A lively, cheerful restaurant serving generic Japanese favourites 10 Reviews
The Japanese restaurant is holding a wagyu beef promotion throughout May. Dhs490 (served at the table). Dhs510 (prepared at the teppanyaki tables). Sun-Wed 5pm-midnight, Thu-Sat 12.30pm-12.30am (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Dhs235 per person, Dhs345 per person (including standard house beverages), Dhs555 per person (including French bubbly and premium house beverages), Dhs655 per person (premium French bubbly brunch experience) Timings: 12.30pm-4.30pm (Friday)
In a city awash with sleek, chic Japanese restaurants, Benihana in the Amwaj Rotana offers a refreshingly no-nonsense, casual alternative. The restaurant is perennially packed with hotel guests and Dubai residents (especially on all-you-can-eat Wednesdays), so be sure to book ahead. When you do, ask for a table on the fairy-lit terrace (weather permitting) or at the teppanyaki station inside (where comedic chefs entertain while flipping steak, seafood and chicken). Sadly, seating at the sushi bar is tucked away in a draughty corner, while the noodle bar offers views of a metallic, clinical-looking kitchen set behind soundproof glass. The run-of-the-mill maki rolls feature Americanised favourites as well as more traditional options, while the sashimi is generally fresh and tasty. The teppanyaki options are worth a try (especially considering the accompanying show). It’s not the best Japanese fare on offer in Dubai, but you can be assured of satisfying, consistent food, a vibrant atmosphere and generally good service.
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