December 2, 2020



Contemporary Japanese Creations

Dubai is now famed for its restaurant variety – from edgy, experimental, to classic, authentic cuisines. Japanese seems to be the haute cuisine here from the many establishments that are opening up. Enter Oni, named after a fierce demon spirit, a Japanese restaurant by chef Mohammed Islam of Atelier fame,...


Communal Oasis

There’s a new ‘It’ place near the DIFC, and it is in Emirates Towers. Judging by the sheer numbers of people trying to gain access on a Sunday, Ninive seems to have stirred up a positive vibe. The setting is unassumingly outdoorsy and the surrounded by lush greenery, with rambling...


Rustically Refined

Chef David Myers has brought a novel concept to Dubai, that of a French farmhouse concept with class and elegance. This rustic meets refined concept however does not compromise on the menu. The imposing blue door to the restaurant opens into a quaint little foyer with an elevator, which takes...


To Meet & Mingle

When was the last you went to a restaurant that took care of more than just food? Designed to be a community space where people can network, eat delectable food and have a great time, BB Social Dining is set up at three different levels. The interiors are cheerful yet...


For the love of Italian

We all love a restaurant that can firstly entice the taste buds and entertain with a fabulous view, as well as have a story to tell. Serafina, situated in the Souk Al Bahar premises has all three. The restaurant famously began when the founder Vittorio Assaf was lost at sea....


Vibrant Little Miss India

Little Miss India. What an intriguing name, I thought, as I walked to the restaurant, hidden away in the expansive Fairmont the Palm. Dubai has its fair share of lovely concept Indian restaurants. Add to the array, Little Miss India. This restaurant celebrates the ethnicity of India, with deep hues...


Asian Magic

This month we visited Wakame, a modern Asian concept cuisine restaurant within the Sofitel Dubai Downtown. While the main influences are Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine, each dish has an interesting international element that completely changes the treatment of the dish. We tried a set menu that is priced at...


The Frevo Experience

In recent times, the Churrascaria model of restaurants have taken a glamorous turn from the historical steakhouses. Dubai has seen many of these type of restaurants mushrooming in specific locations. Enter Frevo, a steakhouse that boasts Brazilian cuisine. The Frevo Experience is a typical offering of this kind, with an...


Ostentatious Okku

This month we decided to go sample fusion Japanese on a whim. So Okku was the prime choice due to its eight-year track record of positive reviews. Although it was Ramadan, the ambiance was fascinating, albeit slightly dim. We decided to try the “O” Style tasting menu. It was a...


Boldly Italian

This month Premium visited the Solo restaurant at the Raffles hotel in Umm Hurair. The foyer of the restaurant resembled a vintage tavern style setting with its rustic furniture. But when we walked into the dining area the interiors were a mix between the rustic and refined looks, with exposed brick...

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