Always hunting for the latest spots around Dubai?
We are just back from LAH LAH restaurant, centrally located at The Greens, at the fourth floor of a new funky hotel: Zabeel House by Jumeirah The Greens ( a cool hotel worth recommending to your out-of-town guests visiting Dubai — review here).
The restaurant’s atmosphere is aligned with the funky and edgy hotel decor and it offers both indoor and outdoor seating. All tables outdoors face the pool and were packed the night we visited, with some guests enjoying shisha while others availing happy hour before dinner. In one corner of the vast outdoor terrace, we also noticed a giant screen and were told the restaurant hosts movie nights occasionally.
What is special about Lah Lah is there are floor to ceiling shelves filled with Asian trinkets and rustic crate plant holders filled with aromatic plants everywhere: coriander, mint, thyme and rosemary and more. They not only add a design element and divide the restaurants in alcoves but are also used daily by the Chefs to prepare their Pan Asian recipes.
This pairs well with the long communal and wooden tables facing the kitchen that give that farm to table feel that is currently on trend.
The menu offers something for every taste, combining Asian sharing starters and small bites such as rice rolls, dumplings, salads and soups to woks, grills, clay pots and charcoal roaster in the main section.
We went for a sharing style dinner and opted for the Vietnamese Paper Shrimp rolls (45AED) and the Soft Shell Crab (58 AED) and Crispy Shrimps Wontons (40AED) that were plentiful and a good way to start the meal.
For our mains, we picked the black pepper beef and shiitake mushroom (70AED) that was a winner along with Lah lah’s Nasi Goreng (72 AED) and vegetable gyoza priced (45 AED).
Eager to end on a sweet note, we indulged on the deep fried banana (28 AED) while our little one opted for the Lah Lah’s Valrhona Sundae prepared with Banana ice cream, strawberry cheesecake ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate brownie, caramelized nuts (40 AED).
Great music, welcoming staff, fairly priced dishes, casual vibes and decor, this restaurant offers it all. Oh, and did we mention this cement floor painted with colorful Insta-worthy fish. The kinda details that have us smile and put us in that feel-good mood!
Open daily from 10 am to midnight from Sunday to Thursday and until 2 am on Friday and Saturday
LAH LAH Restaurant | Fourth Floor at Zabeel House By Jumeirah, The Greens
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