Tuesday | November 28, 2023

XU: Dubai’s MUST TRY Cantonese Hideaway

XU: Dubai’s MUST TRY Cantonese Hideaway



XU at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates emerges as Dubai's latest culinary gem – a blend of gastronomy and clandestine dining encounters.


A sanctuary half-concealed within the hotel.




In a space adorned with lanterns, neon lights, crimson-tiled walls, and mirrored ceilings, XU beckons guests to indulge in exceptional Cantonese-inspired cuisine infused with Southeast Asian flavours. 



Here, patrons can choose to recline on plush animal-print velvet banquettes by the open kitchen and bar or opt for more intimate tables, including those gracing the secluded terrace.


This intimate ambiance extends seamlessly into the sharing plate menu, boasting delectable appetizers such as crispy lemongrass chicken, Asian-style buttermilk prawn, and charcoal-grilled Wagyu beef ribeye with a tantalizing spicy peanut sauce. The dim sum selection, featuring har gow with tiger prawn and chicken shumai with truffle and foie gras, adds an exquisite touch. 



Mains showcase culinary excellence with dishes like osmanthus plum-baked Chilean seabass and corn-fed chicken in a spicy peanut sesame sauce. Diver-caught scallops and Canadian lobster are also available upon request, ensuring a bespoke dining experience. Desserts, influenced by Western flavors and techniques, offer a satisfyingly indulgent conclusion to the culinary journey.




An extensive wine list complements signature cocktails inspired by Chinese pop culture, including favorites like the Bruce Lee-inspired Be Water, infused with gunpowder vermouth, and the tequila-Paloma Year of the Dragon.

Serving dinner exclusively, XU promises its patrons a late-night escape from the ordinary and the mundane.

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

              Thursday to Saturday, 6:00 PMM - 3:00 AM

Location: 2nd Floor of the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Reservations: Call +971 4 394 6252 or email [email protected]


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