Those who live and work in the skyscrapers on Sheikh Zayed Road are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants and cafes. Whether it’s a special occasion, casual night out or dropping by for a quick snack, there are several options along this highway that winds its way through the city. MyBayut reveals its top picks for cafes and restaurants on Sheikh Zayed Road, from molecular gastronomy restaurants to dining spots with fabulous views.
FINE DINING RESTAURANTS ON SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD
The rental apartments on Sheikh Zayed Road are close to plenty of upscale restaurants that are perfect to celebrate a special occasion or for a spectacular dining experience. MyBayut picks the best restaurants for fine dining on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Tresind has become a firm favourite in Dubai’s fine dining scene, gaining a fan following for its innovative Indian dishes. Regarded as one of the best Indian restaurants on Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai, Tresind brings traditional flavours from the Indian subcontinent but with a modern flair to it. Their ‘Wild Mushroom Chai’, ‘Modernist Chaat Trolley’ and ‘Deconstructed Black Forest Cake’ are some this restaurant’s highlights that are equally delicious and visually stunning. This is one of the fine dining restaurants on Sheikh Zayed Road that ticks all the boxes when it comes to excellent food, superb service and an elegant ambience.
- Location: Level 2, Voco Hotel, Trade Centre Area
- Average Price for Two: AED 500
- Cuisine: Indian
- Timings: 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm and 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Sunday to Saturday)
- Contact: 04-308-0440 or 056-420-9754
Guests can enjoy some of the finest cuts of meat at Chamas on Sheikh Zayed Road, which specialises in the Brazilian dining style known as Churrascaria. It’s one of Dubai’s best Brazilian steakhouses and for good reason. Step into this Sheikh Zayed Road restaurant and you’ll instantly be transported to Brazil, with authentic decor and a live band! While the star attraction is the 18 different cuts of meat that’s topped with grilled pineapple, their buffet features authentic Brazilian dishes that will undoubtedly leave you satisfied.
- Location: Ground Level, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Trade Centre Area
- Average Price for Two: AED 600
- Cuisine: Brazilian
- Timings: 06:00 pm – midnight (Sunday to Saturday)
- Contact: 800-276-963
The Latin word for ‘theatre’, Teatro wows guests with an immersive dining experience, where skilled chefs put on their best performance as they create dishes from various cuisines. This fine dining restaurant on Sheikh Zayed Road offers signature dishes from Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisine, all prepared in their open kitchen, which adds a theatrical element to guests’ dining experience! Rich and warm interiors, complete with a walk-in wine cellar, create a dramatic vibe that will leave guests impressed. Eat your way around the globe at Teatro restaurant Dubai with dishes like Wasabi Tempura, Burrata and Reshmi Murg Tikka.
- Location: Level 3, Towers Rotana, Trade Centre
- Average Price for Two: AED 400
- Cuisine: Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Italian
- Timings: 06:00 pm – 02:00 am (Sunday to Saturday)
- Contact: 04-526-9138
One of the best Thai restaurants on Sheikh Zayed Road, Benjarong features a romantic vibe with beautiful interiors reminiscent of Thai palaces. Guests can dine on the rich, authentic flavours of Thailand with traditional dishes like Tom Yum Goong, Phad Thai Noodles and Gaeng Phed. With performances by Thai musicians and dancers and breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline, Benjarong is also amongst the top restaurants with a view on Sheikh Zayed Road.
- Location: Level 24, Dusit Thani, Trade Centre Area
- Average Price for Two: AED 425
- Cuisine: Thai
- Timings: 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm, 07:00 pm – 11:30 pm (Sunday to Saturday)
- Contact: 04-317-4515
Below are some of the other restaurants that are perfect for fine dining on Sheikh Zayed Road:
- Location: Level 1, Shangri-La, Trade Centre Area
- Cuisine: Vietnamese, French
- Contact: 04-405-2703
- Location: Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha
- Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle Eastern
- Contact: 04-409-5999
CASUAL DINING RESTAURANTS ON SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD
Sheikh Zayed Road also has plenty of options for casual dining along Dubai’s busiest highway! From delectable Japanese sushi to hearty Indian kebabs, take a look at which restaurants are ideal for casual dining on Sheikh Zayed Road.
