Filipinos love food, that is very certain. No wonder we see a lot of Filipino restaurants and eatery all over Dubai and other emirates. One of the hidden spots for a lovely night out with friends and family is Dagat Dagatan Restaurant.
It was very convenient that the restaurant is situated inside the Grand Flora Hotel, nearest the Al Rigga metro station. From the hotel entrance to our right stands the inviting Dagat Dagatan.
The theme of the restaurant is derived from its name. The Tagalog word “dagat” means “sea”. Wooden pillars can be seen decorated with fishing nets with star fishes, shells, and other sea creatures nailed on it. The sweet and pastel paintings of the sea shore matches the tranquility of the place.
Cosy and elegant. Yes, that is what we felt we saw when we got there. It was a surprise from our friends that allowed us a glimpse of this lovely food hub. Very much ideal for a group of happy faces bonding over selections of authentic Filipino dishes.
Other nationalities are also seen in the restaurant. They must have enjoyed exploring new tastes. Plus the fact that Dagat Dagatan is just right at the ground floor of the hotel. It is also noticeable how clean the restaurant is. This made it convenient for its guests.
Before we go too far on how the hotel looks like, we would love to talk about food now. Dinner buffet costs AED 39 per person. During Ramadan, they also offer IFTAR dinners at AED 59 each. All taste good but our top favorite this time is their sisig rice, mix seafood pancit canton, sweet and sour lapu-lapu. We also liked it when they serve special Filipino salads, particularly the ensaladang mangga and salted egg and tomato.