JBR, The Walk is one of the most popular stretch parallel running to The Beach for outdoor dining and Entertainment in Dubai. You will find cuisines from all over the world and some of them are Michelin star restaurants. Interesting restaurants, cafes, Pubs, Bars, Beach shacks and entertainment zones are scattered all over the open promenade of JBR, The Walk and The Beach. You can get the view of The Beach or the view of lively streets with some quirky shops and entertainment. You can decide which type of view enchants you the more. In this article, I am presenting with the mini-Guide to Best Restaurants in JBR The WALK DUBAI. Though I have not eaten in all so, the list is as per my experience.
Best Restaurants in JBR The WALK DUBAI | WHERE TO EAT IN JBR, THE WALK & THE BEACH, DUBAI
EL CHICO – Authentic Mexican food on your plate with many innovations. El Chico a story which started in 1926 when a mother with the help of 12 children opened this small restaurant and became popular from 1940 onwards. Now it has 75 restaurants at 25 locations all over the world. But they have maintained the same Mexican flavors. Go for this historical Mexican food at El Chico.
CUISINE TYPE – Mexican (Casual Dining)
LOCATION – Rimal 1 (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 600500002
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 245 AED
WHY EL CHICO – Quirky colorful Mexican style of interiors and also have outdoor seating option with lively views of the street. Also, Mexican flavors are awesome.
MANGO TREE THAI BISTRO – Authentic Thai flavors with vibrant colorful interiors make it a favorable spot for dining out in JBR. It has a huge seating capacity with options of indoor and outdoor. Dishes are prepared under the head chef Atip and some of the dishes are a signature brand. A nice cozy, lively, colorful family-friendly eating out option.
CUISINE TYPE – Thai, Asian
LOCATION – Hilton Dubai, The Walk, JBR ( Click here to Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 52 60063
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 250 AED
WHY MANGO TREE THAI BISTRO – Many varieties of Thai dishes, vegetarians can also find many options, colorful interiors, and beautiful location.
BLAZE BURGERS – Burger means fast food but this joint especially boasts of crafting the burger in many innovations and are served fresh to your table. Established first in Bahrain during 2011 this joint has opened up another branch at JBR, Dubai. Also, the graffiti art inside the restaurant is worth watching out with some humorous messages.
CUISINE TYPE – Burger (Casual Dining)
LOCATION – Sadaf (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 800 25 293
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 180
WHY BLAZE BURGERS– Many innovative burgers and not only burgers but they have interesting spicy potato fries. They allow you to select from various sauces and that too which are sealed. Pick your own sauce from their condiment section.
THE YELLOW MONKEY – Authentic Thai flavors with rustic interiors of wooden and yellow color make it a favorable spot for dining out in JBR. It has seating both indoor and outdoor. The funny monkey faces are painted all over the restaurant which makes it a very unique place. As monkeys love to swing around the branches of trees, there is a swing style of seating arrangements, so that while you eat, you feel like a monkey is eating. A nice cozy, lively, colorful family-friendly eating out option.
CUISINE TYPE – Thai, Asian
LOCATION – Ground Level, Murjan Tower 5, JBR ( Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 427 0442
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 175 AED
WHY THE YELLOW MONKEY – Many varieties of Thai dishes, vegetarians can also find many options, swing style seats, funny money themed interiors.
WOFL– It serves interesting waffles with a twist and follows the homegrown food concept in Dubai. They prepare fresh WOFL’s and don’t use premixes. Right from making the batter to stuffings, everything is prepared fresh when you order your waffles. The waffles are a meal in itself with a wide range of savory and sweet options.
CUISINE TYPE – Fast food & Desserts (Quick Bites)
LOCATION – Kiosk type of café which is next to Sofitel Hotel, JBR. (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 52 508 4367
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 120
WHY WOFL – Interesting way of having savory waffles at WOFL and wide varieties of having a wholesome meal. They use eco-friendly stuff like wooden knife and fork, brown paper plates and packing materials.
CHILI’S – A tex-mex style of cuisine offered in this famous chain of American casual dining. The energetic and lively atmosphere they serve sizzling tastes to your table with many options to select from.
