Best Chinese restaurants in Dubai:
The unique flavors and aromas of Asian cuisine make it very popular with many expats – and this is definitely true of Chinese cuisine, which enjoys immense popularity in Dubai. If you’re in the mood for some delicious Chinese food, prepared in the authentic way with taste-tingling sauces, there are many places on offer in the Emirate of Dubai.
The restaurants chosen below vary in price, and have been selected for a combination of the delectable food served up, great service, or fantastic décor. There is something here to suit every budget ,so pick up those chopsticks and dig in!
Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah: For an overall classy dining experience, Zheng-He’s is the place to go to. With culinary prowess to match its divine interiors, this high-quality Chinese restaurant serves some excellent dishes prepared in authentic Chinese sauces.
The service is excellent and the restaurant is situated waterside at the Mina A’ Salam. Well known for its succulent duck and melt-in-your-mouth beef tenderloin, the setting, service, and above all, the food will not disappoint. Although not cheap, this popular restaurant is usually bustling with diners waiting to sample the delectable cuisine.
Ramada Dubai, Bur Dubai: Although the name echoes the 80s soap opera, Dynasty avoids any comical theme to that effect, and is a purely Chinese affair. Although this restaurant does not share the pomp of Zheng He’s, the food is superb and the restaurant tastefully decorated.
Specializing in Szechuan and Cantonese food, the restaurant is popular for its delectable main menu items such as chicken Manchurian and Szechuan beef, although the starters and desserts are just as good.
Deira Dubai: Located in Deira, China Sea offers fresh, delicious Chinese cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. The food is unique and served up by courteous, attentive, and professional staff who know their dishes.
Handcrafted noodles are prepared on order and served with wonderfully tasteful sauces as accompaniments to entrees and sides. For a no-frills dining experience with wonderful food and great staff, Chine Sea is the place to be.
Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road: Echoing the mystical ambience of the Far East, Shang Palace is a stylish, upscale Chinese restaurant that offers a large selection of delectable Cantonese cuisine.
Well known for its tender and perfectly seasoned Beijing duck and a long list of delicately flavored teas, Shang Palace offers its guests a classy dining venue complimented by authentic Chinese hospitality.
The China Club
Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira: Traditional tapestries and intricate silks adorn the walls of this welcoming restaurant in which traditional Chinese décor meets contemporary informality. Staff is welcoming and friendly and the meals are wholesome and delicious.
The China Club is especially popular for its Yum-cha (afternoon tea) feast of dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes. Save some room for desserts though, as these are equally delightful.
Fairmont, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah: Ba, which means “8” in Chinese, symbolizes good fortune, wealth, and prosperity. This romantic restaurant offers great views of the city from its tranquil terrace area.
Boasting some delicious dishes on the menu, including scallop dim sum, prawn wanton soup, and lobster, Ba serves up delicious dishes complimented by a great bar area and music from a resident DJ.
Oud Mehta: If you’re not too fussy about grand interiors, but are looking for authentic Chinese cuisine, head for Lan Kwai-Fong, which is very popular with the expat Chinese community.
Although not expensively done, the décor embodies Chinese culture with its tasteful and authentic interiors. Guests are immediately transported to another time.
The food, however, is something to fuss about, with mouth-watering dishes such as the duck in plum sauce and rice, both cooked to perfection.
This article was originally published by Living In Dubai on 27 JAN 2016.