Samakje is a brand new Levantine-inspired Seafood restaurant in Dubai.
Samakje is a brand new seafood restaurant tucked away in the East wing of The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah. Overlooking the fountains and the Atlantis, the spacious eatery is spread over two floors. The decor inside is contemporary and the main feature is the fish bar where you can pick the seafood of your choice. There is also plenty of outdoor seating which offers front-row seats to the fabulous view and the fountain show.
The menu is an eclectic mix of Levantine-inspired dishes with a twist. All the usual suspects are on the menu but each has an addition of an interesting ingredient that one won’t expect, but it helps to elevate the flavors and make the dish theirs.
While browsing the menu we enjoyed the freshly baked bread dipped in their homemade zaatar and olive oil. Each of our starters had a unique flavor composition and also presentation. We started with cold starters that included Seabass with a pomegranate and sumac sauce and went on the enjoy the most refreshing vine leaves we have had in a long time.
For the hot starters the salt and pepper squid, lobster kibbeh and grilled prawns in a spicy sauce were all a huge hit on our table. The one dish that was an absolute afterthought ended up being one of our top favourites-Phoenician fries that had the most addictive spices sprinkled on top. These generous portions are filling enough to be had on their own.
In the mains we went for grilled seabass and grilled prawns. Both were served with various different condiments including tahini and za’atar sauce. They both stayed true to the natural flavors of the sea and perfectly captured the complete essence of the fresh catch.
One can’t imagine we would have more space after this grand meal but since the weather was great and it felt so refreshing to be outdoors we ended up staying longer than planned and were ready for dessert a little later. Our grand finale was the kunafe that totally hit the spot!
Samakje is a welcome new addition to The Pointe and our plan is to return during the day to enjoy the food, atmosphere, and wonderful service under the welcome winter sun!
Samakje is located at The Pointe East Marina, Palm Jumeirah.
+971 4 584 6777
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