Cafe Sushi

Jean Yeap

Cafe Sushi @ Fairmont Bab Al Bahr.

We have been on the hunt in Abu Dhabi for great sushi/sashimi since the day we arrived. And today, we found THE Japanese restaurant for us. It has a sushi belt on top of it which the kids love.

The kind that actually comes with proper sushi rice and not the soggy stuff that many of the restaurants here serve up. And the kind that don’t crumble into bits when you pick them up with your chopsticks.

Having lived in Japan for several years, we were used to great sushi/sashimi that didn’t cost us an arm or a leg.

At 155aed per adult (kids are half the price) for this daily all you can eat meal at the top rate 5***** Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel, what more can a family who loves sushi ask for 😊 It is inclusive of free flow of soft drinks and water, miso soup and edamame.

For this price, I’d probably get a tiny bowl of Japanese fried rice and 4 pieces of maki at Kazu. Don’t get me wrong. I love Kazu and they are fabulous. But they are very pricey.

Cafe Sushi on the other hand, I can go every week without selling both kidneys for a meal 😆

Food: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Service: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Ambience: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Cleanliness: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

As soon as we were seated, the flow of food came rapidly. You can pick off the sushi belt but they also whip up certain ones on demand. And although the table for 4 was small, the waitresses were very prompt in clearing the empty plates to make space for other food.

Oh! And the tempura in the tempura maki comes warm too! Just like they do in Japan ❤️❤️❤️

Room for improvement: 1. If they could slow down on the flow of on-demand food, it would have been perfect so that dining would not have felt so rushed. 2. They didn’t have unagi which was a tad disappointing.

Nonetheless, I have a feeling I’m gonna eat myself silly quite often from now on 😆

Note: The last photo of the Vanilla Mochi was an additional cost to the 155aed meal.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with them and really hope they will be consistent with their food and services after this review! A lot of people will go there with high expectations 🤣

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