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OKKU Dubai

The H Hotel Dubai, 1st Floor, One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai 125511, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #179 of 5,574 restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $100 - $200
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Introducing a New Style of contemporary Japanese cuisine to the Middle East dining scene catering to the discerning fish and meat lovers, as well as vegetarians alike. For the first time, "cutting" edge service, style, and design are combined with a see-and-be-seen atmosphere that is set to revolutionize the Dubai restaurant scene and elevate it to a whole new level. Okku has scanned the globe, to put together one of the hottest management and kitchen teams in the industry, who have all relocated to Dubai to set a new standard in modern Japanese cuisine.
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83% Recommend
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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were asked if we wanted a no smoking table and we said 'yes'. 10 minutes later a few young rich kids sit down next to us and start smoking. A poor junior manager asks him to stop smoking to which a different manager undermines him and says to the diner that he can smoke. All the senior staff run... More

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10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was in Dubai with my sister and we had heard good things about Okku so decided to book a table there. We had an early booking, 8.30pm so it was very quiet when we arrived. The assistant manager greeted us at our table and gave us some recommendations from the extensive menu. The cocktail and food menu was vast.... More

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New york
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What an amazing find. The food was just superb. Opted for the tasting menu. One of the best decisions of my life I must say. The sommelier Ankush was a real treat to talk to. But the food left you speechless. Can wait to be back.

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London, England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Of course Dubai in its present form did not exist during the Jazz Age. But had it existed, and specifically this restaurant, then I rather think that Scott and Zelda would have frequented it. Delicious young things expose their fleshy delights in the sexy gloom. The cocktails are squiffy. The food is actually rather good. But my goodness, you must... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I dined at Okku last night with my wife and we had a superb evening. We tried a tasting menus, focussing on their new menu and it was excellent. The black cod remains the best in town and the wagyu beef fillet was superbly cooked. The initial salad with truffle influences was a little boring, but the advocado flamed with... More

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Toulouse, France
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Both the place and the food were amazing ! You can enjoy here a pleasant and cozy place for having a very good japanese food. All the specialities are available and cooked with care. You better book in advance because the seated places are limited and the people expecting eating there are numerous. The prices are not the most affordable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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108 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Very busy and buzzy, abit pretentious and rather expensive. Worth a visit though to say you have been.

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Sharjah, Uae
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Visited Okku for the first time as part of our company's annual dinner. It was a black tie event so we were all dressed up to the nines. The restaurant is not very spacious. The bar is alright, but smoking was allowed indoors which turned me right off. Pros: - You can check any extra bags at the reception and... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We went for dinner with some friends and we had an excellent dinner. Delicious tuna and salmon tartares with crisps. Scallops skewers were great but the best dish was probably the yellow cod marinated in sake and grilled, that was really amazing.

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Doha, Qatar
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

we (a couple) went for dinner, the food was really good, we had only appetisers as we were looking for a light dinner which was fine, the dessert was fine as well. The waiters were really busy and never looking at us where i had to wave for ages for them to notice. I wouldnt recommend anyone to go celebrate... More

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