The Middle East meets Japan, but it’s sadly no first class journey
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Time Out Says

We’ve booked a table in the hotel’s summer tent, which was put up for Ramadan but is staying until the end of September. A lack of customers and the general mugginess in the air means we’re not in there for long, though, and we move into the restaurant itself to dine.

The service is a little lacklustre, with nobody at the door to greet us and no one particularly interested in taking our order. When we do get someone’s attention we decide to order a mix of the restaurant’s two cuisines – surf and turf maki, shish taouk and umm ali.

It takes 30 minutes for the sushi to arrive and it’s a curious concoction. The beef has been seared but the other ingredients are cold, making it overall, well, lukewarm. The spicy mayo adds a speck of interest, but that’s about the only intriguing thing about it.

The chicken in the taouk is tender and tastes good, but it’s no better than other, cheaper options around the city.

Thankfully, the dessert comes up trumps and we’re glad we went for the comforting umm ali. It’s the silver lining of the full meal. It is perfect, warming and like a hug from a loved one. It almost makes up for the previous hour. Almost.

The bottom line
Some of the dishes work, others don’t. This fusion joint could do better.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff  | 04 Jul 2016

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CuisinesArabic, Sushi
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Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street

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