The 5 Best Asian Restaurants in Dubai
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The 5 Best Asian Restaurants in Dubai

Food is one of the best things you can experience in life and we think everyone should try different dishes from all around the world. 

So, if you’re looking for a good restaurant to try on your next food trip, why not get a taste of some Asian cuisine?

With that said, here are some of the establishments we would recommend as the top Asian restaurants in Dubai. 

How Much Does Asian Food in Dubai Cost

For your next food trip, we want you to be prepared when it comes to the budget! We’ve assembled the information for the general prices of food in Dubai below. 

Note that these are prices for general food categories. They can be available in different variations in Asian restaurants, of course. 

Food Average Estimated Cost 
Combo Meals  AED 25 - AED 40 
Salad  AED 15 - AED 20 
Sandwiches  AED 15- AED 20 
Desserts  AED 26- AED 60 
Tea  AED 11 - AED 20 
Coffee  AED 11 - AED 25 

The Best Asian Restaurants in Dubai 

We’ve considered the following criteria for the companies in this list:

Menu – For this criterion, we considered the variety in a restaurant’s menu. Do customers get a lot of meal types or options?

We also considered if customers can get a lot of different dishes and drinks without going to another place.
Price – Are the establishment’s prices reasonable for the quality of food they are providing? Will you be getting your money’s worth?
Location –  Here we’ve looked at the restaurant’s interior. Are the chairs comfortable enough to sit on for a long time?
Customer Service – Part of a good dining experience is having the staff take good care of you during your stay. Here, we’ve assessed if the employees are helpful and kind to their customers. 

1. KOYO 

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Edamame, Sashimi, Maki Rolls, Nigiri, Onigiri, Tempura, Ramen


For their full menu, go here.

WEBSITEhttps://koyodubai.com/
ADDRESSInterContinental Hotel - King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4 423 8312
OPERATING HOURS6:00 PM - 1:00 AM (Tuesday - Friday)

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM (Saturday)

CriteriaRatings
Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Service ★★★★☆ (4/5)

KOYO is a restaurant and bar in Dubai known for its Japanese cuisine. So, if you’re looking for a fancy place to dine in, this restaurant may be just for you. 

The establishment can also be rented as an event space, with its aesthetically pleasing and elegant atmosphere. The restaurant clearly takes inspiration from Japanese culture with its design choices.

If there’s one thing we didn’t like as much, it was the lighting. Since it’s also a bar, you’ll notice that everything is darker and red to the point that it may be not pleasing for some– so that’s a heads up!  

Now, in terms of food variety, this restaurant has a focus on snacks and finger foods.  These inlcude tempura, maki, and sushi variations which go well with drinks. 

Food selection is still extensive and leaves clients with a lot of options to choose from. Aside from that, KOYO also offers a brunch menu package where customers can avail of an unlimited drink option for their beverage of choice. 

One thing you need to prepare for though, aside from a reservation, is your budget. Prices can be a bit higher than usual here, with snacks and ala carte items ranging from AED 40 to AED 100 per order. 

Overall, we think that KOYO is best for those who’d love to eat Japanese food in the late hours of the night. It’s also a great choice for those brunch lovers who would like to avail the restaurant’s offers and packages! 

Pros

  • Extensive menu items 
  • Spacious and beautiful interiors
  • Offers brunch menu packages
  • Has promotions and sales

Cons

  • Prices can be a bit expensive
  • Requires reservations

Customer Reviews: 

Great Food and Drinks

“Had a great time at KOYO at Kabuki brunch! The food was really good, endless sushi and the mains were so fresh! Drinks flowed and they weren’t strict on us ordering at all! Sometimes we had 4 drinks each on the table! Only criticism is that the shows were a bit weak, the acts were good but it was very staggered and I would’ve liked to have seen more! Hence the 4 stars” -Beccy C, via Google Reviews 

Good Price, Great Food Variety

“We have attended “samurai super club” event on Tuesday. For only 250 dirham per person we were able to get starters, main course, desserts and drinks, what a bargain!!! Delicious food was acompanied with a spectacular show. Also would like to point out great service from the staff, especially Ali 🤘 Must visit in Dubai 💯👍” – Anton Merezeko

2. Asian5 

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Vegan Laksa, Nasi Goreng, Beef Rendang, Pad Thai, Beef Pho, Fresh Rolls


For their full menu, check here.

WEBSITEhttps://www.asian5restaurant.com/
ADDRESSMezzanine Floor DAFZA Food Court - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4 255 2576
OPERATING HOURS 11:00 AM  - 9:30 PM (Monday - Friday)
CriteriaRatings
Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★★ (5/5)
Location★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Service ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Asian5 is a multi-cultural fusion of different cuisines from countries in Asia. This fast food restaurant offers street food options, common dishes, as well as salads and sweets for customers. 

We like that Asian5 offers Thai, Chinese, Singaporean, Vietnamese, and Indonesian cuisines. This place is like a one-stop shop for a food trip around different countries in Asia. 

