Bur Dubai is an ancient and historic area of Dubai with many historic neighborhoods, shopping streets, souqs, several famous mosques, Hindu temple, Creekside cafes, museums and many interesting things which are worth visiting. Not only tourists, but this area is also famous with locals and expats living in the UAE. People from all over the UAE and other parts visit Bur Dubai. There there are many restaurants with diverse cuisines in this area. You can say that Bur Dubai is the hot spot for food lovers or foodies in UAE. So let’s read – a mini guide to best restaurants in Bur Dubai.
Mini Guide To Best Restaurants In Bur Dubai
TUM TUM ASIA
From more than 70 vegetarian dishes, you get a wide variety of Asian flavors in the warm, cozy, eclectic colorful seatings of Tum Tum Asia. Tum Tum is the sound produced by the motor and Asian streets are always filled with these motor noise. So Tum Tum Asia signifies the street food tour of Asia with many dishes from the hidden corners of Asian countries. The whole concept is this restaurant is by India’s most renowned and celebrity chef – Chef Akshay Nayyar.
CUISINE TYPE – PAN Asian (prominently with flavors of China, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Singapore, India, and Japan)
LOCATION – Unit – 4, Shaikha Building, 13th Street, Oud Metha. (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 5269028
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 145
WHY TUM TUM ASIA – Pure Vegetarian, Can be customized according to Jain style of eating, Funky and colorful interiors, Lots of Chinese & Thai varieties with some fusion and plating of food is very unique. An Instagram worthy place.
A small cozy restaurant located in the heart of Karama, serves fusion of South Indian and Indo Chinese flavors with unique combinations of pure vegetarian South Indian food. So if you want to tickle your taste buds with amazing South Indian flavors with Italian and Indo-Chinese fusion then this place should be must in your food tour in Dubai.
CUISINE TYPE – South Indian with fusion of Indo-Chinese and Italian flavors.
LOCATION – Ground Floor, Al Attar Building, Beside Life Pharmacy, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street, Al Karama. (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 342 6332
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 80
WHY YUMMY DOSA– Pure Vegetarian, Fusion food lovers, South Indian with Chinese flavors, Street food type of food, Some unique flavors in very affordable range.
30 year old brand which is quite famous in India, has now entered in Dubai to present their finest pure vegetarian, Jain style Italian cuisine. They have presence in 4 countries and boast of presenting Italian cuisine which suits to Indian taste buds. All Italian delicacies are pure vegetarian, Jain style, and some are fusion with Indian flavors. They have included some pure vegetarian Mexican and Indian cuisine too.
CUISINE TYPE – Pure Vegetarian Italian, Mexican & Indian
LOCATION – Shop 2, Ground Floor, Al Hubbai Building, Zaa’beel Street, Al Karama, (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 385 2445
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 110
WHY LITTLE ITALY– Pure Vegetarian, Can be customized according to Vegans. Jain style special menu. Quirky interiors. Many fusion of Mexican and Italian varieties. Special Party room available. Table booking recommended on weekend due to huge rush.
Bright yellow warm and cozy with the sound of waterfall welcomes you to the vegetarian world of Mexican and Italian delicacies. Many types of lower and high rise seating give you the flexibility to seat accordingly to your mood.
CUISINE TYPE – Italian & Mexican
LOCATION – Shop 2A, Al Rafaa C Building, Opp Aster Hospital – Kuwait St (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 5260429
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 230
WHY QUATTRO RISTORANTE– Pure Vegetarian, Can be customized according to Vegans. Colorful interiors with a waterfall flowing under the table with a pleasing sound. Food is presented in gastronomy molecular form. Many fusion of Mexican and Italian varieties. A perfect place to celebrate a party with innovative and unique food fusion which accompanies some chemical experiments too.
ASIA KITCHEN BY MAINLAND CHINA
Warm & softly lit restaurant welcomes you to explore the tastes from legendary kitchens of Far-East Asia. Maintaining the exotic and authentic flavors of Asia in an open kitchen format is the special feature of this place.
