Area: Dubai Marina, Dubai
Buddha Bar provides a kaleidoscope of colours, textures, tastes and the unmistakable lounge music that owes its roots to the original Buddha Bar in Paris.
The vaulted ceiling and burnished gold walls of the main bar and dining room is a spectacular sight. The room is dominated by a four-metre high gold statue, specially commissioned in Thailand for Buddha Bar Dubai and a 20-metre floor-to-ceiling glass window dressed with velvet drapes.
The menu blends culinary essences of Thailand, China and Japan with seasonal Arabian ingredients to create light, flavourful cuisine. Dishes are served platter-style, perfect to share.
Behind the main dining room, a sushi bar with tatami-style seating offers Oriental dining and intimate areas, allowing guests to be secluded. The mezzanine floor and Zen lounge is the perfect vantage point to see the stylish Dubai crowd in full flow. On weekends, these are the hottest tables in the house.
Price rating: $$$$