Sponsored: Setting the bar for romance in Dubai…

It’s been a big year for Mimi Kakushi, in addition to retaining their Michelin Guide status, this homegrown homage to the style and glamour of 1920s Osaka was also named as one of the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2023.

It’s no surprise really. There are a lot of reasons why it’s easy to fall in love with Mimi Kakushi, beyond its very obvious physical beauty – there’s the menu of outstanding Japanese cuisine; the exemplary service; the jazz-enriched soul; the industry-leading, top-tier brunch; the intelligently composed and expertly crafted cocktails; and the wagyu and foie gras gyoza, which like the restaurant it’s served in, are a pure example of delicately wrapped decadence.

But there’s even more to love at Mimi Kakishi this February 14. Here’s why Mimi Kakushi needs to be your first choice for a Valentine’s Day soirée.

Set piece

As a special romantic treat, just for February 14, diners can explore amore over a sharing 5-course set menu (Dhs980 for two) that includes such aphrodisiac appetisers as king crab, tuna tataki, wagyu tataki, nigiri and maki selections, the aforementioned gyoza, Hokkaido scallop, and rock popcorn tempura shrimp.

Main courses come in the form of miso marinated black cod and Japanese wagyu yakiniku steak with appropriately gourmet sides. And for a sweet way to say sayonara to the evening, the kitchen team have crafted a seductive Valentine’s dessert.

Whether you choose the set menu or an a la carte experience, there is a minimum Dhs500 per person spend in place for February 14.

If music be the food of love…

Valentine’s Day diners will experience the appropriately ambient serenade of a live jazz band, ably supported by a backing track of Mimi Kakishi’s roaring 20s Osaka design theme. Let the syncopated rhythms score your soundtrack to happy ever after.

Surprise, sur-prize

Couples spending Dhs1,500 between the pair – will win entry into a raffle draw, with such dazzling prizes as a two-night stay at SO/ Maldives in a Lagoon Water Pool Villa Collection, for two people. And there’s more…

A runner-up will be the lucky recipient of a complimentary dinner for two at XU restaurant in Dubai.

Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2, Dubai. Daily 6pm to 2am. Fri, Sat, and Sun from 12pm to 4pm. Tel: (0) 4 379 4811, book@mimikakushi.ae / mimikakushi.ae

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