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One of the terrific things about Dubai is the sheer variety. This is especially the case when it comes to places to eat, and if you’re a fan of Asian cooking styles then Dubai certainly won’t disappoint. Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine lovers will all be in their element. Here are just a few Asian-inspired restaurants you’ll want to try out while you’re in Dubai.

1. Cargo Restaurant Dubai

This upmarket restaurant is the perfect place in Dubai to sample Asian street food at its finest. Diners can select a table at the stylish terrace overlooking the water, which makes a great setting for dishes that are inspired by the flavors of Asia. It’s a nice venue to mix and match flavors. Some of the dishes that you can enjoy at Cargo Restaurant Dubai include chicken dumplings from China, fried ebi from Japan and classic pad Thai from Thailand, which is given a unique twist with pieces of delicious smoked duck.

2. Blue Jade

Decadent dining doesn’t come much better than this. Every inch of this elegant restaurant speaks of style and sophistication. Located in the Ritz Carlton hotel, Blue Jade takes diners on a culinary journey into the Far East with delicious dishes. Sushi lovers can take their pick from elegant treats at the restaurant’s central sushi station.

3. Asia Asia

Stepping inside this chic restaurant is like wandering into an upmarket restaurant in China, and the décor is extremely elegant. Dishes you might like to treat your taste buds to are scallop ceviche, spicy salmon maki and calamari cooked in the traditional Thai way with a spicy side sauce that is ideal for diners who like a bit of heat.

4. Wox

Take a seat in the atrium garden of the Grand Hyatt Dubai to enjoy food based on the simple yet very satisfying dishes served at street hawker carts all over South East Asia. All of the dishes are freshly prepared and include Asian soup, noodle and wok dishes and the gourmet twists that are put on the dishes here make Wox one of the most celebrated restaurants in the whole of Dubai.

5. Blue Elephant

This restaurant offers Thai cuisine at its best and has won awards for its dishes and service. The range of dishes that are offered here is impressive and includes spicy prawn soup with chili and lemongrass, pad Thai and green curry. The Saturday lunchtime buffet is the perfect time to sample a host of dishes while soaking up the restaurant’s stylish setting.

Dubai is definitely a place where adventurous eaters can be happy. While out here, lovers of Asian cuisine can be sure of a full stomach.

Images by George Ariolla and Lars Plougmann, used under Creative Commons license

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Renuka Singh

I am intrigued by Asia Asia. Sounds cool! Thanks for this list. Shall keep it handy if and when I visit Dubai.