Funky new restaurant-bar opens in Dubai Media City

Mr Miyagi’s and Cobra Kai boast colourful décor, a fun menu and daily deals


A brand-new Asian restaurant and bar have set up at Media One Hotel, and Time Out Dubai got an exclusive first look.

Mr Miyagi’s (the restaurant) and Cobra Kai (the bar) officially throw open their doors on Friday July 21.

Set on the ninth floor of Media One, the restaurant is housed in what was formerly Crab Tavern, while Cobra Kai takes the place of Spirito.

The idea promises “authentic Asian street food, an extensive drinks menu and an interior that’s an Instagrammer’s dream”.

Serving up a range of interesting Asian food, Mr Miyagi’s menu is spilt into pun-tastic sections including Wok Your World (think pad Thai, Singapore noodles et al), Been There Thai’d That (green Thai curry, red Panang curry) and I Like The Way You Roll (maki, nigiri, sashimi).

Prices look reasonable too, with noodles, sushi and curries costing between Dhs39 and Dhs75.

There’s also a range of slightly more expensive signature dishes including Peking duck with hoisin and plum sauce and mandarin pancakes (Dhs165 half), chicken katsu (Dhs75) and beef short rib char sui (Dhs129).

Next door in Cobra Kai there are both high tables and lounge seating, plus an area dedicated to hops pong.

According to the team behind the idea, “Mr Miyagi’s Samurai chef and his team have created a zingy menu of pho-nomenal Vietnamese soups, Japanese small plates and Chinese favourites that are bound to wok their magic, all perfect for slurping, sharing and grazing.”

There are plenty of deals, including Dhs49 bento boxes at lunch, ladies’ nights (set menu and two hours of unlimited drinks for Dhs99), and a daily happy hour from 4pm to 8pm with drinks from Dhs25.

Mr Miyagi’s will also be serving up a Friday brunch, with a house beverage package for Dhs275, running noon to 3pm or 4pm to 7pm.

With an explosion of colour, both exciting new locations are vibrant (with a plethora of neon signage) and fun, and likely to attract a party crowd.

Open daily noon-2am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 420 7489).

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