10 new set menus you can try in Dubai this season
All packed with great food…
The concept of a set menu is pretty cool, especially for the indecisive folks out there who love to eat… but never know what they want. All the choices are made for you, curated by the experts, and you just do the fun bit – eat.
If an a la carte menu with rows upon rows of options is a daunting sight for you, fret not and head over to these spots to sample set menus of exquisite variety. This is the only choice you’ll need to make… promise.
Here are 10 new set menus you can try in Dubai.
Atrangi by Ritu Dalmia
This spot is all about home-cooked, heartfelt Indian food, inspired by the kitchens of Indian mothers and grandmothers. The all-new tasting menu is a nostalgia trip and features lesser-known regional delicacies. The Chef’s Tasting Menu experience will take your preferences and the expertise of Chef Dalmia to create a bespoke offering made up of the very best Atrangi has to offer. You can choose from a five-course tasting menu priced at Dhs440 or a seven-course menu at Dhs640.
Atrangi by Ritu Dalmia, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, daily, 6pm to 12am, starts at Dhs440, Tel: (0)4 410 6548, @atrangi.dubai
SOON Nobby x True Izakaya
Izakaya haunt SOON Nobby x True Izakaya is offering a newly launched Teishoku Lunch, guaranteed to take you straight to Tokyo (gastronomically, of course). From Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 4pm, sample this classic Japanese set menu. There are two options: The Regular, which has three dishes and The Deluxe has four dishes. Both options include a complimentary serving of edamame and a choice of yukari salt or house chilli sauce as an appetizer. Your options feature smoked salmon maki, negihama maki, yasai futomaki, chicken katsu, wagyu menchi katsu and more.
SOON Nobby x True Izakaya, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, Mon to Fri, 12pm to 4pm, Dhs95 for the regular, Dhs115 for the deluxe, Tel: (0)55 434 0575, @soondxb
Hutong’s new series, ‘A Journey Through Northern China’, features a week-long celebration of Northern Chinese food. Each night features a theme and a set menu. On Monday, try the Beijing Feast, featuring dishes like roasted Peking duck with pancakes and a steamed dumpling platter. On Tuesday, we have the Flavor of Shanxi, with Chilean sea bass red star noodles and scallop and prawn garlic wontons. Finally, on Wednesday, the Xinjiang Homestyle Dinner serves Xingjiang crispy lamb ribs and spiced beef xiao long bao. From 6pm to 11.30pm.
Hutong, DIFC, Dubai, Mon to Wed, 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Tel: (0)4 220 0868, @hutongdubai
Head over to Mediterranean spot YAVA in Wasl 51 for a taste of their new business lunch menu, available on weekdays from 12pm to 4pm. For Dhs99, you can indulge in three courses, including olive chicken tajine, baked honey lemon salmon, homemade chicken meatballs with lemon butter orzo and more, and sweet options like tiramisu, burnt cheesecake, and Nutella khamse. A quick nip in and out of the office, and you’ve got a hearty lunch experience at your hands.
YAVA, Wasl 51, Jumeirah, Dubai, weekdays, 12pm to 4pm, Dhs99, Tel: (0)4 548 5733, @yavadubai
Italian spot Monno has a new Chef’s tasting menu, featuring two varieties – from the land and from the sea – prepared by Head Chef Federico Bartoli and his team. Both options are five courses and feature dishes like Dibba Bay oysters with vanilla mignonette, ravioli al tartufo with Parmigiano Reggiano fondue and veal jus, kampot pepper veal and more. Whether seafood is your thing or not, there’s something for everyone. Available for dinner service only and all yours for Dhs300.
Monno, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, Dubai, daily, 12pm to 12am, Dhs300, Tel: (0) 4 332 2255, @monnodubai
Get lunching at KATA with their lunch affair, priced at just Dhs88 for three courses. The contemporary Japanese spot sits along the Dubai Mall Fountain promenade and is sure to offer stunning views of the spectacle as you dine. From 11am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, sample dishes like miso soup, followed by starters such as chicken karaage and Scottish salmon tataki. Main courses include baked Chilean sea bass and mushroom truffle rice pot. Dessert includes a delicious matcha tiramisu. Sign us up!
KATA, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, Mon to Fri, 11am to 3pm, Tel: (0)54 582 9933, @kata.ae
Netsu Unfolded is an origami-inspired, limited time menu, created in collaboration with world-renowned origami artist and architect, Charles Kaisin. Paired with a selection of sake, the menu features dishes like lobster ceviche, tableside prepared tuna tamaki hand roll, prawn toast, wagyu sirloin MB 4-5 with a spicy sweet sake glaze, and spicy wagyu hot stone rice. priced at Dhs450 per person for four courses, inclusive of the sake pairing.
Netsu, Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai, Sun to Thurs, 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Friday, 6.30pm to 12am, Saturday, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 6.30pm to 12am, Dhs450. Tel: (0) 4 777 2232, @netsudubai
Restaurant and gastro atelier Sfumato has a monthly Chef”s selection menu for October. This month, the menu, crafted by Chef Alena Solodovichenko, features dishes like beetroot with rich black currant sauce, umami Chicken with mushroom demi-glace and morels, slow-cooked beef cheek with malt jus, elderflower basque cheesecake with blueberry compote and elderflower sauce and more. Priced at Dhs550 for 2 guests, Dhs910 with wine pairing and Dhs200 per selected bottle.
Sfumato, Opus Tower by Zaha Hadid, Mon to Fri, 9am to 12am, Sat to Sun, 10am to 12am, Tel: (0) 58 101 5649, @sfumato.dxb
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Michelin-recognised Punjab Grill is offering a seven-course Chef’s Tasting Menu from 12pm to 3.30pm, at Dhs250 f0r the vegetarian and Dhs300 for the non vegetarian for six courses. For seven courses, it’s Dhs300 for the vegetarian and Dhs350 for non vegetarian.
Punjab Grill, Anantara Hotel, Business Bay, daily, 12pm to 11.30pm, Tel: (0) 50 194 1107, @punjabgrilldubai
Unveiled by Chef Izu Ani to mark the opening of the restaurant’s rooftop terrace, the Land of Izumo menu features sunset cocktail and bites celebrating Japanese and Mediterranean flavours. Japanese-inspired cocktails such as Amai, Shima Dream, Yuyake, Wabi, and Amber Fizz and a variety of bites, including Kai Enzo’s homemade pickles, potato crisps with tuna and olive oil mousse, kare pan (Japanese curry buns), eggplant dengaku dip with sourdough rice crackers, and Stracciatella cheese with charred grapes and sesame Shiso dressing is what you’ll find on this menu.
Kai Enzo, Hyatt Centric, Jumeirah, daily from Oct 25, Mon to Thurs, 5pm to 1am, Fri, 5pm to 2am, Sat, 2pm to 2am, Sun, 2pm to 1am, Tel: (0) 4 302 1275, @kaienzodubai