Located at the base of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Gohan is an impressive Japanese restaurant brought to you by the team at La Cantine. In fact, the restaurant is accessed through the wine fridges of La Cantine to give an exclusive and hidden feel to the setting.
Gohan - which translates to ‘meal of any sort’ - perfectly sums up the concept of restaurant. Gohan offers an elevated Japanese street food experience, taking those authentic recipes and giving them a fine dining feel. The restaurant is small in size and by offering a smaller number of covers it is able to give a more intimate experience, taking time and precision when creating your dishes.
Soft red furnishings, glowing low lighting and an impressive open kitchen mean that diners can feel transported to a traditional Japanese dining room. As the evening draws on the atmosphere gets a little more lively with drinks and dancing.
The menu is filled with traditional sashimi, sushi and maki. While the premium sushi menu allows diners to experiment with flavours, offering unique combinations such as Wagyu caviar, Wagyu and truffle maki and Otoro Foie Gras. A choice of desserts are also on offer, including the matcha sponge cake with tanariva chocolate sauce, a trio of creme brulee made with matcha, yuzu and tonka bean or chocolate dans with love the chocolate pallet served with hazelnut ice cream.
Traditional sake is served by the carafe or the bottle, alongside an extensive choice of wines, spirits and cocktails. Those looking for soft drinks can enjoy a variety of authentic Japanese teas.
If you’re looking for a sushi bar in Dubai that offers authentic Japanese flavours teamed with a fine dining feel, then Gohan is an intimate unassuming restaurant just waiting to be discovered in Dubai’s Financial District.