A feast for the eyes. Before you even get on to the fabulous cuisine on offer, take a moment to appreciate the décor, combining juxtaposing elements of dark wood and <Bladerunner> futuristic flashes of neon, in the form of contemporary artwork adorning the walls.
You’ll get to try a bit of everything. Based on the traditional ‘izakaya’ concept of sharing, you can make your way through a fair bit of the menu, although it might be wise to order as you go because plates aren’t as small as you might expect.
Don’t leave without trying the tuna sashimi pizza. It’s one of the venue’s signature dishes featuring succulent tuna with earthy, citrusy tones, set atop a crisp pastry base and just enough wasabi to warm the palate without assaulting the taste buds.
Enjoy a touch of drama. Sip on a traditional Japanese tipple or handcrafted cocktail while watching your meal being prepared with theatrical finesse at the robata counter.
Don’t just drop in on Ladies’ night. As one of the most popular choices in the UAE aimed at the fairer sex, you’ll have to book at least two weeks in advance to experience what all the fuss is about!
Location: Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai
Contact number: 04 559 5300
Spotting a celeb! Lindsay Lohan always dines here when she’s in town.