We recommend going here for their house specials, like the beef in stir fry sauce that comes with rice and vegetables. Additionally, their pad thai, wok-fried noodles, and laksa are also one of the few dishes that customers keep coming back for! 

Asian5 also has some vegan options. So you don’t have to worry about excluding yourself or a friend from eating here with their available menu items! 

What sets this place apart from competitors is that people can come here for an all-you-can-eat package deal. The prices for this are AED 29 for kids and AED 65 for adults – and we think that these rates are quite generous.

One thing we do have to note about this place is that the area where clients can enjoy dining in is quite small. It will be difficult to grab a table especially during peak hours of lunch and dinner. 

We recommend going an hour or two early before the lunch or dinner rush starts so you can get good seats. 

The last thing we will note about this restaurant is its portions. According to the customers we’ve conversed with, Asian5 has big servings, which makes the clients believe that their money is definitely worth it. 

Overall, if you’re looking for a restaurant that serves a wide range of dishes from different parts of Asia that have big serving portions, we recommend visiting Asian5!

Pros

  • Restaurant has vegan menu options
  • Provides huge meal servings
  • Has affordable rates
  • Eat-all-you-can option available 

Cons

  • Place is a bit small 
  • Can easily get busy 

Customer Reviews: 

Great Cuisine, Good Service

“One of the best places in the DAFZA Food court. Located on the first floor has serves excellent Thai, Chinese and Indonesian dishes. Have been there many a times and each time the service and the food has been excellent. They keep refreshing the menu from time to time which makes sure that the regular patrons keep coming for more. Highly recommend if you are visiting DAFZA and have time for lunch.” -Ashish Chakravati

Good Food, Welcoming and Helpful Staff

“Had an amazing experience here with my family. Food was really good and it was an absolute treat to sit down in a calm environment. The staff was very welcoming and Ms.Linn was exceptional. She helped us choose the right food to our taste and the perfect quantity.

Would go again and will definitely recommend!” -Anu Augustian

3. Wox 

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Vietnamese Pho, Beef Massaman Curry, Roasted Duck Salad, Mee Goreng, Pad Thai, Tom Yang Soup, Spring Rolls


For their full menu, go here.

WEBSITEhttps://www.hyattrestaurants.com/en/dining/uae/dubai/asian-restaurant-in-garhoud-wox
ADDRESSGrand Hyatt Dubai Convention Centre - Sheikh Rashid Rd - Umm Hurair 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4 317 2221
OPERATING HOURS 12:00 PM  - 11:30 PM (Monday - Sunday) 
CriteriaRatings
Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Service ★★★★☆ (4/5)


Wox is an Asian fine-dining restaurant located in the Grand Hyatt Dubai Hotel. Here’s the thing about this place: it looks and feels expensive. 

Prices are still reasonable though, especially if you compare it to how other fine dining restaurants charge. Expect to spend at least AED 150 for 2 people in this place. 

For its cuisine, Wox offers Chinese, Malaysian, and Vietnamese dishes. They have appetizers, soups, main courses, desserts, and drinks. 

In terms of variety, we believe that it is not that spectacular. There are quite a lot of options to choose from, but the selections aren’t entirely unique.

One of the aspects that attract clients here is the interior design of the restaurant. Called “instragammable” by plenty of customers we’ve spoken to, Wox boasts a very luxurious, comfortable, and elegant interior. 

If there’s something we’d complain about, it would be the space – the restaurant is honestly a bit small. Don’t expect a lot of room in between tables, as it will only be enough for people to walk past. 

Lastly, another attractive aspect of this restaurant is its interactive kitchen. Guests can witness chefs whip up their orders right in front of their eyes which can provide much-needed entertainment.

In conclusion, we recommend booking a table in Wox if you’d like to experience an open kitchen as well as have a wide variety of Asian cuisines available to you in a fine dining environment.

Pros

  • Aesthetically pleasing interior 
  • Good menu variety 
  • Has an interactive kitchen
  • Offers alcoholic beverages 

Cons

  • Reservation required 
  • Customers need to follow a dress code 
  • Space is a bit small 

Customer Reviews: 

Great Food, Nice and Accomodating Staff

“Amazing!! For me this is the best place for thai food!! One of the only place that has good mango sticky rice 💞 plus their staff are very nice and accommodating! They suggest good food from their menu. Cozy & chill atmosphere, instagram worthy location” -Kayee Patron 

Tasty Food, Fast Service

“Wox is a small and well thought out restaurant offering fast and tasty food. We had a number of dishes all of which were excellent and served by friendly and helpful staff. The only change I would make would be to add photos of the food to the menu” -Tim Askew 

4. Oriental 

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Dumplings, Salads, Sushi Rolls, Dim Sum, Bao, Japanese Flat Bread, Tom Yum Soup


Take a glance at their full menu here.

WEBSITEhttps://orientale.ae/
ADDRESSUmm Suqeim St - near Life Pharmacy - Al Barsha - Al Barsha 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 50 160 6955
OPERATING HOURS12:00 PM - 11:30 PM (Monday - Sunday)
CriteriaRatings
Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Service ★★★★☆ (4/5)

If you’re looking for a fine-dining restaurant that serves Pan-Asian dishes, this place might be the one for you. 

