Restaurant Review: Nobu, Atlantis The Palm

World-renowned Japanese cuisine at one of Dubai’s most iconic hotels offers famous signature dishes as well as new surprises
ByLynsey CarrattFriday , 10 May 2013
“It would be wrong
not to indulge in the
renowned signature
dish, black cod. And it
does not disappoint”
“It would be wrong not to indulge in the renowned signature dish, black cod. And it does not disappoint”
Nobu
Nobu
Nobu
Nobu

Location: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Tel: 04 426 0760
Web: www.noburestaurants.com/dubai
Dress code: Smart-casual
Cuisine: Japanese
Times: 7pm to 12am, Saturday to Wednesday 7pm to 1am, Thursday and Friday
Price range: $$$$

It’s one of the best-known restaurant chains in the world, with Robert DeNiro famously the co-founder. The Dubai branch has an outdoor Japanese garden, which is definitely the place to choose for those looking for a quieter night at this bustling hot spot. Waiters offer an extensive explanation  the menu, which is helpful for first-time visitors. It’s seafood-heavy but also includes some beef options, though vegetarians are mainly limited to tempura. We opt for just that, and the rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce has a crispy batter which is beautifully offset by the tangy sauce. Next, it would be wrong not to indulge in the renowned signature dish, black cod. And it does not disappoint. Delicate and creamy, it’s worth the traffic-laden trip up The Palm Jumeirah. Round off your A-list experience with a dessert, such as the generous portion of luscious Nobu cheesecake.

On the Menu
APPETISERS
Avocado Tempura, Dhs30
Rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce, Dhs120

MAINS
Black cod yuzu miso, Dhs185
Shrimp and lobster salad with spicy lemon dressing, Dhs160

DESSERTS
Ice cream macaron finger, Dhs45