This year saw the inaugural Middle East & North Africa’s (MENA) 50 Best Restaurants Awards. Hosted by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, the ceremony was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Multiple restaurants in the country received accolades, but as for the number one spot? That went to Dubai restaurant, 3 Fils.
Ever since the homegrown concept was brought to life in 2016, 3 Fils has continued to garner a loyal following. The restaurant is known for its eclectic Asian fare, with a highlight on Japanese flavours. That’s not all what makes it stand out. The ingredients themselves are brought in from Japan on a weekly basis, helping to maintain the authenticity.
One glance at the menu says it all. Celebrating Japanese cuisine in a casual dining style. Comfort food? They got you covered with burgers and wings. Craving seafood? Hit the sushi section (tempura, tuna, eel, nigiri and more). Feeling fancy? Dip into the Fremantle Octopus or Chilean Seabass.
The founding team behind the restaurant includes Chef Akmal Anuar, and Emirati co-founders Abdulhakim and Adnan Ali. Find the full list of winning restaurants here.