KATANA DUBAI OPENS ITS DOORS
Celebrity Japanese Favorite from the Sunset Strip LA brings signature innovation and style to Downtown Dubai
Dubai, UAE 19 April 2016 – Katana Dubai opened its doors in style with a glamorous Grand Launch party held on Thursday 14 April. The award-wining robata and sushi bar from the Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, was highly anticipated amongst Dubai’s glitterati, keen to experience this Hollywood favourite in the heart of Downtown. Designed as a place to see and be seen, Katana Dubai enjoys a prominent waterfront position between Souk Al Bahar and The Dubai Mall, overlooking Dubai Fountains with a spectacular view of the Burj Khalifa at the base of The Address Downtown Dubai.
The Katana concept has grown to legendary status during its decade of success in Los Angeles, attracting the cream of the Hollywood A list for indulgent sunset moments. This celebrity clientele returns time and again to experience the signature Katana blend of modernity and tradition and its hip, award-winning interior and stylishly sleek vibe; elements that have been translated to the Dubai venue.
Katana is known for having pioneered the ‘robatayaki’ style of authentic Japanese cuisine, where bamboo skewered gourmet fish, meat and vegetables are grilled over a charcoal-induced open flame. This traditional technique lies at the heart of the menu, which is complemented by a carefully curated array of Japanese hot and cold fusion style dishes alongside an exclusive sushi bar.
Katana Dubai is echoing this philosophy with its expert team of chefs, led by the inspirational Chef Lim, whose understanding of Japanese cuisine has been honed in some of the world’s finest restaurants. His razor sharp attention to detail allows Katana to elevate the concept to meet the expectations of the most discerning Middle Eastern guest. Service is warm and attentive, ensuring an unrivalled culinary journey from start to end. Highlights are presented in the form of Katana’s signature popcorn shrimp, maguro carpaccio with truffles and parmesan and A5 Wagyu steak with Japanese vinaigrette.
Guests arriving in the Dubai venue can expect an utterly unique and one-of-a-kind space with a super creative feel enhanced by hand-painted murals that give a modern twist on traditional folk art, merged with arresting lighting features. The DJ offers a laid-back soundtrack that encourages guests to kick back and relax, taking in the action whilst soaking in Katana’s magnetic ambiance. Whether sitting at the robata counter, in the urban inspired interior or on the outdoor terrace with views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown skyline, Katana is a place for the beautiful people of Dubai to enjoy the best of the UAE’s dining scene.