If you’re in the Dubai Marina area, the best place to spend a Friday night is down at The Beach JBR. The Beach is an outdoor shopping mall/beach park/promenade, and there’s always lots of stuff going on. Tonight, Poul and I went for dinner at the Greek restaurant Eat Greek Kouzina, which is right in the middle of all the action.
We’ve been there before on a less busy evening, and had a really nice dinner surrounded by wonderful, service-minded staff. Though Friday night is the most busy restaurant night in Dubai, so I was curious to see if the experience would be the same, or if Eat Greek would crumble under pressure.
The restaurant was almost full, and nobody came to greet us as we first arrived. It wasn’t until Poul asked, if we could just grab one of the few vacant tables left that the staff attended to us. However, after being seated, everything went smooth. The staff members weren’t as chatty as the last time we were there, but menus, drinks and food arrived at our table in a smooth, timely flow.
We had slow cooked octopus, tzatziki, a Greek salad, seafood fritelles (calamari and vegetable doughnut) and some extra pita bread. As I wrote on Instagram, the octopus wasn’t very visually appealing, but it was really tender and oh-so-tasty. The Greek salad was just as good as last time we dined at Eat Greek and the tzatziki was how you expect a tzatziki to be at a Greek restaurant. I didn’t really get the seafood fritelles, which were bulky and difficult to eat and didn’t taste of anything else than cooking oil, but otherwise, it was a very nice dinner.