Palm Jumeirah offers a lifestyle that appeals to celebrities, socialites and high-earning professionals. And the many restaurants in Palm Jumeirah perfectly complement the luxury island living experience of the neighbourhood. Built in the shape of a palm tree, the largest manmade island in the world houses a trunk with low-rise residential apartments, along with a crescent and 16 fronds that are home to luxury villas and stunning hotels.
A truly dynamic residential setting, villas, townhouses, and apartments in Palm Jumeirah are extremely popular.
If you are a foodie, this island destination certainly spoils you for choice. When there are so many top restaurants in Palm Jumeirah Dubai and all have great reviews, it becomes hard to choose one. So to help you decide between the must-try eateries and new restaurants in Palm Jumeirah we have come up with the list of best places for foodies in Dubai’s most famous man-made island.
Whether you are a tourist or a resident enjoying high-end living in a rental villa in Palm Jumeirah, this list can help you decide which Palm eatery will make it to your Insta feed!
Top Restaurants in Palm Jumeirah
Whether you are hankering for some sushi or wanting to tuck into a hearty lasagna, these Palm Jumeirah restaurants are perfect to satisfy any cravings.
Nobu is one of the top restaurants in Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah. It is known for creating a unique fusion by blending traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients. It might sound like a far-fetched idea but one visit to Nobu and all your apprehension will disappear. The sleek décor, perfect lighting and soothing music create a stunningly attractive environment for a fine dining experience.
So, after flying over Dubai with Atlantis Helicopter tours or diving deep into the Atlantis Lost Chambers Aquarium, head over to Nobu, one of the best fine dining restaurants in Palm Jumeirah to enjoy the Japanese cuisine with a twist.
- Location: Ground Level The Avenues, Hotel Atlantis
- Reservation: +971-4-426-0760
- Cuisine: Japanese
- Timing: Dinner – Saturday to Wednesday: 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Thursday and Holidays: 06:00 pm to 12:00 am | Friday: 07:00 pm to 12:00 am | Bar – Daily 06:00 pm to 12:30 am
- Age Policy: 10 years and above
- Dress Code: Smart Casual; Swimwear, sports shorts and flip flops are prohibited. Men are also not allowed to wear sleeveless vests and other casual clothes.
- Complimentary Valet Parking: The Avenues
Social by Heinz Beck
Thanks to globalisation, we have learned that there is more to Italian food than just pizza or pasta. People enjoy contemporary Italian cuisine worldwide and Social by Heinz Beck offers some of the best of Italian food in the city.
Tucked away on the east crescent of Palm Jumeirah, this place features inviting design elements and offers a memorable fine dining experience. The 3-star Michelin Chef Heinz Beck has developed a special menu, where you can find everyday dining as well as special celebratory meals including the chef’s signature fagotelli carbonara. It is certainly one of the best Italian restaurants in Palm Jumeirah.
- Location: Waldorf Astoria, The Palm Jumeirah
- Reservation: +971-4-8182-222
- Cuisine: Italian
- Timing: 06:30 pm to 11:00 pm
101 Dining Lounge and Bar
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy delicious food and witness the hustle of Dubai at the same time? Two restaurants, Zest and Stay, and the bar lounge, provide excellent cuisine choices, cocktails to savour along with pleasant live music.
Zest’s architecture particularly interests tourists. The Arabian themed design gives it a distinct look and adds to the overall experience. They have also blended the culinary influences of the Middle East and Asia to perfection. Floor to ceiling windows provides a scenic view of the surroundings. You could sit inside or in the shaded terrace, as per your mood. If you are searching for “Palm Jumeirah restaurants with a view”, this is easily one of the best options.
- Location: One & Only The Palm, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah
- Reservation: +971-4-440-1030
- Cuisine: Western with an Arabic touch
- Timing: Breakfast: 07.00 am to 11.00 am | Lunch: 12.00 pm to 06.00 pm | Dinner: 06.00 pm to 11.00 pm (last order 10.45 pm) | Brunch – Friday 12.00 noon to 04.30 pm
- Dress Code: Breakfast and lunch: Casual | Dinner: Casually elegant; full-length trousers for men
STAY by Yannick Alleno
The brainchild of three-Michelin starred chef Yannick Alleno, STAY offers an incredible dining experience. The comfortable yet chic ambience, makes you enjoy the best of both worlds. Traditional French dishes at STAY are cooked with contemporary methods.
At STAY, guests can also share the table and sample food in a designated area. If you don’t want to order two to three dishes for yourself, this seating arrangement gives you a perfect chance to try out the variety this place offers. A couple of visits and you’ll become an expert in French food.
The vaulted ceiling and high timber walls give this Palm Jumeirah restaurant a unique feel.
- Location: One & Only The Palm، West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah
- Reservation: +971-4-440-1010
- Cuisine: French
- Timing: Dinner: 07.00 pm to 11.00 pm (last order at 10.45 pm) | Closed on Mondays
- Age Policy: 9 years and above
- Dress Code: Casually elegant, full-length trousers for men
Ibn Al Bahr
Palm Jumeirah restaurants face fierce competition as any dip in quality will not be accepted by the demanding consumers. Hence, there is a relentless pursuit of excellence and only the best restaurants can survive. Ibn Al Bahar is one such offering which has maintained consistently high ratings since its opening.
If you had to select one type of meat, which goes well with the Lebanese style of cooking, it would be seafood. The food at Ibn Al Bahr is cooked with passion and it shows with every dish. Also, Ibn Al Bahr serves Shisha. So after you have had some grilled fish and fried prawns, sit down for a relaxing session of Shisha.
