Celebrate International Sushi Day in the UAE

Sushi lovers, this one’s for you. Here are 6 places in the UAE to celebrate the popular dish

The traditional Japanese meal, known as sushi, includes rolled vinegared rice, nori, raw or cooked seafood and vegetables; typically relished in one burst-of-flavour bite. International Sushi Day is here to show appreciation for the cuisine, as well as to encourage people to learn more about one of the most well-known foods in the world.





The founders behind long-term Dubai favourite, Moshi – Momo & Sushi now bring us Dishtrict, a dine-in fusion restaurant. Satisfy your love for sushi with unique offerings, full of international flavours, such as the charcoal truffle mushroom maki, the spicy seafood ponzu maki, baked mac & cheese maki, avo de mexico maki, spicy sriracha sashimi, sizzlin’ tandoori tikka maki and more.

Shop 18, Wasl 51. June 18 from 12pm-12am. Call +97155 9610 966. Visit Instagram.


Catch 22, La Mer and JBR

Catch 22 La Mer andJBR

Hotfoot to this restaurant for a tempting all-you-can-eat sushi offer. Tuck into classic sushi rolls such as the dragon roll with shrimp tempura, avocado, cream cheese and tobiko; crispy lobster crab roll with poached lobster and crab, cream cheese, avocado, cucumber and chives; and the spicy salmon roll with salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado and spicy mayo, wrapped in shredded crab and topped with black tobiko.

June 18 from 12pm-1am. AED99 per person. Call La Mer at +9714 324 3209 and JBR at +9714 424 3057.


ROKA, The Opus by Omniyat

ROKA Dubai

Grab a mate and visit this Japanese robatayaki restaurant for a special ROKA sushi platter in honour of the day. Treat yourselves to Wagyu gunkan with wasabi ponzu and oscietra caviar, O toro sashimi; and exclusive off-the-menu plates of King crab tartare with truffle kimizu and rice cracker, ROKA-style uni with oscietra caviar, kombu cured sea bass with garlic tosazu jelly and crispy quinoa and seared chutoro and salmon nigiri with truffle rice .

June 18 from 6:30pm-1am. AED 250 per person (minimum table of two). Call +9714 439 7171 or visit the website.


Deliveroo x Salmontini

Deliveroo x Salmontini

Prefer home scenes? We got you covered with a DIY nigiri kit. Each kit includes deconstructed nigiri ingredients such as cooked sushi rice, sliced seaweed, 20 pieces of fish (salmon, tuna, hamachi, eel and octopus), soy sauce, pickled ginger, wasabi and chopsticks. It also includes a QR code to a virtual tutorial from Salmontini’s sushi guru, chef Bong.

June 18. AED314 for two (DIY nigiri kit). Visit Deliveroo.


Abu Dhabi

Cove Beach Abu Dhabi, Makers District

Cove Beach Abu Dhabi

Indulge in a cracking sharing-style menu of salmon avocado rolls, spicy tuna rolls, prawn tempura maki, sea bass and salmon nigiri, whilst sipping on your favourite creative concoctions and beverages.

Al Reem Island. June 18 at 11am onwards. AED199 per person (sharing menu, one beverage and a bottle of sparkling).


Li Jiang, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Li Jiang, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Enjoy a late sushi day at Li Jiang with unlimited fresh sushi and sashimi paired with exquisite Asian-inspired beverages. The classic-contemporary Southeast Asian restaurant with an open kitchen features delish bites in a vibrant atmosphere; and seeks to transport diners into the heart of Asia.

Mondays from 6-11pm. AED140 per person (food only) and AED200 per person (inclusive of Asian-inspired beverages). Call +9712 818 8282 or email abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com.