Having tried a lot of restaurants in Dubai since I started blogging, I thought I’ve tasted and seen it all and nothing can impress me anymore. But that was until I discovered Ramusake.
Located at the Hilton DoubleTree in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Ramusake is a London brand that presents a new dining concept consisting of a large selection of specially designed dishes that carry the modern ‘izakaya’ dining experience throughout the menu.
To be honest, I was skeptical at first because I was thinking Japanese cuisine was all about raw meat and raw everything and the thought of eating raw food intimidates me. But then I thought, being a food blogger entails being adventurous and trying new and exciting dishes so off we went and tried it.
When we arrived, we were greeted by the receptionist and guided us to our table. They have this policy where you book a table but you can choose a good spot if you arrive early. We chose the table outside as it was nice and not too windy and it was just the perfect setting for a dinner after work.
I was in awe of how they put everything together in this restaurant. The attention to details is impressive when you look around the area. John, the restaurant supervisor explained that the multi-faceted venue drew its design inspirations from 1920’s “Show Era” Tokyo combined with a ’Blade Runner-esque’ futuristic twist. Using aged concrete, charred timber and oversized ‘Abacus’ custom light fixtures juxtaposed against neon lights, Ramusake transports diners on a virtual reality journey with a culinary experience like no other.
And then they started serving the food. Firstly, I love the tableware that they use in the restaurant. I’ve never been to Japan but I’m thinking they use the same kind in there so that just made it more authentic. Then they served this boiled and steamed edamame beans served with salt which tasted good in itself. And then followed with this homemade sangria in a clay pot which was distinctive but great.
We also tried the Fried Truffle and Cheese Dumpling and baked aubergine.
Of course we had to order their most popular Foie Gras and BBQ Eel Maki, Spicy Tuna Temaki and Tuna Sashimi Pizza. This is the part where I was contemplating on eating these but it turned out to be delectable and tasty and we really enjoyed every dish that was served.
For the main course, we had the Salmon Fillet Teriyaki Glaze and Miso Brined Baby Chicken that I paired with the rice which is their version of risotto. By this time, I really am impressed by the exceptional food and the whole atmosphere of the restaurant.
We also had the chance to meet the chef, who is originally from Japan and we were told that he and another chef created the whole menu. We told him he did a great job as every single dish on the menu was noteworthy.
To finish off our meal, we ordered the famous Japanese made confection mochi with an ice cream filling. We also had a selection of fruits and matcha tea flavored ice cream and I honestly can’t think of a better way to cap the night.
All in all, I genuinely enjoyed our dining experience at Ramusake. It’s perfect and I could not ask for anything more. The restaurant is set in a nice location, the weather is splendid, the waiters are experienced, service is impeccable and the food were just phenomenal. This is certainly one of those places that I can highly recommend to friends and I’m sure that they won’t be disappointed. I think they got everything right here, I have no complaints, I was very happy and I’ll give it a 10/10.