The 5 Best Chicken Restaurants in Dubai
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The 5 Best Chicken Restaurants in Dubai

Craving for some chicken? Whether you’re after the crunch of crispy fried chicken or the slow-cooked goodness of a good roast, you’ll be surprised at the number of chicken restaurants you can choose from in Dubai.

So whether you’re after a simple, hearty meal or to entertain a big group, here are some of the best chicken restaurants in Dubai to try.

How Much Does it Cost to Eat at a Chicken Restaurant in Dubai

The cost of eating at a chicken restaurant will differ based on the type of cuisine and portion sizes. For example, ordering individual parts like legs, thighs, or wings, will be cheaper than ordering a whole chicken meant for sharing.

Item TypeEstimated Price
Roast ChickenAED 40 - AED 120
Fried ChickenAED 20 - AED 50
Chicken SandwichesAED 20 - AED 40
Chicken TendersAED 20 - AED 40
SidesAED 20 - AED 50

Choosing the Best Chicken Restaurants in Dubai

When it comes to choosing a good chicken restaurant in Dubai to eat at, we personally look at different factors like the following:

Facility – Is the restaurant interior clean? Does the place look hygienic for dining in?
Service – Are the restaurant offerings and amenities very good?

Food –  Is their food delicious and presented well? Do they have a good selection to choose from?

Ambiance – Does the place have a decent ambiance? Is their lighting and space conducive to dining?
Customer Service – Is the staff good at managing their customers?

Professionalism – Are they friendly and gracious towards customers? Are they able to answer inquiries in a polite manner?

Waiting Time – Is the kitchen staff able to get food out at a reasonable pace?
Accessibility – How accessible is the restaurant? Do they respond fast on their communication channels?

1. The Roost Rotisserie

The Roost Rotisserie Homepage
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MENUChicken Broth, Salads, Sandwiches & Wraps, Roast Chicken, Desserts
WEBSITEhttps://www.roost.ae/
ADDRESSShop no. 003, API 1,000, Corner of Al Wasl Road & Al Thaniyah Street, Al Manara, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 800 76678

Email: [email protected]

HOURSSaturdays - Wednesdays: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Thursdays - Fridays: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

RATING
FACILITY★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICE★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕FOOD★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕AMBIANCE★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕WAITING TIME★★★★★ (5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)

Established by a husband-and-wife tandem, The Roost is a chicken restaurant that aims to deliver affordable roast chicken and other sides. They take pride in their use of free-range, antibiotic-free, locally-sourced poultry in Dubai.

Their menu hinges on roast chicken served either as individual pieces (thighs, legs, breasts), to whole chickens that can be shared by a big group or family. Customers may even order up to four whole chickens at a time.

The prices are a bit higher than other roast places but the taste and portion sizes are worth it in our opinion.

The ability to order multiple whole chickens also makes us think it’s perfect for big gatherings like birthdays or even victory celebrations in sports. Waiting times are quite reasonable as well, with the food being sent out at a decent pace.

Service is quite good and we found the staff to be quite attentive even during busy times. They’re very polite when answering our questions about the food as well.

The ambiance of the restaurant is also very good. We think the lighting is just right, without it feeling too bright or too dim to enjoy our dinner.

However, we think parking space is a bit limited near the restaurant. In our experience, we found this to usually occur around lunchtime starting from 12 PM onwards.

Still, we definitely recommend checking out The Roost if you’re craving some whole roast chicken goodness.

Pros

  • Excellent roast chicken options
  • Very reasonable waiting times

Cons

  • Rotisserie options are more pricier than other places
  • Difficult parking

Customer Reviews

“We love ordering from there because it’s clean, good quality and so clucking good”

“My husband and I have the roost once a week. We are both very picky with our food and especially when it comes to chicken. We love ordering from there because it’s clean, good quality and so clucking good! Also they have an amazing lemongrass juice that is a must!” – Rym Farra

“The burger was pretty huge and there were a lot of fries”

“I ordered the in chicken we crust burger from the foodkarma app. The burger was pretty huge and there were a lot of fries. I tried the Parmesan truffle fries and it was really good. The fries were a bit soggy but the seasoning made up for it.” – Amita Rajeev

2. Al Baik

Al Baik Homepage
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MENUFried Chicken, Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Nuggets, Fried Seafood, Sides, Desserts
WEBSITEhttps://www.albaik.com/en
ADDRESSDubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4320 1301
HOURSMondays - Sundays: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
RATING
FACILITY★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
SERVICE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕FOOD★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕AMBIANCE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕WAITING TIME★★★★☆ (4/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)

A very popular chicken chain, Al Baik has opened its doors in the UAE starting at the Dubai Mall. They are quite popular for their fried chicken and chicken nuggets worldwide.

Based on this reputation, we do think that their dishes certainly lived up to the hype. Whether it’s their rather large big baik sandwich, or their more compact chicken nugget options, their food is a good mix of crunch and flavourful tenderness.

