Restaurant Review: Toshi, Grand Millennium Dubai

Dubai’s best kept culinary secret is an exploration into South-East Asian cuisine and culture
Tuesday , 10 January 2012

Address: Grand Millennium Dubai, Al Barsha
Tel: 04 429 9999
Dress code: Smart 
7pm to 11.30pm
Price Range: $$$

Arriving at the 18th floor of the Grand Millennium in Al Barsha to reach Toshi, you cross a small wooden bridge into a different world. Inside the restaurant is a picture of Oriental-chic, with red walls, black adornments and Japanese plants climbing the walls. The floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides of the restaurant give a dramatic view of Dubai’s skyline across Jumeirah towards the Burj Al Arab.

Chefs prepare sushi in a viewable area for diners’ entertainment and the highly knowledgeable staff can offer recommendations. The menu contains a huge variety of traditional Japanese seafood and sushi, plus dishes from across South East Asia. The menu highlights where each course originated – be it Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia – while the ingredients are sourced from an interesting combination of places; the tuna from the Philippines, the salmon from Scotland, beef and lamb from Australia...

Recommended specialties include sweet pad Thai with prawns, perfectly-cooked lobster teriyaki, flavour-laden chicken with cashew nut stir-fry, and steamed sea bass that melts in your mouth – all delicious. There are also extensive teppanyaki options and a lengthy sushi menu including sashimi, makimono, nigiri, hand rolls and Toshi signature sushi, and the chef can prepare an excellent selection tailor-made to your tastes.

Now don’t forget the desserts. No matter how full you might be, everyone must try the Pisang Goreng – deep-fried banana with green tea ice cream and brown sugar sauce. The innovative ice cream is strangely delicious and fresh and the deep fried banana tastes heavenly.

Special Offer
Toshi has launched two new special offers. On Wednesdays, they host a pool-side BBQ from 7pm to 10.30pm where you can dine for Dhs169, or Dhs235 including free-flowing bubbly and vino. Saturdays are family nights, where adults eat for Dhs120, including soft drinks, while kids under eight dine for free!

On the Menu...

Grilled Wagyu beef salad with baby vegetables, bean sprouts and chili lime dressing, Dhs65

Steamed sea bass with ginger and mushroom soya sauce, Dhs125

Caterpillar: rice, smoked eel, crabstick, cucumber topped with avocado, Dhs55/90

Deep fried ice cream, Dhs30

Soukou (kaiso salad, crispy California maki, miso soup, mixed tempura, prime beef tenderloin and lobster tail, vegetables, rice, fresh fruits and ice cream), Dhs290