Trendy Japanese restaurant is a favourite with the stylish DIFC crowd
Time Out Dubai staff
The décor is awe-inspiring, the place is always buzzing and the food is pretty good too. It’s unfortunate, then, that the prices can let Zuma down. But if your bank balance is limitless and it’s good food and drink you’re after, then you won’t be disappointed. Try the salmon and tuna tartare: it’s well-seasoned and comes packed into a rectangular wooden dish, where you scrape out the filling onto wafer-thin crisps. The Alaskan king crab legs poached in butter are meaty and neatly served, so you won’t have to worry about making a mess. Meat lovers will be tempted by the sumptuous, but slightly tough Korean BBQ lamb chops, with six on each serving, or the rich, melt-in-your-mouth foie gras and jam. But if you really want to be impressed, save your appetite for dessert – the green chilli pineapple and coconut is out of this world. Just make sure you don’t run out of time, because on our last visit we were denied the menu 20 minutes before our booking ended and were forced to eat dessert under a cloud of smoke at the bar.