Located within the iconic Opus building designed by Dame Zaha Hadid, Salmon Guru is an exclusive cocktail bar serving up innovative concoctions alongside an international food menu. Its ethos revolves around its namesake, the salmon, by striving to go against the current in everything it does, and provide guests with an unforgettable dining experience. It is an intimate space with vivid pop art-style décor, neon lighting and a vibrant atmosphere, all of which are designed to complement the exciting food and drink menu. Salmon Guru’s sister branches consistently place in the Top 50 Best Bars worldwide, which bodes well for this addition to Business Bay's bar scene.
The experimental cocktails are without a doubt what has won Salmon Guru its worldwide recognition, so be sure to try a couple of the signatures on your visit. Expert mixologists are on hand to recommend drinks based on your likes and dislikes and are all served in unique and eclectic bespoke glasses to create an element of theatre. Examples of cocktails include the Curry Colada, a blend of bourbon, pineapple cordial, coconut water, Japanese curry and chilli flakes served in a purple lipped Geisha. Or, for something refreshing, try the Tzatziki, a combination of grey goose vodka, pineapple and lemon juice, fresh cucumber, apple and mint.
Equal attention is given to the international menu, which features everything from light bites to more substantial plates. Start off with a selection of dishes to share, like Spanish cured beef with crushed toasted almonds and grissini, sea bass sashimi with tiger milk and radishes, or golden fried oysters with pickled tartare sauce and granny smith apple BBQ sauce. Mains are hearty and luxurious, such as Wagyu beef tonnato and chicken brochette, while desserts include decadent creations based around the likes of matcha and chocolate.