Best Deira Restaurants in Dubai

Dubai Eats That’s Worth the Walk: The Best Deira Restaurants Ever

Read at your own risk! This blog is notorious for inducing sudden hunger pangs, impromptu dining adventures, and a serious bout of food FOMO. 

Deira might have a few wrinkles as an old district, but I still believe it’s aging like fine wine, especially its delectable dining experiences by the Dubai Creek.

This neighborhood offers everything from lip-smacking spices to jaw-dropping views. So consider this your insider’s guide to the culinary gems of Deira. Let’s dig in!

Where can I find the best Deira restaurants?

Spice Island

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Address: Crowne Plaza Dubai – Salah Al Din St – Deira – Dubai

Contact Details: 056 216 9048, 971 4 6088085, [email protected] 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday – 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Thursday to Friday – 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
  • Saturday – 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
  • Sunday – 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, 7 PM to 10:30 PM

Pricing: AED 100 – 150 per person


Spice Island is a culinary hotspot in Deira, boasting cozy vibes and charming wooden interiors. The menu is a feast for the senses, featuring mouthwatering grilled chicken, heavenly chocolate cake, and a cheese platter fit for royalty. 

I believe seafood aficionados are in for a treat with the lobster grill and shrimp delights. Don’t miss out on the Asian buffet too! It offers a fusion of Mongolian, Chinese, and Mexican flavors—talk about variety!

Saif Restaurant

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Address: 18 42A St – Hor Al Anz – Dubai

Contact Details: 04 266 2811, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 11 AM to 5 PM

Pricing: AED 1 – 50 per person


Saif Restaurant shines with its mouthwatering Mughlai cuisine. For me, its bright, modern interiors are perfect for laid-back gatherings with pals or family, adding to the spot’s allure.

As for the grub, I think the mutton biryani (spiced goat meat dish) steals the show here. The tender mutton and fragrant rice are a flavor explosion! I also recommend adding a zesty salad to balance the flavors and round out your meal.

Eagle Restaurant

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Address: Saleh Lutha Building, Hor Al Anz Street, Near Abu Bakr Siddiq Metro Station, Hor Al Anz, Deira – 24 Hor Al Anz St – Dubai

Contact Details: 04 269 4997, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Open 24 hours

Pricing: AED 1 – 50 per person


Eagle Restaurant provides a vibrant scene loved by Pakistani food fans in Deira. The buzz is perfect for laid-back hangs, and the cozy interiors make you feel right at home.

The menu is a treasure trove of flavors. Whether it’s the juicy chicken tikka or the flaky roti (round flatbread), I say each bite is an adventure. Don’t skip the must-try dishes like the flavorful mutton handi (rich stew with gravy) or the loaded mix BBQ platter.

Of course, I’m also a big fan of sweets, whether it’s the rich kulfi ice cream (frozen dairy milk) or the comforting halwa puri (sweet bread pudding).


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Address: Hyatt Regency Dubai – 5588 – Al Khaleej St – Corniche Deira – Dubai

Contact Details: 04 209 6912, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12:30 PM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 11:30 PM

Pricing: AED 150 – 200 per person


Miyako serves up authentic Japanese cuisine in a serene setting. For me, the traditional Japanese decor sets the stage for a relaxing dining experience that’s lovely for any occasion.

The menu features a variety of mouthwatering dishes, from expertly rolled sushi to flavorful teppanyaki (grilled) creations. Don’t skip the lobster or the teppanyaki live cooking table experience for a culinary adventure.


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Address: Asiana Hotel Dubai – Mezzanine Floor, Asiana Hotel, Salahuddin Road – Dubai

Contact Details: 04 238 7777, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 10 AM, 12 PM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 11 PM

Pricing: AED 250 – 300 per person


Sonamu is a great place for diners to explore Korea’s culinary delights. Its fusion of sleek decor and traditional ambiance sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. I like that it even has lanterns and tapestries evoking Korean charm!

This spot is all about authenticity, infusing classic dishes like bulgogi (grilled marinated beef) with a modern flair. Whether it’s tangy kimchi (fermented cabbage) or savory samgyeopsal (pork belly BBQ), each bite showcases Korea’s culinary mastery.

The China Club

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Address: Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai – Deira Creek – Baniyas Rd – Dubai

Contact Details: 04 205 7033, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday – 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM  
  • Wednesday, Friday to Saturday – 12:30 PM to 4 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM  

Pricing: AED 150 – 200 per person


Located in Deira’s Radisson Blu Hotel, The China Club offers a taste of China’s finest in Deira. Amid its snug vibe and lively decor, you can indulge in a fusion of Peking, Cantonese, and Szechwan flavors.

While the quirky interior adds charm with the frilly lampshades and red-carpeted walls, I think the food is still the highlight. I recommend diving into the famous Nanjing-style roasted duck or trying the stir-fried fish fillet for a satisfying meal.

Adventure seekers may check out the Yum Cha set menu. With over 30 dishes, from steamed dim sum to spicy chicken noodles, I reckon you won’t run out of new things to try! Yet, it’s best to save room for mango pudding or coconut cream desserts for later.

