Middle Eastern fantasy, complete with gorgeous fabrics, glittering chandeliers, and traditional furnishings. The magnificent surroundings are complemented by an energetic live band and skilled belly dancers.

Indulge in a noble Arabesque feast with a range of hot and cold mezze platters, kebabs, tagines, and kanafe. Choose from Moroccan, Lebanese, Turkish, and Arabic dishes, and enjoy the unusual cocktails and impeccable service.

After dinner, head for the bar and while the evening away to the beat of the DJ.

Asil offers a bucket-list experience, especially if you can get a seat on the terrace overlooking the trendy JBR beachfront.

4. Aprons & Hammers

For the ultimate in beachside shack chic, Aprons & Hammers is a trendy seafood restaurant that serves freshly caught seafood, fish dishes, and excellent steaks.

The name of this popular haunt suggests it’s going to get messy as you tackle the delectable shellfish: the menu includes buckets of crabs, lobster, mussels, and prawns, all to be smashed open and slathered in the chef’s signature sauce.

Although they’ve won an award for their seafood, Aprons & Hammers also offer delicious paella and curry, while their wagyu sliders are a worthy option for carnivores.

With its gorgeous sea views and casual vibe, Aprons & Hammers is ideal for a family meal or a memorable night out.

5. Bombay Bungalow

Famous for its delightful, creative décor and lovely beachfront setting, Bombay Bungalow is also known for its innovative approach to traditional Indian food.

Take time to relax in an atmosphere inspired by Mumbai’s fancy bungalows and explore a mouth-watering menu. Enjoy the street food chaat, or share the kebab and tikka platter if you need a snack.

They’ve recently launched a breakfast menu – try the butter chicken omelet, dosa, or paratha, or order one of their set breakfasts. The South Indian breakfast tray is on point and will keep you stuffed the whole day.

6. Catch 22

If you’re looking for a fun eatery for a group of friends, you can’t go wrong with Catch 22. Packed with Dubai’s beautiful young crowd, this casual contemporary restaurant has an extensive menu to “catch” everyone’s fancy or create your own Catch 22 as you can’t choose what to eat.

Promising to be “extra,” the restaurant’s out-there offerings include tasty seafood, massive, triple-decker burgers, creamy pasta, unusual sushi, and even crazy monster shakes for dessert, topped with slices of cake. Portions are hearty, and you’ll eat yourself pie-eyed between bouts of crazy laughter and lingering glances at the people on the beach below.

Perfect for a teenage birthday party, a family celebration, or date night with a twist.

  • Opening times: 8 am-1.30 am
  • Contact: +971 4 424 3057
  • Address:  The Beach, JBR, Dubai 
  • Website:

7. Rosso

For the best in Italian food in JBR, you have to try Rosso, a sophisticated eatery with an extensive menu and beautiful garden location. Twinkling fairy lights create a romantic ambiance in the evening while you get a stunning beachfront view during the day.

With its relaxed atmosphere and delicious pizzas, Rosso is ideal for a meal with the family. Its elegance, charm, and attentive service also make it a fabulous dinner venue.

The authentic Italian cuisine includes antipasti (the burrata is heavenly) and a variety of pasta, including superb gnocchi. Ross is one of the few places in Dubai where you can find a pizza with pork toppings, so this is the place for those who love ham as a topping (although there’s no pineapple in sight). There’s also delectable risotto and excellent meat dishes.

Apart from the carefully curated wine menu, you can also explore the gin and cigar menus.

8. Ammos

Ammos makes the list of best JBR restaurants for the view alone – sit back and gaze over Bluewaters and Ain Dubai. But the laidback poolside venue has more to offer.

Head down to Ammos with its serene blue and white color scheme for a holiday vibe. Even if you’ve popped in for a mid-week lunch or dinner, the cheerful laughter of children in the pool and the Mediterranean ambiance will make you feel like you’re on vacation.

The food is typically Greek and primarily seafood. Start with the tzatziki and pita bread or the octopus carpaccio. Mains include chicken souvlaki, grilled fish, and delicate seafood pasta. Linger to enjoy the baklava over coffee and take the afternoon off.

9. Common Grounds

When you’re enjoying a day out at JBR, you may be looking for a café for a light lunch. Pop into Common Grounds, one of four branches in Dubai.

Winner of the best café in Dubai award, Common Grounds offers a full menu, quality coffee, and a relaxed beach vibe. Common Grounds isn’t licensed, so it’s an ideal spot to bring the kids for a milkshake or your granny for some tea.

