We had been trying the newly opened Five Guys in the Dubai Mall. The First Five Guys in the Middle East. If you don’t know Five Guys, they are a US born Burger Chain operating plenty of Stores in the US, Canada and UK. The Five Guys have been born as family business and all 5 Guys are still involved in certain roles in the business. Of course the amount of stores operating are not family owned, but majorly franchised.
We tested out the first Restaurant located on the lower Ground-floor of the Dubai Mall last night. First impression: Looks great. second Impression: Again waiting lines… (Jollibee still in mind). The Restaurant is kept very clear with white and red as dominating colors. The whole atmosphere is really nice and you can as well sit outside and view the Dubai Fountain while eating.
Waiting in line was luckily not really a big deal, and after only a short waiting time we could place our order. The menu is quite easy to overview. You can choose between Hamburger or Cheeseburger and both are available as well in Little versions. You can have two different sorts of Hot Dogs (All Beef and Cheese Hot Dog) and 3 different types of Sandwiches plus you can of course have fries which come either in Five Guys Style (Salty) or Cajun.
Sounds not like too much choice right? Wrong. You can customer make your Burger or Hot Dog with 15 different toppings. So you get what you really want. The normal Burger has as standard a double patty which is juicy and very tasty, but it really makes you full, so if you are not having the big hunger, better get the Little version. I found the buns at Five Guys being a bit sweeter than most normal buns I had on burgers around. But that is nothing negative. The burger in itself (the way I liked it ordered) was simply amazing and for me as of now the best burger in the UAE.
The Hot Dog which I had was as well awesome. Tasty beef, soft bread, great and tasty ingredients. I am normally not a fan of Hot Dogs at all, but this one is awesome and I would order it again and again and again. We had as well ordered Five Guys Style fries, these are coming as standard a bit salty, but that is the way I like them. They have been really tasty, but paired with a burger you need to be very hungry to finish them.
Another thing you get is complimentary peanuts that are offered for consumption close to the order area. I am not a peanuts fan, but if you are this will surely give you something. We ordered as well two Milkshakes (Chocolate with Whipped Cream and Vanilla withot) Needless to say, as well the Shakes where great. So is there really nothing to complaint? Basically no. But. The presentation of the Burger when you get it wrapped in Aluminum foil is really not stylish. Sure it keeps your burger warm, but that could be done better in my opinion.
Contacts for Five Guys, Dubai Mall
04 277 5644