Osteria Funkcoolio in Dubai: Chef Akmal will open a new Italian restaurant 

Located in Port de La Mer, the concept combines Italian and Japanese influences. 

Dubai, we have some exciting food news. Chef Akmal Anuar has announced that he is opening a new restaurant, Osteria Funkcoolio. Located in Port de La Mer, the Italian restaurant combines Japanese influences and will open before the end of the year. 

Osteria Funkcoolio is located by the sea, and it will accommodate only 30 guests. The restaurant looks set to be a swanky spot with chandeliers, red leather booths and white tablecloths. Plus, it contains an emerald ceiling, dark wood panelled walls, and white and green tiled floors, 

Osteria Funkcoolio

Akmal shared on social media: “Proudly announcing what’s coming end of this year. Tucked away in the beautiful new @dubaiholding development #PortDeLaMer I present an intimate 30-seater Italian restaurant defying convention in favour of innovative Itameshi creations, where Italian cuisine meets the best of Japanese Kyoto ingredients.

Osteria Funkcoolio is a definition of cool, shattering the BS, daring to shake up things, explore and be inspired. Stay tuned and we cannot wait to welcome our best Friends and Famiglia soon!”

Osteria Funkcoolio

Akmal is known for creating exciting homegrown concepts, which have received critical acclaim. He was behind the acclaimed 3Fils, which ranked at number one in the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2022. He is currently behind 11 Woodfire, which holds one MICHELIN Star. The restaurant includes an open kitchen and grill, and serves grilled vegetables, seafood and meat. 

Check in with FACT for the latest restaurant news. 

GO: Follow @funkcoolio on Instagram for more information. 

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