Best Restaurants at JBR Walk Dubai

The 22 Best The Walk At JBR Restaurants (Must See)

You can’t visit Dubai and not go to The Walk at the Jumeirah Beach Residence. It is one of the most breathtaking mile-long strips. While walking on the strip, you are surrounded by some of the best shops and eateries that Dubai and the UAE have to offer.

For some, it may be a little bit overwhelming. Perhaps you are looking for a particular type of dish and would like some help figuring out which restaurant is best for you. Well, I have chosen a few of my favorite restaurants at The Walk JBR, from sushi to burgers and even craft beer; this list will contain everything you need. So let’s get into it.

1. SushiArt

SushiArt - JBR Walk Restaurant

SushiArt is a Japanese restaurant that creates and serves some of the best authentic Asian food in Dubai. Their traditional Japanese-style noodles and signature sushi box meals are affordable and delicious. The atmosphere is laid back and friendly, which is why they are so highly rated.

The restaurant’s design is simple, yet the decor makes it feel fresh and modern. Whether you are sitting at one of the long tables, or in a restaurant booth, the venue feels spacious and open, with big windows and tiled floors.

The restaurant serves salads, soups, tempuras, ramen, sashimi, nigiri, tataki, and the main dishes and sides that one would expect to find in a fine-dining Japanese restaurant like SushiArt.

Even though the restaurant is a chain, it doesn’t feel like it when you are sitting inside and enjoying your meal; instead, it looks like a high-end restaurant with excellent food.

  • Location: Unit 2204 JBR Beach, Dubai Marina.
  • Contact: +971 4 800 220
  • Website: SushiArt

2. Black Tap Craft Burgers And Shakes


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At Black Tap Craft Burgers And Shakes, the burgers are some of the best in the world. Every ingredient is fresh, and the burgers are constructed with care. The entire team at Black Tap Burgers is passionate about what they do, and you will notice this instantly when talking to one of the servers.

When exploring a city like Dubai, especially in The Walk, sometimes you don’t have the luxury of time to stop at a fine dining restaurant. Yet, that is where places like Black Tap Craft Burgers and Shakes are gems.

The restaurant was founded in New York City and brought that authentic culture across the ocean to Dubai. That culture can be seen in the shakes and probably one of my favorite craft beers.

I highly recommend that you try one of their craft beers, the one I had comes from Coney Island, New York, and is called the Mermaid Pilsner. After my meal, I had one of their shakes. Not only are they massive, but they’re bright, colorful, and full of flavors.

  • Location: Rixos Premium Hotel – JBR Ground Level.
  • Contact: +971 4 360 9965
  • Website: Black Tap UAE

3. Il Caffé Di Roma

If you’re in the mood for a coffee that’s unlike anything you’ve had before, I recommend trying out Cafe di Roma which is known for producing one of the creamiest coffees – not only in Dubai but in most parts of the world, even at its Paris restaurant.

If you have ever heard of a coffee called the Cream espresso, you might be interested to know that it was invented by one of the baristas at the restaurant.

Every time I go to The Walk, I try to return for another one of their Cream espressos. Other items on the menu, such as cheesecake, which you can find in different flavors, come on a stick. That is right, different flavored cheesecakes on a stick; it is as good as it sounds. I always like to try a different one every time I go.

The quiet times are between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., which is a little bit strange, but I guess many people like to go there and enjoy a late-night coffee, which is not bad if you enjoy busy vibes. The decor is modern and vibrant, but the booths give off an American diner feel.

  • Location: The Walk – opposite Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort – Dubai Marina.
  • Contact: +971 4 379 7209
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4. The Talk Restaurant

The Talk is one of my favorite restaurants in Dubai. I highly recommend visiting the place with a group of friends or even your family. The outside terrace has an atmosphere you can only find in one of the world’s best cities, Dubai.

The pool is enormous, and even if you aren’t going to use it for swimming, it helps create that atmosphere I’m talking about.

The best way to experience this restaurant is during the day, sitting outside on the terrace with a bunch of friends and having a nice cocktail. It truly is a pleasant experience, and that’s what this place is about.

The restaurant also does a buffet, and you will notice it as you walk into the restaurant, which brings us to the centerpiece, a beautifully lit area that sets the mood in the whole restaurant. It makes you debate whether to sit outside or inside with superb lighting.

  • Location: Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach
  • Contact: +971 4 449 8888
  • Website: The Talk

5. The Butcher Shop & Grill

For some of the best steaks and traditional South African food, The Butcher Shop & Grill is the place to be. The restaurant has a formal-casual feel and is a great place to bring family and friends.

