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Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Resort & Spa

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While it’s clear Sho Cho is not in the same league as Dubai’s more refined eateries, its expansive menu and seaside views keep the venue high on the socialite’s hot list. This beach hut-style, al-fresco eatery serves up large portions of the usual suspects: deep-fried soft shell crab, gyoza, hand-rolled maki and sashimi. While Sho Cho’s creations are standard issue in most up-market Japanese restaurants in Dubai (think crunchy rock shrimp and yellowtail sashimi with jalapenos), there are a few lesser-seen alternatives such as the kingfish ceviche – delicate tartare-style sashimi infused with lemon juice and scooped up with crunchy corn chips. If you want to grab a table closest to the beach, you’ll need to book ahead, as this place gets ridiculously busy. But that doesn’t seem to harm the service, which is attentive without being overbearing. The best part is that you can enjoy dinner and drinks before heading off to the hotel’s many other nightspots.

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Posted by: Nadia on 05 Mar ' 12 at 03:40
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The food was really disappointing and very overpriced - nothing of it stood out or tasted particularly good! The outside seating is very nice and I am sure its great to sit outside for drinks - but the food is totally overpriced and not worth it! The manager was also very obviously rushing the waiters to serve tables quickly and get people to finish as they had people waiting - not a nice feeling when u are sitting and trying to enjoy your evening! I will def not be back to eat there!

Posted by: sarah on 19 Nov ' 09 at 13:29

You forgot to mention the rock shrimp that everyone raves about!! this place is known for it!! absolutely delicious and the most chilled place to be in dubai!!

Posted by: Ema on 22 Oct ' 09 at 08:43
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes


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