Novikov Dubai

4.4
69 reviews
$50 and over
Asian

About

Specialising in Chinese and Pan Asian cuisine, the innovation behind Novikov’s extensive menu stems from a love of experimenting with different textures, flavours and culinary techniques from across the most diverse cultural regions in the world.

The talented Chef team handpicked to create the Novikov menu, hail from all walks of life and backgrounds, with specialities perfected over years of extensive work. Whether the dish is from Dim Sum kitchen, hand carved by the sushi chefs, or fresh from the crab tank, each item on the menu is perfectly prepared.
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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MarkA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is permanently closed and your site still accepts reservations and confirms them too. If i didn't try to call the restaurant directly to reconfirm my booking we would have reached there to find it closed.

You should do a better job at updating your system.

And how was my reservation confirmed anyway. Wouldn't you have checked for availabilities in the first place? Terrible service Open Table.

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Norah
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So I drove 30 minutes from my house to Novikov, and when I reached the valet staff told me it’s closed!!!!!!!! Then why did you accept my reservation at the first place?????? That was beyond disrespectful!!! Never ever going there again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in dubai novikov never disappoints the food , atmosphere, service everything was perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner last night.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible, awful, disappointing

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Muhammad
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I was having farewell dinner with 3 friends, we are all chefs in dubai. We had looked the menu and the menu choice was nice. We choose thai chicken tacos and king crab avocado salad for the starter. Tacos was mention for 2 pieces but we didnt expect the size was for bites, the service people not explained us that the size was small and we want to sharing it. Taste was too salty for us, the merination is quite good. King crab salad taste was very nice. And we had a main course mix baby chicken miso, duck wth truffle, thai beef pepper and asparagus ginger soy, egg fried rice and kimchi fried rice. I dont know the one who cook not taste the food but all of us taste all food was salty, the taste between egg fried rice and kimchi fried rice no different at all, it was same taste. I like the duck, but the truffle wasnt fresh truffle, and the miso chicken, the taste of miso ver less but to salty, the asparagus, i was looking for the asparagus tip because i like it but i didnt find on our plate. The beef was nice. And im a muslim, i forgot to check our food is content with alcohol, and i was asking one of the service staff, i ask him which one with alcohol and he dont know. When i check the menu the one with alcohol only the chicken. I told him i cant eat with alcohol because im a muslim, and he told me its only to glaze the chicken, only little. For me this is unacceptable, if i said muslim cant eat with alcohol why still saying its find because only little. Even 1 ml of alcohol is still not allowed for a muslim. How could he said its find. I forgot to check his name but hes a bald, hes afrikan, he was incharge to handle my table. I hope you can give a good training to your service staffs, what is allowed or not allowed for several religion, train the staffs about the menu and always test knowledge before you start opening. I was very dissapointed, we didnt enjoy our dish, so we continue to shakespeare for the real dinner.

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Wask
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s has a nice atmosphere for a quick and nice food occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional beautiful place & ambient

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DianaH
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever been.
Creative dishes

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great business meal. Fantastic service staff. Food is very good over all except the calamari which was way over cooked and hard/rubbery. Fantastic drinks and ambience off course.

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vipSoniala
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consigliatissimo!!!!

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vipMohammedA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience2

The quality of food and service is not the same as London reasrurant ,and the food is overpriced comparing it to the quality .

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good serice outstanding

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NabeelW
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere good food though the music is a bit too loud for me. Service is good given the place was full when we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always we were very happy with the food and service at Novikov. It’s Grand restaurant! Probably the best most sophisticated Asian fusion food one can have at a venue that is in both Dubai and London.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - attentive and personal but not too in your face, good outpost for Novikov

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vipZiad
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A bit noisy and too expensive, but amazing food!

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Natasha1
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Couldn’t fault it. Staff were welcoming and helpful. Good was fantastic and the actual restaurant was beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night of my holiday 👍🏾

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HrvojeS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Great cook!

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic dinner, the food was delicious and we will certainly be going back. The atmosphere was also very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was ok but for this price I'd still recommend to go to Zuma. The athmosphere was too calm, I expected more music and a bar with many people in the back, the restaurant was nearly empty.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Compared to the one in London.. this is not novikov.. food taste is completely different.
Waiting 40mins to be seated and half the restaurant was empty.
The wagyu was nice though

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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OZZIE
Riyadh
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was my first time, yet very nice. The place is amazing yet the service is not what anticipated for place like this. The food was simply great. Look forward to my next visit and try other food from the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Corner of Step near Var is very dangerous. Kindly get it corrected. If some falls over it..... you are done 👍

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I didn't like the food at all..

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MARTIN
London
34 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose from the fresh seafood selection and not from the menu. The quality of the seafood was amazing. The preparation of the food, the service and the whole dining experience were outstanding. Easily the best seafood we have had in Dubai. Really a fantastic meal. The only issue is pricing. We paid over AED 3000 for two. That's expensive!

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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HBAM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall4food4service1ambience3

The service was the worst I can't even compare it to Novikov-London and when I was in Novikov-London it was so crowded their were no empty table and the service was perfect.. not as Dubai we couldn't have our drinks until we were done from our food and all what we ordered is a cola.. even when we remind the waitresses many times and the manager as well.. didn't like the service at all.. I don't know what will happen if the restaurant was crowded.. 👎🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Tables are tiny, NOT OK for 5 people! Space between tables is also limited, the waiter kept bumping into my chair over and over again trying to squeez through between the tables. If you order water or wine, they keep the bottle on your already tiny table, not on a seperate bottle holder next to your table. We couldn't even put down 2 sharing starters in the centre of our table. The food was generally good, tasty and well put together!
The waiters encourage over-ordering of food telling guests that what is orderes is not enough, which I find wasteful, shamefully oportunistic and just greedy. 50% of what we ordered was dumped. It is so very obvious that they try to compete with Zuma, the big "asian fusion fine-dining" dog on the block in Dubai, but can't quiet even look up to it :-) Just when it comes to the price, they are not shy to charge the same steep amount for less!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect and the staff was very attentive. However the tables for 2 people were very close together and at times it felt like the table next to us was listening in on our conversation.

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ArturY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and service are good. Too noisy for private talk. You have to raise your voice to be heard.

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Livsyloub
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2017
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Outstanding food but service extremely poor!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is expensive but superb. We unfortunately dined on a "dry" day in Dubai so can't comment on drinkd

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2016
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Not my first time, they are quite consistent. Live up to the name of quality and service in london.

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food overall- on par with competitors like Zuma. Initially took a while for server to attend to us but otherwise very pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think it is more expensive than London

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KatieW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really incredible food loved it, honestly the best restaurant in Dubai ! Try the Thai chicken tacos sand the steak terryaki

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was again a fantastic experience. The food is amazing and the service very efficient.

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Novikov Dubai is rated 4.4 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.