We recently made our way to Media City to meet up with friends over lunch at this restaurant. The place was bright and already buzzing with people when we walked in. They have a beautiful sushi bar inside along with circular booths and tables for you to dine. The servers are very warm and ensured we had a pleasant meal.
The restaurant sure has all the makings of becoming your new favourite Japanese spot for lunch or dinner. They are located in Building 10 right next to Taqado. It’s really easy getting here from the Dubai Internet City Metro Station as it’s only a few steps away. If you find yourselves in the restaurant for a meal, here’s what to try.
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Gyoza’s are my new found love. These Japanese dimsums are absolutely delicious. We tried the Chicken Gyoza that are pan fried and served with their Sumo Gyoza sauce that just brings it together by balancing out the flavours. Always a winning dish for us!
What’s not to love about fried shrimp?! Sumo sushi’s version had tempura fried ones tossed in a spicy mayo. These Rock n Roll Shrimps were addictive and disappeared within minutes. The dish is crunchy and full of flavour, and we bet you’ll be wanting more.
The Golden Ito Ebi was probably my mot favourite dish of the day. Kunafa spun prawns are deep fried to golden perfection and served with a sweet chilli dipping sauce. It was our first time trying this crispy treat and the golden fried kunafa gave it a real crunch. Yummy!!
We downed their Chicken Chashu Ramen with no regret. This healthy soup bowl complete with a flavourful broth, sliced chicken and egg. We happily embraced this comforting bowl of noodle soup that was every bit as beautiful as tasty.
Sushi is still a new subject for me so I am always looking for new experiences to help broaden my palette on the subject. Usually we try and pick options from the menu which had some cooked elements to it so there isn’t and overpowering raw taste to it. Their Crunchy Cali Tartare had crabstick and shrimp tempura roll covered with tuna and salmon tartare. The best part was that the sushi is layered with a sweet chilli sauce. We loved every bite!
The Bangkok Roll is a riot of colours with prawn tempura, salmon, tuna, avocado, cucumber and jalapenos. The drizzled teriyaki and spicy mayo was the highlight of the dish for us.
Be prepared for a creamy and crunchy treat when you order their Crispy Cream Sushi. Crabstick, tobiko, prawn tempura, cucumber, avocado, cream cheese are rolled together, deep fried and drizzled with their sweet chilli sauce.
Their Salmon Teriyaki Bento has all the elements of a good box, which we liked. It’s complete with glazed salmon in teriyaki sauce, teriyaki chicken, egg fried rice and salad. You have to try that chicken that was full of flavour and had a slight crunch from being pan fried. The salmon was very tender but we felt it was lightly low on flavour in comparison.
For desserts we gave their Coffee Jelly with Matcha cream a try. Matcha is hyped for all the right reasons. It has a distinct taste that went really well with the dark coffee. We also tried the Green tea ice cream and Mochi cakes. They were certainly good options to try but did not impress us as much as the rest of our meal.