15 beachside restaurants1 Comments 28 February 2012
Best for: Scenic sushi.
The view: While it’s clear Sho Cho is not in the same league as Dubai’s more refined Japanese eateries, such as Okku or Nobu, one thing it does have on its side is its seaside location and views that are enough to keep Dubai’s beautiful people coming back for more. Granted, you can only reach the beach by vaulting over the terrace’s railings, but it’s close enough.
The food: Expect sizable servings of the usual suspects: deep-fried soft-shell crab, gyoza, sashimi and hand-rolled maki. While Sho Cho’s creations are fairly standard in the context of Dubai’s plethora of upmarket Japanese restaurants (crunchy rock shrimp and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeños frequent most menus), there are a few lesser-known alternatives that will catch your eye – the kingfish ceviche, a delicate tartare-style sashimi infused with lemon juice and scooped up with crunchy corn chips, is a winner.
Also look out for: Nearby watering holes such as Boudoir and Loca. Make a night of it!
Average price of a meal for two with soft drinks: Dhs300-399. Open daily 7pm-3am. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).