The newly-opened NOZOMI Al Khobar welcomes diners to enjoy contemporary Japanese cuisine in the Kingdom
A highly anticipated new arrival to the Kingdom’s burgeoning hospitality scene, NOZOMI Al Khobar represents the award-winning, London-born restaurant’s latest international location. The new setting brings with it their iconic contemporary Japanese dining experience that has enabled it to become a sought-after destination for gastronomes and connoisseurs around the world.
Sited within the prestigious Al Matal Complex, across from Al Khobar’s futuristic waterfront, NOZOMI Al Khobar curates an unforgettable and exclusive social dining experience that effortlessly redefines the notion of Japanese dining in the city and beyond.
Founded in Knightsbridge, London, by restauranteur Marios George in 2004 and owned by Cavadore Group, NOZOMI has since grown into a world-renowned culinary institution with an esteemed global reputation. The restaurant’s prominent new location has been brought to the Kingdom by Cavadore Group, in partnership with Al Moajil Hospitality, operated and owned by chairman Mohammed Saad Al Moajil and led by CEO Abdulaziz Al Moajil; ushering in a new era of fine dining in the region with the opening of NOZOMI, Hellenika and Belgravian in Al Khobar in late 2021.
The brand’s Al Khobar location demonstrates NOZOMI’s innovative food philosophy, with a location-specific à la carte menu that expertly adapts Japanese cuisine to local tastes, whilst preserving the gastronomical traditions that are emblematic of Japanese dining.
Expect contemporary Japanese cuisine infused with European subtleties; showcasing NOZOMI’s hallmark culinary style with decadent ingredients such as black cod, Canadian lobster and wagyu beef. From the extensive selection of umami-rich sushi and crispy tempura to expertly prepared Robata grill options, indulgent desserts and refreshing mocktail creations, every menu item is painstakingly prepared using the freshest and finest of ingredients, sourced daily for a mouthwatering gastronomical experience that reimagines Japanese culinary traditions with a distinctly European flair.
Unmissable menu highlights include O toro, fatty belly tuna sashimi; Marinated yellowtail sashimi, with fresh jalapeño salsa and chili ponzu dressing; Spider roll, kimchi buttered crab, kampyo rolled with tobiko and mayonnaise; Grade 9+ wagyu beef, served with ponzu truffle sauce and homemade pickles; black cod, with NOZOMI miso and pickled relish; Mushroom takikomi – gohan, rice with truffle mushroom sauce and dried shiso; Yuzu pavlova, crispy meringue served with yuzu cream and fresh berries; and the NOZOMI Tiramisu.
With ambient lighting, outstanding service and a music program that crescendos alongside the dining experience, NOZOMI Al Khobar delivers world-class contemporary Japanese dining experience in the dynamic heart of Al Khobar.