Rϋya, which translates as ‘dream’ in Turkish. Enjoy authentic, contemporary Anatolian cuisine in a lively, relaxed setting.
Indulge in a culinary journey, rooted in Turkey’s rich history and enthused with the vibrancy of modern day Turkey, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. The venue fuses a vibrant restaurant, lounge and bar experience together, exploring the extremely rich history and diversity of Anatolian food, a cuisine that draws inspiration from a number of rich culinary traditions. Ruya’s stunning tile work, dark wood floors, theatrical lighting and enormous central oven make it one of the more impressive interiors. Relax on the outdoor terrace of the Grosvenor House overlooking Dubai’s stunning Marina, and enjoy signature beverages and tasty mezze in Rüya’s vibrant lounge – a modern Meyhane in Dubai.
O wow the cuisine just took me crazy, I guess its Ruya who makes the food so delicious and divine.
To start with we were served Crudite and Muhammara from the cold mezze.
Crudite, done with raw vegetables and red pepper sauce dip served on a bed of crushed ice. It was just WOW when I saw it, so appealing and very gorgeous. This ones a must try at Ruya.
Muhammara, Roasted Red Pepper , tomato walnut dip and sour dough. This is always my favorite but here at Ruya it tasted all more delicious and pure. Served with crispy bread, just the right kick off to start the tasty meal ahead.
Eric our host bought us a very refreshing drink, OYA. Done with Jasmine syrup, Earl Grey Tea, Green Apple juice with ice crushed. I loved the Turkish design glasses in which they were served. Wanted to take that home.
Now here comes the Appetizer.
Levrek, done with sashimi of seabass, mustard, lemon and shaved radish. I am very skeptical about anything raw but over here it was something you have to try. The sashimi was of a good quality which can be felt on every bite of it.
Citir Kalamar, simit coated baby squid, avocado haydari and spicy red pepper dip. It was the perfect crisp, the batter so properly marinated along with the squids and the sauce added so much to the character of the dish.
Karpuz Peynir, this ones for all veggie lovers, burnt Watermelon, sheep cheese and Tomatoes. The plate was so gorgeously done,I simply wanted to take that home and decor in my shelf. The cheese along with the watermelon added so much flavor and taste to it.
Acili Kanat, Turkish chili grilled chicken wings with Marash Pepper. O MY GOSH!!! This ones my fav, the meat all juicy, tender and so very delicious, This ones again a definite try at Ruya.
The main course was a lavish spread of all the best delicacies from the Chef Kitchen.
Two Cheese Pide, with runny slow cooked egg on top of a cheese bread. It was lovely, though I don,t go with the runny side of the egg but over here I could see my hubby eating like a hungry man after work.
Rangers Valley Rib Eye, Turkish coffee & Izot rub and crispy zatar potatoes. The ribs was marinated with turkish coffee and it tasted so delicious, the meat was medium done and all juicy, tender and delicious.
Pan Fried Seabass, it was done with almonds, simit and sumac, This ones again a hit from the place. The fish all very tender, succulent and divine in taste.
Keshek, barley risotto with pulled lamb & spices. This ones my favorite,the risotto so perfectly done and the lamb chunks was perfectly done and mingling so well with the dish.
Turkish Spoon Salad, chopped vegetables in pomegranate dressing. The healthy perspective and what’s great it tasted divine.
Now here comes my favorite part again the Desserts.
Stamboul, it was perfectly done with White Chocolate, Yogurt Cream, Lemom Lukom, Strawberry & Basil Sorbet. This ones again the hit of the show, it really melted in my mouth. My hubby is not at all fond of any sweets but over here I can see him eating all in one go. A must try at Ruya.
Yumutali Ekmek, saffron french toast. yes french toast has always been my favorite. The toast was very tender, saffron infused till the last bite and the vanilla ice cream added more flavor to the dessert.
We were served Turkish Coffee and Tea.
Turkish Coffee is a method of preparing unfiltered coffee. Roasted and then finely ground coffee beans are simmered (not boiled) in a pot, optionally with sugar, and served in a cup where the grounds are allowed to settle.
Turkish Tea is typically prepared using two stacked kettles called “çaydanlık” specially designed for tea preparation. Water is brought to a boil in the larger lower kettle and then some of the water is used to fill the smaller kettle on top and steep (infuse) several spoons of loose tea leaves, producing a very strong tea. When served, the remaining water is used to dilute the tea on an individual basis, giving each consumer the choice between strong and deep brownish red. Tea is drunk from small glasses to enjoy it hot in addition to showing its color, with cubes of beet sugar and without milk.
Overall it was so amazing, love the food, interiors and our handsome host Eric, he really know his menu well. If you are planning for a special occasion, get together or just want to have good food with a mesmerizing view then head on to Ruyas.
Highlights : Wheelchair Accessible,Full Bar Available,Outdoor Seating,Luxury Dining,Wifi,Valet Parking Available
Phone number : 04 3999123
Cuisines : Turkish
Cost : AED 400 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted
Opening hours : 6 PM to 1 AM
Address : Ground Level, Tower 1, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Dubai
WEBSITE : http://www.ruyadubai.com/