We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


| The Venetiian Village, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 404 1921
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“tempura” (10 reviews)
“sushi” (20 reviews)
Closed Now
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
| The Venetiian Village, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (86)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a Friday brunch. Was underwhelmed. Decent view over the grand canal. It’s a set menu brunch and you can’t order more of the stuff you like. Thought the quality of the sushi and sashimi was well below par and the tempura batter was...More

Thank Graeme R
Reviewed February 25, 2018

This place was recommended by friends to me as a great when for a quiet dinner... Well I wasn't disappointing! It must be one of the coolest and most romantic views in Abu Dhabi... The food didn't let the place down either!! Definitely recommended if...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a nice time; however the food was average. We sat outside close to the canal. There was live music. The setting is in the village of the Ritz Carlton We had a couple rolls, tempura, and chicken. All dishes were...More

Thank 42markg
Reviewed February 4, 2018

We've been here at the beginning of February 2018 because we wanted to try more Japanese dishes, not only their sushi. We went for brunch as they have an offer of 190aed/ pers but with all taxes will reach to 245AED/ pers. We had 6...More

Thank Luana V
Reviewed November 26, 2017

Great place for japanese food. The service is exemplary and the food is amazing. A must visit for all.

Thank JustSoDellish
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Sushi, salad and Wagyu köfte were excellent! how the food was arranged was very heartwarming. Sadly, the waiters didn't really understand English very well. Which was a bit confusing for both sides. very expensive.

Thank ozax
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

You almost feel like being in Japan surrounded with friendly Japanese staff. Chefs serve the food directly to you if you seat at the "bar". Food was spot on including the drinks!More

Thank Henri123456789
inakayaabudhabi2014, Manager at Kaizen, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2017

Dear Henri, Thank you for taking time sharing your feedback. I am very glad to know that you enjoyed your dining experience which is our ultimate goal. Please also check out our promotional offers the next time you visit. Your kind words will be shared...More

Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here today and it was honestly perfect. Good service, good food, great view, and for a great business lunch price. I'll definitely come back!

Thank ferdinandvandermul
Reviewed July 9, 2017

You can't fault their food, service and spectacular views of the canal. Highly recommended for general Japanese cuisine or Sushi.

Thank Fatema81
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

There are many great restaurants in the UAE, which is why food service is important. The service at this restaurant was diabolical when I visited. The waitress didn't know what anything on the menu was. If a restaurateur is going to sell expensive dishes, make...More

Thank Ananda S
inakayaabudhabi2014, Manager at Kaizen, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Dear Ananda, Thank for taking the time to share your feedback. Naturally, we are disappointed to hear that your experience with Inakaya was not up to your expectations this time. Guest satisfaction is extremely important to us, kindly share your contact details to info@venetianvillage.ae and...More

Nearby HotelsSee all 131 hotels in Abu Dhabi
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
2,286 reviews
.14 miles away
Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
1,752 reviews
.25 miles away
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
3,030 reviews
.32 miles away
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
2,709 reviews
.34 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Punjab Grill
283 reviews
.02 miles away
The Forge
194 reviews
.15 miles away
140 reviews
.13 miles away
Li Jiang
266 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
25,825 reviews
.76 miles away
Souk Qaryat Al Beri
148 reviews
.29 miles away
Al Maqtaa Fort
75 reviews
.73 miles away
Belevari Marine - Eco Donut Boats
24 reviews
.59 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kaizen staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Venetiian Village, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 404 1921
  • E-mail
Japanese restaurant featuring grilled food served"tapas" style cooked by expert grill master with market display and finest seasonal ingredients. Other menu items include salad and appetizers, sushi and sashimi, donburi, noodle and rice dishes. Please note Kaizen is closed between lunch and dinner (15:00-18:30).
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing