New Japanese venue, MaKiRa opens in Dusit Thani Dubai


True to Dusit Thani Dubai’s commitment to culinary excellence, the iconic 5-star hotel is adding to its portfolio – MakiraDIFC’s new destination for Japanese rolls and bowls, fusing the flavors and techniques that characterize Japan’s traditional and modern cultures into an exciting culinary experience.

This concept is an ode to Japan’s most popular dishes: maki and ramen. Ranging from original flavors to contemporary experiential flavors from the chefs, each dish promises to take you on a quintessential gastronomic journey. From salmon choices to premium wagyu beef, every ingredient is handpicked from the best farms. Take a seat at the chef’s table if you want to see the chefs work their magic in the kitchen, or relax in comfort with family and friends between four walls of ramen-inspired art.


Embracing both traditional and modern cultures, MaKiRa’s bright and airy space is dominated by minimalist wooden elements accented by graphic and contemporary Japanese artwork. Guests are greeted with a variety of illuminated multicolored Japanese umbrellas, presented as ceiling features at the entrance, perfect for that mirror selfie.

Japanese Uchiwa fans and Furoshiki boxes in various colors and patterns add a traditional touch to MaKiRa’s walls, while striking Samurai ramen graphics by Seiten No Heki-Reki and Hana YoriDango provide a great contrast to the restaurant’s overall aesthetic. .


MaKiRa’s culinary philosophy is based on the use of top-notch ingredients combined with unique cooking techniques and an imaginative marriage of flavors from around the world with traditional Japanese dishes.

The menu offers a variety of Japanese rolls, including Aburi Truffle Wagyu Roll (slices of wagyu beef, avocado, truffle kewpie, crispy onions and yakiniku sauce), Ebi Tempura Uramaki (shrimp tempura, avocado, orange tobiko, spicy kewpie and teriyaki)Torched Salmon Uramaki (salmon tartare, cucumber, truffled kewpie and teriyaki glaze), among others.

Wagyu Beef Ramen (traditional Shoyu broth with wagyu chashu beef), tan tan ramen (creamy chicken broth with spicy ground chicken and crispy garlic oil), and Tom Yum Ramen (classic tom yum broth enriched with coconut milk with prawns and crispy garlic oil) are some of the highly recommended hearty bowls to try.

A new selection of salads, poke and chirashi are also available for those looking for healthier options on the menu. A must-have is the Tuna poke (quinoa, charred pineapple, edamame, snow peas and red radish served with Bloody Mary dressing) and the new Chirashi style (sushi rice, salmon, tuna, octopus, hamachi, takuwan, hajikame and wasabi soy vinaigrette).

Perfect for a quick lunch or after-work dinner with friends or colleagues, MaKiRa promises to be an informal yet unforgettable fusion of the Japanese dining experience paired with Dusit Thani’s signature Thai hospitality.

MakiRa is located on the ground floor of Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Open daily for lunch (12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.). For reservations: 04 317 4515; WhatsApp 054 990 8007; [email protected] . Follow @MakiRaDubai on Instagram and Facebook


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