Random Musings

Going Japanese.

November 6, 2011

After 4 years of living in Dubai, I thought that I’ve walked all the streets, turned every stone, vandalized every wall and explored all the hotels – but Dubai never fails to surprise me as I continue on discovering new things and places every time I go out. It’s an endless possibility of finding a new place to hangout but of course, like any normal person would – we keep on coming back to the places which won our hearts.

Case in point # 1: Benihana in Amwaj Rotana.

I’d vote for it as the best Japanese restaurant in Dubai (unless otherwise someone will prove me wrong and show me the way to a better one). I’ve ordered different dishes every time and nothing fails, all of it were superb! Last Friday night, I ordered ebi teppanyaki for dinner. The teppanyaki meal comes with a miso soup (which became extremely small now compared to the last time we ate there), a salad and a dessert. Of course, california rolls is a mandatory appetizer for both me and the boyfriend so we threw that in as well to our meal. Yum Yum!


California Rolls



Ebi Teppanyaki

I will not post a photo of the icecream tempura that we had for dessert because all the photos I took of it were bad. It was a good dessert though. 🙂 I wouldn’t mind going thru the heavy weekend traffic of Jumeira Beach Residence just to get to Benihana for a meal because it really is worth the pain. There’s also a Benihana branch in Al Bustan Rotana though, I should try it one of these days.

Case in point # 2: Apres at Mall of the Emirates.

Who wouldn’t want to go back to have a drink/food in a place with this view?

View of Ski Dubai from Apres

Plus, I get a staff discount there. 🙂

And the new discovery we had for this weekend was Creekside Restaurant at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers. Frankly speaking, if not for the very good Cobone deal we got (AED149 for their eat and drink all you can buffet instead of AED225), we wouldn’t have known that this place existed. We always try to steer ourselves away from the congested area of Deira but after this Creekside Restaurant visit, we may find ourselves in that area often from now on.

As the restaurant name imposes, I was hoping to get a very nice view of the creek on their terrace but all I saw was an Emirates Bank building. Oh well, the food makes up for the lack of view of the place though – in a great extent! There’s a sushi station, raw seafood and meat station (which you can either have it cooked tepanyaki or grill style), tempura, noodles and dessert stations. I did a huge mistake of feasting on the sushis, makis and rolls on the first serving so by the time my seafood teppanyaki came, I was done for the night. There was a vast choice in each station and everything was just amazing! I will go back there, definitely!

Japanese wine

Sushis, makis and rolls



My appetizers. Hehehehe.

My main course, seafood teppanyaki.


We transferred outside after dinner to enjoy the drinks and the nice weather of this wonderful city.

Eid Mubarak!

Me and Jonald

Us again!

Jowel and Mitesh

The boyfriend and moi. Someone finished 3 bottles of white wine, guess who.

That ends my and the boyfriend’s weekend together. It’s already 12nn today and have no intentions of eating anything – as a part of my preparation for another eat-all-you-can later for dinner. Tonight, we’re going to feast on an endless Filipino dishes. So much for me losing weight. 🙂

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