Quickly becoming the land of F&B concepts, Dubai is home to some pretty jaded foodies, so it takes a really exciting idea, excellent execution, and original menu to get this city excited. And that’s exactly what Coya Dubai, the name on everyone’s lips, has managed to achieve.
In this feature, Savoir Flair counts down the top reasons why you should give it a try.
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The restaurant’s earthy tones, Mayan-blue walls, Incan influences, and dark corners – or what the restaurant itself calls a fusion of “industrial and colonial Latin American style with a touch of Inca” – create the perfect setting for late-night dinners, while its terrace, which seats up to 40 people, is ideal for long lunches under the winter sun. The interiors were dreamt up by London-based design team Sagrada.
The Ceviche Selection
This traditional Peruvian dish comes in just under a dozen different variations, from yellowfin tuna and amberjack (recommended) to zucchini and shitake, and is a welcome departure from the usual Dubai fine-dining fare.
Ask anyone who’s been to Coya what their favorite dish was, and chances are they’ll list one of the ‘cazuelas’, or iron pots. Don’t miss the Chilean sea bass with rice, lime, and chili, a divine dish with the consistency of a risotto.
The Healthy Options
Whether you’re gluten intolerant, vegetarian, or even vegan, Coya offers one of the widest ranges of options of any fine-dining restaurant in Dubai to suit your dietary needs. Delectable healthy dishes include a corn salad, grilled fish, and a stir-fried quinoa and vegetable dish. The restaurant has also just introduced a healthy juice menu, including boosters, cleanses, and smoothies.
The Coya Collective
Not content with defining itself as a world-class restaurant, Coya has set out to become a global intersection of art, music, and culture through such initiatives as art exhibits and a music program, which will see live performances take place four times a week at Coya Dubai.