LA-founded Katsuya returns to Dubai

LA-founded Katsuya returns to Dubai

The Japanese restaurant is now located at Hyde Hotel Dubai in Business Bay

Katsuya is welcoming guests to its new location in Dubai as the brand returns to the emirate.

The reopening serves as a homecoming for the brand in the Middle East, following former locations in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.

Hyde Hotel Dubai general manager Luke James said: “We’re thrilled to welcome guests through the doors of Katsuya once again in the Middle East and deliver the sleek and laidback concept to both a returning and brand-new audience.

“Katsuya has historically changed the face of Japanese cuisine globally for nearly a decade and we look forward to continuing this legacy. Our clientele can expect a modernised look and feel at Katsuya Dubai but with the same traditional Japanese cooking techniques and flavours. We are confident the venue will be an unrivalled dining destination in the bustling city of Dubai.”

With chef Pavel Nigai at the helm, Katsuya Dubai’s menu pays homage to past and present Katsuya restaurants with a variety of Japanese favourites. Signature dishes include the Katsuya roll, a mix of scallop, snow crab, yellowtail, tuna, salmon and avocado, wrapped in soy paper, sushi rice and cucumber served with a side of wasabi ponzu; the buttery miso black cod, marinated for 48 hours and served on a dried magnolia leaf, and the A4 Japanese Wagyu beef served with fresh wasabi root and Japanese chimichurri.  


Nigai said: “The team has been working hard since day one to organise a fully coordinated team who are well-trained and equipped to deliver unforgettable dining experiences to all guests. We pride ourselves on using the best quality Japanese ingredients and serving our guests with energy and vigour. You will feel at home once you walk through our doors and are welcomed enthusiastically with the Japanese greeting, irasshaimase!”

Guests can enjoy an extensive drinks menu of signature cocktails and mocktails, sake and premium house wines. Katsuya’s talented team of mixologists will be shaking up something special with bespoke drinks, which are paired with the food menu, curated by combining traditional Japanese ingredients like Soju orange, togarashi and matcha with hints of chamomile, passion fruit, coconut and pineapple.

Diners looking for an exclusive and artistic dining experience, can book the 12-seat Omakase Bar to sample progressive tasting menu of bite-sized dishes with bold flavours. Starting at AED550 (US$150) per head, the Omakase Premium consists of six to seven courses and requires advance booking to secure the limited seating.  

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