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Celebrate Armenian Culture in Bourj Hammoud
Apr 10, 2018

Celebrate Armenian culture this Sunday in Bourj Hammoud. Street food, kids entertainment, Fun, superb Armenian food and much more to satisfy everyone. A premiere for…

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Benihana Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Resort: A Lovely Experience

Japanese & Sushi

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | UAE

Famous for serving Sushi and Teppanyaki for the last 50 years, Benihana has been a favorite for its live cooking islands and fine quality sushi. After visiting the one in Beirut, Passing by the Dubai location was a great comparative review for my…

SAI: Rabieh’s Neighborhood Japanese Eatery is a Favorite

Japanese & Sushi

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

When I noticed that I'd been away from Sai for the last two years, a Japanese diner I used to enjoy at least once a month, it was time to visit again! Sai is much more than a Japanese eatery like any restaurant but feels like a bistro-de-quartier…

Contact Info: Sai

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Tomo: Exceptional Japanese Flavors in Dubai

Japanese & Sushi

March 06, 2018 | Recommended | UAE

An authentic Japanese restaurant promoting Japanese culture and food in the Middle East. Over the last three decades, Partner Chef Takahashi with his team of skilled chefs from Japan has gained an extensive following of Japanese nationals and people…

Osaka Beirut: One of the Best Sushi Places in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi

January 27, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

Considered in the top three best Japanese restaurants in Lebanon, Osaka has been on my to-do list for a long time now. Since the last time I visited, everything has changed for the better... Today's dinner was exceptional. One of the best…

Contact Info: Osaka

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Moishi: This Mouthwatering Mochi Rocks! A Must Try

Desserts & Sweets

December 24, 2017 | Ice Cream & Gelato | UAE

M'OISHÎ, the leading Japanese Mochi ice-cream provider in the GCC, is proudly created and owned by a Lebanese lady. Bringing the region a fine taste of authentic luxury in a panoply of exciting flavors, I was pleasantly surprised to taste…

I've Tried the Raindrop Cake: Calorie Free, Hydrating and Tasty

News

October 24, 2017 | Street Food | USA

The Raindrop Cake, a shiny, transparent dessert uses mineral water and agar, a vegan alternative to gelatin, to achieve a creation that basically looks like a silky gift from the heavens: It tastes closely to Jello yet being sexier…

Tamashii: Delivering Sushi Home

Japanese & Sushi

October 08, 2017 | Mount Lebanon

Tamashii is a Japanese restaurant on Mar Mikhael. There now for a couple of years, it serves a wide selection of innovative rolls. I’ve been there two times, ordered dinner home once and now trying it again for the second time. Tonight…

Mochi Chic: Paris’ Mouthwatering Bites

Ice Cream & Gelato

September 28, 2017 | Reviews | France

In Lebanon we’ve been used to only eating Mochis for dessert at Japanese restaurants where the dessert is nothing more than a rice paste with ice cream one could take home and enjoy anytime. In Paris, a new concept has seen the light of day -…

Le Sushi Bar: Beirut's Exceptional Contemporary Japanese Cuisine

Fish & Seafood

June 29, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | Beirut

Beirut has a new name in Japanese fine dining cuisine, Le Sushi Bar, and it’s located in the heart of Achrafieh. I say “new” because the Le Sushi Bar has recently undergone some exciting changes. The same location now boasts…

Contact Info: Le Sushi Bar

Phone Number: +961 1 338555

Address: Abdel Wahab EL Inglizi street, Achrafieh Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 338555

Address: Abdel Wahab EL Inglizi street, Achrafieh Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Zuma Dubai: One of the Top 10 on the World's Best International Restaurant-Bars

News

June 28, 2017

For the third successive year Zuma Dubai is listed as one of the top 10 on the World's Best International Restaurant Bar list by Tales of The Cocktail. Zuma Dubai has placed on the top 10 list for World’s best restaurant cocktail bar at…

Contact Info: Zuma, Dubai

Phone Number: +971 4 425 5660

Address: gate village 06, DIFC po box 506620 dubai, united arab emirates [ view ]

Phone Number: +971 4 425 5660

Address: gate village 06, DIFC po box 506620 dubai, united arab emirates [ view ]