South Africa is known as a country that loves to barbecue and eat meat, and that’s where the inspiration for The Butcher Shop & Grill comes from. This South-African steakhouse has its roots deep in one of the most luxurious mini-cities in South Africa, Sandton.

The people behind the restaurant decided to open up one in Dubai, and what better place than in the JBR?

For starters, I went for something simple, the prawns in cream. While I typically like my prawns to be in the shell, I found it a lot easier out of the shell the way the Butcher Shop did it.

It’s important to remember that the restaurant is all about generous portions. You get your money’s worth here. For larger groups or families, I recommend going for one of the combo meals so that you and your group get to try out a little bit of just about everything, especially the traditional South African boerewors (spicy minced meats in a delicious sausage casing)

6. Fratelli la Bufala

I appreciate it when I can visit a restaurant and almost immediately feel cozy, which is what Fratelli La Bufala does. It is a pizza and pasta restaurant that made it on this list thanks to its friendly staff, incredible pasta dishes, and cozy atmosphere. The restaurant is the perfect place to eat with the family.

The pizzas are superb; even the way the toppings are spread out makes it seem as if a lot of thought goes into that simple task. Many, many pizza restaurants throw their toppings on and hope for the best.

The restaurant is also perfect for young couples; however, you can expect to pay anywhere between 150 AED to 200 AED for a table of 2, which is not bad considering the quality of the food. The vibe is lively and energetic, a typical Italian table at home.

The staff at the restaurant are extremely friendly, which adds to how cozy the restaurant feels. You can always forget that it is time to go home because when sitting in one of the chairs at the table, you feel somewhat relaxed, or maybe that’s just me.

  • Location: Unit 2304, The Beach Mall.
  • Contact: +971 4 430 3497
  • Website: Fratelli la Bufala

7. Eat Greek Kouzina

EatGreek Kouzina - JBR Walk Restaurant

Eat Greek uses the freshest ingredients and sticks true to Greek culture. A lot of passion and love goes into every dish they make, which is why only the best ingredients are good enough to make it onto your table.

Whether you’re looking for traditional Souvlaki or fried octopus, Eat Greek will not disappoint you. One thing to note is that every meal ordered in that restaurant has a rich history.

Some restaurants cater to specific events, experiences, and occasions. However, you rarely find a restaurant that caters to any occasion. That said, Eat Greek is one of the best restaurants, regardless of what you are celebrating.

One of the things I love most about this restaurant is that from walking among some of the most beautiful scenery Dubai offers, you go straight into a restaurant that instantly makes you feel like you are stepping directly into a piece of Greece.

8. Tamoka Dubai & Cana


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The fine dining atmosphere, with the incredible scenic views, especially in the evenings, provides an experience that can’t be had anywhere else. If I were to recommend one restaurant from this entire list as an absolute must-go, it would be Tamoka.

Tamoka is something that I can almost guarantee most people have never experienced before. This restaurant serves South American-style cuisine in a beachside setting.

All of the food is bursting with flavor. Also, your surroundings, with all the skyscrapers in the back, and the ocean to the other side, are phenomenal. Tamoka is an excellent place to eat or have drinks with a group of friends or even to have a business meeting.

  • Location: The Ritz Carlton, JBR Walk
  • Contact: +971 4 318 6099
  • Website: Tamoka


WOFL - JBR Walk Restaurant

WOFL is a family-owned business that specializes in the best sandwich waffles. At least, that’s the only way I can describe them. However, the establishment has a grab-and-go concept, which caters to people in a rush who want to get their food and return to work.

Yet, this upmarket yet sweet little shop has tables and chairs, so if you want to sit down, you can. I find the vibe quite fun, as there is a little bustle between those grabbing stuff to go and those sitting down.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can even get dessert there, which is really good. After all, they do specialize in making waffles. One of the best ways I can describe this restaurant is that they like to celebrate food in a fun and casual way that makes you feel happy.

  • Location: Next to Sofitel Hotel, JBR Walk
  • Contact: +971 52 508 4367
  • Website: WOFL

10. Soul

Soul offers a fine dining experience in what can only be described as one of the most casual strips in Dubai. You can find everything here, from prawns to gourmet food and even some of the juiciest burgers throughout Dubai.

Looking around the restaurant, you will always see people smiling, couples having fun, and families enjoying their food together.

