Restaurant Review

FACT Review: Caviar Kaspia, DIFC

The exciting Caviar Kaspia lifestyle experience is now open for lunch and dinner in DIFC.

Dubai International Financial Centre has long been the place to visit when it comes to upmarket dining. So whether you’re in search of a lively Japanese meal, authentic Italian or sumptuous Greek eats, the financial heart of Dubai is the place to be when it comes to destination dining.

Looking to disrupt the DIFC dining landscape is Caviar Kaspia, a restaurant first established in Paris in 1927, before opening its doors in Dubai late last month. The Parisian restaurant has been frequented by some of the world’s biggest celebrities, including Rihanna, Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Katy Perry, but how does the first international outpost fare?

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Caviar Kaspia in Dubai sits proudly in Gate Village Building 2, marked by a pretty turquoise awning decorated with the image of a leaping sturgeon. The entrance gives way to an undeniably chic restaurant space where plush carpeting and soft statement seating is complemented by a selection of artwork in chunky gold frames. The venue, split over two levels, comprises the downstairs dining room and a small but atmospheric roof terrace where foliage abounds and the sounds of a live DJ enliven the night.

A sophisticated dining experience is offered at Caviar Kaspia, backed by friendly service that is sharp and effortless. While Caviar may well be the main draw for this restaurant, there are plenty of dishes without the premium ingredient. The price point is as one would expect in DIFC, with the eclectic menu featuring everything from Brioche with King Crab to Terrine of Foie Gras and a selection of oysters. 

While the menu is expectedly seafood-heavy with sections dedicated to smoked fish, main courses, pasta, risotto and (of course) Caviar, we find ourselves smitten with the dishes recommended by the front of house team. We begin with the signature Kaspia Potato adorned with Caviar, eaten from a non-reactive ceramic spoon. It’s a simple dish that makes a lasting impression due to the soft potato complemented by the buttery and salty flavours of the Caviar. 

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We thoroughly enjoyed the salmon served upon a large blini-like pancake. It is a dish where diners are encouraged to choose their preferred salmon (from AED 95), which is then lavishly rolled atop the pancake in an almost ceremonial act. Elsewhere the Spaghettini with Bottarga (AED 140) offers creamy pasta cooked to perfection and topped with the vibrant orange roe sack of the grey mullet fish. The Caviar Kaspia menu also features classic dishes such as Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Kiev, Lobster Rolls and Kazakhstan Rib Eye. 

Ensure you save room for dessert as the Caviar Kaspia offering includes a beautiful Pavlova (AED 65), which finds the perfect balance between crisp and gooey and is topped with vanilla cream and mixed berries. However, the Medovik (AED 60) is a layered honey cake with sour cream and caramel that we will remember most fondly.

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Caviar Kaspia looks destined to become Dubai’s latest hotspot, where trendy evenings of Caviar and Champagne are complemented by solid service and a sultry vibe. With almost one hundred years of legacy to its name, Caviar Kaspia in Dubai is a natural extension of its Parisian space and one that we can’t wait to revisit. 

GO: Visit www.kaspiadubai.com for more information.

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David Tapley - Editor
Dubai-based editor for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications across Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar. Specialised in food, hospitality, arts, culture, and travel-related content.

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