HANAMI… A new gem in Dubai, re-opened its doors for public at Andaz Dubai The Palm on 9th of July this year. Located on the 15th floor of Andaz Dubai the Palm, Japanese street food venue. A beautiful restaurant with the beautiful views of the Dubai skyline on its terrace with a modern interior design. It features both an open-kitchen and a sushi counter, offering street food-inspired dishes with a Western flair. Hanami’s interiors hold a spacious open-kitchen and sushi counter, so foodies can watch the expert chefs in action cooking up locally-sourced produce. It’s definitely the place where you can dine in overlooking the breathtaking views …. the beautiful murals .. amazing decor & the relaxing atmosphere, the finest of the service… definitely make this place a must to visit.
So, coming back to food, we leave the selection on the chef (frankly speaking, we were not familiar with most of the Japanese cuisine). The chef & our servers make sure to serve us the best.
Started with some Robata Edamame… grilled edamame with garlic oil & garlic chips on top … was really good option to start with.
Then they served us some of their signature dishes…
⁃ Ebi Gyoza… pan fried shrimps and veg dumplings with gyoza sauce… dumplings or momos are one of my fav. street food.
⁃ Chicken Katsu/sandwich… deep fried chicken with freshly baked rice bread served with kabayaki sauce… perfectly cooked .. I loved the texture of the rice bread.
⁃ Avocado Tempura… deep fried avocado with peanut sauce … a killer combination 😍
⁃ Ebi Tempura shrimp maki… simply say it shrimp sushi rolls … with avocado and carrot served with Mayo sauce.
⁃ Yasai Maki roll… these were the vegetarian option of their sushi with avocado, cabbage, cucumber and asparagus served with carrot Mayo … the best option for the vegetarians.
From the dessert.. as present they are serving only two options & we tried both of them. .. fresh & hot Fuji Apple pie served with cream on top … & the Green Tea Tiramisu… love them 😍😍😍
They also served us some of their refreshing mojitos … any meal is incomplete with these beautiful looking drinks.
Ended the meal with the famous Japanese green tea..
The place is perfect for any type of gathering with family & friends… serving an elaborate menu with interesting selections. A highly recommendable place specially in the pleasant weather when you can enjoy your food overlooking the beautiful skyline & the breathtaking Palm views.