Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Itsu Dubai Reviews
A modern Japanese restaurant Nov 15, 2010
Itsu is a modern Japanese restaurant located on the Marina Walk in Dubai Marina. When I first saw it I was not too sure if I liked it or not. The interior is in green and black and with clear plastic tables and chairs. Not the usual Japanese decorations. You can either sit buy the conveyor belt, which moves around a long narrow aquarium, on tables inside or on tables outside.
Itsu is mostly about sushi and sashimi, but they also serve Teriyaki chicken, beef and salmon, udon soup as well as fried rice.
Each of the dishes on the conveyor belt is colour coded. The small plates have different colours which represent a set price (12/14/18/25 AED).
I´m a sucker for sushi, so I had to try their funcky sushi fusion temptations. I ordered the Prawn Mango Dragon roll, which was irresistible. The sweetness of the mango perfectly complements the crunchy prawn. I also tried the 5 spices Vegetarian Soba Noodle Maki roll. Vegetable sushi is still a slightly odd concept but is startlingly creative. The truly bizarre looking soba noodle five spice roll was surprisingly brilliant. The Ebi Tempura Maki was safe as always. The Philadelphia roll was a bit disappointing. It was actually just a salmon roll with a touch of Philadelphia cheese on top. The salmon tasted very good though.
The sushi and sashimi are in the prise range 18-34 AED (5-9 USD) and the set menus 129-169 AED (35-45 USD). Nigeri sushi comes in 2 pieces and the maki rolls in 3 pieces. At the moment they offer a special promotion, an all you can eat of sushi, sashimi, soup and soft drinks for 89 AED (24 USD). The offer is valid from 11 am – 4 pm and from 7 pm to midnight. To drink they serve water, soft drinks, fresh juices, coffee and tea.
I can highly recommend Itsu for their sushi. It´s not a fancy looking restaurant, but they do serve great sushi.
Opening hours are 11 am – midnight.
Part of the list On my sushi trail
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