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Time Out Says

For a place named after something as sharp as a traditional samurai sword, it’s a little disappointing to find that Katana is actually rather dull. This isn’t helped by the fact that despite its Dubai Fountain-side setting, only soft drinks are allowed at the outdoor tables. But that’s not to say the interiors are anything to grumble about – this is a resolutely smart, minimalist spot, in keeping with many of the city’s best Japanese restaurants. Service is detailed and personal, with recommendations forthcoming. Katana describes itself as a “robata and sushi bar”, and the former is resoundingly its strength, and the charcoal-grilled salmon is superb – equal parts flaky, buttery and lightly smoky in the way all barbecued foods want to be. The delicately battered vegetable tempura is also a winner. Skip the sushi, which represents the menu’s worst value for money. There’s potential here but, for now, Katana isn’t quite sharp enough.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 30 Apr 2017

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Show number 04 277 8808
Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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