Japanese in Manama

This institution is where Bahrain first fell in love with Japanese food. There are all the usual suspects, but there's also miso black cod, Wagyu beef cooked on a volcanic stone and 'New-Style Sashimi' such as salmon and grapefruit with yuzu black-pepper dressing or Japanese sea bream with white wine and truffle soy sauce. Its Sunday brunch is one of Bahrain's best.

There's also a teppanyaki room, a sushi bar, bento boxes for lunch, and a three-course business lunch where they promise to serve all three courses in 30 minutes. Dress conservatively; shorts are not allowed.

Is there anything they don't do well at Bushido? This fine Japanese restaurant also happens to be an ubercool lounge bar with great views, down-tempo tunes and reassuring proximity to outstanding Japanese cooking.