Sugarfish: An Outstanding Sushi Experience

Asian/Chinese

April 26, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | USA

After a memorable experience at Sugarfish in California, I couldn't help but try the one in New York, during my last visit. This place is not like just any sushi restaurant, it's the one and only Sugar Fish. It's not about the rolls, or the…

Zuma New York: Much More than a Restaurant

Fusion Cuisine

April 19, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | USA

It's much more than a restaurant or a bar, Zuma is an experience, a journey into an amazing concept, where some of this city's most innovative drinks are blended and great food is served. The vibes at Zuma New York are outstanding. This iconic…

Contact Info: Zuma, New York

Phone Number: +1 212-544-9862

Address: 261 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-544-9862

Address: 261 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 [ view ]

Yong Kang Street: Poke Bowls on the Move in New York

Japanese & Sushi

April 16, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

There's a choice of 12 poke bowls at the Japanese fast food concept 'Turnstyle'. A small portion sold at $12 for which you can have salmon, tuna, chicken or a mix of seafood. Warm rice topped with Edamame, avocado, sesame, several seafood choices…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Sushi in Lebanon!

Japanese & Sushi

April 10, 2017 | News | Middle East

Sushi is a global convenience food of choice and Lebanon is by no means an exception to the international trend. But did you know that Sushi was originally a street food, a working-class dish that became “haute” after getting a…

Mizu Sushi New York: Don't Try it!

Japanese & Sushi

April 09, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Honestly, I was not planning on having dinner at Mizu, but the popular Sugar Fish next door was fully booked. Mizu was empty. Handled by unprofessional and unwelcoming staff, pop music blasting out in the background and sport on the tv screens. The…

Contact Info: Mizu Sushi

Phone Number: +1 (212) 505-6687

Address: 29 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (212) 505-6687

Address: 29 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003 [ view ]

Zuma Dubai Wins Best Japanese Restaurant

News

April 09, 2017

Zuma Dubai has picked up another award re-affirming its position as one of the region’s leading restaurant venues. The popular Japanese restaurant won the GCC’s best Japanese category at last month’s Food and Travel Arabia…

Contact Info: Zuma, Dubai

Phone Number: +971 4 425 5660

Address: gate village 06, DIFC po box 506620 dubai, united arab emirates [ view ]

Phone Number: +971 4 425 5660

Address: gate village 06, DIFC po box 506620 dubai, united arab emirates [ view ]

Tsunami: Bad Delivery Service... Not Recommended!

Japanese & Sushi

February 06, 2017 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

When you call to place a delivery order, and wait for your food to arrive... you expect to enjoy your dinner... especially when it's Sushi! I really don't know where to start... It saddens me to see sushi treated like burgers and sandwiches,…

Poke Green: Genuine Poke Bowls and Sushi Burritos

Asian/Chinese

January 21, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | USA

Poke is the trend, a national craze taking New York City by storm, so I had to try it. Located in the Financial District on Pearl street is Poke Green, a place that has been open for a couple of weeks only. Poke is a raw fish salad served…

Ippudo East Village: New York's Awesome Bowls of Ramen

Asian/Chinese

January 20, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | USA

Ramen is the latest food trend around the world. We decided to enjoy some at Ippudo, an international chain of Ramen based in Japan. Due to the popularity of the place, I expected to wait. We did so at the bar. It's cold at the bar but I waited…

Contact Info: Ippudo Westside

Phone Number: +1-212-974-2500

Address: 321 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1-212-974-2500

Address: 321 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019 [ view ]

Sushi Restaurants: The Ugly Green Cheap Plastic Leaves are a Big NO!

Popular

January 13, 2017 | Spotted Stories | Middle East

I really don't know how many Japanese restaurants are open today in Lebanon, do you?  More than 15 years ago, a couple of sushi places popped out and since then things have gotten out of control. There are more Sushi restaurants in…

Ichiban Express Delivery: Professional Packaging, Good Food

Japanese & Sushi

January 06, 2017 | Restaurants

Ichiban Express is a popular casual sushi restaurant with more than a dozen locations across Lebanon. I've been ordering a lot from them lately and have realized that their rolls as well as their packaging have improved drastically! Having Sushi…

Le Mido: Enjoy Traditional Japanese Food in Paris

Asian/Chinese

November 29, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | France

We came across Le Mido by mistake. Specializing in Japanese and Chinese cuisine, Le Mido is a very casual restaurant which serves good quality food. I have tried eating sushi in Paris several times but have never been satisfied, until today. You…

A Comparative Review: Sushi for Lunch, 3 Places, 1 Winner!

