February 25, 2012 UAE GCC Middle East

ShoCho Modern Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, Dubai
Fine Dining

Phone Number: +97143461111

Address: Jumeirah Road, Dubai, UAE.

Website: http://www.sho-cho.com/

Price Range: 0-0 $


Welcoming: 4/5

Food Temperature: 8/10

Ambiance / Music: 8/10

Menu Choice: 4/5

Food Taste: 18/30

Architecture / Interior: 9/10

Food presentation: 8/10

Service: 8/10

Value for money: 6/10

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 ShoCho knows how to broaden its customers interests by offering a large spectrum of tastes and flavors.

ShoCho in Dubai is a unique place. It’s not a club, not just a restaurant, but a connoisseur destination for food and music aficionados. ShoCho is a modern Japanese restaurant and lounge that promises to offer a mixture of experiences that will awaken all your senses. ShoCho opens from 7pm to 3am receiving a wide range of visitors, accommodating up to 100 guests at a time. Some pass by for a drink at the bar while others come in to enjoy a fabulous rich menu and of course others can’t resist that dancing sensation. It’s an even great place for an after party gathering. Every Sunday night ShoCho’s famous 80s night attracts a huge crowd. Over 250 chairs spread across the terrace of the Dubai Marina to accommodate the crowd wanting to enjoy the night. Eighties night at ShoCho has been well known for more than 10 years. My friends and I arrived at 8pm, hungry and anxious to try this menu that everybody is talking about. As an aperitif: A Sake Cointreau with lime zest is the key to the entertainment world. It has a sweet and sour taste, smoothed with a lime quarter, caressing your tongue with every ingredient. Afterwards I tried the Sakeria: A signature drink with a mixture of sake, caramelized ginger and lime mixed with white wine, cherry brandy and fresh fruit.

After two delicious drinks it was time for food. I would have loved to try the complete drinks menu because up until now, it is simply impressive. I recommend that you do not miss the ShoCho Edamame. It has nothing to do with the conventional ones you know, or have tasted before. The ShoCho Edamame is another dimension of life: Simply green soybeans with ginger dressing and sesame oil. Three ingredients assorted in a sumptuous addictive way. I couldn’t stop eating them. The party started to warm up as I sipped on my third drink. The Capisake:  Sake, caramelized ginger and lime is stronger than the previous drinks in taste and effect.  It’s time to eat. I can hear by stomach growling loud and clear. We started with the Sesame Yellow Tail: Sesame coated yellow tail slices, seared with olive oil and Yuzu Soy, garnished with coriander: Complicated? No, you only have to try it to understand that the complicated mixture is what oozes that exquisite taste. After that, the plates came one after the other, listed below for a mouth watering teasing experience.

King Fish Ceviche:  Diced king fish served with Nori chips. Just squeeze some lime and enjoy the freshness- it’s a millefeuille pastry with seaweed. Very interesting combination… Beef Tenderloin with Yellow Chilli.

Salmon Tataki:  Salmon, cooked from the outside raw from the inside, (seared) with Ponzu sauce.

Tuna Filo:  Tuna roll, coriander sesame, half cooked, sesame with mayo dressing sauce.

Tataki Maki: A mix of three kinds of fish, seared salmon, tuna and king fish. Tuna Wrap Maki.

Everything was out of this world, soft on the palate, gentle on the taste buds with a hint of savoring perfumed touching smell. But I only had one complaint. The sushi rice was not as perfectly cooked as the rest of the dishes. That somehow shocked me. I informed the chef because this was surely an un-intentional mistake. Even after all this, the experience has not ended. Here is where the real trip starts for me. The deserts are breath-taking. The ice-cream! Wow! I can’t describe the taste of each piece melting in my mouth. After that night, the decision was taken:  ShoCho is more than a regular restaurant you wish to go to every once in a while, it’s an addiction. I would definitely be visiting ShoCho on every trip to the city of life – Dubai.

Suitable For: Fine Dining





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