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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Japanese Restaurant
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“My absolute favourite place for nights out! Best cocktails, amazing ambience, great people and brilliant Japanese food! Better make a reservation if you are coming for dinner, because the place is always full, especially on Thursday and Friday nights.”
  • 32 locals recommend
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“Hands down my all time favorite restaurant in Dubai in terms of food, ambience, and crowd. A piece of Paris in Dubai. Make sure to book in advance.”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“Authentic Local Experience, experience Emirati Food at it's best at this restaurant located in the old town of Dubai. Some consider this to be the soul of Dubai, the area it's in is also packed with lots of cafes and art galleries. This is a must. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great breakfast offers and extraordinary food and service in a fairytale surrounding.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Superstar DJs behind the decks and international celebrities mingling with Dubai’s “it crowd” on the dancefloor make this one of the most talked about venues in the city. Sparkling is an understatement for a lounge designed in honour of fashion legend Roberto Cavalli, and the crystal chandeliers, walls and waterfalls all give it the shine you would expect. Despite the obvious effort to look good and be seen to do so, the crowd here know how to party and it is not all for posing.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pakistani Restaurant
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“Ravi's is a cultural institution in Dubai having set up shop in 1978. Serving Pakistani food with a Western palate in mind (read: not super spice :)), it is open virtually 24 hours with a couple of hours shutdown between 3-5am. Order the daal, chicken tikka, lamb chops, butter chicken and seekh kabab and end with chai. It will probably be cheaper than your Uber ride speaking of which, it is only a 10mins ride from SouthRidge. Must-try! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Cosy place with variety of cocktails and great Italian food with excellent service.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pakistani Restaurant
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“Glide along Dubai Creek and admire Dubai’s skyline over a gourmet dinner on this 2.5-hour ‘Bateaux Dubai’ evening cruise. You will pass top Dubai attractions including the Clock Tower and Al Maktoum Bridge, and enjoy a 3-course gourmet dinner serenaded by a pianist. Choose a selection of sodas to accompany your meal, or upgrade to a package of house wines and more.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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  • 2 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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  • 5 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For diehard Curry fans. Favourite dishes are chicken boti, chicken handi, mutton tika, daal and mutton kebab, and the bread is fresh, fluffy and hot. A whole family can eat for just over 100 dhms!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
“The restaurant has several inviting seating areas inside, outside, cigar lounge and bar. The food is excellent and expect to pay premium prices for a trending, chic restaurant in the heart of Dubai's International Financial Centre. Their service and time to get food are excellent. Valet Parking is also available.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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  • 1 local recommends
Meal Delivery
  • 2 locals recommend