Reminder: Due to Covid-19, some restaurants have altered their offerings and may be temporarily closed.
Before dining at any restaurant in Dubai, here are some general rules to take note of:
Make a reservation (Duh!) | Gents, no shorts, flip flops, tank tops and the likes (always best to call and confirm before going) | Confirm that the offer/special you are looking to redeem is still available or applicable on your day of preference.
Below are my favorite Chinese restaurants in the city (that I’ve personally tried):
HUTONG ($$-$$$) – DIFC
Originating from Hong Kong, and serving guests in NYC, London, and Miami, Hutong continues to serve tasty dishes from Northern China in stylish setting in the heart of Dubai’s financial district. I recommend going at night – the vibe/ambiance is much better!
- Business Lunch: 3 course menu | 125 AED | Sunday -Thursday
- Dim Sum Brunch: Brunch + House Beverages | 398 AED | Fridays
- Red Lantern Evening: 8 course sharing menu | 228 AED Food only; 170 AED 2-hr drinks | Saturday -Thursday
HAKKASAN ($$$) – Palm Jumeirah (Atlantis Hotel)
Enjoy eclectic Cantonese dishes in a dimly-lit, romantic setting next to Atlantis.
- Various set menus available for a party of 2 or more
MAIDEN SHANGHAI ($$$) – Palm Jumeriah (Five the Palm hotel)
Modern Chinese cuisine with endless views of Dubai Marina, each dish is packed with Cantonese, Shanghai, Sichuan and Beijing influences.
- Naughty Noodles Champagne Brunch: Brunch + Drinks | 450 AED | Fridays
SHANGHAI ME ($$$) – DIFC
From the 1930s, Shanghai Me brings a modern twist on traditional fine asian cuisine.
- Business Lunch: 3 course menu | 120 AED | Sunday – Thursday