The Best Restaurants in DIFC

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is home to numerous restaurants. Check out the list of the best restaurants you should never miss to visit.

Chloe Hoffmann
July 31, 2021 3:08 PM

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is home to numerous restaurants, which attracts tourists and local residents looking for unique dining experience. Here is a list of the best restaurants you should never miss to visit.


Amazonico’s gastronomic prowess is well-known in Madrid. Its popularity is carried to Dubai to enable the visitors to go through a sensory journey in the Amazon region enjoying the cultural diversity and heritage. You can find the restaurant in the DIFC Pavilion open from lunch until late night, offering a mix of tropical and Latin American delights.

You can also enjoy dishes specialized among Mediterranean and Asian communities in the Amazon region. Choose from a range of menus like a la carte, sushi, and business lunch. Some dishes to try here are Solomillo de Res (USDA prime tenderloin), Costilla de Cordero (Mint marinated New Zealand lamb chops), Mero (Wild grouper, crushed yuca, chilcano sauce), etc., along with Rainforest - Old Fashioned or The Aztec Society cocktails. 

BB Social Dining

A favourite among local residents and tourists alike, BB excels at creating authentic Eastern cuisines, which is a blend of the Middle East and Pan-Asia cuisines. Working on the home-grown concept of sharing, BB serves food to the visitors according to their personal preferences and in different budgets.

Famously called Social Dining, you can enjoy creative flavours in a range of single-plate dishes of Bowls, Bites, Baos, and BBQ. You can try some creative mix of flavours such as habiba, this is BB, humus, spicy beef tartare, Chilean sea bass, lamb barbacoa, and Wagyu katsu. 


GAIA is famous for its Grecian culture, which comprises of warm hospitality and loyalty, with intricate details and appealing aspects. You can never miss the exquisite Greek cuisine inspired by Mediterranean culture, served in a relaxed and welcoming ambience. The food is prepared with utmost care using the traditional home-cooking method, fresh ingredients and authentic flavours.

The menu offers a range of salads, starters, raw, mains and sides. Some dishes to try are prawns saganaki or grilled calamari, lobster pasta, cabbage rice with Chilean seabass, grilled potatoes.   

Shanghai Me

As it goes by its name, Shanghai Me is known for exuding the glamour of Shanghai’s long history. The relaxed environment walks you through various dynasties that ruled the place. The aesthetic comforts in the restaurant are inspired by Art Deco elegance using modern technology with traditional Chinese principles. The menu displays a range of signature Asian cuisines created using blend of intricate textures and flavours. You should not miss to try grilled marinated silver cod with yuzu miso sauce or triple cooked angus short ribs, Evgeny's wagyu sub or bang bang scampi tempura here.


Zuma Dubai is famous for its contemporary Japanese cuisines in the DIFC complex near the Burj Khalifa. The restaurant occupies two floors, with the classy dining and bar-lounge. The menu has a comprehensive list of authentic dishes, which are known for bold intense flavours, prepared using quality ingredients. The ‘izakaya style’ adopted by Zuma allows sharing. Why not enjoy some exquisite dishes like grilled Chilean seabass with green chilli ginger dressing and cress salad, marinated lamb chops, pickled baby onion and myoga and salmon and tuna tartare with oscietra caviar?

Avli by Tashas

DIFC in Dubai is prominent for restaurants celebrating their Hellenic credentials. Avli by Tashas is inspired by the resilient Athenian culture, abundant in art and sophistication. The menu takes you on a gastronomic journey offering a range of salads, meze, slow-cooked food, seafood and vegan delights. You can try Melitzanosalata 40 with roasted aubergine or pine nut and sesame salsa, Lamb Keftedes 58 with herbed yoghurt or burnt tomato butter, pan fried calamari and zucchini fritters.

Flair 5

Located on the podium of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Flair 5 serves herb-infused drinks, carefully crafted cocktails and shared dishes in its beautifully created botanical garden. You can choose from its extensive menu of sharing bites, ceviche, sashimi, maki rolls, big deals, and boards.

Carnival by Tresind

Carnival by Tresind is an Indian restaurant known for its food served on various themes based on the seasons. Find the theme Season 8 specializing in authentic food inspired by the exquisite flavours and textures of the Asian subcontinent, while the Season 7 offers your favourite international dishes blended with Indian flavours.