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New Year’s Eve offer
Welcome the New Year with a Sushi Night extravaganza amid the glamour and exquisite flavours that only Toshi can promise. Savor an endless selection of sushi and sashimi, fresh salads, tantalizing appetizers and a live cooking station. Choose from a tasty selection of desserts specially prepared for the night. Dhs699 per person with one house beverage and a soft drink or Dhs899 per person with unlimited selected beverages combined with fabulous live entertainment (Wednesday)
Christmas Eve offer
Tantalize your taste buds on Christmas Eve with unique fusion of five cuisines especially prepared for this joyful occasion, either for Dhs225 per person with a soft drink or Dhs375 per person with unlimited selected beverages. Open from 6pm-11pm, four hours free flow from 7pm-11pm. Live entertainment available. (50 percent discount for children between 6-12. Children under 6 years dine free, maximum 2 children per family) (Wednesday)
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009
Wearing wraparound Dubai views like a pair of designer shades, Toshi really is a beautiful restaurant. As city lights rush and glitter below, this glassy penthouse has a fibre optic bar, Chinese archways, elegant Buddhas and luxurious Asian furniture. But Toshi is not a fine-dining restaurant: a charming story at the start of the menu explains that a simple country boy was so inspired by a visit to the region that he made it his life’s mission to open a pan-Asian restaurant simply serving the Orient’s tastiest dishes.
He did well with the selection, as what follows is a cherry-picked collection of Asian favourites that spans Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Malaysian cuisines. The starters are acceptable – the Malaysian chicken satay is exquisitely tender, but the satay sauce lacks pizzazz. The Chinese shrimp wonton soup – a weightless blend of coriander, ginger, carrots and bok choy bobbing with fluffy shrimp dumplings – is good without being brilliant.
But the mains get better. Toshi has a particular talent for Thai food. The wok-tossed Thai shrimp, hot basil, garlic, chilli and long bean concoction is dynamite for chilli lovers. The Thai curries are also full of personality. Succulent slivers of hammour and juicy cherry tomatoes swim in the velvety yellow fish curry; studded with fat, curly prawns, the silky shrimp panang curry is jammed with character.
Head back to Malaysia for dessert, because the pisan goreng – deep-fried bananas with green tea ice cream and brown sugar sauce – is a sweet sin that polishes off a gleaming overall experience.By Time Out Dubai staff
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- Previous reviews
- 10 April,2013- reviewed by Time Out Dubai staff
- 22 March,2012- reviewed by Time Out Dubai staff
- 12 September,2011- reviewed by Time Out Dubai staff
- 26 March,2011- reviewed by Time Out Dubai staff
- 06 April,2010- reviewed by Time Out Dubai staff
- 01 March,2010- reviewed by Daisy Carrington
- 12 May,2008- reviewed by Jeremy Lawrence
- 26 March,2008- reviewed by Time Out Dubai Staff
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