Try ayacontemporary Asian cuisine layered with an international twist under one roof – Aya showcases delicate and delicious dishes.

Aya, which means ‘beautiful’ in Japanese, is a new dining concept by the talented and multi-award-winning chef Izu Ani. With its bold flavours and layered Asian cuisine, Aya showcases delicate and delicious dishes that guests will not find anywhere else.

Fika threw open its doors at Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel, chef Izu Ani has announced a new offering for the emirate’s culinary scene. The popular chef has opened Aya, a Japanese eatery in City Walk, Dubai. The restaurant has taken the place of Galvin Bistrot and Bar, which closed in April last year. This will be Ani’s sixth restaurant in Dubai.

A ayarendering here shows the exteriors of Chef Izu Ani’s Aya restaurant.  On 08th Oct 2018 art installation ‘Aya’ by Emirati Artist Mattar Bin Lahej. “Using over four tonnes of stainless steel, Aya creates the perfect balance between the eye of the beholder and its own surroundings. Inspired by a verse in the Holy Qura’an, the magnificent sculpture stretches eight metres high and six metres wide on either side of the mosque at City Walk.”

Clients can expect “international twists” on classic Asian dishes, with signature dishes that include mezze of Kunafa prawns, yuzu kosho, sweet with tensuyu and Miso marinated Black Cod with grapefruit miso. For dessert, diners can have brown butter ice cream with olive oil sponge and hazelnut crumble which is prepared a la minute. The menu served here is created with a lot of care.

“Dubai has been waiting for a fresh concept that layers traditionsaya and flavours, creating beautifully delicate dishes that guests will not find anywhere else,” says Ani.

Ani was previously head chef at La Petite Maison and La Serre and present operates Greek restaurant Gaia in DIFC, Izu Brasserie and Bakery at City Walk, French-Mediterranean cafe Carine at Emirates Golf Club, The Lighthouse in Dubai Design District and Fika at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Aya Dubai
The Square, City Walk
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 343 3330

Photo courtesy: & (Photo: Antonie Robertson/The National)


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