Surrounded by the Arabian sea, fish has been one of the staple foods in the Emirati diet for decades. Most Dubians love seafood and it’s hard not to see why: The city has some delicious fish restaurants with elegant and sophisticated surroundings coupled with marvelous sea views. Try the following five for the best seafood restaurants in Dubai.
1 Al Mahara
Located within the extravagance of the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Al Mahara boasts a lavish decor complete with the inclusion of a huge aquarium entitled The Oval around which dining tables are arranged. Start your meal with an amuse bouche of Obsiblue Shrimp Tartare from Caledonia and Octopus Carpaccio Burrata marinated in vintage balsamic toasted pistachio. For your main indulge in the Grilled Wild Sea Bass with Glazed Endive. Don't forget to complete the meal with a lavish sweet such as the Caramelized Hazelnut Dacquoise made with milk Gianduja chocolate mousse and Bourbon ice cream.
One of the best seafood restaurants in town, the food never ceases to impress. Atmosphere is sophisticated with a mix of businessmen, families and couples happily dining on delicious fish dishes. To try are the scallops with creamy lemongrass sauce, monkfish with calamari, prawn and mango concoctions and even the foie gras which is divine. For something sweet go for the jasmine crème brûlée. Amwaj consistently delivers and never fails to satisfy.
One of the most romantic spots in town, Pierchic is situated on its own pier off the beach of Al Qasr Hotel. The food is as superb as the scenic views. Treat yourself to delicious freshly shucked oysters or the yellow tuna and be sure to finish off your meal with a lovely sweet such as the chocolate valhrohna fondant. Enjoy a nice bottle of wine with your meal and marvel at the serenity of the sea and the gorgeous views.
A full market of fresh seafood awaits you at Flooka. The environment is certainly seafaring with pine decking and rope adornments which make you feel as if you were out on the water in a luxury yacht. Try the baby octopus in black ink, the moules marinière with delicious creamy sauce of mushrooms, garlic and onions, and of course, the gigantic prawns. Not so grand on the desserts, the magnificent seafood dishes certainly makes up for any disappointment in a sweet completion.
5 The Aquarium
The aquarium has scenic views overlooking the Dubai creek and golf courses and also a large fish tank positioned in a strategic location in the center of the restaurant. Start with the blue swimmer crab cakes with mango chili salsa. The pink snapper is a good main to try which arrives on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes with nuggets of lobster. To top off the meal indulge in the delectable Chocolate Tian where fresh fruit is mixed with white and dark chocolate mousse. A great place to escape, relax and wine and dine.