Around The Block

Around The Block Reopens in Al Wasl with a New Look and Expands its Dual Concept Offering with the Addition of TŌRI


Around The Block Reopens in Al Wasl with a New Look and Expands its Dual Concept Offering with the Addition of TŌRI

Known for its exceptional coffee offering and vibrant atmosphere, the original outpost of Around The Block reopens with a new look. Nestled in the heart of Jumeirah, within the colourful area of Wasl 51, Around The Block redefines its identity with a completely revamped visual aesthetic and introduces a Japanese concept, TŌRI, expanding its dual-style experience in the UAE.

Since its inception in 2019, Around The Block has captured the hearts of Dubai residents with its diverse offerings, ranging from hearty breakfasts to international lunch and dinner options, and has consistently delighted guests with its unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional specialty coffee from different origins. Crafted with precision, their coffee offerings have become a hallmark of the brand, enticing coffee aficionados to return time and time again.

Now, this culinary hotspot is all set to embark on a new adventure, ensuring that it continues to be a go-to spot for a diverse menu, all infused with familiar, comforting flavours. As the sun sets and the clock strikes 5 pm, the venue transforms into a captivating Japanese dining experience. TŌRI, which translates to “the passage,” is a modern-style eatery nestled within Around The Block. Here, highly skilled chefs perform a culinary spectacle, dishing out Japanese delicacies with a contemporary twist. The ambiance and aesthetics undergo a shift to create an izakaya-style dining experience, offering guests a taste of Japan every evening.

Both Around The Block and TŌRI share a commitment to the brand’s unpretentious, real, and approachable ethos. This commitment shines through in the new menu, which features an array of uncomplicated yet tantalizing options. Signature dishes worth savouring encompass Turkish Eggs, Hot Ricotta Pancakes, Garden Eggs, Salmon Carpaccio, A5 Wagyu Roll, Spicy Beef Ramen, and the refreshing Crab Salad amongst many others as well as dedicated Ramen Bar.

Experience the reimagined Around The Block, where culinary culture fuses with the grace of Japanese dining. Whether you’re seeking the comforting familiarity of Around The Block’s classic offerings or the allure of TŌRI’s innovative Japanese cuisine, the dual concept promises an unforgettable journey that transcends culinary boundaries.

For bookings and inquiries, please call +971 4 342 8000 or email

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