Area: Bur Dubai, Dubai
A hidden gem lying largely undiscovered in the quiet Ascot Hotel, Yakitori is the best Japanese restaurant in town. Once safely seated at this diner-style restaurant, a quick glance at the number of Japanese clients confirms that you’re in for a treat. Quality, authenticity and consistency are the buzz words at Yakitori.
The extensive menu at Yakitori is a magnet for sushi lovers, as the Japanese chefs rustle up unusual and exquisite sauces for each type of fish. If you’re lucky you can claim a seat along the counter and watch these masters at work, although doing so invariably means you’re likely to be tempted to keep trying ever more Japanese delicacies.
The set menus at Yakitori are an easy way to ensure you get a good range of tastes while avoiding having to make a choice, and there’s something wonderful about the element of surprise you’ll get if you opt for certain items on the menu – there are some ‘interesting’ translations! Overall, if you’re looking for a Japanese restaurant in Dubai, you’ll find Yakitori hard to beat.
Price rating: $$$