Japanese Elixir: The Top 5 Sake Joints in Dubai

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1 Nobu

This acclaimed Japanese restaurant offering cuisine prepared by renowned Chef Matsuhisa is a great sake joint. Book yourself into the private room which seats up to twenty persons and has glowing sake bottles aligning the walls. Designed by David Rockwell, the main dining room has walls decorated with woven-abaca panels. There is also a sushi bar and a lounge, all wonderful classy places to enjoy your sake.
AtlantisThe Palm Jumeirah04 426 2626

2 Zuma

The uber-trendy Zuma restaurant located in Dubai's financial center is one of the best spots to enjoy your sake as well as excellent and innovative Japanese cuisine. Be aware that the place gets very packed most evenings so book well in advance unless you fancy sipping your Japanese elixir at the bar.
DIFC04 425 5660

3 Kiku

You can always spot plenty of Japanese businessmen in suits at Kiku which affirms the caliber of this Japanese restaurant in Le Meridien in Garhoud. Sleek minimalist decor complete with blond wood finishing and bonsai trees on each table, this is an inviting place to drink your sake over lunch or at the end of the day. Try the seafood salads and the various grilled options which are delicious.
Le Meridien 04 7022 703

4 Kisaku

Kisaku is situated on one of the top floors of the Al Khaleej Palace Hotel in Deira and has been claimed by many as one of Dubai's best Japanese restaurants. Drink your sake alongside many Japanese who can be spotted with the drink and having a great time. You can always opt for sushi but why not try one try one of the more adventurous dishes such as the tuna sashimi in white paste? Don't forget dessert which includes refreshing green-tea ice cream and mochi rice cakes.

5 Okku

Okku is one of the hottest spots in town for the food, ambiance, music and of course, the drinks. Drink your sake here amongst a glamorous crowd and dance the night away to catchy tunes on Sundays and Thursdays. Venture upstairs into your own private cabana-like enclove with views onto the bar below. A true feast but be ready to reserve.
The Monarch Hotel04 5018 777
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