CUISINE TYPE – American & Mexican (Casual Dining)
LOCATION – Plaza Level, Bahar Tower (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 705 9670
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 280 AED
WHY CHILI’S – They have now introduced many vegetarian options in their menu which are very interesting to select if you love tex-mex cuisine.
INDIAN PALACE RESTAURANT– An award-winning restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisine with rich royal interiors. Here you will find finest of Mughlai and North Indian flavors.
CUISINE TYPE – Indian (Casual style of Dining)
LOCATION – Bahar 10, (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 4370279
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 175
WHY INDIA PALACE RESTAURANT – Royal Hospitality, very Delicious Food like Kebabs, Curries & special Biryanis, Located very close to tourist attraction.
OPERATION FALAFEL – True Place for Arabic Street food with authentic flavors in a warehouse decor restaurant. A slight modern touch to authentic Arabian flavors prepared in the open style of the kitchen would surely tickle your taste buds.
CUISINE TYPE – Middle Eastern & Arabian street style (Casual Dining)
LOCATION – The Beach (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 600530006
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 140 AED
WHY OPERATION FALAFEL– Very cost effective and you get authentic flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine. Served piping hot and the location of this place is really very popular.
THE ICE FACTORY – Located in the heart of JBR, this ice-cream joint serves natural ice-creams without any artificial colorings or flavors. They source low-fat milk from local dairies and you can choose from around 15 to 16 flavors approximately.
CUISINE TYPE – Dessert Joint (Parlour style of Dining)
LOCATION – Bahar and opposite to ROXY cinemas(Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +97155 88 944 00
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 40 AED
WHY ICE FACTORY – The views of the lively street and famous crossroads of JBR is amazing from here. You get many natural flavors in reasonable cost.
LUIGIA – Luigia is a successful group of Italian restaurants in Europe which is founded by Luigi Gaurnaccia and Enrico Coppola. The Luigia group has been recognized as one of the Top 10 pizzerias in the world by Italian Food and Wine publication Gambero Rosso. The name – Luigia is inspired by the first name of Founders’ grandmother and is an inspiration of Love which is passed on by Italian grandmothers to their families through the art of cooking. Luigia presents you with “The Best of Italy” which sources fresh and authentic ingredients from Italy. It also boasts of serving homestyle recipes which are passed on from generations to generations. Read my full reviews on Luigia The Best of Italy.
CUISINE TYPE – Italian (Fine style dining)
LOCATION – Rixos Premium Dubai (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 34 969 50
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 220 AED
WHY LUIGIA – A classy restaurant serving 38 types of authentic pizza made from ingredients sourced from farms of Italy. Many vegetarian varieties to select from. Open kitchen where you can see how your pizza is prepared under the wood-fired oven. Full Bar with exotic and selected drinks.
ZAATAR W ZEIT – Arabian street food with authentic flavors providing various kinds of wraps, Lebanese styled pizza and Halloumi cheese. Lebanese cuisine consists of whole grain, fruits, fresh herbs, vegetables, fresh fish, seafood and a special spice called Zaatar.
CUISINE TYPE – Middle Eastern & Arabian (Casual Dining)
LOCATION – Amwaj Towers (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 600 5222 31
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 120 AED
WHY ZAATAR W ZEIT – They provide a healthy option by selecting whole wheat bread. You get fresh salads and a very unique style of Zaatar bread.
CONE STREET – Italian Gelato made from fresh milk, fresh cream, fresh eggs(in some flavors), fine sugar, and natural ingredients such as chocolates, vanilla, beans etc.
CUISINE TYPE – Desserts & Beverages
LOCATION – Rimal – Ground Floor (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 444 864 01
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 35 -40 AED
WHY CONE STREET – No artificial flavorings and preservatives are added. They have a shelf life of 24 hours as compared to industrial ice-creams having a 1-year shelf life. Also, the view from this place is perfect with the entertainment zone.
STARBUCKS – A very famous American coffee chain which boasts of using high-quality Arabica coffee. There are 4 outlets of Starbucks at JBR.
