Tokyo Grill

A classy Japanese bar with views over the Grand Canal
  • 1

Time Out Says

Given that it’s always very easy to find a great drink deal in Abu Dhabi, sometimes we don’t mind paying for a refreshing beverage that costs a little bit more than average. So, we’re not really too disappointed to learn that there’s no happy hour on when we visit Tokyo Grill.

This up-market Japanese restaurant and bar has managed to bag a spot at the very much sought-after location of the Venetian Village, and with views over the pretty Grand Canal, it’s a setting which is really very hard to beat (even in a city as totally brilliant as Abu Dhabi).

It’s a place where we’d normally choose to sit outside; either lounging in one of the comfortable leather chairs near the bar area or at one of the tables on the terrace overlooking the water. But unfortunately we’re visiting on one of the few nights of the year when it’s a bit too chilly to be sitting outside. So instead we place ourselves indoors, where we’re better placed to take in the hanging paper lanterns, suits of ancient armour and the other decorative features that all go towards creating a very cool and stylish interior.

Our first impression is that this must have one of the finest collections of Japanese beverages in the capital, with the most expensive bottles going for  almost Dhs1,000.

We also like the sound of the Wednesday Japanese Mixes Night (a selection of signature drinks are available daily too).

If you like your drinks to be Insta-friendly, we highly recommend checking out these colourful concoctions.

The snacks are high-calibre as well, with sushi, tempura, edamame and more all available.

It’s a quiet spot, but for a relaxing post-work tipple, it’s absolutely ideal.

A classy Japanese bar with views over the Grand Canal

For the special mixed drinks, brilliant outdoor space and impressive Oriental decorations

05 Mar 2019

Be the first to get all the latest Abu Dhabi news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.


12:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Sunday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AMMonday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AMTuesday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AMWednesday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AMThursday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AMFriday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AMSaturday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Show number 050 696 9503
Abu Dhabi, Al Maqtaa, within The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal - Venetian Village - 3rd St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Recommended for you in Bars

Get a free drink at Waves Bar Abu Dhabi with any burger or sandwich

There's also unlimited drinks on a Friday for Dhs149

Get a drink for Dhs1 at Abu Dhabi’s Up and Below

All you need to do is buy a main course

Comedian Jimmy Carr to perform two gigs in Dubai in August

Carr will do two shows at Dubai World Trade Centre as part of Dubai Summer Surpr

Abu Dhabi’s The Warehouse launches new deals

August offers include sushi specials, half-price drinks

Top artists live streams to watch at home in the UAE

From rock to rave here’s what to tune into

Louis Tomlinson to perform in Dubai in June 2021

There's a new date for the One Direction star's postponed Coca-Cola Arena show