by Ayesha Shaikh
  • 2 minute read
  • June 19, 2023
Why The Cantonese Fare At The New Mott 32 Dubai Is Worth Your While

On the 73rd floor of the swanky Address Beach Resort JBR, sits the first Middle Eastern outpost of a multi award-winning restaurant. Step inside the polished new setting by Joyce Wang Studio that blends New York’s industrial style with Hong Kong’s grand cityscape, and you’ll be immediately enraptured by its urbane charm.

It’s Mott 32 Dubai, a bastion of Cantonese fare with an open-air terrace that promises unparalleled views of Bluewater Island, JBR, Palm Jumeirah and Ain Dubai. It was recently named among the 21 Dubai restaurants joining the Michelin Guide, and for good reason.

Executive Chef Frankie Yang Tao makes no concession on detail, with a menu that shows reverence to the food’s making. His culinary passion is reflected in the handful of vivid, exacting dishes and techniques that evoke the breadth of Cantonese cuisine, nodding to the forward-looking approach of Chef Lee Man Sing, who helms all Mott 32 restaurants globally. Expect to delight in the traditional menu that honours the brand’s culinary ingenuity and adaptations of its classic dishes to satiate the city’s versatile palate.

Chef Lee’s holistic approach is palpable at the restaurant’s Dubai edition, with fresh ingredients sourced from sustainable producers for an ethical menu that maintains the food’s integrity. The ingredients are prepared in a gentle way that allows the Cantonese and Szechuan flavours to emerge decorously. Coupling deep technical skill with imagination, Chef Frankie works with memories of techniques that were nurtured in high-end kitchens across Dubai, so you know you’re in for a feast that’s as tasteful as it’s aesthetically pleasing. 

The staff is well-acquainted with the menu and gives every guest individual attention, offering a treasure trove of information regarding the dishes that’ll allow you to make a more informed choice about your order. They’re also amenable to creating exclusive mocktails for you upon your request (you’ve got to try the lychee one).

In addition to a selection of delightful starters and soups, there’s a well-curated mix of meat dishes including the must-try Smoked Black Cod with a sticky sauce and perfectly crisp coating. Another highlight is the Kung Pao Lobster, which offers a harmonious blend of fresh lobster, cashew nuts and Beijing onions. The Free-Range Chicken that’s rooted in China’s Szechuan region has just the right amount of spice. 

Among the headline acts is the pillowy selection of dim sum that’s made fresh daily with plant-based signatures. The pièce de résistance is the Apple Wood Roasted Peking Duck, which takes 48 hours to prepare and is carved by the tableside. Freshly steamed pancakes, cucumber, scallions, raw cane sugar, and a house special hoisin sauce serve as the perfect condiments. 

For exclusive private dinners and group events, two semi-private rooms are available including the Lotus Room and the Amber Room, which can both accommodate up to 26 guests. For complete privacy, the Opal Room, with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting stunning views of the Dubai skyline, can host up to 10 guests.

On the design front, the restaurant’s sculptural forms defining the side dining space echo the fluidity of the ocean, and the delicate current ringlets house pendant lights that set the tone for a chic dining experience. As you soak up the experience whilst sipping your mocktail and revelling in the surroundings, you’ll surely vow to return with family and friends for yet another alluring experience at Mott 32 Dubai.

For reservations, please email, call +971 4 278 4832, or visit Follow @Mott32dubai on Instagram.

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