It’s no secret that a large part of Dubai’s appeal is its almost year-round sunshine, so it makes sense that several of the restaurants in the city feature both indoor and outdoor space. At Moana Seafood restaurant (sadly not named after the Disney princess of the same name), you’ll find a pagoda-style dining room which blends both indoor and al fresco dining spaces.
Moana Seafood restaurant is open for brunch and dinner and is an inclusive and welcoming space – there are both vegetarian and gluten-free dishes available, while families are more than welcome too, with younger diners receiving their own menu which features plenty of childhood favourites such as fish and chips or chicken nuggets served with mayonnaise and fries.
For the grownups, there’s an array of seafood dishes which are inspired by the vast cuisines of Asia and Europe. That means you can feast on everything from the likes of Alaskan king crab legs and Norwegian salmon, all the way through to French oysters and Japanese-style sushi rolls. Highlights from the appetisers on the à la carte include salt and pepper calamari and spicy tuna temaki, while main courses see pan-seared red mullet with a lobster cream or grilled beef tenderloin with a mushroom and truffle paste.
There’s plenty of sushi to try too, with California and Tempura rolls both available, as well as a chef’s platter which picks the best of the sushi bunch. End your meal on a high note with Moana Seafood restaurant’s selection of tempting desserts – think sticky date pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream or a green tea sponge topped with green tea mousse.
Brunch lovers will also be happy to hear that Moana Seafood restaurant offers not one, but two brunches to choose from. Visit on Fridays to enjoy the Ocean Brunch which includes live music from resident vocalist Eleonora, or stop by on Saturdays for the Sushilicious Brunch when you can feast on nigiri, maki rolls, hand-rolled temaki and futomaki.