SPONSORED: Meet NONYA, your next Pan-Asian favourite for the summer
The Dubai summer is slowly peeking its way— compelling us in the comforts of the cool indoors with a dire need of a venue loaded with escapism. Enter: NONYA, a chic contemporary Pan-Asian restaurant and bar that promises to be JLT’s newest favourite haunt.
Located on the 44th floor of Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, it features Singaporean and Malaysian influences at every turn of its lush indoor dining area, two full bars, and private dining areas. And thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, it also boasts striking views of Marina and Emirates Golf Club while offering respite from the heat.
Explaining the culinary DNA of this new venue, Head Chef Kong Sieng Yeuh says, “What sets NONYA apart from other Pan-Asian restaurants in Dubai is that NONYA is a culture; NONYA blends aesthetics, flavours, specially imported ingredients and cooking methods from Singapore, Malaysia, China and other parts of Southeast Asia into delectable and surprising yet authentic and comforting dishes with a contemporary spin.” The food is prepared by a team as culturally diverse as the restaurant’s menu, each person bringing authentic craftsmanship and culinary skills to the table.
Anticipate time-honoured dishes such as the well-loved NONYA Chicken Curry, Hainanese Chicken, Singaporean Chili Crab, and a comforting bowl of Singaporean Laksa. “One must not leave NONYA without trying our signature dishes. The myriad of flavours – from savoury, sour, and spicy with a hint of sweetness – are uniquely satisfying yet would leave you wanting for more,” added Chef Kong.
Meanwhile, the drinks menu is as vibrant and varied as its cuisine and interiors, so you can expect to choose from an exciting range of handcrafted cocktails, Asian malts, sakes, beers, wines, and spirits.
NONYA brings various happenings throughout the week, starting with After Work drinks for AED 98, which includes options of three drinks or two drinks and two bar bites from 5pm to 8pm Mondays to Fridays. Ladies Night, meanwhile, takes place every Thursday, with unlimited beverages and a 50 percent discount on food priced at AED 158 or AED 228 for a three-course meal with three beverages and live music from the duo of Henrick Solera and Lisette Vega from 7pm to 11pm.
Ending the week is the obligatory Saturday brunch in partnership with brunch specialists Secret Parties. Dubbed the Secret Circus Brunch, guests will enjoy a lavish four-course contemporary Asian brunch menu with packages starting from AED 299 from 1pm to 4pm. Anticipate heart-pounding live circus acts with guest DJs to keep you entertained all afternoon, leading to afterparty drinks at AED 150.
NONYA is open Sunday to Thursday from 5pm to 1am, Fridays from 3pm to 3am, and on Saturdays from 1pm to 3am.
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