Top 5 most expensive restaurants in Dubai

Fancy dining in at one of the top notch restaurants in Dubai? Look no further as we present the top 5 ones to you

23 May 2018, words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Lifestyle

Top 5 most expensive restaurants in Dubai

The Middle Eastern hotspot of Dubai is home to endless luxury and high-end retail, entertainment and dining options from around the world. If you have a deep pocket and looking out for the top notch and most expensive restaurants to dine in Dubai, Luxhabitat's guide will help you make your choice.

1. Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm

Top 5 most expensive restaurants in Dubai
Photo Credit: Atlantis The Palm

The underwater bar and restaurant, Ossiano, located at the Atlantis The Palm is the most expensive restaurant in Dubai. The restaurant offers its diners with luxurious and elegant dining experience which include breathtaking views of the Ambassador Lagoon right from their table. Located on the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah, it specialises in seafood delicacies and is known to be a place where fine dining combines with artistic brilliance, creating an intimate and romantic setting. 

The imaginative cocktails and mocktails that the restaurant serves are made of the finest of spirits and are mixed with subtle flavours of sparkling date juice, aromatic basil, fresh figs, exotic hibiscus and fragrantly delicate notes of lavender. Phenomenal electric sounds and vocal talents that the restaurant has on offer add to the entire dining experience. 

Avg. cost for two: AED 1400

Where: Atlantis The Palm

Contact: 04-462 2626

2. Nathan Outlaw at al mahara, burj al arab

Top 5 most expensive restaurants in Dubai
Photo Credit: Nathan Outlaw at Mahara

The second most expensive restaurant in Dubai, Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, featuring the award-winning chef from England Nathan Outlaw, is a part of none other than the iconic Burj Al Arab at Jumeirah. Diners are complemented with a relaxed atmosphere where they can relish the lip-smacking dishes as well as open-air waterfront patio tables, where they can enjoy the signature beverages that they offer. 

Said to serve the best seafood in town, the restaurant is known for their unique cooking style and the touch of simplicity with which the signature dishes are prepared. 

Avg. cost for two: AED 1300

Where: Burj Al Arab

Contact: 04-301 7600/ [email protected]

3. Kohantei, Dubai Opera

Top 5 most expensive restaurants in Dubai
Photo Credit: Kohantei

The only Japanese restaurant in the UAE to offer fine dining 'kaiseki' experience, Kohantei, is located at the heart of Downtown Dubai. They serve elegant and delicate traditional Japanese dishes using the finest of produces, procured all the way from Japan. The restaurant also offers a multi-course menu that is hand-crafted from fresh seasonal ingredients, which is an embodiment of the spirit of Omotenashi, the spirit of Japanese hospitality. 

Featuring three dining rooms and an exclusive banqueting area with five tables, Kohantei has on display handmade and storied Japanese artwork, that adorn its wall, along with sliding shoji doors and tatami flooring, in order to provide the guests with an authentic Japanese dining experience. 

Avg. cost for two: Dh 1180

Where: Dubai Opera

Contact: 04-243 4951/ [email protected]

4. al iwan, burj al arab

Top 5 most expensive restaurants in Dubai
Photo Credit: Jumeirah

Al Iwan offers Arabic buffet featuring an extensive range of traditional and lip-smacking Arabian delicacies. Situated in the iconic Burj Al Arab at Jumeirah, the restaurant provides its guests with arabesque ambience with golden columns and exotic interiors. 

Aromatically blending flavours and spices, Al Iwan is ideal for a fine dining experience, be it a scenic lunch or a romantic candlelight dinner. 

Avg. cost for two: AED 1000

Where: Burj Al Arab

Contact: 04-301 7600/ [email protected]

5. Al Muntaha, burj al arab

Top 5 most expensive restaurants in Dubai
Photo Credit: Jumeirah

Located on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab, Al Muntaha, offers stunning views of the Jumeirah Beach, The Palm Jumeirah and World Islands, which the diners can enjoy while relishing the delicacies that the restaurant's sumptuous menu has on offer.  

The restaurant features a variety of options in their buffet, which leaves the diners spoilt for choice. The dishes are prepared by blending the best of ingredients with innovation and style, that perfectly define the modern French cuisine. 

Avg. cost for two: AED 1000

Where: Burj Al Arab

Contact: 04-301 7600/ [email protected]