Watatsumi lies decked away behind the forever daze of Marina road works in Le Meridien Mina Seyahi. The licensed Japanese restaurant serves up authentic dishes and introduces a culinary journey beyond sushi and sashimi in the heart of new Dubai, along with interactive dining with a view of the Chefs in action and sights of the open Jumeirah beach.
The thinly sliced seared seabass carpaccio, a smoky flavor and texture combined with wasabi soy and sesame seeds was best taste till date. A plate of scampi tempura coated in creamy wasabi was another much loved dish of the night proving to be a stray from the usual prawn / scallops wasabi mayo combinations. The chicken kushuyaki – skewers was sweet to the taste with the teriyaki sauce providing the chicken with its glaze and caramelization.
The stunning glazed black cod served with yuzu miso & cashew nuts is one to try and a firm competition amongst the famed cods around Dubai.
Quaint desserts are an offering at Watatsumi from pears poached in a syrupy of orange & vanilla served with soya ice-cream and hazelnut crumble offering a firm bite from the sweetened pears and smoothness with a spoonful of icecream. The Bento Japan was a firm favorite as the (dehydrated) chocolate crisp cake stacked with a squeeze of a yogurt ginger mousse was exquisite and unique.
An open view of the beach and a intimate dining option makes Watatsumi a wonder beyond the Dubai glitz.
Watatsumi – Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Dubai Marina