Expect high-gloss contemporary Japanese dining in the ME Dubai, housed in The Opus - designed by the late, legendary architect Zaha Hadid. Situated in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district in Downtown Dubai, the development is guaranteed to be one of Hadid's must-see legacy projects.
The opening (the creation of Zuma founder Rainer Becker), the first international venture - sticks to the same formula of the London branches, serving signature fish and meat dishes from a Japanese robata grill - yellowtail sashimi with yuzu-truffle dressing and salmon tartare with den miso and yuzu, along with sushi and sashimi and new menu items - robata-grilled chicken skewers with spring onion and lamb cutlets with Korean spices and sesame cucumber. The drinks lists also follows suit, with Japanese-influenced cocktails and sake sitting alongside beers, wines and spirits. There’s also a spacious terrace, which seats 64 diners and boasts impressive Dubai skyline views.
Open daily 5pm-1am
Yellowtail sashimi with yuzu-truffle dressing; scallop skewers with wasabi and shiso; rock-shrimp tempura with wasabi-pea seasoning and chilli mayonnaise and lamb cutlets with Korean spices.