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Sho Cho

Nominated for Best Japanese Comments

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The cool Ibiza-style setting by the hotel’s private beach justifies Sho Cho’s enduring popularity. While there is indoor seating within a modern, minimalist interior likened to a ‘submarine’, it’s all about the outdoor area, a stone’s throw from the sand and waves. The white, nautical theme is further cooled by blue lighting, and the place looks and feels like the deck of a yacht – albeit with a bar, DJ (on selected nights) and bouncers, lending the place a club vibe that’s great for post-work drinks, but less so if you’re looking for an intimate dining experience. The menu is a combination of traditional Japanese dishes and contemporary takes with Western touches, including some rather fine and creative Sho Cho rolls. Many rave about the signature dish – rock shrimp tempura with green chilli mayo – but we’ve found the batter a little overpowering. Indeed, the food lacks refinement and attention to detail (the sharing platter for two, for instance, arrives with an uncongenial three of everything). Our advice? Stick to the makis and remember you’re paying for the location.
Open daily 7pm-3am (last food order 1.45am). Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah, www.dxbmarine.com (04 346 1111).

By Time Out Dubai staff
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Posted by: Nadia on 05 Mar ' 12 at 03:40

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
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