CZN Burak Dubai is a newly opened restaurant in Downtown Dubai that offers contemporary Turkish-Middle Eastern cuisine. Owner and executive chef Burak Özdemir is quite a celebrity on Tik Tok and Instagram for his mouthwatering culinary videos. As of April 2021, the CZN Burak Instagram account has 21.6 million followers.
The Dubai franchise is one of six CZN Burak restaurants in the world. Upon opening on Christmas day last year, CZN Burak Dubai made the headlines instantly when Chef Burak himself prepared a meal for Dubai crown prince Sheikh Hamdan. Football star Cristiano Ronaldo also paid the restaurant a visit not long after. CZN Burak has a royalty seal of approval and unquestionable celebrity status. If you still aren’t intrigued, you should know that there’s plenty of other reasons to visit this dining hotspot.
Endless Menu Choices
CZN Burak offers a menu that boasts of more than 200 meal choices. Highly skilled culinary staff carefully prepare the dishes and serve them with such skill that you can’t help but feel impressed. Diners can take their pick from the wide variety of well-loved Turkish and Middle Eastern fare. Choices include kebabs, lamb dishes, delightful salads, and grilled meat. Guests get to enjoy generous portions and we agree it’s one of the best restaurants in Dubai to get value for your money.
Starters like hummus with pastrami, cracked wheat salad, thyme salad, or the stuffed cabbage rolls are the very definition of comfort food. Lamb is a prime ingredient in many of the popular main courses, envisioned by the celebrity chef himself. Try the lamb roasted in salt, assorted mixed grills, lamb belen style, lamb neck in the oven, or the lamb shank covered with rice in the oven. The long list of choices also has seafood, vegan choices, authentic meze, and slow-cooked meats. Diners and tourists of all ages and nationalities just can’t resist coming back to CZN Burak.
The dessert menu at CZN Burak Dubai deserves a special review in itself. The choices in kunefe and baklavas are rich and interesting, you’d want to try them all. Chef Burak comes from Hatay or the “city of Kunefe.” These local delicacies are definitely elevated with personal inspiration from the chef.
Palatial Grandeur in an Urban Setting
CZN Burak Dubai has the capacity to seat 600 guests. It can serve double this number once authorities lift health and safety restrictions due to COVID-19. The interiors design introduces a level of grandeur worthy of the Arabian Nights. The golden and brown wooden embellishments take after Athenian and Mediterranean design inspirations. They add a touch of warmth, while marble floors add luminosity to the softly lit spaces.
The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable. Diners can choose to dine at the private dining section featuring white, green, and orange lavish furniture. Outdoor seats allowing for a clear view of the Burj Khalifa are also accessible. Guests can also ask for bespoke shisha, their choice of mocktails, or authentic Turkish tea.