Clay, A Japanese-Peruvian Culinary Experience

by DubaiCity Author

Clay brings everyone a one of a kind culinary experience in the form of Nikkei, a Japanese-Peruvian cuisine. Blended by culture, balance, fresh ingredients, intricate techniques, and nuanced flavours. These elements made Clay a must-visit restaurant on Blue Waters Island. Guests can expect a calm, atmospheric dining area, an open-show kitchen and a view of Bahrain’s rich skyline. The best social interaction with friends, family and colleagues requires the best-terraced bar overlooking the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel, Ain Dubai.

Clay offers a beautiful and heartwarming story to the world. The term Nikkei is associated with the Japanese diaspora. It refers to those of Japanese ancestry who choose to live outside Japan. Sometime in the twentieth century, the Japanese heard about Peru. A land blessed with rich soil and a perfect climate. Enticed with an abundance of mountains and sea, the Japanese arrived hopeful and exhausted.

As Peru welcomed them and their relationship began, the discovery of ingredients similar to Nikkei also took place. Aji peppers, Andean potato met miso, soy, wasabi, and fresh fish marinated in citrus. As time goes by, Peru now is home to one of the largest Nikkei communities in the world. Nikkei then found itself a new meaning. That is a cuisine that emerged from distinct cultures, enriched by years of experimentation, collaboration, and expression.

Most Japanese-inspired restaurants are famous for wagyu beef and fresh traditional Sashimi and Nigiri, but Clay offers a lot of mouth-watering cuisines. Here are some: Clay Brasa & Carbon (Octopus, scallops, sea bass, prawns, panca chilli, tiger’s milk, coriander oil caviar, and black sweet potato).Nikkei (Tuna, soy sauce, sesame seeds, quinoa pop, spring onion, aji Camarillo crisps). Moriawase Clay (Chef’s selection of mixed sashimi platter). Tori Goma (Grilled Chicken, savoy cabbage, pomegranate, sesame sauce, rice crisps, togarashi). Alaskan King Crab (Batayaki, chupe foam). Blackmore Ribeye (Kikutsuru Blackmore Wagyu is an award-winning and internationally recognized producer of 100% full-blood wagyu beef).

Nikkie Grill

Clay offers its guests a wide array of grilled dishes. These are Wagyu Striploin (Yellow chilli, kizami, tericucho). Lobster Al Carbon (Canadian Lobster, BBQ Nikkei Sauce). Lamb Chops (Sambal Nikkei, sweet soy sauce, quinoa). Wagyu Tenderloin (Sambal Nikkei, Sweet Soy Sauce, Quino). Corn-Fed Chicken (Chicken, chill, shoyu, purple potatoes, cheese). Grilled Vegetables (Mushrooms, artichoke, asparagus, baby corn, balsamic ponzu).


According to their website, Nikkei is still unfamiliar to many despite its long existence. Clay now holds the responsibility and privilege to bring its distinct flavours to its guests and the world. Clay’s signature main dishes are Andean Short Ribs (12-Hour-Slow-Cooked-Short Ribs, kizami wasabi puree, cheese chalaquita). Red Prawns Concolon Rice (Carabinero Prawns, Botan Rice, Edamame, Avocado). Chilean Sea Bass (Nikkei rice, dashi, yellow chilli, criolla salad). Hot Cebiche (Scallops, prawns, octopus, sea bass, bonito flakes, fish broth). And Cazuela Truffle (Sticky rice, mushrooms, snow peas, baby corn. capsicum, coriander, asparagus).

Drinks and Desserts

Clay does not only brings its diners an exceptional culinary experience. But also delicious desserts and hydrating drinks to complement social catching ups and formal conversation. On the list are Yuzu Cheesecake, Cigarros, Cacao Clay, Crunchy Churros, Lucuma Lava, Miso Brulee, and their famous Dessert Platter.

Discover concoctions and spirit tastes from Lima, Peru to Tokyo, Japan, and now in Dubai.  Guests can watch their alcohol tolerance with their Japanese Vodka and Gin. Cocktails, Japanese Bottled Beers, and Whisky are also on the list. If the diners prefer a Spirit-Free or Alcohol-Free engagement, Geisha, Chicha Morada, Piña, Natsukashi or Jugo Fresco are the best options.

Sun-Thur: 12:00 – 0:00
Fri-Sat: 12:00 – 2:00


Bluewaters Island
Dubai- United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 4 442 5600

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