It is among the city's most popular cuisines, and you can look into the very best of the best, as revealed at the Time Out Abu Dhabi Dining Establishment Awards 2018. Obtain your chopsticks prepared and also prepare for a banquet. Japanese food is preferred in the resources, and also it's easy to see why with so many fantastic meals as well as restaurants dotted around the city.
99 Sushi Bar & Dining Establishment
Home of probably the city's poshest girls' night, this Spanish import is rightly acclaimed for its bar and creative mixology. The dining room, all gold as well as black, is as extravagant as they get, yet the ambience is anything however rigid and formal when you're inside. When it involves the most prominent of Japanese little bites, 99 Sushi is right up there with the very best of them. We seriously can not get enough of the toro nigiri or temptsuyu maki, while the gyoza is like a warm hug from a loved one. Here you'll locate meals that are like nothing you have actually ever before experienced prior to. The Japanese 'pizza' of tuna on a corn tortilla with anchovy mayo is superb, and also the fatty tuna, as well as smoked beef bacon 'taco', is just as excellent. Each plate of sushi is adeptly ready and also uses loads of flavour and also complementing structures. It's all served with a feeling of theatre, plate by lovely plate, by the great team. The Friday breakfast is the ideal chance to sample a choice of the very best recipes, and the balcony supplies amazing views of the sundown over Al Maryah Island.
Location: The Shopping Center, Al Maryah Island (02 672 3333).
Koi Abu Dhabi
If Zuma weren't its competition, KOI would possibly win our Japanese Dining establishment of the year generally. Basic, exact and also almost best, this Saadiyat Island eatery is a delightful place to invest a night out. The style continues in the cooking area, with adoringly developed plates (including an ideal beef tataki), making KOI a very close contender for the leading place in this classification. A stylish celeb favourite from Los Angeles, it has the ambience of a nightclub with fantastic food and also the waiting team of a first-class restaurant. Its committed sushi bar, lounge as well as balcony will easily thrill you long in the past your food also shows up. The high ceilings, chandeliers, bamboo and also dimly-lit tables established a clearly chilled out mood, and its thumping playlist establishes the rhythm. Everything and also everybody at Koi appears to relocate tempo with the songs. The lounge, cooking area and waiting team barely miss out on a beat. The Koi experience is a warranty of phenomenal food, perfect service and an innovative environment.
Location: The Collection, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 678 3334).
Those of you with youngsters will recognize it can be tough to discover the ideal equilibrium between family-friendly and fine food. Benihana handles to pull it off with aplomb, and while the chefs' tableside routine will certainly keep the children delighted, the high quality of the teppanyaki here is enough to make even one of the most gimmick-hating diner grinning.
Location: Coastline Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).
The Fairmont's signature sushi place has that the majority of ultra-modern appearances. The sushi is, certainly, the main event right here, and all of the delicious mouthfuls we have actually tried have been bang on. The shabu-shabu or Japanese hotpot is made for two hungry (and eventually satisfied) restaurants.
Location: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta (02 654 3238).
Kaizen walked away with a Highly Commended plaque in 2017 and also in 2018 maintained to what it does ideal-- conventional Japanese dishes created with a little bit of theatre. The tempura options (especially the prawn) are just one of the important things we can not fault, neither can we knock the beef tenderloin-- or the experience as a whole. Newly renamed Tokyo Grill, we really hope the good things continue into 2019.
Location: Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1921).
Set down above the world-famous Yas Marina Circuit, Kazu certainly is hard to beat when it comes to its area. We could have had a mixed bag on our last visit (the soft shell crab tempura as well as chicken skewers conserving the day), yet we understand they're on to something great here.
Location: Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 0000).
The first thing you discover when you take a seat at this captivating dining establishment is that the menu is mind-bogglingly substantial. Never be afraid, however, as the helpful staff are greater than pleased to direct you with the right instructions. Sushi is probably king at Toki, but the generously-filled gyoza is victors, also.
Location: Hilton Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah (02 681 4951).
Tori No Su
We constantly enjoy popping into this haunt, especially when it has some seasonal specials on the food selection (we're still dreaming regarding last year's hotpots). Nevertheless, the originality shown in those one-offs is consistently duplicated in its regular à la carte offerings where traditional abilities meet modern flavours.
Location: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche Roadway West (02 811 5666).