Creative maki rolls with views over central Abu Dhabi
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Time Out Says

We’re here on ladies’ night at Aloft Abu Dhabi’s cool bar Relax@12. But while many around us are simply here for the free juniper-based beverages, we’re also interested in its extensive sushi selection.

However, we soon discover that the menu holds far more than just sushi, as mini sliders, salads, and a selection of nibbles and sharing starters are all on offer.

From the latter we go for the Asian platter so we can try pretty much a bit of everything, including peppery squid rings, huge prawn tempura, vegetable spring rolls and spicy vegetable samosas. It’s all very beige and a bit greasy, but that’s just what we’re in the mood for as we take in the panoramic view and sip a few quality mixed beverages.

But the main event is the sushi, and there are loads of quirky and creative options to choose from. Our efficient server tells us that the Aloft Maki is the best one, and it’s just as amazing as he promised it would be, and made with grilled eel, salmon, crab, avocado, spicy mayonnaise and unagi sauce. It’s a bit sauce heavy, and definitely not healthy, but as it tastes so good we definitely don’t care.

Meanwhile, the crunchy prawn maki is strikingly colourful with bright purple beetroot rice, cucumber and crunchy prawn. It’s a bit lighter than the Aloft Maki, and clearly expertly put together and visually impressive.

If you love sushi, you should give it a go.

By Time Out staff  | 08 Sep 2019

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FacilitiesOpen late
5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Sunday: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AMMonday: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AMTuesday: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AMWednesday: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AMThursday: 5:00 PM to 3:00 AMFriday: 5:00 PM to 3:00 AMSaturday: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
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Abu Dhabi, Al Safraat, Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel, Khaleej Alarabi Street, Adnec - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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