We love Japanese food at Izakaya – it’s not only outrageously tasty but it also has some amazing health benefits.
But that’s only part of the reason we’ve fallen in love with Izakaya, the incredible Downtown Dubai restaurant that’s a real hidden gem in the city.
The gorgeous restaurant not only serves some of the freshest sushi this side of Tokyo, but it’s also a seriously fun hangout, perfect for social sushi.
Here are three reasons why you need to make Izakaya your go-to sushi joint in the city.
Authentic Japanese food
This is Japanese food done very, very right. In fact, it’s soy good (sorrynotsorry), you’ll want to move in. We’re talking award-winning noodles, Teppanyaki and perfectly sliced sushi.
Plus, they have their very own Wasabi girl, a seriously funky lady who makes fresh wasabi (straight from Japan, obvs) at your table.
Oh, and when you enter, you’ll be greeted with a chorus of “irasshaimase” which in Japanese means “welcome or “come in”.
It’s seriously cool
Not only does Izakaya dish up delicious Japanese food, which can actually help you live longer, it has a brilliantly cool yet casual vibe.
The stunning restaurant looks as cool as a cucumber (maki) thanks to its stylish mix of dark wood, a backlit bar and cosy, snug tables. It’s the ideal place to hang out, get the latest dose of gossip from your friends and pretend like 2020 was just a bad dream.
They have some ace deals
What’s better than a chef cooking all your food? How about a chef slicing and dicing and juggling and perfectly cooking your food on a giant hot plate right in front of you?
Teppanyaki is a real experience, and Izakaya have a brilliant menu to choose from. All cooked right in front of you and exactly to your order. Miso hungry!
Izakaya also run a Sushi & Bubbles night every Tuesday from 6 pm until midnight. The deal includes unlimited sushi and two hours of free-flowing bubbles and select cocktails for AED298. Or if you’re just hungry for sushi, you can eat unlimited sushi for AED175 per person.
Izakaya is open daily 6 pm-midnight. Call 04.414.3000 for reservations