Authentic Emirati Seafood Restaurant – Al Mashowa
Al Mashowa at City Walk offers authentic Emirati seafood based on time-honored recipes and culinary traditions
Looking for authentic Emirati fares? Look no further, Emirati seafood restaurant Al Mashowa has opened its doors at City Walk, inviting Dubai’s gourmands to sample authentic flavors using age-old recipes, traditional slow-cooking methods, and fresh local ingredients.
Al Mashowa, which means boat in the Emirati dialect, offers guests an authentic Emirati seafood dining experience. The menu has been inspired by the flavors of traditional recipes served in Emirati households. Ingredients have been carefully and thoughtfully selected where possible, using local organic or sustainably sourced fresh fish. The restaurant’s chef has mastered signature spices to create dishes that have been enjoyed by Emirati families for decades. The flavors of Al Mashowa promise a delectable and nostalgic trip down memory lane.
Head chef Bilal Hasan Saleh has put his well-honed skills to work in creating the traditionally enthused menu that has something for everyone. The menu is dominated by traditional seafood dishes, with highlights including the Al Mashowa Gbaab– chargrilled whole tuna with Radish Salad– and Muhammar Safi Matfi– whole safi fish in tomato and dry lime gravy.
Meat lovers can also get their fill with a choice of regional favorites, such as kebab, made from fresh lamb grilled with herbs and spices, a local version of biryani and other signature dishes. In addition, the restaurant serves a wide variety of desserts including batheetha, asidat bobar, luqaimat, and khabesa.
Interior design firm GHCA has used authentic local décor accents, such as traditional boat-frames, to create a heritage-inspired casual environment at the light and airy 4,500 sq ft eatery that offers indoor and outdoor seating options for up to 100 diners. This repeats what is covered previously presenting a budget-friendly eating-out option, the average price of a meal for two is AED150.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8.30 am-midnight on weekdays and until 1 am on weekends. Contact Number: 04 820 4330