Famed michelin-starred Indian restaurant to open in Dubai
Junoon set to open at the Shangri-La Hotel
The new restaurant covering 5,000 square feet, will hold 145-seats at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai and mark the beginning of an international expansion phase for the restaurant, which was founded by New York-based restaurateur Rajesh Bhardwaj.
The grand opening is scheduled for this Autumn and will incorporate elements of the original Manhattan restaurant — led by chef Vikas Khanna — the food will also be influenced by cuisine in the Arabian Peninsula.
"We feel strongly Junoon can be a global brand and have been researching cities that would be a good fit for our first foray into expansion," said Bhardwaj. "One of the world's fastest growing cities and travel destinations, with a large Indian ex-pat community, Dubai stood out as the site of the second Junoon.