Dinner Buffet at Lamesa Restaurant

Lamesa restaurant is one of the famous restaurants in Dubai now among our Filipino compatriots for celebrating special occasions or hanging out with friends over dinner. Located on the 5th floor of the Asiana Hotel in Deira, it is spacious with many tables although it tends to be overcrowded as told by one of my friends who celebrated her birthday over there. We had dinner there on a Friday so it is expected to be full Dinner service starts at 6 pm and lasts till 10:30 pm and it is best if you come early. The place was well lit and AC was working just fine even though it was full of diners.

The table given to us was under the AC vent and it was too cold to the point that it wasn’t comfortable to eat because we are cold and the food on our plate easily gets cold. We requested them to move us to the next available table and our request was granted promptly with the help of the kind wait staff assisting us.
We started our dinner with crab and corn soup, it wasn’t hot enough to calm our growling tummies. We quickly drank our soup and started helping ourselves to the food on the spread

My first plate had some pad thai noodles, pancit canton, three pieces of vegetable maki and siomai dumplings, there are no sushis and sashimis to go with it and I didn’t touch the salads, I wanted to come back for the macaroni salad but already forgot about it. They also have pizzas in this selection if you fancy some cheese.

My second plate includes the chef’s special fried rice, fried fish fillet, mixed seafood, and kare-kare with bagoong. The main dish also had plain steamed rice, kungpao chicken, and grilled chicken.
The pork station is my best bet, they got sisig, lechon kawali, crispy pata, boiled pork that looks like sliced lechon, menudo, and spare ribs adobo, all mouth-watering; all you need is a bottle of beer. Yes, they do serve alcohol since the restaurant is in a hotel, and hotels are allowed to serve alcohol here in UAE except of course during Ramadan. If not for our kids, hubby and I would have ordered a bottle for each.

You see my plate of pulutan, I mean pork dishes, I didn't eat it with rice as I like it that way with loads of pickled cucumber.

Since Lamesa is a Filipino restaurant; they have buko pandan for dessert and what's unique is their create-your-own halo-halo station. Apart from that tropical fresh fruits are available and different variations of cheesecakes and brownies.

They have an ample selection of drinks - hot and cold, juices, sodas, beer, whines, etc.

At 89 AED / person without drinks, it’s not that bad because of the wide variety of dishes available. They also have Friday brunch for AED 79 and a weekday daily lunch for AED 49.

Our total bill was AED 392 for three adults and two kids but Prince eats for free because he is just 3. :)

For reservations call 04238 7777

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Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.


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  1. Been there just once and I didn't expect they serve pork. I agree that it's not too pricey.

  2. We always prefer the weekend brunch over dinner since price already includes ice tea/ coffee/ juice.

    And yeah, I think the price is well worth the spread of food served.

  3. Wee I'm excited…Hubby is taking me there tonight! :)

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