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Restaurant Spotlight: CZN Burak, Dubai's Finest Turkish-Middle Eastern Restaurant That Turned Into An Overnight Social Media Sensation

Chef Burak’s delicious food & cheeky smile win hearts in the 'City of Gold'

19 Apr, 2021 by Gargi Bisht

Chef Burak’s delicious food & cheeky smile win hearts in the 'City of Gold'

Famously dubbed as the ‘Smiling Chef’ by his millions of followers, Chef Burak Özdemir is known for his mouth-watering cooking videos that have been making rounds on Social Media for quite some time now. His equally famous restaurant, CZN Burak in Downtown Dubai, relatively a new entrant in the culinary landscape, has taken the city by storm since its inception because of its contemporary Turkish-Middle Eastern cuisine.


With an unbeatable record of serving around 45000 diners in its first month, the Dubai franchise is one of the six CZN Burak restaurants in the world. But out of all its eponymous franchises, this one is famous for hosting celebrities like Cristiano Ronaldo, actor Steven Segal and most importantly the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan, who was served a special feast on his arrival made by the famous Chef Burak himself. Its tryst with renowned personalities of the world has earned this dining venue an unquestionable celebrity status along with the coveted seal of approval from Emirati royalty.


The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining experiences with a stellar view of Burj Khalifa and the menu features delectable Middle Eastern and Turkish fare with a side of bespoke Shisha and mocktails. With more than 150 dishes to choose from, CZN Burak’s plump curation is well equipped to appease even the most tough to please foodies.


The menu features generous portions of kebabs, mouth-watering lamb delicacies, delightful salads, a fresh mezze bar, and flaming wood-fired grills tended to by a dedicated grill master. Starters like Hummus with Pastrami, Cracked Wheat Salad, various kinds of succulent Kebabs, or the Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are the very definition of comfort food.


Lamb is a prime ingredient in many of the main course preparations, envisioned by the celebrity chef himself. Baked Lamb Shank, made from lamb meat and cooked in traditional ovens is the softest melt-in-your-mouth meat dish you can eat here.


Another preparation that charts our list of recommendations is their delish Stuffed Ribs featuring extra softened meat with special sauce outside and rice on the inside.


The dessert menu at CZN Burak Dubai is a thing of beauty consisting of an array of traditional Middle Eastern sweets like rich Kunafa & Baklavas, that are so indulging that you will be tempted to sample all of the available variations in one seating


Guests can also ask for bespoke shisha, their choice of mocktails, or authentic Turkish tea.

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Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.

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