Here’s A Guide To Dubai’s First-Ever Michelin Star Restaurants

The MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2022 — the first-ever edition in the United Arab Emirates — has been unveiled, highlighting Dubai’s amazing culinary map, which is as bright and diversified as it is active. The anonymous MICHELIN Guide inspectors chose and recommended a total of 69 restaurants representing 21 cuisine styles. The MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2022 recognises two 2 MICHELIN Star restaurants, nine 1 MICHELIN Star restaurants, and 14 Bib Gourmand restaurants in its first edition.

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“This very first Dubai selection of restaurants marks a historical moment for the MICHELIN Guide and the Middle East,” says Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guide. “What makes Dubai’s culinary landscape so distinctive is its reflection of the more than 200 nationalities that call the city home, delivering an epicurean kaleidoscope. One thing all the restaurants in this fast-paced dynamic and elegant city have in common is they are brimming with passion and enthusiasm. Today, Dubai is settled as an inspiring gastronomic destination and we have no doubts that gourmets from all over the world will be seduced by its very unique energy.”

Two Restaurants Were Awarded Two MICHELIN Stars: 

Two MICHELIN STARS go to II Ristorante – Niko Romito for its modern Italian cooking, which is balanced, pure, and clear. Fish and pasta dishes are among the highlights of the menu, which are brought in from Italy.

STAY by Yannick Alléno, located in a colonial-style villa on The Palm, impresses with its less-is-more approach, resulting in precise, refined meals expertly made with French cooking as the foundation.

9 Restaurants Were Awarded One MICHELIN Star: 

11 Woodfire, owned by Malay chef-owner Akmal Anuar, serves a diverse selection of vegetables, seafood, and meats roasted to perfection on oak, hickory, or hay.

Al Muntaha lies atop the architectural marvel of Burj al Arab and serves elegant and delicate French cuisine with Mediterranean influences, led by Saverio Sbaragli, who perfected his skill at Three MICHELIN Starred Arpège.

At the Burj Khalifa’s Armani Ristorante, guests can enjoy precise, sophisticated Italian cuisine accompanied by attentive, enthusiastic service. Agnolotti del plin, filetto di scorfano, and agnello al mirto are some of the chefs’ signature dishes.

Tasca by José Avillez in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is the world’s first international outpost of world-renowned Portuguese chef José Avillez. Set around an open kitchen, the talented kitchen team combines fresh, high-quality produce with Portuguese dishes that are vibrant, innovative, and great for sharing.

The Hakkasan at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, which first debuted in London in 2001, serves reinterpreted Chinese cuisine that is unique to Dubai, such as the lychee lobster with yuzu pearl.

Himanshu Saini’s Trèsind Studio serves multi-course tasting menus incorporating herbs and flowers cultivated on the restaurant’s rooftop terrace, with dishes including ghee-roasted crab, and tandoori chicken dumpling, and morel pulao with Assam tea dashi among the highlights.

Ossiano is a world of imaginative gastronomy located in the basement of the Atlantis Hotel near the aquarium, and its “Metanoia” menus are inspired by chef Gregoire Berger’s childhood memories, offering dishes with subtle texture contrasts and exceptional clarity of flavour.

Masahiro Sugiyama, a sixth-generation sushi expert, runs Höseki, a nine-seat omakase restaurant. It is located on the fourth level of the Bulgari Hotel and offers a bespoke omakase experience with freshly imported fresh ingredients from Japan.

Torno Subito, located within the beautiful W Hotel on the Palm and owned by internationally famous chef Massimo Bottura, serves Italian classics, pasta dishes, and desserts with a twist.

14 Restaurants Receive A Bib Gourmand: 

The MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2022 also features 14 Bib Gourmand restaurants that provide a value-for-money gourmet experience for an average of 250 AED for a three-course dinner.

Here are the restaurants that received a Bib Gourmand: Al Khayma, Bait Maryam, Brasserie Boulud, Fi’Lia, Folly, Goldfish, Ibn Albahr, Indya by Vineet, Kinoya, Ninive, Orfali Bros, REIF Japanese Kushiyaki, Shabestan and Teible.

MICHELIN Green Star:

Lowe, the first and only restaurant in Dubai to achieve a MICHELIN Green Star, is a MICHELIN-recommended restaurant run by culinary team Kate Christou and Jesse Blake. The kitchen staff uses fire to cook, teaches nose-to-tail cooking, and sources ingredients as close to home as feasible. The restaurant’s “Waste NOT” dinners provide eight to ten courses of would-be waste items rescued over the preceding months as part of their efforts to reduce food waste.

MICHELIN Special Awards: 

  • OSSIANO – SOMMERIER AWARD
  • BAIT MARYAM – WELCOME & SERVICE AWARD
  • SOLEMANN HADDAD – YOUNG CHEF AWARD 

44 MICHELIN-Selected Restaurants: 

  • 3 Fils
  • Akira Back
  • Al Mandaloun
  • Al-Fanar
  • Amazonico
  • Avatara
  • avli by Tashas
  • Bleu Blanc
  • Bombay Bungalow
  • Carnival by Tresind
  • Ce La Vi
  • Celebrities by Mauro Colagreco
  • Cipriani
  • Clap
  • Coya
  • Demon Duck by Alvin Leung
  • GAIA
  • Hashi
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • Hutong
  • Il Borro
  • Indego by Vineet
  • L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
  • Little Miss India
  • Lowe
  • LPM
  • Marea
  • Masti
  • Mimi Kakushi
  • Moonrise
  • Netsuby Ross Shonhan
  • Nobu
  • Pierre’s TT
  • Rhodes W1
  • Rockfish
  • Sea Fu
  • Shang Palace
  • Siraj
  • Social By Heinz Beck
  • Sucre
  • Tan Cha
  • The Artisan
  • Tresind
  • Zuma
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