10 Japanese Restaurants in Abu Dhabi For Luscious Food!
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Abu Dhabi Japanese Restaurants

1. Catch at St. Regis
Cho Gao Marina Walk
The Park Bar and Grill
99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant Abu Dhabi
Tori No Su
Koi Restaurant & Lounge
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agamama abu dhabi mall
Teatro Restaurant
Tokyo Grill

From live sushi bars to community dining tables, the Japanese restaurants in Abu Dhabi promise the best of Asian dining. Offering menus that span across every food-lover’s interest and wine sommeliers that pair astonishingly well, these restaurants deliver an all-encompassing dining experience for every diner walking through their doors. 

The Japanese restaurants in Abu Dhabi each have a unique vibe of their own. While Zuma, for example, showcases the finest Japanese dishes made with an eye to detail, wagamama in Abu Dhabi Mall is more focused on homely, family-inspired dining. Sushis are a popular fare at these restaurants, although most places offer Japanese staples such as robatas and teppanyaki as well. Some restaurants offer certain specialty experiences, such as the traditional Japanese grill or robatayaki at the Tokyo Grill.

Here is a list of best Japanese Restaurants in Abu Dhabi:

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The Park Bar and Grill

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Fusing western styles of cooking with traditional Asian recipes, dining at the Park Bar and Grill is truly unique. Despite being one of the best Japanese restaurants in Abu Dhabi, the Bar and Grill menu features several Vietnamese options as well. The open kitchen here offers a unique vibe to the place.

The chic, low lighting diner also serves as a perfect setting for a date night, which is further elevated by the personalized service of the staff.

Location: Park Hyatt, 52007 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Price: Approximately AED 410 for two people

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Catch at St. Regis

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 Located within the Nation Riviera Beach Club, this fine diner adds a new degree of sophistication to dining at St. Regis. One of the best known Japanese restaurants in Abu Dhabi,  St. Regis dishes out some of the best seafood preparations in the city, with a special focus on oyster, calamari and sushi.

The warm, wooden decor of the restaurant adds nicely to the coastal vibe of the place. A floor to ceiling wine shelf adorns one side of Catch, promising international labels to go with the food.

Location: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Tower, Corniche, Abu Dhabi

Timings: 12.00 PM- 12.00 AM on all days of the week

Price: Approximately AED 515 for two people

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Cho Gao Marina Walk

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Promising a Pan Asian explosion, the Cho Gao Marina walk dishes out some of the best delicacies from the Far East. Apart from the regular dining schedule at the restaurant, Cho Gao also offers a number of specialty experiences. On Tuesdays, the restaurant holds an authentic Japanese buffet, and sets up a Pan-Asian festival between Wednesday and Friday.

The restaurant also organizes a Thursday evening brunch, serving delicious snacks along with views of the Dubai Marina.

Location: King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street,, InterContinental Abu Dhabi box 4171 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timings: Monday to Wednesday: 04.00 PM- 01.00 AM
              Thursday and Friday: 04.00 PM- 02.00 AM
              Saturday: 12.30 PM- 04.00 PM; 06.30 PM- 01.00 AM

Price: Approximately AED 370 for two people

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99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant Abu Dhabi

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 99 Sushi Bar has outlets all over the world, and its newest restaurant in Abu Dhabi is an absolute must try for any lover of Japanese food. One of the best and most comprehensive Japanese restaurants in Abu Dhabi, the menu here features a whole range of items ranging from traditional recipes to modern, avant garde cooking.

A fine list of cocktails follow. For a truly marvelous experience, go for the seating by the Dubai Marina.

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, The Galleria Al Maryah Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 12.00 PM- 03.30 PM; 07.00 PM- 11.30 PM

Price: Approximately AED 500 for two people

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Tori No Su

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 One of Conrad Dubai 12 diners, Tori No Su offers the best of Japanese cuisine. From an authentic sushi bar to a specialized teppanyaki menu, the food here is prepared with the utmost care and finesse. The multiple award winning Chef Ando presides over the Tori No Su kitchen, making sure each preparation delivered is of the highest quality possible.