Or if you are a tenant in a furnished villa in Palm Jumeirah, you can just pop over for a Shisha to wind down after a long day at work.
- Location: Club Vista Mare
- Reservations: +971-4-553-9575
- Cuisine: Lebanese
- Timing: 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight (7 days a week)
Discover the taste of Brazil on the shores of Dubai at Frevo. Churrascaria-style dining is all about sharing food with your loved ones and having a great time. Meat cuts used in Brazilian cuisine are famous across the world. Prime skewered meats are served table-side in Frevo. There is a vegetarian option available in the form of an exotic salad selection as well. Do try one of the classic cachaça cocktails from the signature menu on offer and you surely won’t regret it. The playful ambience makes for a wonderful experience. This is one of the best restaurants in Fairmont Palm Jumeirah.
- Location: Fairmont The Palm
- Reservations: +971-4-4573-457
- Cuisine: Brazilian
- Timing: Saturday to Wednesday: 07:00 pm to 11:30 pm | Thursday and Friday: 07:00 pm to 12:00 midnight
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
Per Te Ristorante & Lounge
Since its opening in 2013, Per Te Ristorante & Lounge has made quite a name for itself. Per Te, which means ‘For You’, is well known for its delectable food and soothing environment. Per Te Ristorante & Lounge is a modern Italian restaurant situated at The Pointe where you can indulge in some fine Italian food. The home-cooked Italian menu recreates traditional and regional specialties. Modern spins on some popular dishes attract visitors to this popular Italian restaurant in Palm Jumeirah. You can also pair your dish with one of the many cocktails and wines on offer.
Per Te has now taken another step in its culinary journey by successfully introducing a fusion of Arabic and Italian cuisine. Famous fusions include Kunafa ai due ciccolati, Manzo shawarma and Fritto Mele – an interesting take on the traditional French Fries.
- Location: The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah
- Reservations: +971-56-898-7479
- Cuisine: Italian
- Timing: 06:30 pm to 02:00 am
Biryani is one of the most popular dishes in Dubai. Every sub-culture in the sub-continent has its own variation and at Biryani Street, you can get to try many types of biryanis. Chefs perform their magic and infuse their own signature flavours in this widely popular dish at this restaurant in Palm Jumeirah. But this isn’t just about biryani. The Indian street food scene is on display here so you can get different kinds of kebabs and even curries. Not to forget, the rustic interior goes well with the overall experience.
- Location: Golden Mile 2, Shop # FB-18A, Palm Jumeirah
- Reservations: 971-4-554-6855
- Cuisine: Indian
- Timings: Thursday and Friday: 11:00 am to 01:00 am | Saturday to Wednesday: 11:00 am to 12:00 midnight
The delightful flavours of Thailand, Vietnam and China are on offer at Mekong. Named after the famous Mekong Delta, the restaurant offers quality food and a wide range of dishes.
- Location: Anantara The Palm
- Reservation: +971-4-567-8304
- Cuisine: Asian
- Timing: 06.00 pm to 11.30 pm
A global chain, Wagamama is all about celebrating Japanese cuisine. Wagamama over the years has worked on the philosophy of Kaizen, which means ‘good change’. Pick your favourite from rice and noodle dishes, fresh salads and shareable sides. You can also find desserts, fresh juices and hot drinks at this Japanese restaurant in Palm Jumeirah.
- Location: Golden Mile Galleria, Golden Mile 1, Palm Jumeirah
- Reservation: +971-4-551-0192
- Cuisine: Japanese
- Timing: 11:00 am to 12:00 midnight
Indians make up the largest expat group in Dubai. So it is no surprise that there are top quality Indian restaurants in Palm Jumeirah. Khyber is our best pick from the lot. With just the right amount of spices, Khyber offers real authentic Indian flavours making it popular with expats and locals.
- Location: Dukes Dubai, Oceana, Palm Jumeirah
- Contact: +971-4-455-1111
- Cuisine: Indian
- Timing: 05:00 pm to 11:00 pm (7 days a week)
Aquaventure Waterpark is one of the chief tourist attractions in Atlantis The Palm. While a visit to the park is full of enjoyment, at the end of the day you need to eat something filling to recharge your batteries.
Barracudas is an excellent place to do so in the vicinity. With pizzas, burgers, and falafels, this place will offer you delicious and sumptuous fast food to deal with your hunger pangs. It would come under the category of relatively cheap restaurants in Palm Jumeirah. The best part – you don’t have to suit up either at this restaurant in Palm Jumeirah.
- Location: Waterpark, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
- Reservations: +971-4-426-2626
- Cuisine: American, Burger, Indian, Pizza, Arabian
- Timings: 10:00 am to 06:30 pm (7 days a week)
The Palm Jumeirah restaurants are always on the lookout to entice visitors and offer something unique. So whether you visit Indian restaurants in Palm Jumeirah or Lebanese restaurants, expect to be impressed.
This wraps up our list of the best dining options in the affluent neighbourhood. The exclusivity and luxurious living of Palm Jumeirah is the testament to the development and progress Dubai has made in the recent past. If you are a UAE resident looking to move to the area, rest assured living in Palm Jumeirah would be a blissful experience. The delicious food at the best eateries in Palm Jumeirah is just a bonus. If you plan to visit Dubai soon, select any top hotel in Palm Jumeirah to enjoy the famed Arabian hospitality and make use of the multiple modes of public transport available in Palm Jumeirah to get around.