99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant
Come here for avant-garde Japanese haute cuisine. Specialising in rare flavour combinations and exquisitely prepared dishes, the menu at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant is unlike anything else you’ll find in the UAE.
99 is the latest venture from boundary-pushing restaurateurs Pedro and Fernando de Léon. The Abu Dhabi venue joins the pair’s five insanely popular restaurants in Madrid and Barcelona.
Sample the sea urchin, one of the house specialties. At 99 Sushi, it is served as a tempura cocktail, accompanied by shiso leaves and an egg yolk, soy, lemon and butter sauce. The innovative maki and warm nigiri sushi are a must-try – our favourites are the kuro maki (scallop with squid ink rice, coriander oil and ito-togarashi), and flambéed turbot nigiri.
The meat dishes are cooked to absolute perfection. Black Angus short ribs are slow-cooked over a low heat for 20 hours, and served with roasted eggplant and Aka miso.
The attention to detail is carried through to the design, too. Patterned terracotta tiles nod to the brand’s Spanish heritage, while rich velvets and gold accents create a warm, contemporary feel.
The incredible views from Al Maryah Island of the Abu Dhabi skyline.