Japan is home to some of the best-loved food in the world and it's hard to find someone who doesn't have a thing for sushi, whether they prefer to do so with their chopsticks or by hand. It isn't all about the iconic rolled rice dishes, though, there are some other fantastic options that you simply must try.
In fact, Japanese food features some pretty mind-blowing curries, which are absolutely bursting with flavour with the crispy and tangy katsu curry being one of the most popular. Here we take a look at some of the best Japanese restaurants in Dubai to try out this amazing dish along with many others.
1. YO! Sushi
The first ever YO! Sushi was opened by entrepreneur and former Dragon's Den star Simon Woodroffe in 1997. Today, there are more than 100 locations across the globe in the UK, Europe, USA, the Middle East and Australia. Its famous unique selling point was the conveyor belt sushi, which is now synonymous with Japanese eateries. While the restaurant in Dubai specialises in the rice rolls, there are also a number of other Japanese classics on offer. The Chicken Katsu Curry here is exceptional as the mild curry sauce works perfectly with pickles and steamed rice. You'll be hooked after just one bite!
Atisuto creates an authentic "back alley" sushi restaurant experience where the hustle and bustle of a busy city meets honest, unique and exciting cuisine. Not only do they serve up sumptuous sushi and street food using only the freshest ingredients available, they also feature a number of other options, such as ramen soups and fragrant curries. The Chicken Katsu Curry here comes with a soft boiled egg and it's finished with pickled cucumber. The tender meat is perfectly seasoned before being covered in breadcrumbs to create that lovely crispiness. How about skipping the sushi next time and going straight to this marvellous main?
3. Manga Sushi
In Dubai Mall you'll find Manga Sushi, another restaurant with a heavy focus on the bite-size portions of pleasure that you pick up with your chopsticks. Not only does this delightful eatery deliver some of the most delicious dishes in Dubai, it also has a unique focus on manga and anime - the menu even features the Japanese cartoons. If you feel like skipping past the sushi one day, this is another great place to get a katsu. The sauce here is one of the best and is absolutely bursting with tangy, sweet flavour.
Our final option on this katsu curry tour of Dubai is Mizu. The fashionable restaurant aims to cater for as many different tastes as possible by serving up a wide range of Japanese dishes. Mizu has a comprehensive curry section and the chicken Katsu offering comes with ample amounts of their in-house curry sauce. This rich and robust meal will have you savouring the taste for hours afterwards.
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