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Chef Reif Othman launches new Japanese restaurant in Dubai


The chef is well known for his prowess in Japanese cuisine …

If you’re a regular on Dubai’s Japanese food scene, we bet you’ve heard of Chef Reif Othman and probably visited one of his restaurants. He is well known for his eclectic approach to Japanese cuisine and already has a number of restaurants under his management, such as Ikigai and Reif Kushiyaki.

Now he adds another string to his bow and opens a new Reif Kushiyaki store. This new location is right across from the existing Reif Kushiyaki Restaurant at Dar Wasl Mall. It will serve an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner throughout the day, as well as a selection of cakes for the sweet tooth.

For those looking for a cool new breakfast offering, you’ve found the right place, as the breakfast menu launches on September 16. It will be available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Chef Reif Othman’s version of classic European dishes.

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The new restaurant is exemplary of simple Japanese design. A neutral color palette pairs perfectly with the warm wood tables and shelves. There is also a cake stand; a 3D wooden wall panel with Japanese geisha slippers; and comfy corner lounge seating to make you feel right at home.

These dishes include tamago (egg) sando with milk bread and tonkatsu sauce; monkey bread with kaya jam and salted butter; galette with a selection of toppings such as cheese, nuts and honey; and Reif Benedict with steamed buns, cured salmon with shiso and yuzu kosho hollandaise sauce.

Commenting on the new location, Reif Othman said, “We have opened another outlet in the same mall to meet the increased demand, while overcoming the lack of space due to restaurant restrictions. We can now accommodate 46 place settings indoors at both outlets, while we look forward to adding more tables when the weather cools and the patio reopens.

Reif Kushiyaki, Dar Wasl shopping center, open weekdays from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Thursdays and Fridays, it is open until midnight. reifkushiyaki.com

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