Toko Downtown


“Toko Downtown. Make your dining experience the Toko of the Town.”

About Downtown Toko

The heart of the city, Downtown Dubai welcomes a new urban concept onto its streets. Toko Downtown {Restaurant, Garden & Lounge} is BACK with a bang, with more fun and surprise to ignite the Downtown scene. The refurbished and brand-new Downtown Toko, located at Vida Downtown, is a social hub where the spirits connoisseurs, millennials and foodies alike get together for a laid-back night or friendly gatherings. The incredible new menu of excellent value represents the full spectrum of Asia, offering a choice of delicious Chinese and Japanese street food including a wide variety of dim sums, delicious wok dishes, and an exclusive signature mouth-watering Peking duck delicacy specifically crafted for the restaurant. Families, friends, couples or colleagues are all welcome to come and experience the remarkable birth of this revamped venue!

Downtown Toko’s outdoor seating

Toko Downtown is entirely refitted with a brand-new interior and décor. This cheerful space is just what the Dubai casual dining scene needs (you can’t blame anyone for resting flat on the couches and staring at the stars)!

Spearheaded by Bulldozer Group Worldwide (the Dining & Entertainment Group behind Novikov, Sass Café, Cipriani Dubai, Movida and VIP room), the space has been designed by renowned Russian interior designer Nograph and will feature the main restaurant, lounge and garden that will evoke that intimate yet trendy feel. The famous outdoor garden, a relaxed, laid back atmosphere with lush greenery, beautiful outdoor chairs, cabanas and comfy sofas will ooze cool, swanky vibes for the perfect weekend hangout.

Food and Dranks

No point for guessing my tasting kicked off with a bowl of sea salt edamame [AED18] and one thing eventually lead to another 😀

Tried 2 cocktails and both were phenomenal! Taking into consideration the location of the restaurant and quality of the drinks, the cost of each signature cocktail couldn’t be more affordable;

  1. Lily [AED45] – This beautiful drink may look simple from the outside, but is pretty darn naughty from the inside. It consists of wild elder flower cordial, kumquat induced vodka, aloe vera juice, angostura bitters and a drop of orange blossom. It’s one of the tastiest drinks I’ve had!
  2. Sakura [AED45] – Sakura is Toko’s take on the famous Piña colada! It is a beautiful concoction of black tea infused rum, coconut puree, passionfruit, dash of absinthe & angostura bitters.

With Utmost quality, fantastic portion, lip-smacking flavor and brilliant presentation, Toko’s food is super pocket-friendly (see below);

  1. Crispy Squid [AED38] – Delicious Calamari fried and seasoned to perfection. If you’re a fan of Calamari, you must dive into this
  2. Toko House Salad [AED38] – An ordinary green salad with Wafu dressing
  3. Truffle Duck and Mushroom Dumplings [AED28 for 4] – The truffle flavored duck meat was irresistibly moist and juicy. AED28 for 4 pieces is undoubtedly a steal!
  4. Chicken Cashew Wok [AED58] – This had a tinge of sweetness as it’s accompanied with pineapple. Those who don’t like sweet protein can skip this.
  5. Asian Mushroom Noodles [AED48] – These vegetarian wok-style noodles are smothered in Teriyaki sauce and mushrooms. Lots of love for this!

Could not leave Toko without indulging in their photogenic Maki Rolls;

  1. Dynamite Spider Rolls [AED68] – Crispy soft shell crab, avocado, and tobiko. It was delicious, but not my favorite
  2. Zen Roll [AED38] – Fried Tofu, chuka, enoki, shiitake and teriyaki sauce. A tasty vegetarian roll but I can’t do without my protein.
  3. Green Dragon Roll [AED42] – Tempura prawn, cream cheese, avocado and wasabi mayo. Now this was my favorite! Loved the creaminess in this Maki Roll. Bursting with flavor and immense satisfaction in this roll!

All through the courses above, I could only think of what dessert I’m going to have. I’m sure you were wondering the same?;

  1. Toko Chocolate Fondant [AED45] – One of the best fondants I’ve had. Never did I expect green tea and chocolate could compliment each other so well? It was thick enough to be runny and indulgent. The chocolate is rich and you can tell by the taste that it is of good quality contrary to other fondants we may find. Click here to see my other favorite fondants!
  2. Rose Pannacotta [AED32] – I’m a fan of rose! If you don’t like a floral flavor in your dessert I suggest you don’t order this. The pannacotta had a beautiful texture and flavor of rose + vanilla. It is topped with shredded white chocolate and raspberry sauce (that I wiped away since I’m not a fan of raspberries).
  3. Mango, Coconut and Strawberry Mochi Icecream [AED32 for 3] – Strawberry (I expected it to be sweet but it turned out to be sour, thus I wasn’t that pleased). Coconut (Fantastic tropical flavor). Mango (My favourite! It literally felt like I was eating a raw mango bursting with juice and flavor).



12noon – 3pm
Sunday – Thursday

Take in the downtown views and escape the office with Toko’s quick and delicious business lunch.

Choice of 1, 2 or 3 courses – all appetites will be catered for. Featuring some of Toko’s irresistible signature dishes, the new menu will bring life to any corporate engagement.

1 Course Edamame or Miso soup + 1 Large Plate AED 55.00
2 Course 1 Small or 1 large plate + 1 Dessert AED 75.00
3 Course 2 Small & 1 Large plate + 1 Dessert AED 90.00


Every Wednesday

Toko Downtown’s famous ladies night returns with a fresh new look and double the fun. Get lost in the additive beats from Toko’s resident DJ every Wednesday, as ladies savor unlimited drinks from a choice of selected house grape and Sake. The Toko Terrace offers the perfect hideaway for gossip and catch-ups where ladies can enjoy 50% off Toko’s amazing range of Shishas.



Offering the perfect kick start to the day, in the idyllic setting of the Toko Downtown terrace, enjoy signature breakfast bites with a cheeky Toko twist. Choose from Steamed Chinese buns filled with creamy Nutella spread or sample a savory option with the Toko Short Rib Benedict, deliciously sticky short ribs served with traditional poached eggs and Hollandaise Sauce.


Call 04 4428383 for reservations


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