It’s difficult not to like something that’s so unpretentiously, honest and unambiguous. Urban Seafood, at Ibn Battuta states its purpose loud and clear. Urban Seafood is indeed a haven for all seafood lovers across UAE. From the name to the logo to the menu, everything lucidly pronounces it as the obvious choice for seafood fans. Buzzingtales loved the fun logo as well as the modern, warm yet comfortable interior. A smart splash of bright red, brown and white, both in the décor & furniture added an element of drama, style as well as newness to the overall ambiance. The warmth with which we were welcomed touched us. We entrusted our smiling server with the responsibility of choosing our mocktails. We were glad we did that, as our drinks were utterly soothing, divine and absolutely refreshing.
The welcome drinks were followed by an ensemble of the most delectable and mouth watering seafood we had ever tasted. The Tom Yum seafood soups combined its spiciness with the soothing effect of lemongrass, lime and coconut were a blast of flavors that made our spirits soar. Our Crab Quinoa tasted absolutely out of this world, apart from the fact that the presentation was too gorgeous to poke our forks and knife in to cut it. The flaky crab meat was perfectly combined with fluffy quinoa while the fresh avocado & zesty creamy dressing in a dish that was succulent and delicious. We could not help indulging in the fresh flavors of the seafood platters.
The juicy smoked Salmon Avocado tantalized our taste buds and elevated it to another level. The soft salmon, wild Rocca, capers and creamy avocados complemented each other superbly. The servings were big enough for 2 or more people and we just kept hoping our stomach could expand more to accommodate what our minds couldn’t get over.
My companion went for the live King Crab which was a 550grm of delight cooked to perfection with the signature sauces and then served with steam rice. The aromas invaded the atmosphere and I couldn’t help thinking that this was certainly what it felt to live life King Size without having to spend much. Yes everything is very reasonably priced. When at Urban Seafood you have to try out their heavenly Crispy prawns and Tandoori Salmon, with grilled salmon marinated in traditional style and served on a base of paella rice.
We didn’t want to miss out on the much in demand dessert. The Cake in a mason Mug was the ultimate treat for any sweet lover. I shamelessly indulged in the sweet sin of delectable chocolate cake, caramelized nuts, whipped cream, fudge and the crunchy caramelized nuts coupled with a salted caramel drizzle. This is what is called being spoilt the royal way without cutting a hole in the pocket. The ever helpful and efficient line up of staff added to the overall experience at Urban Seafood. Truly a must visit for seafood lovers.