Japanese · Restaurant Reviews

Ramusake – Japanese with a Modern Flair

Japanese food is an acquired taste for many. It slowly started growing on me when I began experimenting more with it last year.

So by now, I absolutely love it! The mix of ingredients, the classics against the modern twists. I love experimenting with it and i consider it a bonus when i come across restaurants such as Ramusake!

Located at the Hilton DoubleTree in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Ramusake, a London brand owned and spearheaded by nightlife entrepreneur, Piers Adams, presents a new dining concept consisting of a large selection of specially designed dishes that carry the modern β€˜izakaya’ dining experience throughout the menu.

Ramusake offers an interpretation of the art of Japanese cuisine through originality and flavour. The multi-faceted venue draws its design inspirations from 1920’s β€œShow Era” Tokyo combined with a ’Blade Runner-esque’ futuristic twist. Using aged concrete, charred timber and oversized β€˜Abacus’ custom light fixtures juxtaposed against neon lights, Ramusake transports diners on a virtual reality journey with a culinary experience like no other.


We started off withΒ some stiff Japanese Whisky, the world famous cocktail STARLIGHT and Japanese Sangrias (which were poured from a mini earthen pot with a tap). I don’t think I need to tell you how happy we were by the end of it all πŸ™‚


As smooth as the whisky was, it is more of a drink for the night and if you love it dry. The Sangria’s were light but do their magic a bit later and are a definite addition when you are here with friends. The Starlight, we were told has won as the best cocktail in a bartender’s championship. This unique drink with an absinthe base was made with pineapple and had a hint of lemon and basil in it.


Sweet Potato Fries – Honestly, the BEST i have ever had! I have had many a sweet potato fry but nothing comes close to how they were here! They were thick fries sprinkled with spices on top and that spice made all the difference! It was a secret spice but made all the difference to the entire dish!



Yasai Nigiri – This Mixed Vegetable Sushi was simple, classic and absolutely delicious! If someone is starting sushi for the first time, I would definitely recommend this!



Ramusake Salad – Crispy Tofu, Shaved Radish, Asparagus, Wafu Dressing. The tofu was soft and the dressing was out of this world! It made this entire salad so delectable and one of a kind.



Fried Truffle and Cheese Dumplings – These will take you to Japanese heaven! Served on a bed of delicious mushroom puree, these dumplings were the best ever!Β The mushroom puree was unusual and the dumplings were truly one of a kind!


Kinoko Rice – I don’t eat rice too much, but if this was served to me everyday, i would be happy as a puppy. Sprinkled with truffle oil, this risotto like rice had a mushroom base and was out of this world!



Chocolate Fondant – Served with a soft centre, this fondant was delicious enough if not the best I have come across. However, in a group this will be one dish which will finish pretty quickly if you all are chocolate lovers.


Dessert Platter – A platter consisting of mini versions of Japanese delicacies, one must sample this. My favorite in this was definitely the tart.


With such a delish spread, how can you not have great music! And what can be better when it is being sung live by a singer with a voice so beautiful, you have to stop eating and just listen to her. Laura Lopez struck a chord inside us all.


Diners are able to sit back, relax and enjoy an array of creative dishes to a background of signature design accents including a separate Sake Bar & Lounge and Main Dining area featuring a theatrical β€˜Robata’ counter to delight guests.

I would highly recommend to spend your afternoons here while enjoying the better weather in Dubai.

Phone number – 04 5595300. Table booking recommended

Cuisines –Β Japanese

Cost – AED 235 for two people (approx.). Cash and Cards accepted

Opening hours –Β 12 Noon to 2 AM

Happy Hours: 6 PM to 8 PM (Sun-Wed)

Address – DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai

Highlights – Full Bar Available, Live Music, Valet Parking Available, Wifi

Ramusake Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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