The Japanese haute cuisine restaurant has launched its newest seasonal menu with 13 signature dishes that will leave you feeling warm and satiated
Eating with the season is at the centre of Japanese culinary customs. Be sure to try the new Fuyu tasting menu at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant and enjoy a selection of 13 flavourful and hearty dishes, ideal for warming up after a day in chilly weather.
A 99 Sushi tradition, the tasting menu kicks off with a plate of hosomaki followed by a bowl of kobe edamame. Featuring soy seaweed, truffle, leek and tofu foam, the signature ‘capumiso’ soup – inspired by a cappuccino – makes a great starter and offers a delicious way to warm up this winter.
There are few things more satisfying than the king crab au gratin served at the award-winning restaurant. Served with wasabi, tobiko and yuzu mayonnaise, this dish is reason enough to see into the venue’s Michelin-star legacy.
To make your winter meal truly memorable, the chefs serve up favourites on the a la carte menu such as macerated tuna tartar, tiger prawn tempura and lobster maki in addition to the much-loved Spanish red shrimp nigiri that is cooked in two temperatures.
The Fuyu menu also features delicacies like the fatty tuna tartar and beef bacon gunkan with quail egg, toro flambé nigiri served with tomato puree, grilled foie nigiri with raspberry and tare sauce, and the signature 99 Wagyu sliders nigiri with foie and shoestring chips.
To finish the culinary experience on a sweet note, there is a lovely chocolate fondant topped with caramel ice-cream and golden leaves, along with a serving of coffee or tea to wash it all down.
Japan is a nation full of admirable cooking traditions, especially in the cooler months when many great foods make an appearance. The Fuyu tasting menu, a great guide to enjoying winter foods, will be served daily for dinner for AED 789 per couple and for AED 999 inclusive of wine pairing as recommended by the inhouse sommelier.
Floor-to-ceiling windows at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant provide a striking panoramic view of the Arabian Gulf, while the stunning interior sets the mood for some subtly complex modern Japanese cooking. For a more intimate setting, the venue also boasts a private dining room and a cosy terrace that often need to be reserved in advance.
About 99 Sushi Bar Ltd.
Pioneers of Japanese food in Spain, 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant opened its doors outside of Spain for the first time in Abu Dhabi in 2017 at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island. The custom-made dining concept adds a touch of avant-garde cooking to classic Japanese dishes resulting in a menu replete with innovative creations. The fine-dining restaurant serves Michelin-star awarded haute cuisine for lunch and dinner, featuring a wide selection of signature dishes that use high-end, premium quality ingredients imported from around the world for the homemade flavors that remains a trade secret with the chefs.
The multiple award-winning restaurant is equally attractive to the business crowd and those with discerning palates as it does to the fun-lowing crowd and couples. A second branch of the popular 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant in the UAE is set to open in Dubai in the first quarter of 2020.