Urban Balkan bistro 21grams set to reopen in Dubai with new menu

Will now open from 8am to 5pm with evenings kept for special events
Wagyu cevap tartare
Wagyu cevap tartare

Award-winning Balkan restaurant 21grams, which had announced its temporary closure back in May, is reopening with a revamped menu.

The Dubai outlet, which describes itself as an urban Balkan bistro that encourages a “slow living lifestyle”, will reopen for dine-in from July 20 with new operating hours.


Customers will now be able to enjoy 21grams famous traditional Balkan home cooking for breakfast and lunch from 8am until 5pm daily, with evenings reserved for special events and one-off occasions.

Founders Stasha Toncev and Urosh Mitrasinovic will be bringing back some old favourites such as cheese burek and komplet egg, while adding new items to the menu including sarma, sour cabbage rolls with minced beef and smoked wagyu brisket; Adriatic octopus with fennel sauce; and wagyu beef cevap tartare.

The restaurant teased its return to its Jumeirah Beach Road location on Instagram with a number of customers commenting that they hoped it would reopen soon.

Currently the only way to enjoy food from the 21grams team has been through Food Sheikh’s All Stars delivery brand which featured Toncev and Mitrasinovic alongside other top Dubai chefs such as Tom Arnel and Reif Othman.

But that’s soon about to change.

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