Time Out Says
No-frills dining is something of a novelty for a lot of people in Dubai – tragic, but true. Bento-Ya may not have the polished floors and grand entrances of many of the city’s hotel-housed Japanese haunts, but what it does have is buckets of charm and an aura of authenticity lent by the swarms of Japanese expats slurping sashimi at any given lunchtime. Fancy something light? Tuck into a chewy, colourful seaweed salad, or a classic miso soup. Raw food lovers won’t be disappointed with a generous portion of tuna sashimi, while if you’re more of a hot food fan the salmon teriyaki is beautifully flaky and sweet, surrounded by a pool of rich, syrupy sauce. Some tasty chicken and beef dishes mean you can also drag seafood-haters along for the meal and not feel a single pang of guilt. It’s all good.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 27 Apr 2015
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