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The Least Expensive MICHELIN-Selected Restaurants In Dubai

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Nothing beats having a quality meal that’s also pocket-friendly. The MICHELIN inspectors guide us to MICHELIN restaurants in the Dubai inaugural selection that will set you back to less than AED200 per person.
Updated on 19 February 2024

Dining at a restaurant featured in the MICHELIN Guide doesn’t need to break the bank. In Dubai, there’s a wide range of restaurants where you can treat yourself to a delicious, fulfilling meal that is easy on the wallet.

The city is home to several eateries where you can enjoy a dining experience for a reasonable price without compromising on quality – something that our inspectors noted on their field visits.

Here’s a look at the least expensive restaurants that our anonymous experts recommend in this city. Whether dining alone or with family and friends, you can find many budget-friendly options. Read on to learn more.

Shop 02, Jumeirah Fishing Harbour 1, Al Urouba St​reet, Dubai
$ · Japanese Contemporary

Overlooking the Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, this restaurant features an open kitchen and simple décor. 3Fils offers original Asian-inspired small plates that are perfect for sharing. The à la carte menu features options for every budget. Try the Seaweed Salad (AED 32), Hokkaido Scallops (AED 58), Wings with Togarashi (AED 43), and Dragon Shrimp Tempura (AED 44) – delicious and affordable.

Al Seef unit P3-07-02, Dubai
$ · Emirati Cuisine

This local hotspot introduces authentic Emirati cuisine to a wider audience and offers a better understanding of the country’s food culture. Grab the Salatat Al Fanar salad (AED 38), sample the Koftat Samak, or share the mixed appetiser platter, followed by the traditional Emirati machboos with either shrimp, chicken or beef, or even the Saloona pot stew. End the meal on a sweet note with Asidat Al Tamor (Emirati dates pudding, AED 30) that will easily serve two.

Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant
Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai
$ · Emirati Cuisine

Set in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant is an Emirati establishment that gives you a taste of local food heritage. Staff dressed in traditional attire welcome you as you enter tthe restaurant, and chefs prepare fresh bread as you wait for your food to be served. Make sure to try the vibrant Jer Jer salad. The Lamb Saloona or Kingfish Biryani – each enough for two or three — is a must-order, and save room for the Wok-Fried Luqaimat made in front of your eyes.

Bait Maryam
Cluster D Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai
$ · Middle Eastern

Named after chef-owner Salam Dakkak’s mother, this cosy restaurant offers a warm welcome and home-style Levantine dishes cooked with love. Be prepared to munch on delicious, freshly baked Arabic bread, and try out the daily special. The Chicken Maqluba is a must-have if you are lucky enough to find it on the menu on the day of your visit. Don’t leave without ordering the show-stopping Kunafa with pistachio.

Bombay Bungalow
The Beach Mall, Unit 2301, JBR Walk,, Dubai
$ · Indian

Located right by the beach in The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence, Bombay Bungalow is all about Indian street food. Don’t miss the Guac Pani Poori – enough to share (even if you’d like it all for yourself!). The restaurant serves generous portions of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian classic curries starting from AED 40 upwards. The seasonal lunch menu of salad, appetiser and main for AED 75 is a steal. Do some space for the Kulfi Falooda.

The Onyx Tower 2, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
$ · Japanese

Set in The Onyx Tower 2 in The Greens, this homegrown restaurant is helmed by Indian chef-owner Neha Mishra, also known as the ‘ramen queen’. Five ramen dishes underpin Kinoya’s menu, which also features other Japanese classics including sushi, sashimi, robata and tempura. Order the Spicy Edamame (AED 26), try the regular size signature Shio Paitan Ramen (AED 55) and finish your meal with the Masu Parfait (AED 45) if you have a sweet tooth – and you won’t have to bust your budget while at it.