Food is the best way to connect with people, be it by catching up with friends or spending time with family.
As Dubai is a melting pot of cultures and nationalities, with it come a variety of diverse food options, ideal to explore and a perfect way to bond with people.
Turkey is known for its beautiful scenic views and one of the main highlights when exploring a country are its delicious cuisine.
From manti, which are meat-stuffed dumplings, to pide which is a flatbread with various toppings, Turkish cuisine is a great option when you are looking for scrumptious food for the soul.
The cuisine is a fusion of Mediterranean, Asian, Middle Eastern and European cuisines and celebrates homemade cooking of authentic dishes.
Some of the common ingredients in Turkish cuisine are meat, fish, rice, eggplant, green peppers, onion, garlic and lentils.
If you are looking for some amazing restaurants to delight in Turkish cuisine without leaving Dubai, look no further.
Known as the bridge to Turkey, Bosporus is a great place to check out for delicious Turkish food. With multiple branches in Dubai including The Beach JBR, Jumeirah Road, Dubai Mall, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, City Centre Mirdif and Dubai Hills Mall, delight in dishes including breakfast platters, hummus with meat, ali nazik kebab, manti, salmon steak, yaprak New York steak and more.
Take a trip to Turkey without having to leave Dubai at Mado. With four Dubai locations at Dubai Hills Mall, Bluewaters Island, Jumeirah Road and Dubai Mall, enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner options with dishes including fried eggs with soujouk, eggs with meat, fried kibbe with potato, grilled halloumi with green apple, lamb chops, hanging skewers and more. The restaurant is also known for serving delicious and traditional Turkish ice cream and has options from ice cream macaron, ice cream sandwiches, cakes and more.
Grand Bazaar Turkish
Located in City Centre Me'aisem, Grand Bazaar offers diners with a unique spin on food with delicious Turkish cuisine and a Neapolitan pizzeria. Made with 100% Turkish and Italian ingredients, tuck into dishes from burrata salad, GB pide, saslik, sade doner, adana kebab, havuc dilim baklava, kunafe and more.
Kapadokya Turkish Kitchen
Kapadokya Turkish Kitchen, located at Rose Park Hotel in Al Barsha, is known for serving authentic Turkish cuisine. Diners can enjoy views of Dubai while sitting outside or opt to sit indoors, and tuck into dishes including handmade dolma manti, saksuka, tavuk kebab, domates kebab, kofte sandwich, kunafe and more.
ZouZou is a great place to check out for diners that are looking for a fusion of delicious Turkish and Lebanese flavours. The restaurant has three Dubai branches located in Dubai Mall, Dubai Hills Mall and The Beach JBR. While at the restaurant, enjoy a mouthwatering menu with dishes including su boregi, strawberry rocca salad, nakanek with pomegranate sauce, pide cheese with sujok, celtik kebab, seabass with cream potato, vine leaves with lamb chops and more.
If you are looking for a place to dine, then Gunaydin is the place to visit. Located at Souk Al Bahar and Bluewaters Island, enjoy the spectacular views of Dubai's iconic landmarks, Burj Khalifa and Ain Dubai. The restaurant started out as a small artisan butcher shop and now serves delicious Turkish dishes to all that visit. Relish in dishes including doner pide, lamb ribs, tenderloin strips, and more.
Sultan Saray, located beside Metropolitan Hotel, Al Thanya Street, is the spot to visit if you looking for upscale dining serving mouthwatering and authentic Turkish flavours. The restaurant is perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat or catching up with friends or family. Tuck into dishes including meat cheddar spinach pide, grilled kibbe, cheese borek, kebab casserole, meat in a jar and more.
Located at Boulevard Pointe in Downtown Dubai, CZN Burak is a great place to enjoy the delicious cooking by Chef CZN Burak. The chef went viral for his unique take on cooking delicious Turkish and Syrian dishes and making it in large batches and sharing them on social media. While at the restaurant, delight in amazing dishes including eggplant shaksuka, vine leaves dolma, salted roasted lamb shoulder, perde pilav with chicken, beef shish, meter kebab and more.
Turkish Village, located at Jumeirah 1 and Dubai Festival City Mall, is a great place to enjoy delicious Turkish cuisine. The restaurant offers delicious and authentic home cooked meals and amazing dishes including adana meter kebab, full lamb tandoor, chicken urfa iskender kebab, clay pot meat in cream sauce and more.
Located at City Walk, Boaz Dubai is the perfect spot to transport yourself to Istanbul, without leaving Dubai. Delight in a scrumptious breakfast and a la carte menu with dishes including mushroom pide, prawn casserole, chicken shish, manti and more.
BESH Turkish Kitchen
Situated at Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, BESH is a lovely place to spend time with friends and family over delicious tastes from Istanbul. The restaurant serves scrumptious and authentic dishes including uzun pide, pideli kofte, beyti sarma, kesme dondurma, izgara tavuk and more.
Rüya Dubai, located at St Regis Dubai The Palm is a great place for those looking for a fun yet relaxing place to dine. The restaurant serves diners traditional dishes with a modern take that represent the Anatolian peninsula. Delight in amazing dishes including borek, lamb cutlets, lakerda, Turkish spoon salad, courgette dolma and more.
Mercan Restaurant Dubai
Situated at Nasaq Street Marina Promenade, Mercan Restaurant Dubai is an amazing place to try out when looking for scrumptious Turkish street food. The restaurant offers delicious flavours and dishes with a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu including cheese roll borek, Turkish dynamite shrimp, beef and cheese pide, lokum, cigkofte wrap and more.
Asil Dubai is an amazing place to check out for mouthwatering fusion of Turkish, Lebanese and Moroccan food. Located at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, the restaurant takes inspiration for its interiors from the architecture of Middle Eastern countries. While at the restaurant, tuck into delicious options including burrata, grilled octopus, grilled seafood platter, lobster couscous, beef shashlisk and more.
Are you looking for a great fine dining experience where Turkish and Mediterranean flavours sing? Well, the newly opened Lalezar is the place to check out. Located in Downtown Dubai, delight in indoor and outdoor dining and tuck into traditional dishes with a modern touch including Turkish pistachio kebab, beef Wellington, slow cooked lamb shank and more.
Nusr-Et, located at Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach, although known for being a great steakhouse, serves delicious Turkish cuisine. Having gone viral on social media as Salt Bae, for his unique way of seasoning meat, the restaurant is the place to visit for delicious dining. Relish in dishes including golden steak, lokum, kafes and more.
Located at Jumeirah Street in Umm Suqueim, KAFTAN Restaurant is a great one to enjoy amazing Turkish and Anatolian cuisine. With breakfast lunch and dinner options available, delight in dishes including sikma, dolunay, dana kadiyif, simit katmer, pasa kadiyif and more.
Baba Iskender Restaurant
When on the hunt for a healthy restaurant with mouth watering Turkish flavours, Baba Iskender Restaurant is a brilliant place to visit. Located at Dubai Festival City Mall, tuck into delicious dishes including ali nazik kebab, kofte, manti, kunafe, hummus with doner, vine leaves and more.