Kiku Is home to more than 20 varieties of Sake And Sochu, Ranging From The Crisp, Sweet Dassai -“50”- Junmai Daiginjō, Kubota Senju Tokubetsu Honjyozo, To The Sublime Notes Of Dewazakura Oka Ginjo, Lush Plum Wine, Sourced From Across The Landscape Of Japan, Along With An Extensive Selection Of Wines That Can Be Paired With Specialties Like Kinki, Nodoguro, Sushi And Sashimi. Kiku is a charismatic reflection of Japan’s exotic culinary heritage; Kiku serves classic Japanese cuisine. Kiku is inspired and influenced by diverse aspects of Japan’s exciting culture and art; the culinary offerings evoke a sense of nostalgic comfort to Japanese expatriates and tourists who crave authentic Japanese cuisine, offering a memorable destination dining experience.
Kiku aims to recreate the culinary heritage from centuries past, the signature offerings at Kiku are created by infusing an exceptional combination of imported Japanese ingredients. With Otoro and Akami flown in from Tsukiji market, fresh Uni from Hokkaido, organic miso paste from Nagano and the finest cuts of Kobe beef sourced from Kansai, among other specialty ingredients. The award-winning team has curated a unique selection of traditional favourites and signature delicacies that allows diners to experience a bit of Japan right here in Dubai. Signature dishes like Gindara Misozuke, Kinki, Nodoguro, Kaisen Bento as well as seasonal offerings like Soramame, Hotaru Ika and Ayu are authentic recipes yet to be adapted to suit Kiku’s dining ambience. Drawing diners into an immersive dining experience, the live Teppanyaki table enthralls guests with the showmanship and aromas of the finest cuts of Wagyu, freshest catch of the day and Kobe beef roasted over the sizzling iron griddle. Sourcing the freshest and finest varieties of tuna, salmon and ebi, the Live Sushi bar is where the magic unfolds and guests can relish the authentic flavours of assorted sushi, sashimi and tempura.
Kiku’s interiors is exceptional with minimalist décor, with displays of traditional art and detailed silk kimonos in combination with an extensive selection of authentic Japanese delicacies creates the prefect ambiance for social and business dining amid impeccable Japanese hospitality. Chef Toshio Date’s journey with Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre began as Head Chef in July 2012. Prior to helming Kiku, Chef Date, over the past 3 decades, has managed numerous kitchens across noteworthy addresses in Japan, displaying exceptional command over his native cuisine and is a licensed Fugu chef. Kiku is the longstanding Japanese eatery in Garhoud that is as authentic and it gets, amid Dubai’s more fusion-focused spots.
Prices are wallet friendly and the food is full of flavours and well presented with no loud bells and whistles. Service is good and friendly, too.
Lunch 12:30 – 14:30
Dinner 18:30 – 23:00
KIKU Japanese Restaurant
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Airport Road – Garhoud
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
P.O. Box: 10001
Tel.: +971 4 702 2455
Photo courtesy: www.kiku-dubai.com
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