As a result, it’s not unusual to find their stall to be quite packed. The sheer number of customers wanting a bite of their chicken makes lunch service take quite a while.

Some customers have even waited for around two hours during a particularly long line. In our opinion, a trip here should be done for when you have some free time, and not when you’re thinking of getting them as a quick business lunch.

There’s no table booking either, so you can’t exactly reserve a seat in advance.

The interior is quite decent and simple. We are reminded of a cafeteria style setup with long tables that seat around four at a time.

Service itself is quite fast, with the food coming out in a timely manner. The lines are certainly longer than the waiting time for the food.

Still, the fried chicken is worth the wait. If you have the time and are not too busy, we definitely recommend trying out an item from Al Baik.

Pros

  • Very fast service
  • Amazing fried chicken options

Cons

  • No table booking
  • Very long lines

Customer Reviews

“The spicy chicken nuggets meal is value for money and so delicious”

“Albaik food quality can’t be compared with any fast food brand. The spicy chicken nuggets meal is value for money and so delicious. The food is fresh and really satisfying. The restaurant is super organised when it comes to ordering. Definitely will order it again and will try different meals as well.” – Rana Hussien Ahmed

“I recommend y’all to try this if you love a good burger & broasted chicken”

“Can’t get enough of eating at Al baik. Love the big baik. The only burger that I can eat. It is absolutely delicious. Had to wait for 2 hours in the queue to eat this goodness. Please do something about this long wait. I recommend y’all to try this if you love a good burger & broasted chicken.” – F K

3. Texas Chicken

Texas Chicken Homepage
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MENUBox Meals, Sandwiches, Wraps, Tenders, Shared Meals, Fried Chicken Meals, Desserts
WEBSITEhttps://uae.texaschicken.com/
ADDRESS

Dubai Mall: Dubai Mall, Food Court, Level 2 Financial Centre Road, Downtown Dubai, Dubai


Enoc Station: Enoc Petrol Station, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai Production City, Dubai


Jumeirah: Eppco Petrol Station, Jumairah Beach Road, Opposite Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 3, Dubai

CONTACT DETAILS

Phone (All Branches): +971 4282 3344 / +971 600 52 2224


Email: [email protected]

HOURSMondays - Sundays: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
RATING
FACILITY★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕FOOD★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕AMBIANCE★★★★☆ (4/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕WAITING TIME★★★★★ (5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)

Texas Chicken brings in the taste of Texas spice in their chicken while delivering a satisfying crunch and bite in every meal. They primarily take pride in simple, familiar dishes executed well.

The interior of the restaurant does feel like a fast food place, with wide counters and adequate walking space. It’s decent, though not as fancy as other restaurants.

They have a decent selection of chicken dishes ranging from whole fried chicken pieces, to tenders, to sandwiches and wraps. A lot of it is also prepared quite fast, making it perfect for quick business lunches.

The food is also quite affordable in our opinion. You can have a two or three piece chicken meal with sides and drinks for under AED 40.

Customers can also use partners like the Entertainer app to get more discounts.

We think their sides could be improved however. While their fries and nuggets retain that crisp we’re looking for, we did find the biscuits and mashed potatoes to be quite basic.

Service is very good, with staff getting the food out at a reasonable pace. However, it is a bit hard to reach them on the phone, with multiple branches sharing the same hotline.

Fortunately, it is quite easy to order online and get food delivered to your place. 

For fast service and tasty dishes, we recommend giving Texas Chicken a try. We think kids will like the selection of dishes in particular.

Pros

  • Affordable chicken options
  • Food service is quite fast

Cons

  • Sides are a little basic
  • Calling on the phone takes a while

Customer Reviews

“I loved the experience and I will try it more and more”

“Tasty and delicious…fast service it took just 2 minutes to get very hot spicy meal worth 10 dirhams composed of 2 drumsticks and one thigh it is very big comes with fries…I loved the experience and I will try it more and more…thanks Texas.” – Esraa Kasem

“Provides variety of chicken sandwiches”

“The best fast food restaurant provides variety of chicken sandwiches, I recommend to use the smiles or the entertainer apps for more discounts.” – Bahaa Elsholli

4. JJ Chicken

JJ Chicken Homepage
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MENUCold & Hot Appetisers, Soups & Salads, Charcoal Grilled Chicken, Sandwiches & Wraps, Food Platters, Wings, Desserts
WEBSITEhttps://jjchicken.com/
ADDRESS

Al Barsha: Barsha Road, Saleh Bin Lahej Building Shop #5, Dubai


Kite Beach: Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah 3, Dubai


SZR: The Apartments Dubai, Bloc B, World Trade Centre, Dubai


Dubai Mall: Financial Centre Street, Downtown Dubai, Dubai


Motor City: Dubai Motor City, Main Road, Dubai


Mirdif: City Centre, Mirdif Food Court, North Wing, Level 2, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai


Dubai Silicon Oasis: ILiyaa 3 Building, Al Ain, Dubai Road, Dubai


Discovery Gardens: 24MW+XX4, Jebel Ali Village, Discovery Gardens, Dubai

CONTACT DETAILS

Phone (Al Barsha - Dubai Silicon Oasis): +971 600 54 5554


Phone (Discovery Gardens): +971 50 387 0874

HOURSMondays - Sundays: 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
RATING
FACILITY★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕FOOD★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕AMBIANCE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕WAITING TIME★★★★★ (5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)

Started back in 2010, JJ Chicken focuses on creating balanced meals centred on their chicken dishes. It operates within multiple branches in the UAE.

