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“Excellent Sushi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mizu Restaurant

Mizu Restaurant
Emaar Boulevard | Clarens Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Downtown Dubai)
04 - 4542706
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Ranked #2,038 of 5,835 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Excellent Sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Got a groupon deal and had the Sushi and Sashimi platter. Miso soup was superb and the quality of the sashimi excellent. Very happy with the service, would recommend it as a place to go.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“No frills Japanese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Mizu restaurant is located in the upmarket 'Downtown' district of Dubai, close to The Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa.
It does not have a liquor licence, but does have a good selection of non-alcoholic Japanese beers, such as Sapporo and also various types of Japanese tea, which is what my friends and I selected at our recent dinner.
Parking is restricted and not signposted, so you have to know how to get behind the restaurant to find on-street parking, not a problem for those arriving on foot or by taxi.
This is a no-frills restaurant, which does not instantly transport you to Japan, but the decor is clean, modern and the service is very friendly and efficient.
The sushi platter was excellent and the tempura, both vegetable and shrimp, had very light crisp batter and the shrimp were gigantic!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will visit it again!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
“Japanese without flare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Mizu had good food.
It's not traditional Japanese cuisine, more of fusion modern style like Zuma.

Staff were friendly & helpful.

Menu was not too big but had the basics & popular items.

Location is right on the boulevard & during the cooler months, the outdoor seating will be perfect. Plenty of opportunity for people watching as well.
Interior was very trendy.

Regarding food. A lot of hits & misses.

We had to send back the deep fried soft shell crab because it reeked & was soaking in fryer oil.
It came back just the same. Clearly there is a communication gap between servers & kitchen.
The black cod was poorly cooked.
The outer edges melted like butter but the middle was not cooked properly. Didn't have time to send it back.
Other items were good though.
To reiterate, hits & misses.

Also, was surprised to see no 'Mizu' specials. No signature dishes. It's as if they copied some other genetic restaurant's menu.

All in all it was an ok experience but my time & effort is better directed elsewhere. At least till they decide to stand out.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“THE sure value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Living close by, I am visiting Mizu at least once a week and I never been disapointed, even surprised by how they can provide this quality of food for this so reasonnable price. (compare to some other japanese restaurants in town, frankly practicing unfair prices..)

Friendly and efficient staff, I also tried the experience with a group of 45 persons, once again, we got the entire satisfaction.

I highly recommend this place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Lost Opportunity”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I didnt want to write too harsh a review after my first visit even when I discovered hair in my food.

However, my second visit got worse. This time I had my chopsticks dropped on my new shirt leaving a soy sauce stain, again I found hair in my food and the waiter bought plain rice instead of fried rice.

A beautiful location and nice food ruined by a lack of attention to detail.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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