Address: Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Burj Downtown
Tel: 04 888 3444
Dress code: Formal
Times: 7pm to 11pm, Sunday to Saturday, 12pm to 3.30pm, Friday brunch
Price Range: $$$$
This venue shrieks understated Armani chic, from the curvaceous muted bronze and black interiors to the seriously pretty patrons. Hipsters wanting to get noticed, gourmands in search of the silkiest sashimi and businessmen looking to impress important clients all mingle to make this one of the coolest contemporary Japanese joints in town. The DJ gets the crowd in a party mood pre-Prive on weekends while those wanting some serious foodie action should book for the Friday brunch which has become an institution among sushi-sophisticates. Make sure you sample the signature Hashi sushi; you’ll adore the salmon skin and cream cheese, marvel at the crackling crab meat and be in raptures over the sashimi of organic scallop and lime.
FYI: Hashi is the Japanese word for chopsticks.
Signature Dishes: Japanese seafood soup, Wagyu beef, candied chesnut parfait with ginger ice cream.