I have reviewed many restaurants throughout Dubai, but the walk is quite popular amongst New York-founded restaurants. Soul offers one of the most New York experiences in Dubai.

The restaurant consists of two main seating areas, indoors and out. I always typically sit outside when I can but not at Soul. Although, with its elegant and classic décor that lights up at night, I recommend sitting inside. It is also inside where you get the authentic atmosphere of the place.

  • Location: Mövenpick Jumeirah Beach
  • Contact: +971 4 449 8888
  • Website: Soul

11. Trader Vic’s JBR


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There are several reasons why Trader Vic’s JBR is on this list, including its authentic Asian Fusion food, great live music, lovely atmosphere, and cocktails, which are some of the best I have had.

The restaurant originated in California and was one of the very first authentic Fusion restaurants.

Vic, the trader who founded the restaurant, traveled around the world, mastering his technique and skills while adopting concepts from his favorite countries.

Almost every day, the restaurant hosts an event. Some events include Lady’s Nights, live bands, DJs, themed brunch, etc.

The food here is a mix of continental and Chinese, hence the term “Asian Fusion.” The restaurant is best-suited to couples looking for a nice night out together. However, a group of friends will also enjoy everything the restaurant offers.

  • Location: In the Hilton, JBR Walk.
  • Contact: +971 4 318 2319
  • Website: Trader Vic’s

12. Barbecue Delights Restaurant

This fantastic restaurant’s food is a delicious and diverse fusion of the culinary traditions of Central and Southern Asia. Since they respect a wide range of cultural customs and give each one their own imaginative spin, they call Barbecue Delights an “international” eatery.

Their dishes, such as Chicken Reshmi Kebab, Chicken Malai Tikka, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Chicken Haleem, Butter Chicken, and Mutton Karahi, are certain to satisfy your taste buds and make you want more. Have fun at the finest buffet ever!

Barbecue Delights provide authentic Afghan, Pakistani, and North Indian dishes and more at incredibly low prices. Feel the authentic buffet atmosphere as your favorite meals are served to you until you can eat no more. The bright side is that you may share the experience with loved ones.

13. Bombay Bungalow Restaurant


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Bombay Bungalow is a local company whose mission is to satisfy your hunger for authentic, flavorful, and wholesome modern Indian cuisine. Their input transformed classic Indian dishes into something fresh and exciting for today’s diners.

Their goal was to make the food more appealing to the diverse population that makes up the UAE and to attract more visitors. Since they wanted to increase the popularity of Indian food worldwide, they worked to make the restaurant’s atmosphere warm and welcoming, just like someone’s own home.

  • Location: Unit 2301, The Beach Mall
  • Contact: +971 800 692 8779
  • Website: Bombay Bungalow

14. Blue Jade Restaurant


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The idea of Blue Jade is to bring together the mysticism and authenticity of Asian cuisine in a single resort. The exotic fragrances and genuine sensations transport diners on a magical voyage across the East.

It’s a fantastic way to experience the diversity of Asian cuisines and to learn what unites them all. Blue Jade has become integral to its reputation by continuing the resort’s tradition of fine dining in a cozy, opulent setting.

Blue Jade Restaurant will serve the city’s most discriminating fans of Asian fine dining with an extensive cuisine that draws inspiration from the Far East’s original “family-based” traditional cuisine, together with the intuitive and exclusive service expected from the Ritz-Carlton brand.

  • Location: The Ritz-Carlton, JBR Walk
  • Contact: +971 4 399 4000
  • Website: Blue Jade

15. Rosso Restaurant & Bar

Rosso, an Italian restaurant and bar, offers substantial and traditional Italian fare and cosmopolitan drinks in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting within the Amwaj Rotana Hotel. After dark, Rosso’s Bar becomes a popular hangout in its own right.

Crowds go there in the winter because of the expansive patio overlooking the ocean, the affordable beverages, and the laid-back vibe. The enthusiastic staff is always happy to make recommendations of their favorite dishes, whether it is fresh cooked pasta and risottos, wines and grape drinks from across the world in the Enoteca, or a signature cocktail.

  • Location: Amwaj Rotana, Al Sayorah Street, JBR Walk
  • Contact: +971 4 428 3088
  • Website: Rosso Restaurant & Bar

16. Café Bateel


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Café Bateel’s award-winning chefs have developed a one-of-a-kind menu of gourmet meals that draw inspiration from the region’s famed Mediterranean flavors. Each gourmet dish served here is made from scratch using only the finest, all-natural ingredients, and customers are invited to enjoy them.

