This chaotic extend in Jumeirah is punching effectively earlier mentioned its weight in the food and coffee stakes…

Al Wasl Highway in Jumeriah is going through a foodie renaissance, with a stack of outstanding restaurants and cafes opening a short while ago. From genuine Portuguese to present-day Japanese, Barcelona-born cafes to Australian-accented espresso shops, this bustling strip has turn into a single of Dubai’s most exciting dining destinations.

Here are 10 of the very best Al Wasl Road dining places and cafes to check out out proper now…

Lana Lusa

Established in the new Wasl 51 progress in Jumeirah 1, Lana Lusa is likely the most beautiful restaurant that opened in 2020. Every thing has been painstakingly tailor made-manufactured by Portuguese artisans particularly for the venue, and the menu options loved ones recipes from founder Jessica Viveiro. Feel bacalhau croquettes, garlic prawns, and flaky pastel de natas. Read through our full evaluate of Lana Lusa listed here.

Lana Lusa, Wasl 51, Jumeirah 1, day-to-day 8am to 11pm. Tel: ()4 380 1515. @lanalusadxb


The 3rd branch of photogenic Saya Caffe has now opened in Wasl 51. Anticipate the brand’s signature explosion of pink blooms, Instagrammable interiors (together with a black-and-white 2D home), scorching beverages and desserts.

Saya Caffe, Wasl 51, Jumeirah 1, each day 9am to 1am. 

Brunch & Cake

Just a number of doors down, Barcelona transplant Brunch & Cake also courts the Instagram crowd, with its spectacular interiors and eye-popping dishes. You can even dine in these bubble domes, overlooking Al Wasl Street.

Brunch & Cake, Al Wasl, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, Sun to Wed 8am to 10pm, Thu to Sat 8am to 10.30pm. Tel: 800 4726362. @brunchandcakedubai

Permanently Rose

Although we’re nonetheless on the topic of Instagram, For good Rose cafe at Boxpark is a really serious contender for the city’s prettiest eatery. The monochrome 2D interiors will make you feel like you are eating in a storybook, with the odd pop of colour courtesy of deep-pink roses and pastel rather cakes. The mushroom risotto with musakhan hen is a person of the tastiest cross-cultural mash-ups we’ve encountered.

Permanently Rose Cafe, Al Wasl Rd, Boxpark, each day 8am to 11pm. @foreverrosecafe

Goldfish Sushi & Yakitori

We’ve been pondering in which chef Akmal Anuar (of 3 Fils fame) would pop up up coming – and now we have to ponder no much more, with the news that he’s heading up the kitchen at manufacturer-spanking Goldfish Sushi & Yakitori. Situated in the Galleria Shopping mall, Goldfish promises up to date Japanese flavours in a informal location. Stay tuned for our whole review…

Goldfish Sushi & Yakitori, The Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Rd, each day noon to midnight. @goldfishdubai


Named following the lush hinterland encompassing Byron Bay, Australia, this urban-chic eatery features beautifully introduced dishes that flavor as excellent as they search. Check out from Friday to Sunday to sample weekend breakfast specials, this sort of as Moroccan eggs or eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and housemade hollandaise sauce.

Myocum, No. 45 Dar Wasl Shopping mall, Al Wasl Rd, 8am to 9pm (coffee from 7am). @myocum_dubai

Reif Kushiyaki

Also in Dar Wasl Mall, Reif Kushiyaki provides a chopping-edge get on avenue food items, from namesake chef Reif Othman. Purchase katsu sandwiches, chargrilled skewers of rooster, beef or greens, and hearty bowls of ramen and truffled udon.

Reif Kushiyaki, Dar Wasl Shopping mall, Al Wasl Rd, daily noon to 11pm. @reifkushiyaki


This hidden Jumeirah gem flies beneath the radar, but for these in the know it’s rated as just one of the greatest spots to try Kobe beef in Dubai. You’ll also uncover gluten-cost-free convenience foodstuff, these types of as burgers, pizzas and cakes, homemade cola, and a choice of Japanese groceries.

Kobeya, Wasl Vita Shopping Mall, Al Wasl Rd, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thu and Fri 10am to midnight. @kobeya_kitchen area

Late Lounge

It could only be in comfortable-opening phase, but clean-confronted Late Lounge is previously producing a excitement, drawing the crowds in for Benedict-loaded croissants, tacky toasts and Turkish eggs. Nab a place on the sun-kissed timber deck for espresso and primary people looking at.

Late Lounge, Al Wasl Rd (opp Dar Wasl Shopping mall), daily 10am to 10pm (comfortable opening – dollars only).


Another new cafe that ticks every single design and style box is Have at Boxpark. Inside, it is all polished concrete, whitewashed partitions and neutral linens, with beautifully curated photograph opps at each and every switch. There’s also an expansive terrace overlooking Al Wasl Road, the place scores of Jumeirah residents flock each evening for specialty coffees as the sunlight sets. When we frequented all through soft opening, the support sad to say fell shorter of the setting, but we’ll be back to test it out once it is experienced a likelihood to settle into its place.

Have, Boxpark, Al Wasl Rd, day-to-day 7am to midnight.