Eastern Flavours – Dubai’s top Chinese restaurants
Experience a taste of the Orient with Concierge’s pick of the best Chinese restaurants in the emirates
Named after a famous nautical explorer in Imperial China, Zheng He’s occupies an enviable position in Mina A’ Salam, overlooking the tranquil waterways of Madinat Jumeirah. Guests can admire the pristine architecture of the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in the distance, while tucking into delicious Chinese cuisine. The menu offers a range of traditional dishes as well as modern interpretations to tempt the palates of diners as adventurous as Zheng He himself. Show-stopping options include whole roasted Beijing duck, black truffle seafood dim sum and whole wok-fried Canadian lobster. Celebrate a special occasion by ordering the signature Fortune Beggar Chicken, a striking dish of a whole chicken, salt baked and slow cooked for hours until the tender meat falls off the bone.
Like its counterparts in London, New York, Miami and beyond, Hakkasan is a sleek and stylish restaurant serving high-end Cantonese cuisine, from impeccably cooked seafood to tender wagyu beef, and a rich selection of beautifully plated dim sum. Combine these culinary treats with an extensive wine and cocktails list, in an elegantly decorated space that begs you to linger. The result is a chic oasis that feels a world away from its bustling Downtown location. The menu more than matches up to the luxury setting, with stand-out dishes such as Peking duck with Royal Beluga caviar, spicy prawns with lily bulbs and almonds and a crispy duck salad with pomelo, pine nuts and shallots. During the cooler months, spend a Friday afternoon indulging in the newly relaunched brunch and be sure to book a table on the chic outdoor terrace for the best views of the Dubai skyline.
Renowned across the city for its pleasant ambience and exceptional service, Shangri-La Dubai’s signature restaurant, Shang Palace is an elegant eatery boasting a wide array of authentic Cantonese dishes that draw on a rich culinary history. With a strong focus on traditional dishes, the restaurant is well known for its tasty and plentiful varieties of yum cha (dim sum), served steamed, baked and deep-fried, with hand-pulled noodles and fresh stir-fried vegetables. Other popular dishes include the seafood hot pot, which is perfect for sharing, along with light and spicy broths bursting with flavour and Shang Palace’s famous roasted Beijing duck. Once the meal is complete, guests can relax and unwind with the exceptional range of fragrant, traditional herbal teas.
The China Club
Explore the historic side of Dubai with a visit to The China Club. A stalwart of the Dubai dining scene, the signature Chinese restaurant at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, The China Club is a charming eatery with an army of knowledgeable staff ready to guide guests through the extensive menu of classic dishes from the Far East. Menu highlights include the restaurant’s famous Nanjingstyle roasted duck, served with honey and soy sauce, the steamed honey chicken char siew bao and red snapper in yongshen sauce. For health-conscious diners, there’s a wide range of vegetarian options to choose from.
For more information on the above outlets or to make a reservation, please get in touch with us at 800-CONCIERGE.