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Sho Cho
Nominated for Best Japanese
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ShoCho’s location, overlooking the sea at Dubai Marine Beach Resort, is stunning. The outdoor area is bathed in low, blue lighting and the place can be very romantic. The food is good, especially the starters. Edamame beans are always a safe bet for an appetiser and prove so here, also good are the vegetable gyoza, the dumplings filled with shiitake mushrooms and fried until crispy. A must-try appetiser is the softshell crab spring rolls, which are inventive and tasty. There’s a wide selection as far as sushi and sashimi goes, and while it might be tempting to go for one of the sharing boards, with a selection of deliciously fresh fish, you’ll probably get more variety by ordering separate dishes.
Open Sun-Fri 7pm-3am (last food orders 11.45pm). Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, Jumeirah 1,, (04 346 1111).

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