3 Fils


Contemporary and casual Asian fusion from a regional pioneer

3 Fils

On the Pass

Shun Shiroma

Pastry Chef

Carmen Rueda Hernandez

Regional pioneer: 3 Fils was the first-ever venue to be bestowed the title of The Best Restaurant in Middle East & North Africa in 2022. Its winning combination of Asian fusion dishes, an unflashy and unlicensed venue and super-casual dining style have transformed it into one of the most sought-after places to eat in all the MENA region.

The mastermind: Chef Shun Shiroma, affectionately nicknamed ‘the umami warrior’, hails from Okinawa Island in Japan and worked across Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and the US before joining 3 Fils in 2021. Every night, he slings perfect sushi rolls, bowls of A5 wagyudon and marinated 72-hour slow-cooked lamb ribs. Dishes on the compact à la carte menu are relatively straightforward, but well sourced and perfectly executed.

And for dessert? Beyond the premium Asian fare, 3 Fils also features its own dessert bar on the premises, called Brix. Here, Spanish pastry chef Carmen Rueda – an alumnus of Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck – lets her creative juices flow into dishes such as ‘Ananas’: a delicate bowl of pastry cream, caramelised pineapple, coconut mousse, peach sorbet and almond flakes.

Superb service: Hospitality is at the heart of the ideology behind 3 Fils, with service that feels warm and authentic from the moment guests arrive at the understated venue in the Jumeirah Fishing Harbour.

The backstory: The restaurant – whose name references a local phrase that equates to ‘two cents’ – was founded in late 2016 by two Emirati restaurateurs and chef Akmal Anuar. Its harbour location in an old fishermen’s building, along with the adjacent waterside terrace, has direct links to the UAE’s spear-fishing origins.


Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, Shop 02, 1 Al Urouba Street, Jumeirah 2, Dubai, UAE

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