Huqqa The Market Dubai: Traditional Turkish fare at The Dubai Mall

Huqqa The Market Dubai offers traditional Turkish and international food in The Dubai Mall. Read on for The Huntr’s full review and pictures…

This Downtown Dubai gem is divided into two concepts – Huqqa, an international kitchen and lounge and The Market, a traditional Turkish kitchen. The menu for the latter features a plethora of different dishes inspired by the rich regions of Turkey. The signatures include döner, wagyu kebab, wagyu lahmacun, quzi, and kavurmalı pide. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there is also a grocery section that features produce like cheeses, honey and olive oil to shop and takeaway.

There are a variety of seating options for large and small groups, including a pretty terrace for shisha and unrivalled views of the Water Fountains and Burj Khalifa Area.

The Huntr began its culinary journey at The Market with complimentary bread and dips. From here we shared a variety of cold starters including Cig Kofte (45AED) – brown bulgur, spicy pepper paste, tomato paste, spices, iceberg lettuce and lemon, which was spicy and appetising. Haydari (35AED), the Gavurdagi Salad (65AED) – a traditional Turkish salad with tomato, cucumber, roasted pepper and walnut, dressed with pomegranate syrup and olive oil, which we highly recommend at the Stuffed Grape Leaves (45AED). From the hot starters section we chose the Lamb Liver Skewers Salad (96AED), which was prepared on a BBQ live in front of us.

For the main event we had the Wagyu Adana Kebab (127AED), which was cooked at the table and the Beef Cubes Flat Bread (84AED). Both dishes were excellent.

For dessert we shared the Carrot-Shaped Baklava (62AED), which was finished rather theatrically at the table with ice-cream. We washed it down with two lattes (35AED) that featured the faces of HH Sheikh Mohammed and HH Sheikh Hamdan. You can also customise your coffees with your own picture. Aside from the amazing visual aspect, we’ve had better coffees – although these weren’t bad, they are not speciality coffee standard.

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