It really is true that Abu Dhabi is the playground of the rich and famous, and in keeping with the clientele it attracts, it offers up every cuisine imaginable on its streets. One of the most popular options for tourists and locals alike has to be sushi, and SushiSan have stepped up to the plate here, providing fresh rolls and slices of sashimi to a buzzy crowd.
Despite sushi being favoured by the glitterati, SushiSan have pulled in the opposite direction of the expensive tasting menus and highly priced ingredients typically on offer in Japanese restaurants in favour of an affordable lineup of crowd pleasing dishes that appeal to the masses. Freshly made by hand, the creations on offer are always reassuringly simple, with crisp produce at the centre of each plate.
The menu handily includes pictures, so that diners without sushi aficionado status can quickly and easily get to grips with the extensive selection on offer. Begin your meal with a starter or cleansing miso soup and crisp tempura vegetables, before moving on to the restaurant’s signature inside out rolls. Fillings include crab with avocado, cucumber, spicy mayo and cream cheese - the classic California lineup - and creamy lobster in a sesame dressing with mango, spring onions and asparagus. If you’re looking to really impress why not plump for the smoking mixed sashimi, a luxurious platter of sparklingly fresh fished served with caviar and the theatre of dry ice billowing from below the serving plate.
Every Tuesday the restaurant puts on an unlimited sushi offering, giving diners the chance to tuck into a wide variety of traditional Japanese dishes for a set price, while Thursday evenings see a fun brunch setup that starts from just AED 199 per person, which is great for fun family gatherings or a get together with friends.