Karma Kafé

Asian in Downtown Dubai

Look for the large Buddha guarding the dining room dressed in sensuous burgundy with gold leaf accents. The menu hopscotches around Asia with classic and innovative sushi alongside such mains as tea-smoked salmon, Wagyu beef sliders from the robata grill, and black miso cod. The terrace has sublime Dubai Fountain views.

Vegetarians may feel slightly faint at the veg-marked dish: caterpillar signature rolls. No worries, these are actually filled with shitake mushrooms, asparagus, avocado and other vegetables. Phew!