During our recent trip to Dubai we dined at Sea Fu at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.
I’d heard such good things about Sea Fu, we had to make sure we paid a visit during our trip to Dubai and also check out the gorgeous Four Seasons Resort.
The whole experience was wonderful from start to finish. Pulling up to the resort was an experience in itself through the lush greenery to a building which resembled a palace with its impressive architecture. We were lead out of the taxi and into the hotel by the friendly doorman and we were very impressed by the stunning interiors and the opulent hotel lobby.
The resort has a very glamorous vibe with its elegant design but it’s very relaxed and we were made to feel so welcome.
We walked out of the hotel down the wide sweeping stairs, and past the stunning chandeliers towards the beach where Sea Fu is loctaed. It’s a short but pretty walk surrounded by the beautiful gardens of the resort. Sea Fu is located right by the beach with beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf. It has outdoor seating on the shaded terrace with a refreshing sea breeze as well as indoor seating – which we opted for as in the Dubai heat I really needed some AC!
The restaurant is bright and airy – with perfect natural lighting for photographs. Sea Fu has stylishly chic interiors and we noticed the exemplary service as soon as we arrived.
Sea Fu has an interesting range of cocktails and mocktails. I opted for a mocktail during this visit from the ‘Innocent But With Soul’ section of the menu as I was tempted by the Pineapple Sour. A mix of oineapple juice, lemon juice, basil, mint leaves, soda water and sugar syrup. It was a refreshing and fruity mocktail with a sour kick to it from the contrasting pineapple and basil flavours.
Sea Fu has some really interesting cocktails like a Wasabi daiquiri, Shiso Mojito with sake, and a Tokyo Mule which showed the clear Japanese influence of the restaurant. Other cocktails included unique ingredients such as seaweed syrup, curry leaves, and strawberry jam.
We were so excited to get stuck in as I had heard such great things about the food at Sea Fu. The restaurant serves up seafood with an Asian influence and everything on the menu sounded so dreamy.
I plumped for the Tuna pizza and was completely wowed by the beautiful presentation of the dish (we couldn’t stop taking photos!) as well as the wonderful flavours. I was presented with a slate with delicate mini pizzas topped with fresh tuna slices, avocado, tomato, shishito, spicy sauce on pita bread – and it was absolutely delicious.
Karl ordered the fried calamari with spicy Sriarcha mayo. The calamari was thin and crispy and fried to perfection, and the mayo gave the right amount of spicy to the dish. Karl even pronounced that this was the best calamari he has had and that says a lot has calamari is his go-to starter dish.
I originally wanted to go to the Wagyu beef but unfortunately they weren’t serving it when we were there. The staff were great and offered me steak alternatives but I spotted the chicken and vegetable rice dish, and thought this would be the perfect lunch dish. It was a great choice, it was an extremely generous portion which I was unable to finish however I would have preferred this as a side dish. For a main course I found that it lacked flavour and got a bit boring after a while.
However we were completely wowed by Karl’s Teriyaki stone bass and I had bad food envy but he was kind enough to share some with me. This didn’t taste very fishy, it was very meaty like chicken. Stone bass isn’t a dish I would normally go for but I was so impressed, it just melted in my mouth and the Teriyaki flavour was absolutely wonderful. The portion size was very misleading and it was actually so filling, which was great!
For pudding I went for the chocolate dessert which came topped with crunchy gold coated chocolate – which just shows the pure luxury and indulgence of Sea Fu. This lavish dessert came served with grapefruit sorbet which was the perfect palate cleanser after the rich chocolate.
The standout dish was Karl’s Mango Soup dessert – the presentation was absolutely incredible and we both agreed it was one of the best desserts we’d ever tried. And again, the portion was so huge there was plenty left for me to share! It was sweet but not too overpowering and extremely refreshing. The cream and biscuit crumb topping added great extra flavour.
We were so impressed by Sea Fu and I would highly recommend a visit if you are in Dubai. The food is wonderful and beautifully presented. The atmosphere and surroundings at Sea Fu are so relaxing yet luxurious so it’s perfect for a chilled out unch. Karl even went as far to say that this Sea Fu served some of the best dishes that he had ever tasted.
You can see more photos of Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach here.
You can view the Sea Fu menu here.
Jumeirah Beach Road
United Arab Emirates