Top choice japanese in Downtown Dubai

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Every dish speaks of refinement in this perennially popular bi-level restaurant that gives classic Japanese fare an up-to-the-minute workout. No matter if you go for the top-cut sushi morsels (the dynamite spider roll is a serious eye-catcher!), meat and seafood on the robata grill, or such signature dishes as miso-marinated black cod, you'll be keeping your taste buds happy.

Budget gourmets should go for the daily changing ebisu lunch menu (Dhs130). The lounge serves bites all day. The Friday brunch has won local awards (from Dhs473); reservations are essential.