The heart of Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Mall is the most visited retail and lifestyle destination globally. There is so much to do, from Fashion Avenue to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo to the Souk Al Bahar.
With so many activities available, picking a restaurant from the over 200 choices can be difficult.
Bringing the soul of Italian food to Downtown Dubai, GIA exemplifies the romantic atmosphere of Rome with delicious food for everyone. GIA serves authentic Italian food with a modern twist.
The restaurant has an all-day dining menu explicitly curated to the local taste with friendly and impeccable service. Some popular dishes are, of course, pizza, tiramisu, pollo arrosto, and canapé.
GIA has a beautiful view of the Dubai Fountain and its wonderful music shows, as well as the stars in the sky at night.
GIA is on the Ground Floor of the Dubai Mall and is open daily from 10 am to 11 pm. To make a reservation, go to their website or call them at +971 4 234 9986.
A classic American chain restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory at the Dubai Mall has the same high-quality food and service as any location in the United States.
With over 200 food items, The Cheesecake Factory has a meal for everyone, including vegetarian, vegan, or any other diet. Plus, everything is made from scratch daily, so you really can do no wrong with whatever you choose to order.
Located on the Ground Floor, The Cheesecake Factory is also a short walk from the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. It is the perfect place to share a meal with your family after seeing the wonderful creatures at the aquarium.
The restaurant is open Sundays through Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 am and Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 1 am. For more information about The Cheesecake Factory, visit their website.
To make a reservation, give them a call at +971 4 419 0223.
Homegrown in Dubai, The Grill Shack is an American restaurant specializing in all kinds of meat dishes, from steaks to ribs to burgers. Their open-style kitchen is unique to its location in a food court, allowing customers to see how their food is prepared.
Along with steaks, ribs, and burgers, the menu includes burritos, salads, and milkshakes topped with popcorn, cake, candy, and everything in between.
Located at the food court on the second floor, the restaurant overlooks the Ice Rink at the Dubai Mall. The Grill Shack is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 am to 11 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 1 am.
To make a reservation, call +971 4 388 2382 or contact them via WhatsApp at +971 55 925 0487. For the menu and more information about the restaurant, visit their website.
4. Hurricane’s Grill
An Australian-style steakhouse, Hurricane’s Grill aims to provide a high level of service and serve dishes of the best quality produce and ingredients. You will never leave the restaurant hungry or frustrated thanks to their huge portions and excellent service.
A perfect place for lunches, dinners, or even just hanging out, Hurricane’s Grill at the Dubai Mall faces the Dubai Fountain. You can enjoy the brilliant view of the music show while dining.
Located on the Lower Ground Floor, Hurricane’s Grill is open Sundays through Wednesdays from 11 am to 12 am and Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 am to 1 am.
Hurricane’s Grill does not accept reservations, but for more information, visit their website or call them at +971 4 283 1339.
Founded on the principles of fresh, authentic food made by hand, Texas Roadhouse is an American restaurant chain known for its great food and great prices. Some of the favorite meals at Texas Roadhouse are the hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and freshly baked bread.
They serve fresh roasted peanuts still in the shell at the table, and you can have fun throwing peanut shells on the floor. Yes, they actually allow that!
The Texas Roadhouse chain is inspired by the traditional roadhouses found along rural roads in Texas, where people would go after a long day of work for the great music, great company, and a fantastic atmosphere.
The restaurant is next to the waterfall on the Lower Ground Floor of the Dubai Mall and is open daily from 11 am to 1 am.
To make a reservation, call +971 4 419 0266. For more information about Texas Roadhouse, visit their website.
Tribes is an African restaurant influenced by the food from the tribal era. This food is influenced by the Spice Islands of the East, the French in the West, the Malaya and Dutch in the South, and the Arabic flavors of the North.
Africa is a large continent with many tribes and cultures, each with its own food, which Tribes prepare and serve with great care and pride.
Located on the Second Floor of the Dubai Mall, Tribes has beautiful views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain from the outdoor seating. Tribes is open daily from 12 pm to 1 am.
Tribes does not accept reservations, but feel free to visit their website or call them at +971 4 226 4974 for more information.
In the mood for some great authentic Chinese food? Then New Shanghai is the place to go. This restaurant offers modern Shanghainese cuisine with original recipes from many generations ago. Soup dumplings, noodles, bubbling hot pots, and pan-fried buns are the most popular dishes.
Also, while you wait for your food, you get to watch the chefs cook the dumplings in their live dumpling-making theater. There is something to eat for everyone, as there are vegetarian options and meat options.
Located on the Lower Ground Floor of the Dubai Mall, New Shanghai is open Sundays through Thursdays from 12 pm to 11 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 12 pm to 12 am.
To make a reservation, visit their website or call them at +971 4 224 6819.
Owned by three Emirati sisters, Asma provides a unique twist on the Middle Eastern cuisine of Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, and Syria. Bringing together the old and the new, Asma’s menu pays tribute to the unique cuisines of the Middle East.
