Eat Your Way Through Lockdown | 22 Must Try Delivery Spots

As we stay safe at home and practice social distancing, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to miss out on our favourite restaurant experiences.

With the hospitality industry in crisis, we would actively encourage you to support local businesses by ordering your takeaway deliveries directly from restaurants rather than via third-party apps. Thus saving hefty commissions which can be used to pay salaries sand keep businesses afloat during these unprecedented times.

We’ve therefore compiled a list of 22 Out & About UAE favourites to keep your stomaches satisfied and spirits high throughout lockdown.

REIF Japanese Kushiyaki

Enjoy unconventional Japanese Street Food from acclaimed chef Reif Othman. Reif Japanese Kushiyaki boasts a menu of comfort food with a focus on grilled skewers, gyoza and ramen – all at very reasonable prices. Enjoy highlights from the most popular Dubai restaurant opening of 2019 at home.

Delivery: Dubai
How to order: Online / 04 255 5142
Must Order Dishes: Beef Gyoza, 18hrs Ramen, Wagyu Katsu Sando, Molten Cake


Tamba’s Indian-inspired menu has been wowing diners in the capital and picked up numerous accolades along the way. Now you can experience ‘Tamba Time’ at home and enjoy a dining experience bursting with global flavours! No matter what you order, you’ll likely be impressed.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi
How to order: Phone 02 672 8888
Must Order Dishes: Smoked Chicken with Tomato Sauce and Burrata, Lamb Chops Teekha


If you don’t know the name Mélange then it’s about time you get to know! The home-grown bakery created by Nadia Parekh is constantly filling our Instagram feed with colourful pictures of extravagant cakes, gooey cookies and delightful tarts. All products are handmade to order and delivered fresh daily.

Delivery: Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah
How to order: Online / Email
Must Order Dishes: Hangover Cookie, Morning After Tart

99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant

We got 99 problems but sushi ain’t one! The Abu Dhabi outpost of the Michelin-starred Madrid flagship is now delivering in the capital. Using premium ingredients to create its Japanese haute-cuisine, you can now enjoy all of your favourite 99 Sushi dishes from the comfort of your home.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi
How to order: 02 672 3333
Must Order Dishes: Corn Fed Chicken Gyoza, King Crab Gratin, Lobster Maki


Another fine dining favourite is now offering home delivery. LPM has gained a reputation for offering the finest French and Mediterranean cuisine in the UAE and we’re inclined to agree. Everyone has their favourite LPM dish – from the escargots to burrata – and now you can recreate the experience at home. Each delivery arrives in a charming canvas tote bag, which has been hand-painted by a member of the LPM team.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi & Dubai
How to order: Online Abu Dhabi / Online Dubai
Must Order Dishes: Burrata, Warm Prawns with Olive Oil, Grilled Lamb Cutlets, Cheesecake


Inspired by the original fusion food of Peru, the menu at COYA combines influences from Japanese, Chinese and Spanish cultures for a truly unique taste sensation that aims to transport you into a world of Incan heritage and Latin American culture without having to leave the couch. Each order also comes with a create your own guacamole kit for added fun.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi & Dubai
How to order: 02 306 7000 (Abu Dhabi) / 04 316 9600 (Dubai)
Must Order Dishes: Kale y Manchego, Arroz Nikkei, Churros de Naranja

Super Poke

Following a trip to Hawaii in the summer of 2019, we have found ourselves craving poke more than we would care to admit! Having tried our fair share of Abu Dhabi-based poke restaurants, we find ourselves returning time and again to Reem Island’s Super Poke. Try it for a fresh, healthy and unique dinner alternative.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi
How to order: Online
Must Order Dishes: Teriyaki Tuna Poke, Spicy Salmon Poke, Vegan Miso Caramel Tofu Poke


South African import Tasha’s has long been one of our go-to breakfast spots, and while weekends breakfasts are currently confined to the house it doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your favourites dishes thanks to the new ‘Tasha’s To Go’ delivery service.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi & Dubai
How to order: Online Abu Dhabi / Online Dubai
Must Order Dishes: Banana Split, Teriyaki Chicken Ramen, Carrot Cake

Burro Blanco

A home grown Mexican street food joint with a focus on high quality fresh ingredients. Burro Blanco are renowned for their large burritos, bowls and tacos! Offering a no-frills experience that puts food and satisfaction first.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi
How to order: Online
Must Order Dishes: Avocado Fries, So Cal Burrito, Beyond Meat® Burrito

High Joint

When it comes to conversations surrounding the best burgers in Dubai, High Joint is likely to get a mention. The no frills spot with its towering burgers, messy fries and secret menu items has garnered quite the following in a relativley short space of time. If you haven’t tried High Joint yet, now’s the time.