MIYABI SUSHI AND BENTO
If you work in the offices for rent in DXB Tower in the Trade Centre area, drop by Miyabi for some of the best sushi in Dubai. Miyabi is one of the best restaurants on Sheikh Zayed Road that’s known for its innovative sushi rolls and delicious Bento boxes. Their menu also features Japenese classics like Donburi as well as a few Korean dishes. Head to this Sheikh Zayed Road restaurant for a fresh and satisfying meal and friendly service.
- Location: DXB Tower, Beside Four Points by Sheraton, Trade Centre Area
- Average Price for Two: AED 170
- Cuisine: Japanese Fusion
- Timings: 11:30 am – 01:00 am (Sunday to Saturday)
- Contact: 04-386-8444
AB’S ABSOLUTE BARBECUES
This Indian restaurant on Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai has captured the hearts (and stomachs) of residents for their unique DIY grilling concept. Each table at the restaurant has a built-in grill where guests can grill their own starters and kebabs! From chicken, fish, prawns and even pineapples, there’s no end to the delicious barbecue items you can eat at AB’s, as the restaurant is popularly known. Afterward, guests can feast from their extensive buffet that features dishes to appeal to every palate. Their chaat station, which serves up Indian street food like Pani Puri, is not to be missed either. This restaurant is located close to those living in the rental apartments in Barsha Heights and nearby communities like The Greens.
- Location: Ground Floor, Sidra Tower, Al Sufouh
- Average Price for Two: AED 160
- Cuisine: Indian, BBQ
- Timings: 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm, 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm (Sunday to Saturday)
- Contact: 600-577-776
JONES THE GROCER
Known for their fresh, gourmet food inspired by cuisines from across the globe, Jones the Grocer has become one of the residents’ top restaurants on Sheikh Zayed Road. Originating from Sydney, Jones the Grocer serves up a variety of breakfast dishes, sandwiches, burgers and steaks, all made from the highest quality of ingredients. Don’t forget to check out their cheese room, which has products sourced from around the world. Jones the Grocer also has a retail section, which sells everything from chocolates, jams, dressing, sauces and snacks.
- Location: Opp. Times Square Centre, Al Manara
- Average Price for Two: AED 290
- Cuisine: Australian, European
- Timings: 07:30 am – 11:00 pm (Sunday to Saturday)
- Contact: 04-346-6886
If you’re on the hunt for simple and wholesome Middle Eastern fare, Zaroob won’t fail to impress you! Another one of the top restaurants on Sheikh Zayed Road in the Trade Centre Area, Zaroob brings the street food flavours of the Levant region with live cooking stations and open kitchens. Sink your teeth into their delicious falafels, shawarmas and manakeesh in their quirky and colourful Sheikh Zayed Road restaurant. Or keep it healthy with their salads and finish off with desserts like Nutella Saj and Konafa.
- Location: Ground Floor, Jumeirah Tower Building, Trade Centre Area
- Average Price for Two: AED 155
- Cuisine: Lebanese
- Timings: 24 Hours
- Contact: 04-327-6060
Looking to have a delicious meal without breaking the bank? Here are some other casual dining restaurants in Sheikh Zayed Road to swing by, whether you’re craving a full meal or just a snack. There are also some cheap restaurants on Sheikh Zayed Road, like Raju Omlet, where diners can enjoy eggs cooked in all kinds of ways!
- Location: Indigo Building, Opposite Times Square Centre
- Cuisine: American
- Contact: 04-526-0365
SALERO – TAPAS AND BODEGA
- Location: Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha 1
- Cuisine: Spanish
- Contact: 04-409-5888
- Location: Ground Level, Business Central Towers, Dubai Media City
- Cuisine: Thai, Asian
- Contact: 800-2264-565
- Location: Sheikh Hamdan Building, Near Noor Islamic Metro Station, Al Quoz
- Cuisine: Indian
- Contact: 04-388-3355
CAFES ON SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD
Aside from Sheikh Zayed Road restaurants, there are also plenty of cafes along this major highway where you can pop in for that perfect cup of coffee, delicious desserts and quick bites.
