Kojaki, the authentic Korean restaurant that made its debut at Expo 2020 Dubai, has announced plans to open another concept in Dubai. As the ‘World’s Greatest Show’ draws to an end, the social-dining concept that won the hearts of Expo-goers will close its doors at Expo 2020 Dubai, reopening in a new Dubai location in Q2 or Q3 of 2022.
Building on the restaurant’s Expo success, Kojaki is set to open in a vibrant new location in the city, details of which will be announced in the coming months. A city brimming with excitement with an insatiable hunger for Asian cuisine, Dubai is the city the brand has chosen to make its permanent home.
A concept brought to the UAE by d.ream, (Dogus Restaurant Entertainment and Management), the market leader in Turkey, Kojaki will bring once again a sense of modern luxury to the public, by offering authentic Korean cuisine with a Japanese twist.
Umut Özkanca, the Vice Chairman of d.ream says ‘’It was a great experience to be part of a worldly event such as Expo 2020 Dubai. This is the first step of many steps forward for Kojaki, and we are excited to announce what’s to come for the dining concept soon both regionally and globally.’’
The new location will feature an elevated look and feel to set a new superlative for luxury dining in the city and reignite the diner’s passion for Korean cuisine. Accompanying the new lavish interior, Kojaki’s award-winning South Korean Chef Jin Chul Kim will work on an exclusive menu featuring new dishes as well as popular current favourites to complete the immersive experience.
Chef Jin Chul Kim, the leading Chef who played a pivotal role in opening Hashi at Armani Hotel Dubai, and brought the idea of Kojaki to life, promises to make the new Kojaki better than ever. Diners can expect many of the Kojaki favourites with a particular focus on the grill, which proved to be a popular choice amongst guests at the Expo 2020 Dubai restaurant.
Harmonized with exotic flavours arising from well-sourced ingredients, the new and improved Kojaki menu will offer an eclectic selection of authentic, flavourful, and traditional Korean dishes. Each enticing dish at Kojaki will be prepared to the highest standard using contemporary Japanese cooking techniques. A concept that has been enjoyed by tourists, ex-pats, and UAE residents, Kojaki, promises to take diners on a memorable and authentic gastronomic journey to its new location.
The inspiration behind Kojaki was to create a new brand that highlights the tastes of Korea, perfectly paired with rich Japanese flavours. Using the highest quality ingredients prepared with contemporary cooking techniques, authentic dishes presented in an approachable and creative manner. Born at Expo 2020, Kojaki is vibrant and contemporary, with a striking yet authentic visual language for the international market. The new concept promises to capture the harmony between traditional and contemporary, both in the design of the restaurant and in the cuisine.
Stay tuned for further updates on Kojaki very soon!