We are totally spoilt in Dubai with some of the world’s most famous contemporary Japanese restaurants on our doorstep. Japanese has to be my all time favourite cuisine but as a total foodie I am always seeking something unique. Hashi is that place.
Now that I am sharing this I don’t think I will be able to ever get a reservation again because Hashi will be totally booked out going forward. We were blown away first by the restaurant’s outside seating. Some of you may have remembered the previous restaurant when it first opened, it didn’t get much traction because of the cold restaurant design, but the new GM of the hotel has done wonders by creating outdoor seating underneath one of the world’s most famous buildings. The other magical feature is that Hashi has a stunning view of the fountains with the The Address Hotel Downtown as a backdrop.
Chef Jimmy, from Japan, heads up the restaurant. He is a brilliant eccentric chef and brings to the table literally unique dishes and is creative in his flavouring of all his dishes like octopus tempura, wagyu beef served on a hobayaki leaf topped with foie gras and truffle and has introduced to me a part of the tuna that is far better than the usual sought after toro. I don’t often care much for desserts but go for his coconut pudding. Divine. Moorish.
The restaurant is still some what of a secret (not after this post), as everyone still remembers the old restaurant. But I do raise my sake glass and toast the good works of The Armani Hotel to turn round Hashi into one of the best Japanese restaurants in Dubai. Two words: Date Night.