In the Raw: The Top 5 Raw Bars in Dubai

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Surrounded by the glistening waters of the Arabian Sea, Dubai has an inevitable plethora of seafood restaurants. Enter any restaurant specializing in seafood and you’ll find a range of raw specialties displayed on ice for all to see. So if you’re craving your fix of fresh oysters, mussels, clams, shrimps and lobsters then head to these top raw bars in Dubai.

1 Traiteur

Enjoy French cuisine in a striking architectural atmosphere complete with a magnificent showpiece staircase which connects the restaurant's two levels and provides a view of the bustling kitchen below. Treat yourself to the raw bar and also to some of the best wine in town from an exclusive Cave Privee amidst a 4,200 bottle wine cellar.

Park Hyatt Dubai

04 317 2222

2 Rostang

Part contemporary wine bar and part cozy French brasserie, chef Michael Rostang has devised a delicious menu that features French specialties as well as a fresh seafood raw bar. There's even a charming al fresco courtyard where you can take your drink or your meal. Don't forget to enjoy the French patisserie delicacies before you leave.

Atlantis, The Palm

04 426 2626

3 Spectrum on One

Spectrum One's region-specific kitchens including delicacies from the Middle East, India, Europe, South East Asia, and Japan will amaze you and might make it a bit of challenge to choose exactly just what you'd like on your plate. This is a place of culinary distinction and creativity where you can have literally anything from anywhere you desire. The raw bar is a delicious accompaniment to lunch or dinner. Enjoy three brunch experiences on Fridays: "Hops and Vines brunch" featuring a range of culinary specialties as well as fine international
Port wines, international cheeses and an ice bar with freshly shucked oysters in the half shell; "Premium Bubbly Brunch" including everything above but with the added addition of unlimited Moet & Chandon French Champagne; and the "Non-Alcoholic Brunch" which offers all of the culinary specialties but with a nice selection of mocktails, fresh juices, and smoothies.

The Fairmont Hotel

04 332 5555

4 The Terrace

Take a seat out on the deck overlooking the harbor and enjoy a delicious raw bar including caviar, fine dill massaged salmon, prawns, and oysters. You won't go wrong if you stick with caviar for the entire evening while reveling in the wonderful atmosphere and great service.

Park Hyatt Hotel, Deira

04 602 1234

5 Caviar House & Prunier

Caviar, Saffron, waygu steak and other expensive raw snacks are available at Caviar House & Prunier, some of the best caviar and smoked Balik salmon. Since 1950, Caviar House has been the world's largest importer and distributor of fine caviar. Prunier, was the first company to produce caviar in France and joined forces with the House of Caviar in 2004. Using only the finest raw materials, Caviar House & Prunier is the best place in Dubai to get your raw fix. Stop by the boutique in BurJuman and use such decadent goodies for your dinner or cocktail party. Nothing tops caviar.

Bur Dubai

Trade Center Road

04 359 6822

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