ENAB Beirut Dubai is the latest import from Lebanon that made its way to Dubai’s bustling Citywalk 2. Translated to ‘grape’, ENAB is both a restaurant and shisha lounge, serving true authentic Lebanese food. I have never been to Lebanon but I have learned that it is pretty well known in Beirut for its exceptional “mom’s cooking” cuisine and for the high food standards and the beautiful setting.
When I first entered, I was fascinated by the quirky art and beautifully designed tiles. The chairs are also very colorful and looked super comfortable to sit in.
It’s also impossible to miss the beautiful lamps and the other individual artistic pieces. It’s so pretty, I thought to myself that if there was a question on which restaurant is the prettiest of them all, ENAB would probably win hands down.
At the second floor is the smoking lounge to complete the Lebanese experience. They serve the highest quality of Shisha for guests to enjoy and although we weren’t able to try it, the guests looked really satisfied and happy while having it.
Of course, the highlight of the visit was the food and even if a place is really nice, the food should also be great so it complements each other. We started by ordering some coolers because it was really hot outside. We had the raspberry, strawberry and kiwi and lemon. Honestly, they were really good and I wanted more.
We then ordered fatoush salad, grilled halloumi, their version of sausages and croquettes and the mixed grill. For me, one of the best Lebanese restaurants in Dubai would have to be Al Falamanki but now that I’ve tried ENAB, I believe that it definitely is a huge contender.
The food was really good and like what they want to achieve, it felt like mom’s cooking. It’s like we’re back home just enjoying a good ol’ home cooked meal.
One important thing to note is that the prices are really affordable. To think that it’s located in one of the hottest spots in Dubai and just how pretty the whole restaurant looks, one would assume that the food would be pricey but it’s not. This is definitely one of those restaurants that are really worth your hard earned dirhams.
The staff was also nice and we felt genuinely at home. They knew what to suggest plus their uniforms are cute too.
Overall, I was just happy and satisfied that we made a decision to visit and try ENAB. The dining experience was amazing and it was worth the trip to Citywalk.
I am definitely going back to this place even if there’s a lot of other places to try in the city. ENAB Beirut Dubai will take your taste buds on a journey through Lebanon’s rich culture and I urge everyone to try it, I’m sure you will love it too.