Japanese in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

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The summit of Japanese cuisine in Abu Dhabi. Book ahead to enjoy the superb sushi and sashimi, the signature miso-marinated black cod or a hunk of meat cooked to perfection on the robata grill. Alcohol served (sake, finely curated cocktails and Hitachino, one of Japan's best craft beers). The beautiful bar, fashioned from striking Indonesian teak, is buzzy to boot.

A four-course business lunch, served Monday to Thursday, costs Dhs175.