My review of Social House – this restaurant has such an interesting concept as it serves the popular international dishes from the east and west sides. Whether you’re feeling hungry for an Asian dish, or have a little craving for something Western, this is the place to be able to get both.
The sushi rolls here were appealing as you can see some being showcased at the sushi bar. I decided to go with the Philadelphia roll as I know what this roll should taste like. The salmon in the roll tasted fresh and the cream cheese was great with it. The roll was delicious and I was happy with the construction of it.
The popcorn shrimp salad was huge! I was not expecting the portion size of the salad to be made for basically 2 people. This was a good thing though because the salad was tasty and the popcorn shrimp was made perfectly, so I was happy to have had a lot of it to eat.
The chili and garlic prawns were so delicious. There was only six prawns in this dish and it came with 2 large slices of garlic bread. I thought the sauce went well with the bread and the shrimp was the star for sure.
I had high expectations for the malay laksa here as I loved the laksa dishes in Malaysia. I came into this restaurant expecting the laksa to be close to the ones I had in Asia. Did it match what I had there? It most certainly did, even though I don’t eat chicken, I was able to just pick it out of the soup and enjoy the rest just fine. The soup base was rich in flavour and the noodles, shrimp, tofu, and eggs were perfect.
Finally, to end the dinner nicely, I got the limited edition Eid churros which came with pistachio dip, pistachio nuts, and white chocolate dip. The churros were soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside, which was what I was looking for. I absolutely love pistachio flavours and the churros went so well with the pistachio dip and I now rather have it this way over the generic dark chocolate dip. I even mixed the pistachio and white chocolate together on one churro and I must say it was like heaven for my sweet tooth.
This restaurant deserves a rating of 5/5.
I ordered the philadelphia roll for 53DHS, malay laksa for 65DHS, popcorn shrimp salad for 49DHS, chili and garlic prawns for 51DHS, apple tarte tatin for 39DHS, and the limited Eid special dessert – churros meets pistachio for 37DHS.
The pricing of the dishes here are great for the large portion sizes.
The service was wonderful as our server made sure we were having an excellent experience throughout the whole dinner. Our plates and cutlery were changed after every dish, and the food and beverages came to the table in a good amount of time.
The ambience of the restaurant was impressive as Social House is the largest restaurant in the Dubai Mall. With indoor and outdoor seating available, the best seats in the house would be at the windows with the Dubai Fountains views. The decor was very colourful and vibrant all over the restaurant. I loved the display of fruits in the large baskets as it made me feel like I was at a fresh market.