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Mogao: Licensed Pan-Asian Restaurant Now Open at Digital Park, Dubai Silicon Oasis

by Out and About Mag.

Mogao, a modern Pan-Asian restaurant, is now open at the Digital Park, Dubai Silicon Oasis. The licensed restaurant is an extension of the primary brand Socialicious, established in 2017 in Jumeirah Village Circle. 

The name Mogao is inspired by the Mogao caves in north-western China, which illustrates the significance of culture, art and coming together. With its strategic location at the technological hub of Dubai, Silicon Oasis, Mogao aims to become a melting pot, bringing together different communities from various cultures around the world, dining together at the kid-friendly venue, and resonating with the Dubai lifestyle. 


Mogao follows Socialicious' philosophy that delicious food can become a catalyst for uniting people and creating bonds. It aspires to emulate a sense of togetherness. Mogao aims to bring this comfort and peace to the table. Mogao's three mascots, Ai, Yi and Lee, which means love, happiness and joy, are the essence of what it strives to achieve.

With over 20 years of experience, Chef Nim Budha is the brain behind the restaurant's concept and menu.


Menu highlights include: 

  • Korean chicken wings, 
  • Tsukune - Japanese-style minced chicken skewers, 
  • Har Gau – a Cantonese-style classic prawn dumpling, 
  • Beef gyoza - Japanese-style beef dumpling, 
  • Crystal veg - jewel-like translucent veg dumpling, 
  • Shrimp tempura roll - tempura fried shrimp and
  • Baked yoghurt - signature dessert featuring a delicious blueberry compote. 

Mogao's menu pairs the Pan Asian dishes with exquisite hand-crafted cocktails & beverages for its patrons to relish. 

Mogao will follow a quarterly menu cycle, allowing the restaurant to release new dishes based on seasonality and customer feedback, resulting in a more personal and tailored dining experience.

Mogao's interior is inspired by the most common yet cherished cookware in Asian cooking - the humble bamboo steamer and the versatile wok.

The restaurant features a modern interior with earthy tones – instantly making you all warm and cosy. The dark Asian-Esque ambience will deliver an experience of dining in a cave. The sophisticated interiors and strikingly stunning decor set the stage for an evening of fine dining. 



Brace yourself to experience Asian culture packed with flavourful dishes in a soulful community. A place of minimalism with maximum flavour and opulence, the splendour will be showcased through a rich interior, and a menu of gourmet delights set to dazzle its guests.

You can expect Sunday brunches, Ladies' Nights, art activities, family-friendly brunches and a host of different activities. Hold on and gear up for loads of excitement coming towards you in 2023 only at Mogao. 



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