8 best sushi restaurants in Dubai

Dubai - Here are our top picks for the best sushi places in town.

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

By Somya Mehta

Published: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 5:12 PM

This traditional Japanese dish, made of vinegared rice and a variety of ingredients, often raw, has been a delicacy. However, what was once an acquired taste has now gone mainstream, with an array of fusion sushi dishes bringing different flavours and cuisines together.

Here are our top picks for the best sushi places in town:

Dubai - Nobu

Located at Atlantis The Palm, there’s a reason why this aesthetic Japanese-Peruvian restaurant and sushi bar is a global name. Even though the place is known to have the best black cod in town, their extensive range of sushi is a must-try too. From Tuna Tempura Roll to sea urchin to sweet shrimp and new style sashimi, the menu is loaded with eclectic sushi flavours.

Location: Atlantis, The Palm

Average Cost: Dh460

Dubai - SushiArt

Like the name suggests, it is art in a box. With several veggie options, not only is this place a dream for vegetarian sushi lovers, but they also do a variety of sushi boxes, perfect for sharing. The signature sushi box comes with a dreamy combination of Rock ’n Rolls, Signature Dragon Rolls, Fire Signature Rolls, Volcano Rolls and Rainbow Signature Rolls.

Location: Jumeirah Beach Residence

Average Cost: Dh290

Dubai - Moshi

Who knew sushi and Japanese food can also be relished without breaking the bank? A home-grown concept, Moshi is a quest to make the non-sushi lovers fall in love with this delicacy — and so far, they are succeeding. Setting out to change the myth around sushi being raw, Moshi serves a unique variety of authentic as well as fusion sushi meals.

Location: Oud Metha

Average Cost: Dh165

Dubai - Zuma

If you’re looking for the finest sushi in town, with an even finer ambience, then this is the place to head to. Nearly synonymous with the best sushi, Zuma not only tantalises your taste buds with mouth-watering range of dishes but also offers an authentic Japanese fine dining experience. Located in the heart of the city, contemporary Japanese cuisine can be savoured with the breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa.

Location: DIFC

Average Cost: Dh550

Dubai - Benihana

With a live cooking station, this place is a Japanese food heaven. From ‘naked’ sushi, to stuffed rolls and chef’s special rolls, this teppanyaki steakhouse brings the true flavours of Japan to your tables. However, adequate attention is also paid to presentation, and it also helps to have chefs who will not only explain the preparation, but also give you good suggestions on what the rolls can be paired with.

Location: Jumeirah Beach Residence

Average Cost: Dh310

Dubai - Tum Tum Asia

Tum Tum Asia celebrates authentic pan-Asian cuisine, with a creative twist. Its ‘swear by sushi’ section of the menu has versions that have not really been seen before, blending South Asian and East Asian flavours, to give fusion foods a whole new meaning. Whether it is the Tandoori Sushi, BBQ soya sushi, Tropical Samba, the restaurant has something for all vegetarians out there.

Location: Oud Metha

Average Cost: Dh165

Dubai - Tomo

With a team of highly skilled chefs, Tomo is known to make high-quality Japanese cuisine. The restaurant captures the true essence of East Asian cuisine and Japanese culture with its traditionally laid out menu. The assorted sashimi and sushi here have received high praise, amongst other delicacies. Also, the ambience is just perfect if you want to have a laidback lunch or dinner.

Location: Umm Hurair

Average Cost: Dh370

Dubai - Asia Asia

In their own words, this is where “the Far East meets the Middle East”. Asia Asia makes for a memorable dining experience. This award-winning restaurant is not only known for sumptuous sushi menu but also for its gourmet Pan-Asian cuisine. There are some incredible varieties to choose from, and if you want good ambience, opt for outdoor seating where you can soak in the gorgeous views of the Marina.

Location: Dubai Marina

Average Costs: Dh360

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