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5 New Casual Restaurants In Dubai

Dubai’s culinary landscape is continually expanding, with a few new restaurants opening every week. And if you are planning to explore a new place, Top Spots Dubai suggests visiting these five recently opened casual restaurants, offering diverse cuisines and inviting ambiences.

1. Opso

Nestled within the Fashion Ave. of Dubai Mall, Opso is an extraordinary new dining destination. Opso transcends borders, redefining the art of dining with great service, delectable dishes, live music, and shisha. As a brand embodying culinary artistry and lifestyle excellence, Opso aims to set new standards in high-end dining. The newly launched restaurant also offers business lunch starting from AED 130.

Location: Second Floor, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall

2. The Barnyard

The Barnyard, a renowned eatery from Beirut, has now opened in Dubai Hills, offering a refreshing vibe to the culinary scene of Dubai Hills. With a contemporary interior featuring wooden accents and olive-toned cushions, the restaurant offers a warm and vibrant atmosphere. The menu focuses on farm-to-table and organic ingredients, presenting dishes like Mushroom Soup, Mighty Shrimps, Salmon O Berry, and more. The Barnyard is a lifestyle hub that prioritises health-focused dining with a diverse menu catering to various preferences, including vegan and gluten-free options.

Location: Dubai Hills, Business Park, Dubai

3. Primi

Primi is a newly launched licensed Italian restaurant in City Walk, offering bold flavours and refined elegance that authentically embodies Italian cuisine. The menu boasts high-quality ingredients, offering a diverse range from freshly made pasta and pizza to seafood, salads, and delectable desserts.

Location: City Walk, Dubai

4. Bordo Mavi

Overlooking the boats and yachts of Jumeirah Fishing Harbour 1, Bordo Mavi offers a relaxed ambience and a menu embracing the essence of the ocean. Headed by Turkish fishmonger Ersan Yılmaz, the menu draws inspiration from coastal fishing village traditions and modern-day preparations, featuring 200-year-old recipes passed down through generations. The highlights include marinated gambero rosso with caviar, clam casserole in chilli garlic butter, tender grilled octopus with hazelnut and more, making it a haven for seafood lovers.

Location: Al Urouba St, Jumeirah Fishing Harbor 1, Jumeirah 2

5. Lila Taqueria

With the onset of winter, Lila Taqueria has announced a new pop-up at Keturah Reserve Rooftop in Dubai’s Meydan. Lila brings the vibrant flavours of Mexican cuisine to Dubai with authentic tacos and other street food must-haves. With sustainably sourced seafood, locally procured ingredients, and a dedication to authenticity, Lila delivers a genuine Mexican culinary experience. Enjoy this pop-up with stunning sunset views and a full view of the Burj Khalifa.

Location: MBR City, District 7, Nad Al Sheba 1