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The Ultimate Souk Al Marfa Restaurant Guide

Welcome to Souk Al Marfa, the vibrant marketplace nestled in the heart of Dubai. This bustling destination offers a delightful array of culinary experiences, with a wide range of restaurants to satisfy every palate.

In this comprehensive restaurant guide, we’ll explore the best dining options. Discover the hidden treasures of this food lover’s paradise and indulge in the diverse flavours of Dubai.

Restaurants in Souk Al Marfa

When dining at Souk Al Marfa, you’re in for a treat. The area boasts diverse restaurants, each one offering a unique culinary experience. Here are some of the top restaurants that you shouldn’t miss:

  1. Absher Restaurant: Let’s kick off the list with a popular Indian spot. Absher Restaurant has a wonderful selection of Indian dishes (small bites and big plates) for everyone to enjoy. 
  1. BEEBEE: Seafood is a must-have in Dubai, and BEEBEE does it like nobody else! Their concise menu offers popular choices that can be found in Thai cuisine, but with the BEEBEE twist.
  1. Dosa Express: Specialising in South Indian delicacies, Dosa Express is a hidden gem in Souk Al Marfa. Treat yourself to various dosas, idlis, and vadas made with authentic spices and flavours. Dosa Express is perfect for a casual dining experience with its cosy ambience and delectable offerings.
  1. ERABU: If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine, ERABU is the place to be. This contemporary restaurant offers a fusion of traditional and modern Japanese dishes. From sushi rolls to ramen bowls, your taste buds will revel in the artfully crafted creations. Experience the harmony of flavours and immerse yourself in the essence of Japanese dining.
  1. Fateema’s Kitchen: For delicious Thai dishes, Fateema’s Kitchen is a fantastic choice. Enjoy classic rice and noodle dishes that burst with flavour! Their Pad Thai and Vermicelli Spicy Salad are a popular choice among customers – but make sure to ask them to tone down the spice beforehand, it’s no joke here!
  1. House of Indonesia: Embark on a culinary adventure to Indonesia at House of Indonesia. This spot serves a variety of Indonesian delicacies, including nasi putih redang, siomay, and udang tempura. Immerse yourself in Indonesia’s rich culture and flavours as you enjoy a delightful dining experience.
  1. Indo Jawa: Indonesian cuisine is adored in Dubai – check out Indo Jawa to know why! Enjoy a variety of dishes and snacks, from Chilli Stuffed Beef soup, to Prawn fritters and much more. We highly recommend the Lotek, a Javanese salad with a slightly sweeter sauce than normal salads for the first-time taster.
  1. Krua Thai: There’s no shortage of Thai cuisine at Souk Al Marfa! At Krua Thai, enjoy the vibrant flavours of Thailand and indulge in a variety of Thai curries, stir-fries, and aromatic soups (especially the Tom Kha, a great way to beat the heat). Let Krua Thai transport you to the bustling streets of Bangkok with its dishes.
  1. MAAM SU SNACKS: For a quick bite or a tasty snack, head to MAAM SU SNACKS. This charming eatery offers a range of delectable Thai street food, including crispy spring rolls, fish cakes, and refreshing mango sticky rice with ice cream. Enjoy a delightful meal on the go or sit back and soak in the lively atmosphere.
  1. Maeokja: Maeokja takes you on a journey through the vibrant flavours of Korean cuisine. From sizzling barbecue dishes to comforting bibimbap, this restaurant showcases the diversity of Korean gastronomy. Experience the bold and savoury flavours of Korea at Maeokja. Hint: Their Gimal is a popular pick!
  1. Mong Mee See Suk: Mong Mee See Suk specialises in Thai desserts, so you can ensure a fantastic sweet treat after passing by any of the choices on the list. Enjoy a serving of Pang-Ping, roasted bread with a sweet topping (get yourself anything from sugar butter to oreo whip and more).
  1. Ploys: Ploy is a hidden gem for Thai food enthusiasts. This cosy restaurant offers a variety of Thai dishes, we especially like their rice dishes. Immerse yourself in Ploys’ warm and inviting atmosphere as you savour Thailand’s authentic taste.
  1. Smile Cuisine: Smile Cuisine is a popular restaurant in Souk Al Marfa, serving outstanding seafood! While you can order some Thai staples on the side, we highly recommend the Octopus and Mussels (make sure to get the Thai and Lemon Butter). If you’re having difficulty choosing, their staff will guide you to the best dish of your choice.
  1. Tasty KSD Restaurant: Tasty KSD Restaurant is a favourite among locals and tourists. With its extensive menu of South Indian dishes from Kerala, this restaurant offers a delightful dining experience. If you’d like a simple meal, pick the broasted chicken! For Chinese enthusiasts, they also have a section of Indo-Chinese dishes to choose from. Tasty KSD Restaurant always ensures a memorable meal.
  1. Thai Corner: As the name suggests, Thai Corner is your go-to destination for authentic Thai cuisine. You can indulge in a full three-course meal with salads, soups, and mains to pick and choose from. Indulge in various flavorful curries, aromatic stir-fries, and fragrant rice dishes for a taste of Thailand in Souk Al Marfa.

At Souk Al Marfa, the culinary options are endless. From Middle Eastern delights to authentic Indian and Asian cuisines, this vibrant marketplace has something to satisfy every craving. Explore the diverse range of restaurants and embark on a gastronomic journey through the flavours of Dubai.

Remember to take a break from your culinary exploration and visit the famous Deira Spice market in Dubai. Discover the aromatic world of spices, herbs, and flavours that enrich the cuisine of Souk Al Marfa.