One of the things Dubai is known for is being an international hub of culture and talent. When you think of this metropolitan city, you think of diversity, glamour, and business. Well, it’s no wonder that so many celebrity chefs have found it to be the ideal destination for their restaurants. If you’re a foodie or maybe just someone who enjoys a gourmet dinner every once in a while, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the top 10 celebrity chef restaurants in Dubai.
1. Akira Back – Akira Back
Michelin Star Chef Akira Back is expanding his worldwide portfolio with his self-titled restaurant at W The Palm. Chef Back’s success is fuelled by an exceptional 20-year culinary history, garnering multiple prizes and worldwide media attention. He is known for his inventive interpretations of Asian food with American influences. Chef Back’s restaurants represent traditional cuisine, always showcasing creative dishes that employ the finest ingredients from the world’s top purveyors and fostering a culture of world-class service in a friendly setting.
2. Gordon Ramsey – Hell’s Kitchen and Bread Street Kitchen
Internationally renowned, multi-Michelin Star Chef Gordon Ramsay has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe, from the UK and France to Singapore and finally, the United Arab Emirates. As a star of the small screen internationally, with shows such as Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, and MasterChef, his name has become synonymous with excellence. His two restaurants in Dubai, Hell’s Kitchen and Bread Street Kitchen, are located at Ceasers Palace and Atlantis, respectively.
3. CZN Burak – CznBurak
With the ride of social media and viral videos, Chef CZN Burak made his way into the spotlight. Known for his massive meals and his kind, smiling eyes, he took the internet by the storm. Bringing his turkish cuisine to Dubai, the hype surrounding his restaurant was unbelievable. People queued in line for hours, hoping to get a glimpse of the famous chef. His restaurant, situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai, has seen a slew of celebrities since its opening in 2020. The chef also has two burger restaurants in the city as well.
4. Jamie Oliver – Jamie’s Pizzeria
Although his restaurant empire has lost its touch over the years, Jamie Oliver is a household name in the world of celebrity chefs. Alongside Gordon Ramsey, the two have arguably reached a level of celebrity status beyond the norm. You can catch a glimpse of his culinary taste at Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria in JLT, with two new branches opening soon in Dubai Mall and Dubai Hills Mall.
5. Jason Atherton – Marina Social
The British Michelin Star Chef Jason Atherton, runs restaurants in London, New York, Shanghai, and St. Moritz. He introduces his sophisticated European sensibilities to Marina Social, located at the InterContinental Dubai Marina. Grab a beef Wellington for two, or let the kitchen handle your dinner with the ‘Feed Me’ menu.
6. Joel Robuchon – L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Joel Robuchon, who has 31 Michelin stars across his restaurants, has dedicated his name to a Dubai restaurant for the very first time, with his protégé in charge of the kitchen. The fine-dining establishment, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, is as opulent as you’d expect in the glitzy surroundings of DIFC.
7. Nobu Matsuhisa – Nobu
The world-famous Nobu restaurants found their way to the glamorous city of Dubai, by the world’s most famous chef, Nobu Matsuhisa. As part of his 49 restaurants around the world, his Nobu Dubai can be found in Atlantis. Diners are fed a blend of traditional Japanese and Peruvian foods. Nobu’s trademark miso-marinated black fish is highly praised.
8. Nusret Gökçe – Nusret
With his viral videos of him seasoning meat having circulated the internet, becoming memes and an identifiable character himself, Turkish Chef Nusret Gökçe took his popular status to open up one of the most visited restaurants in Dubai. Self-titled as Nusret, the restaurant requires advanced booking and offers the finest of meals to its diners.
9. Vineet Bhatia – Indigo and Indya
Indian Michelin Star Ched Vineet Bhatia is a world-respected chef, even showing up as a judge on the show “Final Table”. A pioneer in his field, he brings his cutting-edge cuisine to the fore at two Dubai restaurants, Indego by Vineet and Indya by Vineet. In gorgeously vibrant dining rooms, expect colorful, emotive representations of India’s culinary heritage.
10. Gary Rhodes – Rhodes W1 and Rhodes Twenty10
Located in Dubai Marina, these restaurants are one of the city’s most renowned celebrity chef eateries! Chef Gary Rhodes founded Rhodes Twenty10, a steakhouse serving the finest steaks in town. This is one of the most popular Michelin-starred restaurants in Dubai. Gary Rhodes, who died in 2019, was one of Dubai’s most well-known celebrity chefs, with over 35 years of experience in the industry. His great legacy lives on at Rhodes Twenty10 and Rhodes W1 at the Grosvenor Hotel in Dubai.