Expat Life in Dubai

Dubai: Shiba Restaurant in Meydan Hotel

August 28, 2012

I found a gem.

The restaurant’s very Asian-inspired interior design.

A gem tucked away in the middle of Nad Al Sheba.

One of the many dining areas..

A gem so precious I’d go there again even if it’s so out of the way.

Interesting plate. 🙂

Shiba restaurant is an Asian-food-lovers paradise, what with the fusion of Indian, Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine all in one roof – what else can you ask for?

The menu..

Located inside the very posh Meydan Hotel, I thought the prices will be as hoity toity as the place itself.

Meydan Hotel

We actually found the rates cheaper than that of Benihana’s, another Japanese restaurant favourite. The service was impeccable – attentive and friendly. The servings were of the right amount, enough to make you full but not to make you feel bloated. For starters, we had miso soup – always a perfect way to start a meal.


For the main course, we had peking duck, the best one I’ve ever had in Dubai hands down. Crispy, tasty and not at all oily. It was done to perfection. The only downside is, we had to wait for quite some time for the extra pancakes we ordered as we finished the first serving in a matter of minutes.

The best peking duck I’ve ever had.

Another main course was the beef teriyaki, nothing special about it but it was still good.

The sauce got too sticky though when it cooled down..

Along with our main courses was an egg fried rice. YUM! I used my entertainer voucher and got the beef teriyaki for free. YAY! J Total bill paid was AED280.00 after the entertainer voucher discount. After dinner, we went to the bar adjacent to the restaurant.

Shiba bar.

I ended the night with a double shot of baileys on the rocks. Always the perfect way to end a perfect evening.


I will definitely go back for sure, to try dining at the outdoor patio with the view of the Meydan racecourse.

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