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Aya Dubai

Aya Dubai



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.



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 traditions


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.

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

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