Craving some delicious Japanese fare whilst exploring the sights and sounds of the UAE? Never fear. As well as being one of the most prosperous, picturesque and architecturally stunning cities in the world, Abu Dhabi is home to an array of restaurants serving Sushi and Japanese cuisine. Offering everything from sashimi to noodles to teppanyaki, here’s our definitive guide to the top five Japanese and sushi restaurants in Abu Dhabi.
Aquarium is aptly titled as it serves seafood in a variety of fashions. Featuring floor-to-ceiling aquariums it’s easy to get lost in the visual spectacle of the place, but once you’ve taken a seat at a table, your tastebuds won’t be disappointed either. Feast on a dish of fried calamari whilst watching the million-dollar yachts sail by on the water outside, or try the freshly caught octopus whilst reclining on the spacious and airy outdoor terrace. Every Sunday sumptuous, Asian-style sushi and sashimi is available in abundance.
Address and Telephone: Aquarium, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
If elite dining is what you seek then look no further than The Yacht Club. Asian tapas is the food style of choice here, giving visitors the chance to sample a range of different dishes in one sitting. Menu favorites here include the wagyu tayaki, made from spicy fish served with cilantro and a sweet chili dip, and the roasted duck quesadillas, which come with hoisin sauce and jalapeno guacamole. And if you’re looking for an authentic Japanese beverage to follow, Sake is available here as well as a variety of oriental cocktails.
Address and Telephone: The Yacht Club, Intercontinental Hotel, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates