Until now, we’re still hung over from our PH vacation and couldn’t get enough of all the “inihaw”/grilled seafood we had. Just take a look at below goodness…
Good thing our friends were ‘game’ to finally try out Dampa Seafood Grill in Deira. I have already heard about it few times but didn’t have the chance to visit as we were busy with the wedding preps and our upcoming vacation.
Dampa Seafood Grill, by the way, is located at the ground floor of Centurion Building, opposite Deira City Center and behind Day-to-Day Shopping Center.
The drive on our way there was quite slow due to the rush hour traffic but we were lucky to still find seats inside the already busy restaurant. And since the restaurant was full even on a Monday evening, we knew right away that we’re in for a satisfying dinner!
We were first ushered to the 2nd floor but Ian requested one of the servers to inform him should some customers vacate their seats on the ground floor. So while waiting, we started deliberating on what we should order:
Rence: Order tayo ng dalawang Dump-a-Seafest
Chengko: Tatlo na para di bitin!
Ian: Tapos order tayo ng baked mussels, grilled squid, grilled shrimp, etc!
Gino: Oo tapos tikman din natin lahat ng dessert nila pagkatapos.
Me: ‘Di naman tayo masyadong gutom noh?!
Here’s their menu by the way…
In the end, we decided to order two sets of Dump-a-seafest meal together with a serving of grilled squid. By the way, for AED139 every Dump-a-seafest order already includes unlimited rice and 2 litres of any mocktail of your choice. In short, sulit ang bayad!
FYI, customers are also given three options for Dump-a-seafest: STEAM w/ trio sauce, GRILLED w/ chipotle sauce, or BOIL w/ Cajun spice. We chose the latter two as the server mentioned that both options are mildly spicy 🙂
Shortly after placing our orders, we were already called to transfer downstairs.
One of the servers then brought us our fishbowl mocktails and a plate of chips.
By the way, this dinner was also a celebration of sort for Gino who finally got a new job after months of patiently enduring ‘voluntary’ work with his old company. I say voluntary because his former boss deprived him and all other staff including poor laborers of their N months worth of salary. Since last year, several of the employees have filed their complaints to the MOL (Ministry of Labor). It was really heartbreaking when Gino told us that some of the laborers had to literally walk back & forth from Sonapur to MOL as they didn’t have enough money for transportation, more so for proper food. But unfortunately, nothing happened. Their boss just kept promising to give them their money on time but to no avail. I think the case is now being handled by Dubai Courts. I hope the owner gets penalized as I’ve heard the company is actually doing well. Ayaw lang talaga nyang magpasweldo. Hay.
I’m praying that like Gino, everyone will eventually get their well deserved compensation and new jobs. Please include them in your prayers too 🙂
And for Gino, this old adage below holds true
“WHEN GOD TAKES AWAY, HE DEFINITELY HAS SOMETHING BETTER TO GIVE”
Anyway, back to our dinner…
And now dear folks, dinner is finally served. Make way for Dampa Seafood Grill’s famous Dump-a-Seafest boodle fight!
We finished every single thing served on our table, hence, we unfortunately didn’t have room for dessert! Tsk! I was excited pa naman to try their Mango Bravo (AED25/slice) and Mocha Torte (AED25/slice).
Well atleast, apart from the delicious and sulit Dump-a-Seafest, we have a valid excuse to go back to Dampa Seafood Grill. See you soon Mango Bravo! 🙂
Our total bill was only AED307. AED60 pax for a superb and generous seafood dinner was really worth it. It’s also good to note that all their servers were attentive and friendly!
Since we saw a good number of people waiting outside to dine, we hurriedly paid our bill and left the place all in unison that Dampa Seafood Grill will now become one of our go-to places whenever we need to satisfy our hungry stomachs and seafood cravings! 🙂
On 3rd April, we came back with my family for yet another round of delicious Dampa dinner!
Below are some photos 🙂
Dampa Seafood Grill
Centurion Building, Deira
Landmark: Opposite Deira City Center, behind Day-to-Day
Contact: +971 4 299 0884
Open daily from 1 to 10 pm