 Enjoy brunch, salads, flatbreads, wraps, bowls, and burgers, or turn your face to the sun and sip on a cappuccino or smoothie. There’s a brilliant range of vegan options and healthy choices – the flourless chocolate cake is an eye-opener.

10. London Social Brunch

Dubai’s brunches are the stuff of legend: if you’re unfamiliar with the unique concept, think massive buffet, free-flowing drinks, and party atmosphere.

London Social’s stalwart brunch offering is one of the best in the city and continues to please fans over the weekend. Don’t be confused by the name, as you’re not limited to bangers and mash or fish and chips. Instead, take a culinary trip on the tube through the diverse cultures and heritage of the British capital.

The international cuisine includes the flavors and spices of Indian, Lebanese, Italian, and Asian delights. Enjoy family-style starters while live cooking stations will prepare your main course fresh. Your final stop is at Pudding Lane, so leave space for irresistible desserts and cakes.

The atmosphere is fun, noisy, and firmly tongue-in-cheek. Relax and enjoy the bagpipes, Britpop, and Union Jack décor, while you eat, buffet, repeat.

Brunch packages include your choice of non-alcoholic, alcoholic, and premium beverages, continually supplied from the several drinks stations.

11. JB’s Gastropub

If your plans for a good night out center around a lively pub, then JB’s is a perfect choice. At this upmarket gastropub, you can enjoy cocktails, mocktails, beers, and mixers and have a hearty meal.

Whether your vibe is watching big-screen sport, relaxing on the outdoor terrace with a draught, or exchanging banter with your friends, JB’s has a place for you. Well-trained and attentive bartenders staff the stunning bar area.

The usual pub favorites of burgers, sliders, and nachos are available, and some fun features, like sausage by the meter. The menu offers clever pairings of cheese boards and wine, hotdogs and beer, and tacos and tequila. There’s a small but tasty vegan selection, beautiful salads, and gorgeous desserts.

JB’s trendy industrial interior is always crowded, a testament to its excellent pub grub, fantastic atmosphere, and ideal location.

12. Motorino

Sister to the world-famous pizzeria in Brooklyn, Motorino serves up the same pizzas that the New York magazine called “one of the best things to eat in New York.”

Don’t take their word for it – take ours. These artisanal masterpieces, loved by celebrities and gourmets alike, live up to the hype. Chef Mathieu Palombino’s menu offers authentic Neapolitan pizza with a signature crisp crust and imported Italian ingredients.

Try the Quatro Formaggi with fior di latte and gorgonzola, or the delectably light bresaola and rocket pizza bianca. For heartier eaters, there’s calzone on offer and a range of pasta, including osso bucco.

This 120-seat casual dining eatery has a thoroughly New York interior, with colorful graffiti-style murals and a definite buzz. Bring your family and friends to try these pieces of American-Italian magic.

  • Opening times: 12 pm-10 pm
  • Contact: +971 4 814 5918
  • Address: JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR, Dubai
  • Website:

13. Tamoka

Inspired by the flavors and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, Tamoka is one of the newest ventures in JBR. This gorgeously located beachfront venue combines a restaurant, terrace, and beach bar.

Argentian chef Cesar Bartolini has created a menu filled with vibrant, exotic flavors, focusing on seafood. Choose one of the specialty dishes baked in the earth oven, accompanied by a rum-based drink. There’s a selection of ceviche to sample if you want something light to start.

Perfect for a lazy afternoon sprawled by the water, for sundowners while the twinkling lights of Ain Dubai light up, or for an evening fiesta, Tamoka can do it all. The lush Bohemian interiors pulsate with the live DJ’s beats, while outside, your toes can dig in the sand to the music.

14. Hurricane’s Grill And Bar

On the back of the success of Hurricane’s Grill in Dubai Mall and massive local demand, the brand has opened a fully-licensed restaurant at JBR.

This beloved steakhouse has many fans – you may know the stores in Australia – who come for the enormous portions of superb wagyu steak, prime ribs, luscious lamb chops, and towering burgers.

With South African, Portuguese, and Australian influences, the menu is extensive and covers both meaty favorites and seafood. The chef’s secret sauce is mouth-watering, and the milkshakes are legendary.

Hurricane’s Grill’s ambiance is relaxed and casual, ideal for family outings, business lunches, and date nights. The new venue in JBR has the same vibe as the original but better: there’s an upstairs terrace where you feel like you can reach out and touch Ain Dubai: the view’s that good.


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