Embark on a delectable journey and experience a slice of Japan in Dubai.
Blending exciting Japanese cuisine with unconstrained views of the Gulf, KYO, located at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, offers an authentic experience, characterised by exquisite ingredients and attention-to-detail.
The restaurant manifests the essence of its name, blending the concept of ‘today’ and ‘entertainment’ to make the best of each moment of the day. The ultra-stylish and fully licensed restaurant has recently moved from Golden Mile to its new location at The Pointe. It offers indoor seating, arranged in a social design, and an impressive outdoor lounge, with views of the Arabian Gulf.
The lower level of the venue is dedicated to the dining room, where the decor is sleek and creates a sense of sophistication. Featuring gold accents, bowing wooden beams and a central sushi counter where sashimi and sushi are prepared with the utmost precision, the restaurant space is immediately likeable. This inescapable charm is further complemented by the front of house team who go above and beyond to ensure guest expectations are met.
KYO is lead by Head Chef Arturo Mendez, who has mastered the fine art of Japanese cooking and brings over 15 years of experience. Characterised by eclectic cooking techniques and unique use of flavours, the KYO menu features Japanese delicacies, showcasing the finest contemporary cuisine, from raw-fish delicacies to classic Teppanyakis.
Fact recently visited to sample the menu, which offers an expansive selection, including starters of Ebi No Gyoza, Fatty Tuna Tartar and Japanese Crispy Tacos. The KYO experience is one that blends sophistication with high-quality produce and a flair for presentation. Don’t miss the Wagyu Sashimi which is prepared tableside with the help of a flaming blow torch or the interactivity of the Hot Stone dishes where you can cook your proteins to your required temperature.
KYO is both exciting and inventive, effortlessly blending the vivid flavours of Japanese cuisine with a laid-back ambience and exceptional views. Make sure you save room for dessert for the sweet offerings include Chocolate and Passionfruit Brownie and our recommendation, the cherry-infused Sakura Pie.