LONDON DAIRY BISTRO
Commuters driving down Sheikh Zayed Road will certainly have seen London Dairy’s massive two-storey bistro. The ice cream brand has made its foray into main dishes, coffees and desserts, and has quickly become one of the best cafes on Sheikh Zayed Road. Diners can expect a variety of breakfast dishes, salads, pizza, pasta and sandwiches. There is also, unsurprisingly, an extensive menu of desserts, gourmet chocolate, coffee and tea. Whether you’re in the mood for savoury or sweet, this is one of the Sheikh Zayed Road cafes residents must try.
- Location: Aspin Commercial Tower, Trade Centre Area
- Average Price for Two: AED 140
- Cuisine: Cafe, Desserts
- Timings: 24 Hours
- Contact: 04-352-5473
Tucked away in Dubai Garden Centre, Roseleaf Cafe boasts charming interiors complete with hanging and potted plants. You can tuck into their all-day breakfast and lunch menu, try one of their artisanal coffees or go healthy with their detox juices. With indoor and outdoor seating that’s perfect for winter days, Roseleaf is definitely one of the best cafes on Sheikh Zayed Road. It also features amongst MyBayut’s picks for unique cafes in Dubai, so next time you’re picking up plants, don’t forget to drop by here.
- Location: Dubai Garden Centre, Beside Commercial Bank of Dubai, Al Quoz
- Average Price for Two: AED 130
- Cuisine: Cafe
- Timings: 08:00 am – 10:00 pm (Sunday to Saturday)
- Contact: 04-399-1662
One of the most popular cafes near Sheikh Zayed Road, Tom&Serg has impressed foodies in the city with its gourmet cuisine and specialty coffee. This a great place to drop by for a delicious breakfast and Tom&Serg also has plenty of vegetarian and vegan options as well. The industrial-chic setting and free Wi-Fi also keeps people coming back to this Sheikh Zayed Road cafe.
- Location: Al Joud Centre, Street 15 A, Al Quoz
- Average Price for Two: AED 195
- Cuisine: Cafe
- Timings: 08:00 am – 04:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday), 08:00 am – 06:00 pm (Fridays & Saturday)
- Contact: 056-474-6812
THE LIME TREE CAFE AND KITCHEN
Our final pick for best restaurants and cafes along Sheikh Zayed Road is The Lime Tree Cafe and Kitchen. With multiple branches across the city, Lime Tree Cafe has become a hotspot for healthy and organic options. Don’t miss out on their French Toast or their famous Carrot Cake, both which have earned rave reviews by diners. It’s also one of Bayut’s top picks for breakfast places in Dubai, so put this Sheikh Zayed Road cafe on your list.
- Location: Opp. Gold and Diamond Park, Umm Al Sheif
- Average Price for Two: AED 145
- Cuisine: Cafe, Healthy Food
- Timings: 07:30 am – 09:00 pm (Sunday to Saturday)
- Contact: 04-338-7267
Another popular option for cafes on Sheikh Zayed Road is Cafe Bateel in the Trade Centre Area, where you can tuck into eggs made in a variety of ways and a rich, hot cup of tea.
- Location: Ascott Park Place, Trade Centre Area
- Cuisine: Cafe, Healthy Food
- Contact: 04-801-6777
And that concludes MyBayut’s guide to the best cafes and restaurants on Sheikh Zayed Road! Foodies should also check out MyBayut’s list of new restaurants in Dubai that have opened in 2019. And if you’re looking for a safe option where you can’t go wrong, take a look at MyBayut’s list of best restaurants in Dubai for 2019, for every budget and occasion. And stay tuned for more food-related news in the city!