Think Zuma does the best sushi? Think again
Experts claim the sushi is “better than Zuma”, but does the rebranded DIFC restaurant deliver the goods?
If we were art critics looking at Sushi Art, the recently re-launched restaurant in DIFC, we’d take a step back, tilt our heads and declare it a masterpiece. We’re not the only ones. One sushi expert we know says the sushi here is “better than Zuma”, the high-class place around the corner. We ate enough sushi to keep a pod of dolphins happy. And there was not one missed step.
We started with salmon tataki, which didn’t even melt in the mouth – it was more like it evaporated. The sea bream tartare with mango and avocado was excellent and is a great option for carbophobes who like to avoid rice.
Other highlights were the dynamite roll of salmon, spicy sauce and cucumber; a scallop flavoured with miso, wrapped in cucumber and the prettiest of them all: a seared salmon tulip with a potato chip that looked like a purple cowboy hat.
The décor is lovely (very cool 1960s tweed chairs and great lighting) and would make an evening trip so worth it. As an art critic wearing a cravat might trumpet: it’s a triumph.
SushiArt, Marble Walk, Gate 5, DIFC, Dubai
Tel: 800220. Metro: Financial Centre.
daily 11am to 11pm.