Sho Cho

With a gorgeous terrace overlooking the Gulf Reviews

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With a gorgeous terrace overlooking the Gulf, and Manga movies projected onto the fish tank-studded walls, the longstanding Sho Cho has managed to never let go of its status as a super-hip Japanese-themed bar. Sophisticated, classy and dead trendy, this is where the ‘beautiful’ people (at least in their opinion) go to play, pose and look pretty. This won’t be to everyone’s taste, but there’s no denying they do what they do extremely well. One word of warning: Tuesday, Sunday and the weekend nights are rammed, so phone ahead for reservations or arrive as a couple – the door policy is notoriously anti-single men.

By Daisy Carrington
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 346 1111
  • Travel: Jumeirah Beach Road
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Posted by: tanja on 12 Nov ' 11 at 12:37
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  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: Paulos Papadopoulos on 31 Oct ' 11 at 13:03
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

I would go back for a drink or 2, but not for dinner.

We spent 250 AED/person, 3 guys sitting

The portions couldn't be smaller! We're not 20-something girls looking after our shape. A bit more of meat and fish would please both the eye and the stomach.

This place should look for repeat customers since it's empty in off-peak days (mon-wed).

This place should look after its REAL customers which are MEN 28-48.

Women were scarce too during our night there.

Horrible experience from flirting and eating...however good view and good music.

Posted by: marina on 21 Jan ' 11 at 17:51
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: dylan on 30 Nov ' 10 at 22:42
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

staff have an attitude. Managers and bouncers even worse. Even if u have a reservation, its a task to get a table. food is excellent.
Its easier to get into the vatican city with all the security than this place.

Posted by: zuzu on 09 Dec ' 09 at 11:42
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

the same situation I had.

Posted by: Zoe on 23 Nov ' 09 at 20:06
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Visited this place for a friends birthday and had a horrendous experience. Having booked a table for 10, we were assured on the phone that an extra 6 people who were not eating could sit at our table.
When we arrived, after ordering several rounds or drinks, the manager came over to tell us that half of our table was going to be removed as we were not all eating, meaning that there would not have been room for us all. The Manager was very rude and thoroughly unpleasant about this, despite the fact that the place was not even half full.
Others around us seemed to have tables withouy eating - clearly some preferential treatment going on in this place.
Don't go there if you don't want to be treated like dirt by snotty staff!!

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