Highly Commended Best Brunch 68 Comments
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Think Zuma, think quality Japanese. Intricately carved wood and chiselled stone and granite in distinctly Japanese patterns combine with bamboo features and a sophisticated, controlled palette to create a serene, stylishly understated space. You wouldn’t come here for a raucous party – such untamed enthusiasm would most likely be frowned upon – but quieter and, dare we say it, classier, more sophisticated affairs will fit right in. Brunch is all about the finest sushi and sashimi, a range of Japanese yakitori, salads, noodles, seafood and meat dishes, as well as exquisite Zuma mains, such as the much-talked-about black cod. Diners order their mains à la carte and then help themselves from the two buffets – but the latter is an easy, pleasurable experience, without the queues and mad rush you’ll find elsewhere. Refreshingly, too, the Zuma approach doesn’t involve piling up the food in a grotesque, eyes-bigger-than-your-stomach manner, with offerings instead presented in small, appetising batches and then restocked as required. Less is most definitely more at this brunch, and it’s nice to think that wastage is minimised as a result.
Dhs315 including soft drinks and cleansers, Dhs425 including selected premium beverages and Japanese rice-based beverages, Dhs550 including bubbly, free (children aged 11 and under, per paying adult). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Gate Village 06, DIFC (04 425 5660).
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