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Nobu, Atlantis The Palm
Nominated for Best Brunch
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Nobu oozes class and romance, the dark ambiance, slate signage and the interior’s artistically twisted rope ‘baskets’ adding to the luxurious feel, while the overall colour scheme and carefully considered lighting transports you east for a sophisticated and delicious taste of the Orient. Sushi, sashimi, strips of expertly prepared beef and tomato miso soup follow edamame, tacos with spicy tuna miso and a variety of salads. The sushi lacks the wow-factor you might expect given Nobu’s worldwide reputation, but other options more than make up for it. Drinks include classic combinations with a Japanese twist and free-flowing premium bubbly. Nobu’s brunch is a take on the classic ‘high tea’ and is overall a very highbrow affair. People head here to celebrate special occasions or to enjoy a quieter, more refined brunch experience.
Dhs395 (with soft drinks), Dhs545 (with house beverages). Fri noon-4pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

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