Dusit Thani needs no introduction, being one of the most iconic 5-star luxury hotels in Dubai. Nevertheless, situated way up on the 24th floor of this marvelous hotel, is a unique, Urban Asian street-food restaurant named as the “24th Street” mainly because it is literally designed as a long, narrow and dimly lit street with four specialty kiosks serving an array of delicious oriental dishes. It is truly a one-of-a-kind concept that simulates a traditional Asian hawker center. Here, you’ll find Kim’s Korean, Lucy Wong’s that offers Chinese cuisine, Chatakana that has the best selection of Indian food, and Momo San that flaunts Japanese cuisine . Prepare your taste-buds to go on a street-inspired culinary journey in an upscale setting!
We recently happened to dine at 24th Street twice, first time being during lunch hours and got to try their lunch buffet which was a decent spread of mixed oriental cuisine. The food itself was really nice and even though we felt that the buffet was a bit limited (as compared to how crazy Dubai buffets can get), it was priced at only 100 DHS which was definitely a steal deal!
On our next visit, we tried their Ala Carte. Take a note here that 24th street serves buffets only during breakfast and lunch hours, whereas for dinner you can make your pick from their large, four portioned, Ala Carte menu. For starters, we selected Assorted Dimsums, Edamame, torched tuna, and the zesty mix papdi chaat.
Moving on to the more filling options, there was the traditional and every desi food lover’s favorite Murgh Biryani, Laksa Noodles, the cooked to perfection Korean rib-eye, and the Nakji Bokkum which was basically a wholesome and tasty octopus dish from the Korean menu and definitely the star of the table.
We also had our sushi cravings fulfilled with some Tuna tartar and Niji rolls. The food was presented well and tasted pretty decent too, and although we were quite full already, we didn’t want to skip desserts! For this, our pick was from the Indian selection again and devoured delectable Gulab Jamun and Ras Malai which is a must if you too like Indian sweets.
All in all, our dining experience at this restaurant was quite good both times, and there was no compromise on the hygiene and competent service either. However we believe that 24th Street is a work in progress and is thriving in the right direction but off course it will take some time for them to master their dishes and to come up with perfection in everything that they serve. Top recommendations from us would be the Biryani, the Rib-Eye, the Octopus along with other dishes from their Korean Kitchen which is the strongest.