Proud to have been named Saudi Arabia’s “Best Restaurant” at the World Culinary Awards 2021 and a two-time winner of the “BBC Good Food Magazine Awards” (2020, 2021). The genuine gourmet food, warm warmth, and impeccable service at Café Bateel have earned it a reputation for excellence.

Café Bateel is a veritable heaven for gourmets, with an array of exquisite delicacies such as our healthy Mediterranean fare, freshly baked pastries, and superb coffee. Café Bateel uses only ingredients from vendors that share the same commitment to quality and appreciation of agriculture as we do. That’s what sets Bateel apart!

  • Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Sadaf Podium GM 19
  • Contact: +971 4 368 4696
  • Website: Café Bateel

17. Chowking Restaurant


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Looking for authentic Chinese or another Oriental cuisine that is both tasty and freshly prepared? Chowking is a Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah-based delivery service restaurant specializing in authentic Filipino and Chinese cuisine.

They have several locations in and around Dubai where they offer delicious meals, and they also have an online platform to further service their loyal client base. Just choose what you want from their large menu, place an order, and they’ll have it brought to your home promptly and still steaming hot!

Chowking knows that everyone has a unique preference for the cuisine they eat. Some people prefer their cuisine to be more authentic, while others like it on the fiery side. You can count on Chowking to provide delicious food that suits your tastes.

  • Location: Ground Floor, Bahar Tower 6
  • Contact: +971 600 560 031
  • Website: Chowking

18. Urban Seafood Restaurant


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The finest of the sea, reimagined with uncomplicated tastes and all the health and freshness they deserve and the customer service is exceptionally efficient. This is the place to be if you are a seafood lover!

Although the atmosphere is cozy and casual, the whole serving staff is professional and dedicated to providing a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. The restaurant’s handmade specialties range from distinctive fish and chips and lobster rolls to classic favorite seafood paella and the urban’s handmade sauces.

  • Location: The Beach at JBR Walk
  • Contact: +971 4 422 9478
  • Website: Urban Seafood

19. Benihana Restaurant

Rocky, the founder of Benihana, managed to open a little eatery on New York’s West 56th Street by lending and to save money. The Benihana dining concept crystallized as they labored inside the traditional Japanese farmland setting. The highly skilled chefs would cook the meals directly in front of the guests’ eyes.

Rocky also thought the restaurant’s proximity to Broadway meant that the cooks’ ability to put on a show was crucial. The menu would center on beef, shrimp, and chicken, cooked “hibachi-style,” the American euphemism for “teppan-yaki.”

After placing their orders with the chef, diners would stand in awe as their food was expertly flipped, sliced, and diced before their own eyes. When cooking, time is everything. All of these components needed to be available for guests’ plates at the same time.

Benihana has laid the foundation for the success of various Japanese culinary techniques and food items in the United States and worldwide by popularizing Japanese cuisine and making it more accessible to a wider audience. It is largely due to Benihana that sushi has become a global phenomenon and that soy sauce is used in countless kitchens worldwide!

  • Location: Amwaj Rotana, Al Sayorah Street
  • Contact: +971 4 428 2000
  • Website: Benihana Restaurant

20. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit


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If you happen to be near The Walk At JBR, this is a great restaurant to stop at for some well-prepared spicy beef, beef brisket, and chicken wings. You can find excellent fudge sundaes, fudge and biscuits at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Time to sip some refreshing rose lemonade, coffee, or milkshake.

Visitors may unwind and enjoy themselves, thanks to the friendly vibe at this establishment. The helpfulness of the employees is a common compliment made about this place. Customers like the pleasant interaction with staff. In addition, several reviewers highlight the reasonable pricing at which one may purchase the meals.

22. Tim Hortons Restaurant

Those who have spent the day visiting The Walk at JBR may unwind at this lovely eatery. Tim Hortons in JBR is known for its Philly cheesesteaks, delicious soup, and breakfast bagels. Delicious chocolatey muffins, biscuits, and donuts.

Do not miss out on the wonderful opportunity to sample some delicious hot chocolate, iced cappuccino, or black coffee. Location-wise, this establishment couldn’t be any more ideal.

All year long, you’ll be greeted by the same enthusiastic team. In their reviews, guests frequently comment on the service’s pleasantness. The café has reasonable prices, which are worth noting. There is a refreshing chill within.

  • Location: Opposite the Hilton, JBR
  • Contact: +971 800 8467
  • Website: Tim Hortons


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