Okku

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Time Out Says

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On your left as you arrive at Okku is a bar that was presumably designed by a Bond villain on his day off – the wall behind the barman an aquarium packed with dangerous looking jellyfish, floating along in the deep purple of the UV lights. Down the stairs to your right lies an intimate, darkly lit dining space and some very welcoming staff, who know their menu inside and out and are up for whatever the Japanese for craic is. As for the food, well, it’s excellent to the point it was highly commended in this year’s Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards. The yellowtail sashimi, fanned out with finesse and sprinkled with bright red slivers of chili and yellow flower petals is an absolute delight – a fresh, zesty celebration of a mighty ingredient. The prawn gyoza are packed with both filling and flavour. The wasabi tempura mushrooms are a perfect trilogy of heat, crunch and delicacy. And the speciality seared maki rolls are spicy, succulent parcels blowtorched into brilliance with a decadent crust giving way to soft tuna beneath. This is a seriously stylish spot that could idle by on the strength of its sultry decor, hip vibe and extensive drinks menu alone. That it puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to the food makes it even more must-try.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 18 Jul 2016

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Details

FacilitiesDine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesJapanese
Dress CodeAfter Six
Show number +971 4 501 8888
Dubai, World Trade Center Area, 1st Floor, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
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