In the heart of Downtown Dubai lies the fine dining restaurant Jun’s, headed up by social media chef Kelvin Cheung. Drawing on his canadian/American roots, Chinese heritage, french training and most recently his time in India, comes this modern asian american venue that combines north american comfort food with the flavours of India and the Far East. All neatly packaged into a sophisticated yet moody dining area, with views of the Burj Khalifa through the floor to ceiling windows. The teal marble flooring, leather seats and dim lighting may have you questioning if you’re trendy enough for such an establishment, but go in anyway. And get the tempura za’atar chaat.
Focusing on sustainable and local ingredients, Kelvin Cheung creates dishes that are simply designed but pack a punch when it comes to flavour. The menu is expansive, taking inspiration from his lifetime of globetrotting, covering anything from an edamame hummus through to a macanese lobster and mantou. With each part of the night comes another opportunity for the chef to pay homage to a section of his life. To serve, there’s chinese crockery that’s reminiscent of when he grew up going to his grandma’s house for dinner.
The atmosphere buzzes throughout the restaurant, particularly over the weekend, making it a great place to show off to friends from out of town, or meet with colleagues for that end of week ‘cheers’. The drinks list has been compiled by award winning mixologists from Tesouro so expect cocktails that will level up to the flavour of the dishes, each better than the last. Take on the ginger chai punch with black tea and ginger honey for a taste of Asia or the Nacho Libre with Tequila, jalapenos and guava saccharum for something with a Mexican palate.
When looking for something a little more intimate, there’s a chef's table available for up to five guests which offers an ever-evolving tasting menu.