For the first time, Michelin has unveiled its selection of Dubai restaurants for its 2022 Dubai Guide in celebration of the city’s vibrant, diverse and energetic culinary map. A total of 69 restaurants covering 21 cuisine types were selected, with two receiving 2 Stars, nine getting 1 Star restaurants and 14 receiving the Bib Gourmand title.
Visiting Dubai this year? Here’s a list of some of the selected restaurants to dine at
Il Ristorante – Niko Romito (2 Stars)
Situated at the Bulgari Resort in Jumeira Bay Island, Dubai, Il Ristorante – Niko Romito is the expression of Italian culture and heritage and was awarded 2 Stars for “its modern Italian fare, which comes with balance, purity and clarity. Top quality ingredients are flown in from Italy, with highlights including fish and pasta dishes.”
Its new Michelin status does not come as a surprise, seeing as its head chef, Niko Romito is Michelin-approved and has his own 3-star Michelin restaurant in Italy.
STAY by Yannick Alléno (2 stars)
You can visit STAY by Yannick Alléno at the One&Only Palm Jumeirah if you’re craving elevated French cuisine.
Run by yet another Michelin-starred chef, the restaurant was chosen for its “sophisticated dishes that are skillfully crafted with French cooking as the base.”
Höseki (1 star)
The second Bulgari Resort Jumeirah Bay Island restaurant to receive a Michelin star, Höseki – which means gemstone in Japanese – is a nine-seater dining establishment promising a unique Omakase experience, the most traditional way to savour Japanese food. (Omakase means “I leave it to you”)
Led by the sixth-generation sushi master, chef Masahiro Sugiyama, guests are promised a culinary experience like no other involving fresh ingredients imported daily from Japan.
Hakkasan Dubai (1 Star)
Looking to explore Chinese cuisine with a twist? Hakkasan, located at Atlantis, The Palm, has exactly what you need to satisfy your gastronomic curiosity.
At Hakkasan Dubai, expect traditional Chinese dishes reimagined for contemporary tongues and exclusive to Dubai.
Al Khayma (Bib Gourmand)
Michelin describes Bib Gourmands as typically lower-priced spots that provide great food at a similarly great value, and the 14 restaurants placed in this category “offer a value-for-money gourmet experience for an average price of 250 AED for a 3-course meal.”
Described as part museum, part restaurant, Al Khayma offers original Emirati food at its Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood location. Expect generous portions of traditional dishes such as dango (spiced chickpeas) and balaleet (sweetened Vermicelli with egg).
Lowe (Green star)
Dubai’s first Michelin restaurant celebrated for its commitment to sustainability is Lowe, a contemporary dining establishment whose “kitchen team cook on fire, practice nose-to-tail cooking and procure ingredients as locally as possible. As part of their efforts towards zero food waste, the restaurant’s ‘Waste NOT’ dinners offer eight to ten courses of would-be waste products, saved over the previous months.”
For the full list of restaurants featured in the inaugural Michelin Guide Dubai 2022, go here.