Dubai’s appetite for Japanese cuisine knows no bounds. From the highfalutin likes of Zuma and Hoseki to the authentic temples of Kohantei and Kimura-Ya, we’re never far from our next sushi roll or sliver of wagyu. Which begs the question: have we reached peak sashimi?
The team at Ikigai are leaving nothing to chance. The latest project from Reif Othman and The First Group, this sleek izakaya-style restaurant and bar in Dubai Marina ticks all your mod Japanese boxes. You’ve got your sultry setting with sculptural light fittings, graffiti murals, neon signage and an industrial-chic edge. There’s a showpiece central bar pouring sake and yuzuspiked cocktails. And then there’s the menu, loaded with tricked-up Japanese street foods that are perfect for sharing over a drink.
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Tea by the sea
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LA CASA DEL TANGO
A round of applause or a slow hand clap for this new dinner and a show concept in DIFC?
If there’s one thing Dubai isn’t short of it’s Japanese restaurants. So, is there room for one more?
HOW NOT TO LOSE YOUR COOL THIS SUMMER
This is a city that works hard, plays hard, but, on a boiling hot day, can feel like hard work. So look at this month’s magazine as a little cooling comfort pack to see you through the summer season. Let yourself be whisked off to our favourite indoor bars and hideaways – with AC, summery feels and maybe an ice-cold drink to keep you chill. Then dream of refreshing dishes to fill your belly. You’ve never had it so cool.
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Very high steaks at SLS Dubai
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT
Feel like you’ve seen all that the capital has to offer? Think again…
An American’s brutal apprenticeship in the delicate art of bonsai.
JEET KUNE DO COMMUNITY BIDS FAREWELL TO TAKY KIMURA
MEMBERS OF THE MARTIAL ARTS COMMUNITY — AND FOLLOWERS OF THE ARTS OF BRUCE LEE, IN PARTICULAR — SUFFERED A LOSS ON JANUARY 7, 2021, WHEN SEATTLEBASED INSTRUCTOR TAKY KIMURA PASSED AWAY AT AGE 96. HE HAD BEEN THE MOST SENIOR LIVING STUDENT OF LEE AND ONE OF ONLY THREE PEOPLE (ALONG WITH DAN INOSANTO AND THE LATE JAMES YIMM LEE) CERTIFIED BY LEE TO TEACH. “SPEAKING FOR MYSELF — AND I KNOW BRUCE WOULD HAVE FELT THIS WAY, AS WELL — IT WAS A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE HAD TAKY AS A PART OF MY LIFE,” SAID LINDA LEE CADWELL, LEE’S WIDOW.
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