The local outpost of this global entity is now open at Address Beach Resort.
Often dismissed and portrayed as cheap and fast, Chinese cuisine is older, richer and more diverse than the average diner realises – as evidenced by the menu at Mott 32. The acclaimed Cantonese restaurant has opened the doors to its Dubai outpost, now boasting eight locations worldwide. Operated by Sunset Hospitality Group and located on the 73rd floor of the Address Beach Resort in JBR, Mott 32 Dubai celebrates the culture and food of modern Hong Kong, marrying traditional Chinese cookery and modern culinary innovation. Incidentally, the venue is named after the address of Manhattan’s first Chinese convenience store, which opened in 1891. Inspiration for the dynamic cosmopolitan vibe hails from the spot that marks the centre of the city’s Chinatown today.
The kitchens across all Mott 32 restaurants globally are helmed by Group Chinese Executive Chef, Lee Man Sing. The highly respected Cantonese chef sources fresh ingredients from sustainable producers to maintain the quality of the food from both local and overseas suppliers. In turn, the menu at Mott 32 illustrates his masterful skills in creating ethical menus that boast outstanding traditional Chinese dishes with Western cooking techniques and elegant presentation. Closer to home, Frankie Yang Tao has been appointed as Executive Chef at Mott 32 Dubai and is committed to Chef Lee Man Sing’s forward-looking approach to Chinese cuisine.
Diners can look forward to a traditional menu that pays homage to the brand’s culinary creativity, savouring bold flavours of Mott 32’s gastronomy through adapted versions of its classic dishes. Here, signature dishes include the famed Mott 32 Apple Wood Roasted Peking Duck, taking 48 hours to prepare and expertly carved for patrons tableside, as well as jasmine-smoked black cod, a selection of dim sum freshly made daily, and plant-based options for those looking for a more sustainable approach. As for signature cocktails? The Fujian Negroni, Hanami, and Forbidden Rose are on the menu, all of which come with views across Bluewater Island, Palm Jumeirah and Ain Dubai from the restaurant’s open-air terrace.
Designed by the team at Joyce Wang Studio, the opulent East-meets-West Mott 32 seamlessly fuses a lofty New York industrial style with the grand cityscape of Hong Kong. Telling the story of Hong Kong’s past, the space is imbued with a sleekness and elegance, paying homage to the traditional Chinese aesthetic of the original Mott 32. Leaning into the elevated, sky-high location and ocean view of Mott 32 Dubai, Joyce Wang Studio has introduced an airy, ethereal aesthetic with roots in nature, thereby uniting the design concept with the natural surroundings visible through large sliding doors and the urban jungle terrace.
For exclusive dinners and large group events, two semi-private rooms – the Lotus Room and the Amber Room – are available, both of which can accommodate up to 26 guests. For complete privacy, the Opal Room (which has floor-to-ceiling windows boasting stunning views of the sea and city skyline) can host up to ten guests. Looking to linger? The mood shifts after 9pm as the acoustic is turned up, venturing into jazz fusion and neo-funk, and transforming the atmosphere into one that’s vibrant and energetic.