At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Dubai's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Asian food in Dubai, we head to Blue Elephant - a reader favorite - or we count on ET Sushi's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Asian cuisine.

ET Sushi


Mixing sushi with modern convenience – that is the shtick at Emirates Towers Sushi, one of business district's trendier lunch eateries. Colorful plates of maki sushi, nigiri sushi, matto maki, rainbow maki and California rolls ride out to...  Read More



For terrific Thai cuisine, look no further than the exotic Thai Bistro. Authentic dishes are prepared from scratch using traditional cooking techniques and fresh ingredients. Specialties include chicken and fish curries served with vegetable...  Read More

Blue Elephant


Widely regarded as one of Dubai's finest Thai restaurants, the distinctive Blue Elephant features a tranquil waterfall, exotic flowers and greenery, and intricate stained wood accents, creating the illusion that you're not in Dubai but in some...  Read More



An ornate dining room featuring rich dark wood furniture, intricately designed pillars and molding, and elegant table settings, the Dusit Dubai's signature restaurant offers diners a chance to experience fine Royal Thai cuisine and hospitality...  Read More



Some of Dubai's most highly regarded sushi is served here Tuesday and Friday-Sunday evenings. The view may be a disappointment (a wall blocks the bustling creek banks), but the authentic atmosphere and exceptional menu are sure to please.

Thai Kitchen


Thai Kitchen seduces guests with arabesque arches and candlelit passages. Then it tantalizes them with wave after wave of aromas that emanate from the open kitchen. Finally, meals are presented in a variety of small celadon cups, plates and...  Read More

The Noodle House


The Noodle House serves up fun and affordable dining, with its 'tick box' menus and back-to-school-style lengthy benches and tables (the former are unfortunately not the last word in comfort). The unpretentious vibe and insistence on quality...  Read More



Few Chinese restaurants boast such a grand staircase entrance, and the menu is equally appealing from top to bottom. Enjoy a feast of 'New Chinese' flavors from the à la carte menu while you soak up views of the resort's canal by day and...  Read More



Some venues score well on setting, others on food: the Bamboo Lagoon is one of the few to excel – and then some – in both categories. Why not impress your date by sashaying across this Polynesian retreat's wooden bridge, with water features...  Read More



This is one of the most impressive chains in the city, with outlets in many of the major malls. If you're in one of those moods when you don't know what to eat, Japengo will give you plenty of food for thought with its abundant Italian, Asian...  Read More