Named after the Japanese word for the western-influenced bob hairstyle made popular in 1922 – directly translated as “covering ears” – and its unique décor is an homage to Osaka’s jazz scene in the roaring ’20s. The food – of course – is Japanese but with playful twists and western influences. First up was Salmon Roe Sashimi, Salmon and Avocado Maki Roll and Smashed Hamachi. The Salmon Roe Sashimi, our very-own pot of gold, was positively glistening while the Salmon and Avocado Maki Roll offered an exciting textural twist by way of crispy quinoa. The stand out, however, was the Smashed Hamachi. Easily one of the top three dishes we have had in Dubai. Next was the extraordinary Beef Tartare served atop Baked Bone Marrow served with fried buns that had a goose bump-inducing crunch on the outside and were delightfully fluffy on the inside. We also tucked into a perfectly fried Tiger Prawn Tempura, tongue-tingling Togarashi Marinated Octopus (served in skewer form, or “Kushi”) and a Wagyu and Fois Gras Gyoza. Our meal reached its oh-so-decadent Kori-Kori Chocolate Mi-Cuit (that’s a chocolate fondant to you and me) with crunchy, home-made peanut butter and a not-too-sweet coconut ice cream. The gloriously gooey, insta-worthy dessert ended our evening on a (sugar) high.
Find Mimi Kakushi at Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, UAE. Call +971 (0)4 379 4811 for reservations or visit mimikakushi.ae