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A suave new Japanese restaurant is about to open on Bluewaters Island

Say hello to Virgin Izakaya…

A chic restaurant is set to combine with a lively social space when the suave new Japanese restaurant, Virgin Izakaya, opens soon on Bluewaters Island. Following the huge success of the brand’s various restaurants in Russia, this will be its first outpost in the Middle East, and, at first glance, it looks incredible.

Renderings of the restaurant show it to be ultra-Instagrammable, with deep red hues offset by earthy woods and leafy plants, and dim lighting giving it a sultry feel. The restaurant will be spread over two floors, with floor-to-ceiling windows perfectly capturing the sea view all the way to Dubai’s JBR.

In Japanese culture, ‘izakaya’ means sharing a variety of small dishes and snacks, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Virgin Izakaya. The culinary concept is for everyone around the table to try everything, encourage you to try something you might not normally opt for, and discuss it with friends.

Culinary theaters and traditional robata grill-style cooking are at the heart of Virgin Izakaya, and you can watch your dishes being prepared with gusto. You’ll experience authentic Japanese elements combined with creative techniques, with menu specialties including raw sashimi and robata specialties.

In addition to a spacious yet intimate restaurant area, Virgin Izakaya will have a large bar area which will serve a considerable selection of wines, spirits, specially selected cocktails and even rare types of traditional Japanese sake. Whether you join for dinner or an after work drink, this looks like a fabulous new place.

The official opening date for Virgin Izakaya Dubai has yet to be revealed, but we’ll be sure to let you know when it is…

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