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Dubai is rightfully considered one of the gastronomic capitals of the world. Especially the cuisine of Asian countries is represented here. For you, we have collected the nearest Japanese restaurants.

You can enjoy the taste of authentic national dishes and spend time in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Most establishments are decorated in a distinctive Japanese style with all its inherent trappings. Bowls, salad bowls, plates and other tableware also have their own special, unique design.


The legendary restaurant doesn’t need any additional presentations. Except for the usual evening format, brunches are worth looking into: kovak with Prosecco, käsä with champagne, and the non-alcoholic ZOH-format kitsu. A private dinning option for up to 10 guests is also available.

District: DIFC
Address: Gate Village 06, Podium Level – Al Mustaqbal St.
Reservation: +971 4 425 5660


The city’s most intimate restaurant seats no more than nine guests. Dinner is served in omakase format – the menu for each guest is prepared directly by the chef. The views of the city from the chamber-like room with its minimalist interior are fascinating. Private dining rooms can be booked for private dinners for up to 12 guests.

Location: Jumeirah
Address: Jumeirah Bay Island, Bulgari Hotel & Resorts, Dubai
Reservations: +971 4 777 5433 or [email protected]


A bold and sophisticated mix of Japanese classics and modernity, a terrace with breathtaking panoramic views and access to an indoor hookah lounge – here, as with everything associated with the Armani Hotel, it’s easy to experience a sense of chosenness and the peculiarity of the moment.

District: Downtown
Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Burj Khalifa – Concourse Level, Armani Hotel Dubai

Akira Back

Once a snowboarder turned chef who immediately won a Michelin star, Akira Beck couldn’t help but leave his mark on the Dubai Walk of Fame. One of the bonuses is the impressive array of vegan items on the menu. The rest is classic Beck – cheerful, intricate, but Japanese and with a distinct Korean accent.
And an attentive gourmand will notice the art creations created by Akira Beck’s mother – such touching Japanese reverence. There’s also a private dining room where you can enjoy Akira Beck’s omakase.

District: The Palm Jumeirah
Address: The Palm West Crescent, W The Palm Hotel


The Japanese grill restaurant of the renowned Ross Schonan specializes in the Japanese technique Warayakiya – the so-called straw grill. There is a spacious terrace with a pool, an impressive wine list, quite artisanal sake and excellent Japanese-inspired cocktails.

Location: Jumeirah
Address: Jumeirah Beach Road – Jumeirah 1, Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai


There’s not much to add – except to remind you that Nobu Matsuhisa’s black cod is the ultimate mast.

Location: Palma Jumeirah
Address: Ground Level, The Avenues, Atlantis The Palm


Here everything is without pomp (unless the sights pretend to be just that), but very authentic and Japanese – not without reason the name is translated as “an old friend”. The menu is classical, carefully verified, without surprises.

District: Oud Meta.
Address: Exit 56 – Umm Hurair 2, Raffles Dubai Hotel


OKKU Japanese restaurant is located in the luxurious five-star Monarch Dubai city hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. OKKU is popular with locals, gourmet tourists who know how to have a good time while travelling around Dubai. The interior of the restaurant is also impressive. A huge eight-meter aquarium creates an atmosphere of mystery and exoticism.

At OKKU Japanese Cuisine, you can order crab in its young shell, spicy rock shrimp, or traditional yakitori chicken kebabs with juicy shiitaki mushrooms. Marbled beef wagyu, the traditional delicacy of sushi or black cod are worth trying, because many ingredients for delicious and unique lunches and dinners are flown here on special flights from Japan – from the famous Tsukiji Market fish market.

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Monarch Hotel Dubai

One response to “Top 8 Japanese restaurants in Dubai”
  1. We love Japanese food, and all the restaurants on the list are very good. But our favorite place is Zuma. We come here in large groups and have a very tasty dinner almost every weekend. The staff, the interior, and the delicious dishes, it’s all at a very high level.

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