Delivery: Dubai
How to order: Online
Must Order Dishes: High Burger, Spicy Mango Slaw, High Loaded Fries

Emirates Palace

Feeling boujee? Emirates Palace now offers a selection of dishes from it’s signature restaurants Sayad, Mezzaluna, Mezlai, Le Cafe and Martabaan for home delivery. Your palatial meal is delivered in a BMW, ensuring the expected levels of luxury extend all the way from the Palace into your home. Definitely one for a special occasion meal.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi
How to order: 02 690 7999
Must Order Dishes: Palace Club Sandwich, Palace Ceremony Seafood Mixed Grill, Palace Cake

Magnolia Bakery

An Out & About UAE guilty pleasure. We seemingly can’t get enough of the signature banana pudding and the fact that the Magnolia team keep adding new flavour variations is causing our waistlines to expand rapidly! Having visited the original New York location years ago, Magnolia Bakery remains a firm fixture in our lives almost a decade later.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi & Dubai
How to order: 050 608 3037
Must Order Dishes: Banana Pudding, Red Velvet Cake, Lotus Cheesecake, Carrot Cupcake


The two Zuma restaurants in the UAE may be temporarily closed, however you can now dine on Zuma favourites at home. Indulge in your cravings with the menu of contemporary Japanese cuisine and dishes from the robata grill. Staying in doesn’t have to mean missing out!

Delivery: Abu Dhabi & Dubai
How to order:
052 398 8438 (Abu Dhabi) / 050 152 2878 (Dubai)
Must Order Dishes: Miso Black Cod, Spicy Beef Tenderloin with Sesame, Ebi Tempura Roll

Biryani Pot

Home-grown brand Biryani Pot was created to delight guests with fresh, fun and delicious food that feeds the soul. From the bustling street markets of India to the largest metropolises of the world, the humble biryani is globally loved and all Biryani Pot’s biryanis are freshly prepared to order and served in signature clay pots. 

Delivery: Abu Dhabi, Al Ain & Dubai
How to order:
02 676 6555 (Abu Dhabi) / 03 785 3311 (Al Ain) / 04 338 2277 (Dubai)
Must Order Dishes: Lamb Biryani, Quinoa Butter Chicken Biriyani, Masala Lamb Wrap

The Chippy

The Chippy in Abu Dhabi offers an authentic British Chip Shop experience. From proper Chippy Chips, curry sauce, fresh cod and haddock to scampi and a wide selection of favourites. Who knew that this is what Abu Dhabi had been missing for so long…

Delivery: Abu Dhabi
How to order: Online
Must Order Dishes: Cod and Chips, Chicken and Mushroom Pie and Chips, Battered Mars Bar

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Akiba Dori

Inspired by the neon & gaming culture of Akihabara in Tokyo, Akiba Dori has added some more fun to the Dubai dining scene with creative street food and modernized Japanese specials.

Delivery: Dubai
How to order: Online
Must Order Dishes: Chicken Katsu Sliders. Akiba Rock Shrimps, Hakata Cheesecake

Panda Bao Bao

One of Abu Dhabi’s best kept secrets is this small Chinese spot on Defence Road. Whether it’s bubble tea, hand-pulled noodles or dim sum your after, Panda Bao Bao offers affordable comfort food and speedy delivery.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi
How to order: 055 512 7461
Must Order Dishes: Steamed Chicken & Shrimp Bao, Beef Chong Qing Noodles

% Arabica

A speciality coffee concept originating from Japan which serves and roasts the best coffee from around the world, including from their very own coffee farm. % Arabica has an excellent reputation for its perfect yet simple cup of coffee and fine selection of food.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi & Dubai
How to order: Online (Abu Dhabi) / Online (Dubai)
Must Order Dishes: Spanish Latte, Dark Latte, Matcha Latte

Wakame Dubai

The Wakame culinary experience explores the tastes and traditions of Asia with a menu prepared by a masterful team of expert chefs, culminating in a range of signature dishes using traditional techniques and ingredients reflecting the best of Asia. Wakame’s menu will evoke all five senses, introducing an exciting combination of textures and flavors, from small sharing plates to large plates and exquisite desserts.

Delivery: Dubai
How to order: 04 224 6663
Must Order Dishes: Crispy Lobster Bao, Crispy Chicken Kara-age, Firecracker Roses

Pizza Di Rocco

An Abu Dhabi favourite when it comes to pizza. Pizza Di Rocco features crisp, authentic, artisanal pizzas that are handmade to order using traditional techniques. These pizzas are baked in a Neapolitan, hand-crafted cupola style oven for a truly Italian experience.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi & Al Ain
How to order: Online
Must Order Dishes: Diavola, Bresaola


Another great option for those in search of a burger fixation. BRD by Slab offers a new definition to fried chicken from Chef Omar Rodriguez. Just try it!

Delivery: Dubai
How to order: Online
Must Order Dishes: BRD Sando, Insanity, Yard Fries

Shish Shawerma

Everyone has there favourite Shawerma spot and for us it has got to me Shisha Shawerma. Offering a high quality Shawerma with crisp golden fries, it does exactly what it says on the tin.

Delivery: Abu Dhabi
How to order: 02 650 5576
Must Order Dishes: Chicken Sandwich Meal