CUISINE TYPE – Asian (Chinese & Thai)
LOCATION – Ground Floor, Burjman Centre, Mankhool. (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 2938222
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 165
WHY ASIA KITCHEN BY MAINLAND CHINA – It has both non-vegetarian, vegetarian and seafood varieties. The flavors and taste of the dishes are awesome. Good for parties, small get-togethers. Difficult to find a table on weekends and evenings, so it is better to book a table.
Modern Indian cuisine presented with some chemical technique to tickle your tastebuds. With soft dim lights and colorful cushions on Jhoolas(swing) style sofa, you would truly feel India in Bur Dubai.
CUISINE TYPE – Indian – North Indian, Street Food & Molecular Gastronomy
LOCATION – Shop 2B, Al Rafaa C Building, Opp Aster Hospital – Kuwait St. (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 5260731
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 210
WHY SPICEKLUB– a Pure vegetarian, Vegan-friendly, Gluten-free options available. Authentic North Indian food with some modern twist of science with the technique of Molecular Gastronomy. Presentation of dishes with awesome taste. Perfect for parties, get-togethers and weekend eating out.
YELLOW CHILLI BY SANJEEV KAPOOR
Signature dishes by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor are served here. In this restaurant, you can have a gastronomy tour of India as you can taste flavors from Dhaba style (Highway eateries) to signature dishes of 5-star hotels.
LOCATION – There are 5 outlets in the city in which I have tried this – I have tried the Burjuman Centre one. (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 04 5260686
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 150
WHY YELLOW CHILLI – Signature dishes designed by celebrity chef himself and many varieties.
MUMTAZ MAHAL INDIAN SPECIALITY RESTAURANT
An award-winning restaurant located in historic lanes of the city is serving classy north Indian style cuisine. As the name suggests Mumtaz, you can see paintings and glimpses of Taj Mahal in every corner of this restaurant. This restaurant offers live entertainment in the form of Bollywood songs and dances in the evening with dinner.
LOCATION – Arabian Courtyard Hotel, Al Fahidi Street, Meena Bazaar (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 3519111
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 200
WHY MUMTAZ MAHAL– Live Entertainment and if you love Indian Bollywood songs(both old & new), Ghazals, Sitar Players with classical music too, then try this. Located at the historic center of the city. Authentic Mughlai interiors.
A perfect style of royal feast and served with lots of love. Thali style of eating with many varieties of delicacies and here flavors of Rajasthan and Gujarat are dominating the food scene.
CUISINE TYPE – Indian (Influence of Rajasthan & Gujarat)
LOCATION – Ground Level, A Block, Hamsah Mall، Next to Ansar Gallery, Al Karama (Click for Google Map Location)
PHONE NO. – +971 4 5543459 & +971 4 3964744
BILL FOR TWO (APPROX) – AED 90
WHY MAHARAJA BHOG – Pure Vegetarian, Food is served with love, Lots of varieties starting from starters to desserts in one Thali(plate), Affordable rates.
I will be adding more restaurants in Mini Guide To Best Restaurants In Bur Dubai in the future.
So which is your favorite restaurant in Bur Dubai – List your choices in the comments below….
Dubai has a vibrant and diverse food scene, so go for a Food tour in Dubai – Read more about where to eat in Dubai –
- Restaurants in JBR, The Walk & The Beach
- Indian Restaurants in Dubai
- Food tour in Dubai
- Mexican & Greek, Persian – Anar, Thai style, Food with music – Gharana, Indian street food tour in Dubai.
Nearby Tourist Attractions –
- Al Fahidi Souq
- Dubai Frame
- Dubai Creek – Take a boat ride
- Hindu Temple beside the creek
- Grand Bur Dubai Mosque
Bur Dubai has nice hotels for staying and are very affordable. This area has the luxury, midrange, and budget-friendly options which you can check below on
NOTE – This is not a sponsored post and I have paid everywhere for all of my dining experiences. Being a vegetarian, I have tried only vegetarian food in these restaurants and presenting my reviews based on this.
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