British expats amongst you will know (and love) Ramusake from South Kensington in London, famed for its late night dining and lounge bar and now this chic hotspot is opening up in Dubai next month. Well it was only ever a matter of time.
An exciting fusion of traditional Japanese fine fare and a contemporary take on Dubai dining, sees Ramusake in good company amongst many UAE Japanese eateries that flirt with the usual, but this little gem, to be found at the Hilton DouleTree in Jumeirah Beach Residence promises to be something quite different.
Firstly, it has quite a big name in the world of nightlife behind it for Piers Adams, the man behind the successful Whisky Mist and Bodos Schloss brands in fact owns Ramusake. The concept will be different as well, with a large selection of specially designed dishes that carry the modern ‘izakaya’ dining experience throughout its rather good menu. For those of you that didn’t study Japanese at school, ‘izakaya’ is what us Brits refer to as a ‘gastropub’ or a place for casual after work drinks. Excited yet?
Diners at this new eatery will be able to indulge in a wide range of creative dishes whilst they relax in comfortable, informal surroundings. There’s even an obligatory ‘Robata’ counter where guests can delight in the theatrical style of Japanese cooking before heading over to the separate Sake Bar & Lounge for those all important after dinner cocktails. A notable point about Ramusake here is that it has an extensive selection of the world’s finest sakes – 19 to be precise! As if you needed another reason to add this new restaurant to the top of you ‘must visit’ list.
The menu as mentioned, will be something quite unique with innovative presentation and delicious dishes which will include favourites from the international branch such as a tuna sashimi pizza with wasabi tobiko and truffle ponzu and fried chicken kara-age sliders with kimchee mayo and pickles.
It’s urban, it’s funky and it’s not very Hilton which makes Ramusake a serious contender on the dining scene. Think an interior of aged concrete, charred timber and neon lighting, in short it looks set to be a breath of fresh air and a culinary experience quite unlike any other. We’ll keep you posted on the proposed dining terrace due to open later on this year which will offer stunning views out across the Palm Jumeirah and the soon to be constructed Dubai Eye.
Ramusake’s opening hours will be from Sunday to Saturday, 4pm – 2am.