SushiSamba to open in November in Dubai

World-famous restaurant SushiSamba is to open on the 51st floor of the Palm Tower on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.

The globally popular Japanese -Brazilian-Peruvian restaurant will open up in the same building that houses Nakheel Mall and St. Regis Dubai The Palm.

And from its sky-high vantage point on the 51st floor it looks like we’re going to be in for quite the treat when it comes to both food and views. There will be 360-degree views of Palm Jumeirah’s coastline, as well as Dubai Marina, Ain Dubai and stretching towards Downtown Dubai. It’s set to be the highest restaurant on the Palm.

The design comes from New York-based architects ICrave and embraces “bold architectural gestures and graphics to create an iconic destination”.

The 12,000 sq ft space boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, too. There will be a 3D-printed bamboo ceiling, inspired by Japanese and Brazilian woodwork, while décor will boast warm, bright colours, using the vibrancy of Brazil and Peru as inspiration.

Expect an open kitchen with a sushi counter and robata grill, as well as a Tsukiji market.
Fish and seafood will be imported from Japan, including kinmedai, amberjack, hirame and tuna, while organic vegetables will be sourced from UAE farms.

Signature SushiSamba Dubai dishes on the menu will include crispy hokkaido scallop, crispy yellowtail taquitos, Japanese A5 wagyu beef gyoza, pulpo asado, wagyu A4 Japanese claypot, ceviche platters and Peruvian corn salad.

And to celebrate the opening of the restaurant, the famous Samba roll (filled with fresh lobster, mango, avocado and ají honey truffle) is being named Samba Dubai.

“Dubai is one of the most sophisticated cosmopolitan cities in the world,” says Chef Moon Kyung Soo, culinary director of SushiSamba.

“It is a unique melting pot of cultures and traditions, and we have used this inspiration, along with the city’s inherent penchant for glamour to create a location that was as refined and dynamic as Dubai. SushiSamba Dubai will be an iconic experiential dining destination that will cater to the elevated tastes of the connoisseurs of Dubai.”

SushiSamba first opened in New York in 1999 and has since spread to London, Miami, Las Vegas, London and Amsterdam. The Dubai outpost will be a first Middle Eastern branch for the chain.