Stanislas de Boissieu, director of operations at Mahiki, Ramusake and Copper Dog showcases Dubai’s new Japanese Izakaya concept, Ramusake at DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR
Describe the concept of the venue in your words?
Ramusake is Dubai’s most unique Japanese Izakaya restaurant which combines elements of fine dining with an innovative and contemporary twist. The restaurant features a separate sake bar and lounge while the main dining area features a robata counter. We also have a live DJ every night of the week.
What are the signature items on the menu?
The menu features several signature dishes including the tuna sashimi pizza with truffle ponzo and wasabi tobiko, fried truffle and cheese dumplings and chicken kara-aga sliders with kimchee mayo.
What is interesting about the beverage offer?
There is a story that accompanies every cocktail on our menu. Each one has been individually designed with a particular region of Japan in mind and we are the first Japanese restaurant in Dubai to offer the Japanese Sanguria sharing cocktail.
Who designed the interiors and how do they reflect the concept?
Ramusake’s multi-faceted venue was designed by Mariko Yuki. It draws its design inspirations from 1920’s show era Tokyo combined with a futuristic twist. Using aged concrete, charred timber cladding and oversized abacus custom light fixtures juxtaposed against neon lights, Ramusake transports diners on a virtual reality journey into Japan with a culinary experience like no other.
How will the venue compete on the Dubai marketplace?
Ramusake is not like other Japanese restaurants in Dubai. The menu incorporates unique culinary techniques and our bar aims to excite diners with an extensive cocktail list paired to the food menu and a selection of the world’s finest sakes. With the launch of our ladies night and brunch later this year, we aim to become the best Japanese restaurant in terms of food, drinks and experience.
Opening date: June
Head chef: Micheal Muir
Fun fact: Ramusake has two murals hand-painted by Maria Hegedus especially for our restaurant.