Location: Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, Podium Level 3 - W Corniche Rd - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timings: Wednesday to Monday: 07.00 PM- 12.00 AM

Price: Approximately AED 545 for two people

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Koi Restaurant & Lounge

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 A staple in the Los Angeles dining scene, Koi restaurant has now opened its doors in Abu Dhabi as well. Featuring a live Japanese kitchen, the restaurant is a popular haunt among those looking for Asian dining. The focus of the restaurant is on attention to detail, crafting authentic Japanese delicacies with the utmost finesse.

The decor here is modern and chic, elevating the ‘fine dining experience’ to a whole new level.

Location: Saadiyat Island The Collection with St. Regis - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 06.30 PM- 12.00 AM on all days of the week

Price: Approximately AED 400 for two people

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Among the grandest Japanese restaurants in Abu Dhabi, Zuma is known for its dramatic flair. Diners access the restaurant through a long winding stairwell or a glass elevator. The intimate tables are surrounded by a sushi bar on one side and a robata grill on the other.

It also features a private dining area with a table for fourteen. Apart from regular dining, Zuma also conducts brunches every Friday and Saturday.

Location: The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Timings: Monday to Wednesday: 12.00 PM- 03.30 PM; 07.00 PM- 12.00 AM
              Thursday to Saturday: 12.00 PM- 03.30 PM; 07.00 PM- 01.00 AM
              Sunday: 12.00 PM- 04.00 PM; 07.00 PM- 12.00 AM

Price: Approximately AED 600 for two people

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Wagamama abu dhabi mall

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The philosophy of wagamama is family inspired dining. One of the most authentic Japanese restaurants in Abu Dhabi, the long, community tables at wagamama require diners to sit in groups as they share hot bowls of food.

The restaurant also books entire tables for groups of six or more. Apart from the indoor seating, the restaurant also features terrace seating with views of the Arabian Gulf.

Location:  Abu dhabi mall, Level 3 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 12.00 PM- 10.00 PM on all days of the week

Price: Approximately AED 225 for two people

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Teatro Restaurant

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Teatro, as its name suggests, promises a theatrical dining experience. Here, the best of eastern and western cooking come together to create an encompassing dining experience. Teatro is well known for its Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian and Italian cooking. It also has a live cooking counter and a dedicated sushi bar.

The wine cellar at the restaurant is known for its international vintage labels, making it a frequent haunt among connoisseurs.

Location: Park Rotana Al Salam Street Eastern Ring Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 06.00 PM- 01.00 AM on all days of the week

Price: Approximately AED 440 for two people 

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Tokyo Grill

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A traditional Japanese Izayaki, Tokyo Grill is an absolute must visit for those looking to explore the culinary art of the far east. The restaurant allows its diners to try their hand at the traditional robatayaki, or Japanese grilling art. Sunsets from the Tokyo Grill are absolutely spectacular, and several people choose dusk as their preferred time of visit. 

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  1. What are the best Indian restaurants in Abu Dhabi?

    1. Indigo: With its interiors decorated in soft hues of blue and indigo, Indigo offers the best of Indian fine dining. The intimate dining space, coupled with the tranquil vibe, makes Indigo the perfect spot for a date night as well.

    2. Avaasa:
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    1. Admire the Sheik Zayed Mosque: Sitting at the very heart of Abu Dhabi, the Sheik Zayed Mosque epitomizes the architectural brilliance of the Emirates. The characteristic white marble dome shines brilliantly in the midday sun, drawing the admiration of worshippers and non worshippers alike. 

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    3. Go on a desert safari:
    The deserts of UAE form an inseparable part of Abu Dhabi, and the best way to enjoy the deserts is through a safari. One can either choose to do a camel safari, or go in a jeep, with the experience twice as magical during sunset. 

    4. Dine with a Leopard:
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