Restaurant Review: Watatsumi, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

It's all about welcome surprises at this Japanese restaurant
ByOlivia SpadavecchiaSunday , 27 April 2014
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Sitting beneath a large school of ornamental fish, apparently halted mid-feeding-frenzy, one gets the impression that they, too, were perhaps distracted by Watatsumi’s elegantly presented contemporary Japanese dishes. Service is refreshingly unfussy, with your order brought to the table by wait staff who waft to and fro at just the right moments. While the chicken gyoza dumplings and the soft-shell crab are clear savoury highlights, the dessert finale – the chocolate crisp cake sandwiched with ginger yoghurt mousse – was a welcome surprise from a Japanese restaurant whose compatriots often treat a sweet course as an afterthought.

On the menu

Starter
Soft shell crab Dhs80

Main
Lamb robatayaki Dhs160

Dessert
Bento Japan Dhs50

INFO: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai, 04 399 3373, info@watatsumi.ae, www.watatsumi.ae