Dubai's hottest chef's tables and tasting menus to book right now
From tasting menus to Michelin-star omakase…
Want the best seat in the house? Whether you’re looking for a unique date night spot or a food-lover on the hunt for something extra special, here is a list of the best chef’s table experiences in Dubai:
Bib Gourmand-awarded restaurant 3Fils recently launched an eight-seater chef’s table for the first time. The dining experience will take place Thursday to Monday led by executive chef Shun Shirom. There will be two seatings per evening, 6pm and 9pm, and the eight-course menu paired with beverages is priced at Dhs570 per person.
3Fils, Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, Thursday to Monday, 6pm and 9pm. Dhs570 per person. Tel: (0)4 333 4003. 3fils.com
The Experience by Reif Othman
Acclaimed chef Reif Othman recently opened a new licensed version of his beloved Reif Japanese Kushiyaki at Dubai Hills Business Park. Competition for a spot at the 12-seater private dining pod is fierce as it is here Chef Reif’s award-winning “unconventional omakase” experience, Tero by Reif, serves a surprise eight-course menu packed with bold French and Japanese flavours. Tero by Reif takes place from Wednesday to Sunday with two seatings per evening: 6pm and 9.30pm.
Tero by Reif, Dubai Hills Business Park, Building 3, Dubai. Weds to Sun, 6pm and 9.30pm. From Dhs888. @terobyreif
Dubai’s homegrown Michelin-star dining experience by Chef Solemann Haddad serves a luxurious and exclusive 11-course omakase menu. Just 12 guests can dine at the chef’s table, located on the rooftop of Eden House. The menu draws inspiration for chef Solemann’s upbringing in the UAE as well as some Japanese and Indian influences. Moonrise recently introduced some new dishes to the menu including the 90’s alfredo and Abood juice cheesecake. Each evening, there are two seatings for chef Solemann Haddad’s menu: the early seating is 6.45pm while the later one kicks off at 9.30pm. This is a dining experience you’ll never forget.
Moonrise, Rooftop Level, Eden House, Satwa, seatings at 6.45pm and 9.30pm, Mon to Sat, Dhs850 per person. Tel: (0)50 697 2946, moon-rise.xyz
Head chef Himanshu Saini’s immersive degustation menu ‘Tasting India’ celebrates 75 years of Independence taking diners on a tour of the four corners of India. The menu features 16 dishes, each of which is elegantly plated with finesse and beauty. The much-loved Indian restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars at the 2023 awards, which increased from one star in 2022. There are two seatings per evening, 6pm and 9pm and the experience is priced at Dhs850 per person.
Trèsind Studio, East Wing Rooftop, Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah, 6pm and 9pm, Dhs850 per person. Tel: (0)58 895 1272, tresindstudio.com
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Conceived by the charismatic pairing of Master Chef Jitin Joshi and sommelier-in-chief Magandeep Singh, The Crossing’s new tasting menu, might be the best value culinary experience at that end of town, right now. The Indian restaurant puts on an incredible demonstration of craft, journeying, creativity, thoughtfulness, and culinary magic. The palate pixels of the four-course, 12-dish carnival of colour include a trio of creative crunchy chaat plates, naga chilli crab, gunpowder prawn, salmon tikka, lamb chop and mutton pulav. The price to take this joy ride around the highlands of South Asian food – just Dhs195 (wine pairing packages from Dhs145).
The Crossing, The H Dubai, WTC Area, Mon to Sun midday to 1am, Dhs195 per person. Tel: (0)4 491 9695, @thecrossingdubai
Row on 45
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Row on 45, a new fine dining concept by renowned chef Jason Atherton, opens its doors on September 21 on the 45th floor of Grosvenor House. Each night, 22 diners will be taken on a journey through a 17-course haute cuisine menu in an elegant restaurant setting inspired by chef Atherton’s London home. The evening unfolds in the champagne lounge before guests are guided through to the main dining theatre with a state-of-the-art open kitchen. For the finale, guests will be taken to the intimate Chef’s Library where they will be presented with desserts and fine beverages.
Row on 45, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina. Opening September 21, pre-bookings open now. Wednesday to Saturday, 7pm to 1am. Tel: (0)4 402 2222. rowon45dubai.com