Middle Eastern cuisines, especially Lebanese cuisine, have caught the fancy of foodies worldwide. It’s one of the healthiest cuisines around the globe – it is nutritious while being scrumptious. Packed with fresh vegetables and merging fruits with meats has become widely popular, prompting many foodies and home-cooks to adopt this style of cooking
Looking for marvelous mezze and gobsmackingly good grills in Dubai? Irrespective of your budget constraints, Dubai is chock-a-block with fantastic Lebanese restaurants ranging from pocket-friendly places serving street food to fancy beachside fine dining spots.
If you’re craving a mouth-watering bowl of Fattoush or some fantastic Manakish, no need to head over to Beirut, we’ve got your back. We’ve curated a list of the best Lebanese restaurants in Dubai. Bon appetite!
This Levantine hotshot is a wizard of mezze-style dishes, but when it comes to Lebanese seafood, Timeout Dubai has sung infinite praises of their seafood and bestowed upon Ibn AlBahr the title of “top Lebanese restaurants in Dubai”. Speaking of awards, Ibn AlBahr has also been nominated for four categories in BBC’s ‘Good food – Middle East’. Everything from the creamy hummus to the fresh and zingy fattoush at this lively beachside eatery is designed to wow its patrons. Ibn Albahr is luxury at its best and a haven for traditional Lebanese cuisine and seafood lovers.
Location: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, www.ibnalbahr.me
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 12 pm – 12 am
Phone: 04 553 9575
When it comes to fast and casual Lebanese Street Food, Allo Beirut can lift even the most somber mood with its authentic, delectable dishes. As a matter of fact, some visitors have even made claims that this colorful roadside joint serves street food just like how you’d find in the streets of Beirut.
They serve arguably the best shawarmas in the city, but along with it, they also serve and home-deliver a full gamut of traditional Lebanese dishes such as fatteh, hot wraps, full-blown grills, and rotisserie. They hit the nail on its head when they claim ‘Best Street Food under One Roof.’ They also have the accolades to prove it, Allo Beirut has been nominated for three categories in BBC’s ‘Good Food – Middle East’.
Location: Hessa Street, Al Barsha. www.allobeirutstreetfood.com
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8 am – 11:30 am
Phone: 800 86234788
AL HALLAB RESTAURANT
Starting back in 1881, Tripoli, Lebanon, as a little family bakeshop, Al Hallab has grown to become one of the most trusted restaurants serving traditional Lebanese food. In 2002, Mr. Ghassan Hallab, a veteran of Lebanese cooking, established the Al Hallab Restaurant and Sweets in Dubai.
With eternally beautiful interiors and authentic Lebanese gastronomy, they have a firm focus on mezze and grills. Their mixed grill taouk, hommus, tabbouleh salad with freshly baked bread have won the hearts of foodies from all over the world. Ensure that you save room for their generous selection of desserts.
Location: Multiple outlets. Unlicensed. www.alhallabrestaurant.com
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9 am– 01:00 am
Phone: 04 282 3388
Regarded as one of Dubai’s top restaurants serving authentic Arabic and Lebanese food, this classy, chic, and upscale restaurant boasts some mouth-watering mezze and delicious desserts on the menu. Top-notch desserts like Ashta, Biscuit Au Chocolat, and Mafroukit Festok have enticed the customers with delicious taste.
With a perfect mix of delicious food, fast service, and budget-friendly price, Leila effortlessly scores great points in the category of home-cooked style meal. Operating out of three locations, Pesto Diced Veal, Fattet Hommos, Fried Halloumi with Vermicelli, and candied figs are a must-try at Leila. Whether you’re craving some simple dishes or some grilled meat, Leila is definitely worth a try.
Location: Claren Tower, Downtown Dubai. Unlicensed. www.leilarestaurant.ae
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9 am – 10:30 pm
Phone: 04 448 3384
Al Safadi Restaurant
This restaurant is well suited for both a first-timer and a long-time lover of Levantine cuisine alike. For those who have grown up in Dubai, Al Safadi is not just a restaurant, it’s an emotion that has been satisfying the Emiratis for more than two decades now.
Operating out of five branches in Dubai, this family-orientated restaurant serves up fuss-free Lebanese staples such as creamy hummus, fish sayadieh, and smoky grills that is custom-made for great times. Al Safadi offers both indoor and outdoor seating, but if you sit inside, you are treated to the enticing aroma of freshly baked Lebanese bread. Amongst Al Safadi’s popular dishes, Kabab Khashkhash, and Shish Taouk are amongst those that have a huge and loyal fan following.
Location: The Pointe Palm Jumeirah, Sheikh Zayed Road, Rigga. Unlicensed. www.alsafadi.ae
Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday: 9 am – 1 am
Phone: 04 241 4846
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