Discreetly walled off in the Fairmont lobby, it's the scent of fried tempura that will draw you into this curious, pint-sized restaurant rather than its futuristic aesthetics, which include unforgiving lighting, 21st-century touches and chic styling. You'll find ten or so seats, one chef, one waiter, a couple of mirrors and, more importantly, a revolving belt pumping through some impressively constructed sushi. The ebi mushi and California rolls are what you'd expect from any decent sushi establishment and the chef's sashimi platter, though a tad expensive at Dhs125 for 12 pieces, is well cut, handsomely presented and fresh. Cafe Sushi is good without being spectacular; think of it as an upmarket smash and grab kinda place. If have your sunglasses to hand and don't mind being part of a sci-fi set, we think you'll appreciate the respectable sushi it offers.