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Time Out Says
The moment you walk into the Ritz-Carlton’s classy, contemporary Blue Jade, the elegant, Asian-tinged features strike you. There’s a huge central sushi bar with long, bamboo-like glass light shades hanging over it in a cluster and an open kitchen and bar to side, lit up in amber hues. Furniture is predominately dark woods and the lighting is low and moody. The large space is quiet and quite cavernous when empty, perhaps because of the slightly higher than average prices and fine-dining feel in an area where competition isn’t lacking. But this is the kind of place you’d come to celebrate an occasion rather than for a casual meal. In keeping with its high-end leaning, staff are super-professional, slick and personable. They know the menu, confidently recommending favourites, of which the coconut prawns really impress. Encased in batter and containing actual coconut pieces, they’re a good, intensely flavour-packed starter. Most of the menu follows suit, our only gripe being that many dishes come drenched in just a bit too much sauce. This is the case with the black pepper beef, in which the meat also arrives a little bit too rare. The experience is lifted by the miso black cod, with just the right amount of sweet, sticky deliciousness. Overall, the execution of dishes and lack of atmosphere let Blue Jade down. Come for a quiet night out, but there are livelier restaurants with better cooking if truly outstanding is what you’re after.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 27 Apr 2017
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