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Dubai has no shortage of Middle Eastern restaurants. Still, there’s a new spot in town looking to change perceptions when it comes to gorging on your favourite Lebanese, Turkish and Moroccan specialities.
Asil at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR presents diners with a multi-faceted venue combining restaurant, lounge, stage and terrace with effortless ease. Boasting an elegant charm and captivating warmth through an intricate combination of textiles and mood lighting, Asil has created an atmosphere that feels both inviting and exotic.
In a fast-paced city vying for the attention of visitors and residents, Asil does a remarkable job of blending food, music and entertainment into one seamless experience. Much like the venue, the cuisine blends the traditional with a modern approach and guests can expect a culinary offering showcasing authentic flavours presented with a creative and contemporary twist.
Asil’s intricate menu provides diners with a culinary journey through the Middle East and North Africa, fusing Arabesque cuisine via an exciting blend of delectably rich dishes that blend Turkish spices, Lebanese flavours and Moroccan tastes. The food has been designed with sharing in mind and is served family-style, providing the opportunity to try a little bit of everything. The mezze selection combines exciting choices with classics such as hommous, moutabel and köpoğlu – a plate of fried aubergine cubes, buffalo yoghurt, garlic and a beautiful candied tomato jam.
Main courses comprise of items from the sea, from the grill and a collection of Oriental Signatures. The pan-fried kadayif seabass covers a beautifully seasoned piece of fish with kadayif noodles. Meanwhile, Asil’s chicken tagine defines comfort food, with tender braised chicken accompanied by saffron potatoes, preserved lemon and olives. Those expecting grills and kebabs will be delighted by the ten options available, prepared with tableside theatrics.
Asil, which means ‘noble’ in Turkish, is a restaurant that certainly lives up to the name. Characterised by colourful homely interiors, efficient service and an interactive dining experience, the venue transitions effortlessly between restaurant and nightlife space.
The lounge and terrace resemble a modern majlis for a more laidback vibe and are ideal for intimate gatherings with friends in a secluded and exclusive setting, or there’s the expansive outdoor terrace for sundowners.
A sure-fire crowd-pleaser, it’s easy to see why Asil is currently ranked as the number one restaurant in Dubai on TripAdvisor.