FUDO Restaurant & Lounge: "Jumeirah backstreets: lovely "food-oh" experience" Top 5 Page for this destination Fudo Tip by JessH

Fudo, Dubai: 1 reviews and 3 photos

  Sunset over FUDO restaurant, Dubai
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  • Sunset over FUDO restaurant, Dubai - Dubai
      Sunset over FUDO restaurant, Dubai
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  • "Water Wall" at FUDO Restaurant, Dubai - Dubai
      "Water Wall" at FUDO Restaurant, Dubai
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      Interior of FUDO rest. Dubai (from website)
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(Unlicensed - no alcoholic beverages).

In Buddhism, Fudo is the principal deity of the 5 angry Lords of Light. This Buddhist divinity looks quite scary as he slashes away material connections with his flaming sword & ties-up evil-doers with his rope of fire... I'm not sure if the restaurant management is aware of theire namesake, but at least it didn't put me off ;-)

FUDO is different & a welcome addition to Jumeirah's culinary scene, especially in the cooler winter months (Nov. - April) when you can sit outside & enjoy the mesmerizing water feature. The menu is huge & can be rather daunting for indecisive patrons like myself, but at least the variety will ensure that everyone at your table should be able to find something to satisfy their particular craving.
The waiters seem a bit dreamy-eyed, not really listening to you (gosh, I hate repeating myself...) but in the end all is usually in order. The decor is a bit confusing & it's best not to try & analyze the mind of the disturbed interior designer who decided fish bones, goldfish in tiny bowls of solitary confinement and cow's skins (where's PETA when you need them?!) would work well with photos of beautiful but underprivileged children & refugees.

Favorite Dish: This restaurant offer dishes from Thailand, Italy, Lebanon & Japan with comprehensive sections (albeit many spelling mistakes) in their large menu. The food always seems fresh & flavourful and so far I've come across more good than bland dishes. Presentation is fancy enough to please Jamie Oliver, and don't forget to try some of their gorgeous herbal teas. Try the grilled Salmon on a bed of crispy lettuce accompanied by grilled vegetables. The Pad Thai rice noodles with seafood in a light soy & spiced sauce, and their thin & crispy Pizzas.
I haven't found any of their desserts to be particularly palate-pleasing at all; best to wander across to Mercato Mall for dessert!

All in all: a lovely place for enjoying some good food, stylish surroundings & in the cooler months, sit outside on sofas under the stars and enjoy a nice smokin' Sheesha, along with some live music (acoustic guitarist) and very reasonable prices! Unfortunately, service can sometimes be incredibly inefficient & stupid.

Opening Hours: Saturday to Tuesday 12:00noon - 12midnight.
Wednesday to Friday 12:00noon - 01:00am

Address: 73a Street, Villa 12a, Jumeirah 1
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: beside Mercato Mall, just off Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai.
othercontact: Fax: +971 - 4 - 349 8587
Phone: 00971 - 4 - 344 8896
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 26, 2007
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