CUISINE TYPE – Café (Quick Bites)
LOCATION – Sadaf, Bahar and many more. (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 41900 48
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 80 AED
WHY STARBUCKS – Good for Breakfast, quick bites or a quick coffee. Try local style Zaatar Croissants.
EAT GREEK KOUZINA – Specialist in authentic Greek food which also offers a wide variety of great location of Dubai flavors. Flavors from authentic Greek lanes to sun-kissed beaches of Dubai. Mediterranean Inspired décor with truly Greek interiors like as if you have entered Greek tavern. Read my full reviews on Eat Greek Kouzina.
CUISINE TYPE – Greek (Casual Dining)
LOCATION – The beach (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 4 305 249
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 300 AED
WHY EAT GREEK KOUZINA – Vegetarians can also get their choice. Also, this place has a view of the beach with authentic Greek Tavern style interiors.
THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY – Located on Beach with a view of blue waters this joint offers a fresh selection from 150 varieties.
CUISINE TYPE – American (Casual Dining)
LOCATION – The Beach (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 315 3650
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 260 AED
WHY THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY – Big portions of food with many selections from legendary cheesecakes. The sea view is the key feature of this restaurant.
LOCK, STOCK, AND BARREL – RIXOS PREMIUM – One of the Biggest Party Bar of Dubai which has created a storm in Nightlife at JBR. Industrial style of décor with a buzzing nightlife and urban carnival style.
CUISINE TYPE – Bar and Quick Bites
LOCATION – Rixos Premium (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 392 7120
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 350 AED
WHY LOCK, STOCK, AND BARREL – Long Happy hours, Ladies Night, Live Music with the elegant and stylish dress code. Recommended for high stylish Nightlife in Dubai.
WEST BEACH BISTRO & SPORTS LOUNGE MOVENPICK – Dubai’s favorite sports bar. It is a traditional sports bar and a chic lounge. Bistro style dining with live music playing around.
CUISINE TYPE – British styled Sports Bar
LOCATION – Movenpick Hotel, JBR Beach (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 44 98 888
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – 300 AED
WHY WEST BEACH BISTRO & SPORTS LOUNGE – Sports bar with multiple screens showing latest sporting action of the world. Long Happy hours and pool tables for playing around. Live Music.
There are also many famous food chains like Pizza Hut, Mc Donalds, KFC, Subway, Tim Hortons(24 hours open) at The Walk, JBR.
Enjoy Lively sunny mornings of JBR The Beach and The Walk and enjoy your meals from a wide range of restaurants selection.
TIPS FOR Best Restaurants in JBR The WALK DUBAI | FOOD OPTIONS
- To Reach JBR, you can take Dubai Metro Red Line to DAMAC Metro station or JLT Metro station and after that, take Tram and drop down at JBR 1 or JBR2 stations.
- There are two car parks North Zone and South Zone. Valet car park is also available. Keep parking ticket with you as some restaurants waive of 3 hours parking cost.
- Grab outdoor seats as you can lively view of bustling streets, fancy cars, street entertainment. Indoor dining is also interesting with quirky and colorful wall art on walls of restaurants.
- Free Wi-Fi is available in most of the restaurants.
- In some restaurants prior reservation is required.
- Many restaurants run deals or offer on Entertainer (app & Book), Groupon, Botim Calling app, JBR online site, and some credit cards. Check all deals as sometimes they run offers like Pay for 1 main course and get another main course free.
- Vegetarians can also get their choices.
- Very popular restaurants among residents and tourists.
- Tipping is not mandatory.
- Watch out for street entertainments, Fireworks(on special days), live performances while dining in your favorite restaurants.
- When you post pictures on social media then use their official hashtag – #wowjbr
- There are many food trucks scattered over many places on beach, grass area and on the walk. Also, many small kiosks sell Turkish icecreams, Corn, Roasted Hazelnuts/Chestnuts and fresh Coconut water.
Do you love to eat in the bright sunny mornings or dramatic evenings of Dubai? Whatever you choose the views are always perfect while you dine at JBR.
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Note – I am not paid to write this review and I dined at all these restaurants at my own expenses. Being a vegetarian, I have tried Vegetarian dishes, and therefore my reviews are based on it.
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