There is a slice of Jamaica, right here in Dubai. Don’t believe me? Then visit Ting Irie in the heart of Downtown Dubai on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. It is Dubai’s first Jamaican restaurant and lounge, visiting Ting Irie is like going on a Jamaican holiday.
Ting Irie screams fun from the moment you enter, with it’s colorful graffiti and artwork, Bob Marley’s poster, Reggae music blasting in the background and the aroma of Caribbean flavors.
The vibrant Jamaican inspired decor is fantastic. My friend and I were wowed by it. It offers a stunning view of the iconic Burj Khalifa.
The entire staff and chefs are from Jamaica. Most of the ingredients are sourced from there too for that authentic touch. Ting Irie is a contemporary take on Caribbean cuisine. You can expect traditional Jamaican food with a modern twist and bold flavors.
They serve some of the best mocktails. We tried the Ting Colada and Nojito. And we were immediately transported to the Caribbean after trying this gorgeous and tasty drinks.
Their menu is simple and to the point. We started off with the refreshing and crunchy Punkin ‘N’ Kale salad. Made with roasted pumpkin, quinoa, crystallized pumpkin seeds and peanut punch vinaigrette, this salad tasted deliciously different.
Being a vegetarian, I couldn’t try their Jerk Chicken Shawarma. But my friend did. She loved the grilled boneless chicken with pickled onion, jerk butter, garlic mayo that was stuffed in a cocobun pocket. It comes with a small portion of chips.
I was delighted when the chef made a Jamaican Vegetable Curry as a main course. It is not there in the menu, It was especially made for me. This curry was a marriage of flavors and it was spicy and absolutely delicious. It went well with the Coconut Rice that we had ordered.
We also liked the Plantain Chips and Cocobread Buns that we ordered from their sides.
My friend Liked the O.G. Fried Chicken that she had for the main course. She liked the fact that it was super crispy. O.G. Chicken was served with Pineapple Sauce.
We shared the oh-so-delicious Warm Cornmeal Pone for dessert. It had roasted pineapple, oats crumble, coconut lime sorbet and toffee sauce.
We had an amazing experience, the only downside is that they are not yet licensed. Ya Mon, you don’t have to visit Jamaica, just visit Ting Irie for an adventure.
Location: Soul Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai
For reservations call: 04 557 5601