Oriental is an establishment that offers a good menu variety for its customers. Expect Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and more cuisines to be available as you dine here. 

Speaking of menu items, we like the vegan options offered here.. This means that vegans can still get a taste of their dishes without compromising their lifestyle. 

In terms of our recommendations, we advise people to get Oriental’s Japanese cuisine here. These include their california roll, tuna nigiri, and more. 

Now, part of a good dining experience is the ambience of a restaurant and we think Oriental is quite comfortable. We like that there are wide spaces in between tables, and the seats are comfortable to sit on for long periods of time. 

Note that the parking in this place is quite limited, so get ready to find an alternative parking spot, especially if you booked during the lunch or dinner rush. 

That said, we believe that Oriental earns a spot in this list for their well-curated menu and for having vegan options for their clients. If you’re looking for a place that serves a wide variety of dishes from all over Asia, this restaurant is the perfect match for your cravings. 

Pros

  • Offers meal packages and combos 
  • Good menu variety 
  • Has vegan cuisine 
  • Big portions 

Cons

  • Reservation required 
  • Limited parking space 

Customer Reviews: 

Good Ambience, Big Portions 

“Ambience was nice. I enjoyed the food. The Thai mango pudding was very nice and was enough to feed 5 people. Quantity of food was good as well. Parking is usually available on the service road but might have to go down the road to find a spot.” -John Ravi 

Quality Food, Good Service 

“Landed up here on a Friday afternoon for lunch and loved every minute. The food was very tasty and the service excellent. We had the chili chicken and bao as starters and my kids who are fussy eaters absolutely loved it! Main course was garlic veg noodles which was spicy (loved it!) and egg fried rice which was perfect in it’s taste and texture with the cashew chicken gravy.. Ahmazing! Dessert was a selection in itself .. needless to say I will definitely be back.” -Lakshmy V, via Google Reviews 

5. Toshi 

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Seafood, Nasi Goreng, Salads, Rice Rolls, Soto Ayam, Vietnamese Rice Rolls, Satay Skewers


For their full a La Carte menu, go here.

WEBSITEhttps://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/dubai/grand-millennium-dubai/toshi/
ADDRESS18th Floor, Grand Millennium Dubai Hotel, Grand Millennium - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4 429 9999
OPERATING HOURS 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM (Monday - Sunday) 
CriteriaRatings
Menu★★★★★ (5/5)
Price★★★★☆ (4/5)
Location★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Service ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Are you in the mood for a buffet of Asian dishes? If so, we recommend this place to you. 

Toshi is a hybrid restaurant that combines an all-you-can-eat buffet, an a la carte menu, and a bar in one location. Located in the Grand Millenium Hotel, this restaurant might be quite the climb since it’s on the 18th floor. 

The restaurant primarily operates as a buffet. However, you can still order single-serving menu options during your reservation. 

One thing that we like about this place are their buffet deals. Depending on the day of the week, Toshi offers different spreads of cuisines for their customers. 

For example, they have an Asian seafood buffet during Saturdays and a sushi and sashimi spread on other days. Note that outside of their seafood spread, the other cuisines have no set day of appearing as an option. 

If you’re targeting a specific buffet menu we recommend giving them a call to know the current theme available for the day you’ll be planning to reserve a table in. 

In terms of price, we think that it’s quite fair compared to other buffets, though it’s still going to be quite heavy on your pocket. Expect to spend around AED 245 to AED 350 per head depending on whether or not you want free flowing drinks as well. 

The establishment does offer discounts if you download their application during your stay, which is great. Sometimes, the restaurant occasionally offers promotions and discounts outside of that. 

Overall, we recommend Toshi for their wide menu variety, as well as the option of opting for a buffer or a la carte! 

Pros

  • Offers a wide variety of cuisines 
  • Spacious interior 
  • Offers packages and deals 

Cons

  • Primarily functions as a buffet 
  • Reservation required

Customer Reviews: 

Great Food Variety, Good Ambience

“Good food, good ambience.  We ordered ala carte but we were able to see a wide variety for buffet also. We tried the toshi sling, toshi rum as drinks. It wasnt good. Appetizers we tried chicken satay, it was dry. Salt and pepper calamari was good. Main course was kung pao chicken, wok fried chicken, chicken fried rice, pad thai noodles and mee goreng noodles. The mee goreng was a standout dish.” -Stanly Cherian

Great Rates, Quality Food

“If you are a sushi lover this is the best place to visit . For 299 you can have alcohol sushi buffet unlimited and their sushi is fresh and good quality . They have many kinds of sushi and all taste good . I did not like the tempura a lot . The rest of the food tasted good also . The service is good and they have nice view over sheikh zayed road.” -Shadow LB, via Google Reviews

FAQs About Asian Restaurants in Dubai


We hope that one of these restaurants will interest you for your next food trip. 

Interested in other options? Check out our list for the top Korean restaurants in Dubai!