Time Out Says
However, at Tanuki you’ll get quality and quantity, in a casual setting. Located in a spacious spot among The Dubai Mall’s Ground Floor eats, the restaurant attracts tonnes of attention. Mainly due to the robot greeting diners at the door.
A fully interactive, human-size robot welcomes guests to Tanuki – and it’s one of the most into-the-future concepts we’ve seen while eating out. The setup is simple, yet sophisticated and exceptionally clean, too.
Service is swift at Tanuki – which you want from mall dining. First up, the miso soup is balanced and light on the stomach, just how it should be, while the Spicy Maguro tuna roll is fiery and fresh, walloping the taste buds with flavour.
A basket of shrimp and chicken shumai is a good cool-off after its flame-inducing predecessor, with piping hot works of wonton, filled with shiitake mushrooms and topped with tobiko. It’s a real treat.
Don’t miss the super-fresh sushi either. A sashimi platter filled with chunky cuts of yellowtail, salmon, tuna and smoked eel, is everything you’d expect from a true Japanese eatery.
With Saturday kids’ sushi classes and bentos, and Mondays where you get unlimited maki rolls for Dhs25 a plate, this is one family-friendly venue that’s worthy of a visit.
WHAT IS IT...
A Japanese newbie in The Dubai Mall
Because who doesn’t want to be greeted by a robot?
By Time Out Dubai staff | 24 Jun 2019
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