When it comes to the trendiest neighbourhoods in Dubai, JLT has definitely earned its place in the top five. From hidden Shoreditch-inspired hangouts to funky Pan Asian hotspots, it’s no surprise the city’s foodies are flocking to JLT. Want to know which JLT restaurants you should be checking out? Here you go…
1. NARA Pan Asian
Love Pan Asian food? Offering Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines in a super funky setting, NARA is a trendy JLT hotspot with food that’ll impress. Expect a tasty fusion of dynamite shrimps, steamed dumplings, wok noodles, Thai mango sticky rice and so much more.
Where: Cluster A, JLT
Price: AED 48 for Dynamite Shrimps and AED 58 for Chicken Teriyaki with rice
2. Bait Maryam
Looking for a cozy restaurant that serves home-cooked food? Bait Maryam by Salam Dakkak will make you feel right at home thanks to its cozy interiors, warm hospitality and truly authentic food. Serving up all your favourite Levant flavours under one roof, expect to find everything from Kafta and Kabab to Fatet Musakhan and Kanafa.
Where: Cluster D, JLT
Price: AED 19 for spinach fatayer and AED 62 for a mixed grill platter
3. Wokyo™ Noodle Bar
Wokyo™ Noodle Bar offers a unique DIY foodie experience in the heart of JLT. Bringing funky Tokyo-inspired vibes to Dubai, this noodle-centric restaurant lets you create your own DIY wok in three steps: choose your sauce and base and then throw in your favourite protein!
Where: Cluster J, JLT
Price: Around AED 36 for chicken noodles
4. Axe House
Calling all Londoners: you can now get a funky feel of those Shoreditch vibes right here in JLT! Axe House is an uber-trendy restaurant and bar, serving up everything from braised brisket tacos to Notting Hill jerk chicken. You’ll even find quirky sharing platters on the menu such as the Borough Market, Paddington’s Picnic and Yellow Brick Road.
Where: Cluster P, JLT
Price: AED 90 for the braised beef brisket and AED 130 for the market fish of the day
5. Urban Bar & Kitchen
Urban Bar & Kitchen is a super laid-back chill-out spot in JLT that lets you dine, drink and unwind. From daily happy hour deals to live music, you’re guaranteed to always find this venue buzzing with life. The menu also promises to impress, with a meaty Butchers Block, chicken wings and a one-metre monster dog challenge!
Where: Cluster A, JLT
Price: AED 85 for jerk chicken and AED 55 for crispy calamari