Among the places in our list, JJ stands out via their grilled chicken offering. We think people looking beyond rotisserie and fried options may appreciate their charcoal grilled chicken.

We also found their food selection to be quite diverse, offering sandwiches and wraps done in different styles with different vegetable and sauce accompaniments.

Aside from that, they also have soups and salads. In our opinion, this makes their menu quite flexible, allowing diners to adjust their calorie intake and make their meals as healthy as they want.

They have multiple branches as well, which makes it quite convenient to visit. However, we did find it quite difficult to get a reply on their phone line due to it being busy.

And while the locations are quite accessible, this does make parking quite inconsistent. We found some branches to have limited parking space, requiring customers to park their vehicles elsewhere.

Their service is quite professional. They are able to deliver the food out in a timely manner while being quite amiable and pleasant when it comes to entertaining guests.

For healthy dining and a unique, charcoal-grilled option, we think diners may want to give JJ Chicken a try. Their multiple branches should be easy enough to reach wherever you are in Dubai.

Pros

  • Multiple branches for easy access
  • Good selections for healthy dining

Cons

  • Significant wait for phone inquiries
  • Parking can be quite difficult in some branches

Customer Reviews

“Nice variety of healthy chicken options, charcoal grilled chicken is yummy”

“Tasty chicken, tasty garlic sauce. Nice variety of healthy chicken options, charcoal grilled chicken is yummy. Finding a parking can be frustrating. But it’s worth it. Recommended.” – Misbah Hammoud

“The fries are still crispy and the chicken is still hot”

“Ordered online and it came in the next 35 minutes to DIC. The fries are still crispy and the chicken is still hot. Overall I’m pleased.” – Velta

5. Café Isan

Café Isan Homepage
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MENUChicken Wings, Satay Skewers, Dim Sum, Spring Rolls, Thai BBQ Chicken, Soups & Salads, Noodles & Rice, Desserts, Alcoholic Drinks
WEBSITEhttps://www.cafeisan.co/
ADDRESS

JLT: Armada Avenue Hotel, Cluster P, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai


JLT #B: Waterfront Shop 24, Under Lake View Tower, Cluster B, Jumeirah Lakes Tower, Dubai


Ripe Market: Container F63, Academy Park, Al Sufuoh 1, Dubai

CONTACT DETAILS

Phone (JLT): +971 58 529 1003


Phone (JLT #B): +971 4557 9778


Phone (Al Sufuoh): +971 58 529 1003

HOURSTuesdays - Sundays: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
RATING
FACILITY★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICE★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕FOOD★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕AMBIANCE★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕WAITING TIME★★★★★ (5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)

Get authentic Thai flavours when you visit Café Isan in Dubai. This accolade-winning restaurant aims to deliver the taste of Bangkok all the way to the UAE.

The restaurant offers a very large selection of delicious Thai food, ranging from traditional dishes like Tom Yum, to more inspired dishes like their chicken and dumpling selections.

Their wings are quite popular, making it perfect as an appetiser or paired with some soup or noodles. They also have barbecued chicken done with a distinct Thai style.

Aside from their chicken, they also have a host of salads and seafood, which we think makes the selection quite diverse. We think this gives guests who may be a bit bored of chicken other options to choose from during a night out.

The restaurant opens a bit later than the other places we’ve listed though they also close later due to their happy hour. This does mean that after a certain point, children are no longer allowed in once the alcohol starts flowing.

As such, we think families may want to visit the restaurant earlier before the happy hour starts.

The place has a very good ambiance and it can get quite energetic once the live music and sing-a-longs start. We think this makes it a great gastronomical stop to enjoy with friends and colleagues as a way to unwind.

Pros

  • Great selection of Thai food
  • Vibrant happy hour ambiance

Cons

  • No children past 7
  • Opens later than other places

Customer Reviews

“Will definitely repeat”

“Loved it! Tom yum was superb. Watch out if your spice levels aren’t quite dialed in to authentic Thai – the medium really packed a punch! Will definitely repeat.” – Hanni Martini

“A very nice little place with a great service. The food is delicious”

“We came following the advice of Time Out Market. A very nice little place with a great service. The food is delicious! We loved the Grilled Satay Chichen sauce. A delight!” – Tiphaine Audouin

FAQs about Chicken Restaurants in Dubai?


We hope you enjoyed your chicken meals? And if you wish to sink your teeth into the bounty of the sea, check out our list of the best seafood restaurants in Dubai here.