Established with a philosophy based on creativity and boundary-pushing, RIKAS aims to nurture a culture of culinary innovation, authentic hospitality, and family values across the Group.
Founded seven years ago in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, RIKAS is the brainchild of the visionary young Parisian Rizwan Kassim, with who, Pierre Pirajean and Helena Paraboschi, would be the team to help thrust Rizwan into the field of restaurants. Ten years ago, the trio teamed up for the brand which is a solid name on the well-heeled Saint-Honore dining scene. Long before Dubai became the region’s dining capital, they had spotted the potential of the dynamic Gulf city from Paris. Since then, the Group has become vital in Dubai’s restaurant scene.
Having launched with a branch of Paris’s much-loved La Cantine du Faubourg, where Kassim had developed his passion for hospitality, the brand now consists of some of the Middle East’s most exceptional culinary projects, such as Mimi Kakushi, Ninive, and Lana Lusa. RIKAS Hospitality Group is thriving in a highly competitive landscape matched by no other in the region by its vast offering of elevated gourmet offerings. And with the recent addition of the Michelin Guide for Dubai, RIKAS now boasts a firm place, with multiple outlets making the cut.
With its diverse portfolio ranging from French and Portuguese to Japanese and Middle Eastern cuisines, the iconic brand is now expanding further afield into markets including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Europe, Morocco, United Kingdom.
While each restaurant in the RIKAS Hospitality Group has a very distinct personality, they share a devotion to quality, demonstrated in the sourcing, preparation and staging of their offering, as well as in the ingenuity of their design and the warmth and skill of their customer-obsessed service culture.