The Japanese culinary sector in Dubai is growing. There are lots of locations to get your dose, whether you’re looking for a budget or a blowout, from take-out sushi shops to high-end spectacular restaurants. Here’s a quick tour of some of the best Japanese restaurants in Dubai for you to try.
Check out Aka for a fancy evening supper. The restaurant is extremely Instagrammable, thanks to its massive blooms of deep fuchsia floral arrangements. Theatrical sushi displays and delectable appetisers can be found here. However, the perfectly prepared Wagyu tenderloin (Dhs350) presented on a smoking charcoal tray is worth saving room for. With asparagus and two delectable teriyaki and spicy beef dips.
2. Akira Back
This luxurious new restaurant, named after renowned Michelin Star Chef Akira Back, is located at the similarly swanky W the Palm. The chef-turned-pro snowboarder has created a cuisine that combines Asian flavours with Korean and American inspirations. The personal adventure storey of Telling Back.
Benihana was one of the city’s original Teppanyaki restaurants. And he hosted one of Dubai’s earliest – and most enjoyable – theatrical Teppanyaki nights. When you dine in these days, you can still expect the cooks to put on a show. They’ll also prepare your seafood, succulent meat, and fresh vegetables right in front of your eyes. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available at this famed restaurant. Though we’d always take a seat at the Teppanyaki.
Bentoya is a no-frills Japanese restaurant with a long history in Dubai. Authentic Japanese food may be found here. Yellowtail, scallops, and vinegar mackerel are just a few of the interesting grilled selections.
5. Clap DIFC
Clap Dubai, a new ninth-floor restaurant in the DIFC, will be familiar to those familiar with the DIFC scene. If you haven’t heard, the Japanese restaurant, which originated in Beirut, is the newest open-air nightlife destination on everyone’s lips. The windowless room, which is the highest point in DIFC, has a view of the gleaming Downtown Dubai. However, if you choose to sit more inside, the view is just as lovely.