Drawing its name from the address of Manhattan’s first Chinese convenience store, which opened in 1981, the vibe and energy at Mott32 comes from the dynamic and cosmopolitan centre of New York’s Chinatown. As such, the venue showcases an East-meets-West aesthetic, marrying industry New York-loft inspired styles with traditional Chinese elements. High ceilings, huge sliding doors and large sculptural forms add to the grandeur of the interiors, with tables inside the restaurant spread between the main dining room and private dining area.
Where Mott32 really shines is on the terrace, thanks to its sky-high location it boasts jaw-dropping views that sweep across Bluewaters, JBR and to the Palm Jumeirah. The terrace is given an urban jungle feel, dotted with verdant plants and echoing the same industrial feel as the inside.
The culinary mastermind behind all menus is group executive chef Lee Man Sing, who teams up with Mott32 Dubai’s executive chef Frankie Tang Tao for a menu of Cantonese dishes that fuse traditional recipes with western cooking techniques and five star presentation. Adapting the classics, diners can look forward to Mott32 signatures like the apple wood roasted Peking duck and jasmine flower smoked black cod. These will feature alongside an array of freshly made dim sum and an extensive selection of plant-based dishes.