Review: Nomad Restaurant at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

My sister and I checked out Nomad, the Asian themed restaurant at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. The restaurant offers four diverse and unique experiences within its walls. There’s a dedicated Asian tapas wine bar, a quick bite in the 24 hour New York-style Deli or a traditional Asian dining experience with the choice of a la carte or buffet or the Asian pool grill.

We tried the all you can eat Asian on Thursday/Friday nights.

The menu consisted of the following:

  • Dynamite prawns
  • Salt and Pepper calamari
  • Vietnamese spring roll
  • Korean style mini pizza
  • Steamed edamame
  • Steamed broccoli with oyster sauce
  • Vegetable samosas
  • Thai style chicken lollipop
  • Chicken gyoza (steamed)
  • Vegetable dumpling

The mains:

  • Pad Thai
  • Vegetable lo mein
  • Kung Pao prawns
  • Sesame chicken
  • Indian butter chicken
  • Nasi goreng
  • Thai green curry with vegetables
  • Seasonal vegetable fried rice
  • Steamed rice


  • Blueberry cheesecake
  • Banana beignet

The outdoor ambiance was nice at this time of the year. I love this part of Dubai where Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is located – Garhoud near Irish/Century Village because it’s less chaotic and a little greener than say, the center of Deira. If you’ll go and it’s not the peak of summer, I recommend sitting outside. We had a lovely time, a great way to end a busy work week.

My sister who might only be weighing half as I do has double my appetite. There is no typo there, just a very reliable proof that life isn’t fair. She wanted to order everything on the menu, especially when our first three orders came in small portions. All the food that came tasted good you’ll wish you’ve ordered double. Now you have to call the waiter and order again (but it’s ok…all you can eat, baby).

What I love most about this all you can eat dinner is that the portions are small – so you can eat what’s all in the menu. And we did – almost! (ordered the same food twice for some!) We had all the ones in bold in the menu list above.

The staff warned us – “Leave space for dessert!”

I am glad we followed her advice. I ordered the two desserts on the menu. First – the blueberry cheesecake was divine and unique: the top is crunchy and sweet, like creme brulee-ish and the cheesecake wasn’t too sweet. It was our first time having banana beignet, dipped in chocolate sauce. Whoever invented this fried delicious banana goodness, thank you.

And because this is all you can eat program, you can order everything on the menu again and again and again. We were tempted to give another round of desserts.

But didn’t.

But you can certainly do!

Give it a go!

Nomad Restaurant, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Garhoud, Dubai (right beside the Irish Village)
Prices – 175 AED with soft beverages and 250 AED with house beverages

This special menu is every Thursday and Friday night from 7.30pm – 10.30pm until end of march and then every night in April (same timings).




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