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Yuraku is the city’s first ‘izakaya’, a casual, bar-oriented style of dining rarely seen outside of Japan. The fun, colourful venue is divided into three spaces: a long strip of seating lining the bar, a more classic ‘dining space’ style setup, and a corridor of private karaoke rooms that look ever-so-slightly dated, but to quirky, ambient effect. The menu is characterised by intriguing continental-Japanese fusion and, unusually for any menu in Dubai, a section of vegetarian specials. The tofu, tomato, radish and cucumber salad has a good sesame flavour, but the dressing is a little too creamy and mayonnaise-like for our liking. The soft-shell crab tempura, however, featured a little cross-Asian fusion and was highly enjoyable, with unusually juicy flesh encased amid the crunchy legs. For those willing to experiment and discover some clever gems on the menu, Yuraku could combine for a fun night out.
Open Mon-Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sun 8pm-2am. Licensed. Credit cards accepted. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).

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Posted by: Elena Billet on 27 Dec ' 12 at 14:13

Being fans of japanese cuisine, my husband and I decided to give Yuraku a try, and we weren't dissapointed.The service was good, the waitress explained us the dishes, and the sakes we ordered.The staff were present, but not pushy. The food was very good, not the average japanese dishes, but this is why we liked them.We really enjoyed our dinner, and are impatient to go back, to try the rest of the menu!


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