Ruya - Modern Anatolian Flavors

in a nutshell

Ruya is a modern Anatolian restaurant that recently opened in the Grosvenor House. It's the brainchild of the group behind Coya, Zuma and Nus-ret. One thing to note is that Ruya is a homegrown concept and both the food and decor are absolutely great!

Small tip: book in advance and ask to sit outside.

the mood

Mediterranean style inside-outside terrace overlooking the Dubai Marina. It's the kind of place you go to when you want to impress someone. 

the food

So many things to order! Make sure you stick to the turkish inclined dishes (instead of the more modern ones like the sashimi). Here are the musts: 

Muhammara - roasted red pepper, tomato walnut dip 

Karpuz Peynir - burnt watermelon, sheep cheese & tomato 

Borek filo - wrapped feta cheese with carrots, zucchini and walnuts 

Lahmacun - with spicy lamb, vegetables & herbs

Two Cheese Pide - with slow cooked egg

Icli Köfte - fried bulgar stuffed with roasted duck & barberries 

Rangers Valley Day Grain Fed Beef 300g with asparagus & Antep pistachio butter

Adana Kebap - spicy minced lamb, grilled tomato

And for dessert:
Fırın Sütlaç - traditional Anatolian rice pudding, raspberries, rose ice cream & lokum

Çikolata Ve Türk Kahvesi - dark chocolate kibbeh, Turkish coffee cream, liquorice nibs, salted caramel

Rose Lokum ice cream

Sesame Helva ice cream 

 

Two Cheese Pide - with slow cooked egg

Two Cheese Pide - with slow cooked egg

Lahmacun - with spicy lamb, vegetables & herbs

Lahmacun - with spicy lamb, vegetables & herbs

Fırın Sütlaç - traditional Anatolian rice pudding, raspberries, rose ice cream & lokum  

Fırın Sütlaç - traditional Anatolian rice pudding, raspberries, rose ice cream & lokum
 

the damage

AED 250 per person (without alcohol)

 

Ruya
Grosvenor House
Dubai Marina
04 3999123