From sushi to sashimi, we bring you the best places to enjoy Japanese cuisine in Abu Dhabi.
Famed for having the best black cod in town Zuma is undoubtedly one of the trendiest places to see and be seen. Located at The Galleria Mall on Al Maryah Island, Zuma offers spectacular waterfront views. Food is served to share, creating an informal yet sophisticated dining experience. If you are looking for a great Japanese dining experience and want to keep the party going late into the evening Zuma should be your destination of choice.
Zuma Abu Dhabi, 02 401 5900
Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi
The latest newcomer onto Abu Dhabi’s dining and nightlife scene, Buddha-Bar Beach offers exotic dishes from across the Far East making Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi an enticing prospect for gourmands. Every Tuesday from 8.00pm to 11.00pm experience an endless array of sushi platters with complimentary grape beverages for AED 300 per person.
Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, 02 498 8888
Tori No Su
This sleek, modern Japanese restaurant located at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is one of the most stylish Japanese restaurants in town. The well thought out design offers comfort without losing sight of style. Kaiseki-trained Chef Ando and his team offer a selection of exquisite sushi, beautifully presented and equally as tasty.
Tori No Su, 02 811 5666
KOI Restaurant and Lounge
KOI’s chic ambiance, enticing variety of contemporary Japanese dishes, exceptional staff and intriguing environment make it the ideal dining venue. Monday nights guests can enjoy a 50% discount on a selected a la carte food and beverage menu.
KOI Restaurant and Lounge, 02 678 3334
One of the original Japanese restaurants in town, Toki is still a firm favourite. Located within the Hilton Abu Dhabi, Toki gets big points for its traditional décor and zashiki seating. The cuisine at Toki has a traditional Japanese focus, with rare to find items such as the seafood okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza).
Toki, 02 681 4151
Located at the Nation Riviera Beach Club, on Abu Dhabi’s iconic Corniche, Catch offers some of the best views of the Arabian Gulf in the city. The stylish décor and coral tones exude a sense of class and refinement. Be sure to try the blow torch dynamite rolls, sure to add a sense of excitement to your dining experience.
Catch, 02 611 0909
True to its name Teatro amplifies the charm of the theatre. Be sure to ask for the volcano rolls, a secret favourite in Abu Dhabi, these mini towers of sushi goodness will leaving you wanting to return to Teatro before you’ve even left.
Teatro, 02 657 3333
99 Sushi Bar
99 Sushi provides Haute Japanese cuisine within one of Abu Dhabi’s finest hotels the Four Seasons Abu Dhabi. Sushi is prepared right before the diners’ eyes at the restaurant bar from rare dishes to seasonal delights. Try the golden bricks, served in 6 pieces with tuna tartar, avocado, Tobiko and golden leaves.
99 Sushi Bar, 02 672 3333
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
If you’re looking to enjoy your sushi with a view why not join Azura Panoramic Lounge’s new Omakase styled Sushi Supper Club, weekdays between 5.00pm and 9.00pm. Amuse your palate with a soup alongside a bowl of freshly prepared tempura before a sashimi platter, Japanese salad and sushi selections. End the evening with Asian inspired sweets, all for AED 150 per person.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, 02 694 4553
If you want good sushi at an affordable price, we can’t think of anywhere better than SushiSan. Weekdays enjoy a lunch special ’30 Minutes & Roll’ and pay only AED 59 for one sushi platter and one soft drink of your choice. Fusion Brunch takes place every Thursday from 6.30pm until 10.30pm. Enjoy unlimited sushi for AED 185 with soft drinks or AED 250 with selected house beverages.
SushiSan, Holiday Inn, Dhafeer Street, 02 657 4888