Reviewed by some as one of the best restaurants in Dubai on TripAdvisor, Asma is dedicated to serving the very best Middle Eastern cuisine. They also have food for everyone, with some terrific vegetarian options.
Asma is on the First Floor of the Dubai Mall, next to the ice rink. It is open daily from 10 am to 1 am.
To make a reservation, call +971 4 394 0646. For more information about the restaurant or to view their menu, visit their website.
Bebabel is the “casual chic” offshoot of the Lebanese restaurant brand Babel, known for its dynamic architecture, outstanding hospitality, and signature culinary masterpieces. The restaurant provides food lovers with unique Lebanese cuisine made from the freshest ingredients.
With classic Middle Eastern hospitality combined with delicious food, Bebabel is a must place to eat when visiting Fashion Avenue at the Dubai Mall.
The restaurant is on the First Floor and is open Sundays through Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 1 am.
To make a reservation, call +971 4 419 0950, or visit their website for more information.
Few restaurants can claim as much universal acclaim as Taiwanese eatery Din Tai Fung. This modern take on Taiwanese cuisine is so popular that the New York Times rated it as one of the ten best gourmet restaurants in the world.
Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese restaurant specializing in soup dumplings and noodles. Din Tai Fung was founded in 1958 in Taipei, Taiwan, as a cooking oil restaurant until 1972 when it transitioned into the restaurant it is now.
The staff is friendly and attentive, and the service is very fast. The restaurant has food for everyone with a wide variety of dishes. Their menu is so extensive that you are sure to leave Din Tai Fung with a full belly and a happy heart.
Din Tai Fung is on the Lower Ground Floor in Fashion Avenue of the Dubai Mall and is open daily from 11 am to 11:30 pm.
To make a reservation, you can call them at +971 4 320 0477.
An Indian casual dining restaurant, Peppermill changes the notion that fine-dining Indian cuisine can only be created using age-old recipes. Each element turns tradition on its head by using Indian cooking techniques with a colonial design template.
Ideal for large gatherings of both friends and family, Peppermill has delicious food, generous portion sizes, and attentive staff.
Situated on the Second Floor, above the Apple Store at the Dubai Mall, Peppermill is open Saturdays through Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 am, and Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 1 am.
To make reservations or learn more about the restaurant, call them at +971 4 332 7337.
A mix of the words “eat” and “Italy,” Eataly is all about enjoying good Italian food. The idea behind Eataly is to gather all high-quality Italian food under one roof, where you can eat, shop, and learn.
Eataly aims to introduce a new way of distributing high-quality agricultural products inspired by sustainability, responsibility, and sharing.
An excellent place to unwind with your friends, Eataly has good seating arrangements in the all-indoor restaurant with fresh and tasty food.
Located on the Lower Ground Level, the restaurant is open weekdays from 9 am to 12 am and on weekends from 9 am to 1 am.
Inspired by founder Antonio Carluccio’s cooking, Carluccio’s aims to serve authentic Italian food at reasonable prices without sacrificing quality. Their main goal is to provide informal yet stellar service to their customers.
With relaxed all-day dining, the restaurant follows its motto “MOF MOF,” which stands for “Minimum of Fuss, Maximum of Flavor.”
Carluccio’s is placed on the Lower Ground Floor Boardwalk of the Dubai Mall, right in front of the Dubai Fountain and with a great view of the Burj Khalifa. They are open on the weekdays from 9 am to 11 pm and on the weekends from 9 am to 11:30 pm.
The Lebanese restaurant Somewhere offers a unique dining experience that seeks to evoke the spirit of travel. Based on the founder’s extensive travels, Somewhere’s motto is “Inspired by our travels. Inspire us with yours.”
The restaurant has fantastic food and an atmosphere reminiscent of the feeling of wanderlust. The restaurant is perfect for gatherings with large plates to share and a spacious area. Many locals frequent Somewhere, even including the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.
Somewhere is on the First Floor of the Dubai Mall with a beautiful view of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain. They are open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 am to 12 am and Fridays through Sundays from 9 am to 1 am.
To make a reservation, call +971 4 329 5182.
Last but certainly not least is Logma, which is an Arabic word for “mouthful.” Logma serves traditional Emirati and Khaleeji cuisine with a modern twist. Their vision is to pioneer the UAE food and beverage markets by making Emirati and Khaleeji cuisine more accessible to tourists, ex-pats, and locals.
Logma is a small restaurant with a terrific view of the Dubai Fountain. Their meals are prepared fresh daily with options for everyone, as they have both vegetarian and omnivore options. Note that Logma does not serve alcoholic beverages, but their mocktails are fantastic.
The restaurant is located on the Third Floor of the Dubai Mall on Fashion Avenue. They are open daily from 10 am to 12 am. They also do catering and events.