Shortlisted for Best Japanese is Kiku, Dubai - Best Japanese - Restaurant Awards 2009 -

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Shortlisted for Best Japanese is Kiku Comments

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It is easy to get lost in the myriad of good food on offer at this Garhoud favourite. If you’re not feeling adventurous then ask the excellent staff and enjoy an authentic Japanese experience.

By Will Milner
Time Out Dubai,


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Posted by: Kevin on 12 May ' 11 at 12:36
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Quite nice setting, food is alright, extensive wine list, the service itself is acceptable but not very personal (also got the feeling that they are talking about you behind your back...) and just very rude and unprofessional restaurant manager!
Don't worry, I won't come back!

Posted by: MIckel on 11 May ' 11 at 18:40
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The managers working there are really bad. They dont know how to solve problems. The food is ok, dont expect much.
So many better places for better prices.
I will never go back there and I will not recomend to my friends!

Posted by: ollikun on 29 Aug ' 10 at 16:17
  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Best in town? I hope not. I thought the food was rather average and so was the service. The ambiance is not bad but its not really fantastic either. It's too casual for a great romantic dinner for two and yet too expensive for a casual restaurant. Some of the appetizer tasted like they were heated up in the microwave (especially the edamame and squid). The sushi was pretty ok. The best of the dishes we had was the "Octopus Kimchee" and the "Green Tea ice-cream" dessert. We love the Meridien Hotel though, but would rather go back for a drink in the lounge or choose another restaurant there next time.

Posted by: KYO on 02 May ' 10 at 18:21
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I am Japanese and I liked the food at Kiku, very down to earth real Japanese menu which Japanese can eat without any fear of doubting if it's Japanish food or real Japanese food.

Some people criticise about the service level but it's ok for me, I eat food not staff or decor.

If you prefer quasi Japanese food or stupid decor then I recommend going somewhere else.

Posted by: Sunny on 24 Aug ' 09 at 14:56
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

My friend has a Meridian Card which gives us 50% discount if two in one group. So if you have this card, the cost becomes very cheap.
But, do not expect excellent food quality and service... these are also very cheap.
I won`t be there any more for bussines lunch/dinner. Lazy and not heartfull staff are makes me so disapointed.

Posted by: Wisam Safi on 31 Jul ' 09 at 14:47
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It's not cheap... but order one of these combinations for 80 Dhs and you will get your money worth

I went with a friend and we ordered some sushi, a couple of beers and a full authantic japanese meal and we ended up with a 400 Dh bill (for 2)

Not bad! I am going again today there

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