Makis make you happy and there’s not a nigiri you’ve neglected? If you answered with a resounding yes to those questions, then you definitely need to sashimi down to these restaurants on June 18, International Sushi Day.
They’ve got super deals on rolls of vinegared rice and raw fish wrapped in nori seaweed to satiate even the most ardent sushi-lovers out there.
1. Golden Dragon, Oud Metha
Dubai’s Oldest Chinese restaurant is marking International Sushi Day with a week-long celebration. From June 17-23 enjoy a flat 50% discount on any sushi dish you order and this longstanding eatery.
Vegetarians, look alive – the restaurant’s revamped menu now includes an array of vegetarian sushi too! Finally, you can do more than just nibble on edamame and pass around the wasabi and pickled ginger and chow down on the likes of veg tempura & crispy spinach roll, avocado roll, and veg California roll, avocado and edamame roll. Meanwhile, your carnivorous dinner partners will relish salmon rolls, prawn tempura rolls and more.
Reservations: Call 04 357 7022
2. CLAP, DIFC
The financial district’s coolest new Japanese bar and restaurant pays homage to most famous dish of its muse, Japan. Visiting this classy joint is also a great excuse to dress to the nines on a Saturday and make a night of it.
To celebrate Sushi Day, CLAP Dubai wills serve tricked out sushi made of the fanciest ingredients you can think of. Oscietra Caviar Gunkan with indulgent Oscietra caviar, Gunkan King Crab and fresh Compressed Suika (watermelon) will all be minimised to dainty bite-sized portions of sushi. For one-day-only on June 18, you can also savour a 30ml cup of Kid Karakuchi Tokubetsu Junmai sake with your order of sushi. All that for AED 150.
Reservations: Call 04 5693820
3. Sushi Nation, outlets across Dubai
Ditch the partywear and slip into something with an elastic waistband for this value-for-money Sushi outing that’s a foodie’s dream. For AED 89, this Brazilian-Japanese sushi specialist chain with 5 Dubai locations lets you scarf down all the sushi you can stomach. The word is unlimited, so you’ll want to ditch breakfast and go for an early lunch so you can pace yourself. The offer is valid on Friday and Saturday, so you can get a head-start on the sushi celebrations. Torched salmon sushi and octopus sushi are some of the highlights on the menu.
Reservations: Visit www.sushinations.ae/contact/