The Boardwalk

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Address: Dubai Creek Resort – Port Saeed – Dubai

Contact Details: 04 205 4647, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 12 PM to 12 AM
  • Saturday to Sunday – 11:30 AM to 12 AM

Pricing: AED 150 – 250 per person


Nestled by the serene Dubai Creek, The Boardwalk in Deira has been a popular dining hotspot for 20 years! Moreover, I think its marine-themed decor, splashed with blues and whites, offers a refreshing escape.

Here, you can check out the Mediterranean fare, featuring wood-fired pizzas and savory seafood delights like bouillabaisse and platters brimming with ocean treasures.

Don’t sleep on the heavenly desserts as well. I bet you won’t regret picking from the rich crêpes to refreshing sorbets—wonderful pick under the sun!

Harbor Cucina Restaurant

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Address: 59 30b Street Al Waheda – Deira – Dubai

Contact Details: 050 431 3395, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 11 PM

Pricing: AED 150 – 200 per person


Want something European? Harbor Cucina Restaurant promises an authentic taste of Italy. Its rustic yet modern vibe, with textured brick walls and cozy seating, makes you feel right at home.

The traditional antipasti (appetizer), like seared tuna loin with pistachios and lemon honey dressing, is a go-to for regulars. I bet that’s worth a shot before going for the mains like burgers, mutton biryani, butter chicken, and mixed platters.

Gusto Italian Restaurant

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Address: Al Bandar Rotana – Creek – Baniyas Rd – Deira – Riggat Al Buteen – Dubai

Contact Details: 04 704 2336

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 5 PM to 11:30 PM

Pricing: AED 50 – 100 per person

Tucked by Dubai Creek, Gusto Italian Restaurant dishes out genuine Italian delights with a stunning Deira view.

For me, the menu is a love letter to Italian flavors. Take your pick from the rich risotto (creamy rice) to the heavenly truffle pizza, and you might find yourself belting out “That’s Amore” like Dean Martin!

And don’t skip the starters like tomato bruschetta (toasted bread) and tuna tartare (raw fish) too—I think they’re the perfect prelude to a flavor-packed journey.

Morgan’s Gastropub

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Address: Baniyas Rd – Deira – Riggat Al Buteen – Dubai

Contact Details: 04 704 2331

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 3 AM

Pricing: AED 150 – 200 per person

Morgan’s Gastropub is another favorite foodie spot in the city. With vibes borrowed from its sibling, JB’s Gastropub, Morgan’s sets the scene with comfy seats and rustic decor.

From the famous sausage by the meter to crispy halloumi fries, I bet there’s something from the classic pub fare for all. And if bangers and mash aren’t your thing, don’t worry—nachos, truffle fries, and DIY mac ‘n cheese here are ready to please.

What’s more, this hub is a vibrant hangout with steak and wine deals, ladies’ nights, and a sports-friendly atmosphere. Budget-friendly if you’re a big group! There are also plenty of gin options and irresistible desserts here, like chocolate vertigo cake.


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Address: Dubai Creek Resort – Port Saeed – Dubai

Contact Details: 04 602 1587

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 5 PM to 2 AM

Pricing: AED 100 – 150 per person

QD’s offers a classic hangout with stunning views of Dubai Creek in Deira. It’s popular among locals and tourists for its diverse cuisine and relaxed outdoor setting.

But I feel it’s not just about the food at QD’s—it’s about having a blast! For one, the drink menu is loaded with creative mixes and happy hour deals. And don’t forget the shisha (flavored smoking tobacco) for added fun.

When hunger strikes, it also has you covered with a mix of Arabic and Mediterranean bites, seafood, and grills. Highlights include the mezze spreads (small dishes) and seafood meals.


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Address: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek Dubai – Dubai

Contact Details: 04 205 7333

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 11 PM

Pricing: AED 50- 100 per person

Yum! Restaurant in the Radisson Blu Hotel whisks you away on a Southeast Asian adventure. Experience cozy vibes and chic Thai-inspired decor, whether you’re lounging in a booth or mingling in the communal area.

Dive into favorites like the irresistible mango sticky rice, comforting tom yum soup (hot and sour soup), and zesty papaya salad. I also love the refreshing peach mango iced tea—goes well with anything! 

If you want to try something different, go for a bit of heat with the crispy dynamite shrimp. I think it’s something that will encourage you to have seconds!

Danial Restaurant

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Address: Deira Twin Towers – Twin Towers، Rolex Building – 3rd Floor Baniyas Rd – Deira – Al Rigga – Dubai

Contact Details: 04 282 8942, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 1 AM

Pricing: AED 50 – 100 per person


Danial Restaurant offers Iranian cuisine, mirroring Deira’s diverse palate. Tucked snugly within the iconic twin towers at Al Ras, its cozy setup invites you for a relaxed dining affair.

The menu here is a real flavor fiesta! I can’t get enough of those juicy mutton kebabs, and those delicate sushi rolls are to die for. Just get the ice cream to cool down after diving into the spicy stuff!