Comparative Review

November 09, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Middle East

The comparative series are a set of reviews I'll be publishing from now on. Feeling like having an enjoyable meal, I'll be ordering the same item from three to four different places for a constructive comparison... let's enjoy lunch and start with…

Sai Saki: Fast Food Sushi in Naccache

Japanese & Sushi

November 01, 2016 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

In the most unlikely place to open a restaurant, on one of the country's less traveled roads, is a small sushi restaurant called "Sai Saki". Inside this 12 square meters  you'll find more chairs than the place can fit, the lights don't work and…

Sugarfish: An Umami Experience

Japanese & Sushi

October 22, 2016 | Recommended | USA

One of California's most talked-about restaurants is located on Sunset Boulevard: Sugarfish. This sushi place, run by a family, is committed to quality and excellence. The place has a touch of style where fresh, simple, flavorful and innovative…

Contact Info: SugarFish

Phone Number: +1 323-320-4800

Address: 6115 Sunset Blvd #170, Los Angeles, CA 90028 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 323-320-4800

Address: 6115 Sunset Blvd #170, Los Angeles, CA 90028 [ view ]

An Exceptional Sushi Croissant is Called "California Croissant"

Recommended

October 17, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | California

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in San Francisco has introduced the "California Croissant" a croissant stuffed with sushi. it's awesome and seems to be the new trend making waves. Mr. Holme's signature croissant dough is filled with smoked salmon,…

Contact Info: Mr. Holmes

Phone Number: +1 415-829-7700

Address: 1042 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 415-829-7700

Address: 1042 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109 [ view ]

Le Sushi Bar: Guaranteed Dining Enjoyment!

Japanese & Sushi

September 08, 2016 | Restaurants | Beirut

Le Sushi Bar, Beirut's popular Japanese restaurant has been serving local and international clients with fine Asian creations improved and updated on a yearly basis. I've been here several times, enjoyed each one of my experiences here and I am…

Contact Info: Le Sushi Bar

Phone Number: +961 1 338555

Address: Abdel Wahab EL Inglizi street, Achrafieh Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 338555

Address: Abdel Wahab EL Inglizi street, Achrafieh Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Mon Maki a Moi: Someone's Maki... Not Mine

Japanese & Sushi

August 27, 2016 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Tonight we try Mon Maki a Moi... The second branch of a famous local restaurant. Newly open onDbayeh's internal road, MonMaki aMoi is a sushi restaurant many have been talking about. With its second location -afterJbeil-…

Contact Info: Mon Maki a Moi, Dbayeh

Phone Number: +961 4 444 706

Address: Dbayeh internal road, Next to the Awkar Roundabout, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 444 706

Address: Dbayeh internal road, Next to the Awkar Roundabout, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Osaka Beirut: Good Food, New Decor

Japanese & Sushi

June 28, 2016 | Recommended | Lebanon

Osaka has recently changed and improved literally everything in it's premises in Hamra, taking the Japanese experience to another level. After ten years of operation, Osaka now boasts a new decor, a serious one with fine lines, as well as a new…

Contact Info: Osaka

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

What Does Your Favorite Sushi Say About You?

News

June 09, 2016

What does your favorite sushi say about you... Here's a fun infographic by sushi and coffee lover Ryoko Iwata that reveals certain facets of your personality based on your favorite type of sushi.

Sushi Hanpan 스시한판: First Encounter with Sushi in Seoul

Japanese & Sushi

May 07, 2016 | Restaurants

To tell you the truth, I wasn't ready to adventure into real Korean cuisine yet. After a long flight of 11 hours, time changes and fatigue, I went down to the mall under the hotel - I heard it's the world's biggest underground mall - for dinner.…

Yoshi Sushi: Mansourieh's Japanese Diner

Japanese & Sushi

April 19, 2016 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

As they say, better late than never. Tonight is sushi night and this place up in Mansourieh has been recommended by many. After visiting Mitsu-Ya, the renowned Japanese restaurant in Gemmayze owned by the same group, it was time to check out what…

Contact Info: Yoshi Mansourieh

Phone Number: +961 71 531631

Address: 747 Plaza, Monte Verde, Mansourieh highway, , Ain Saade, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 531631

Address: 747 Plaza, Monte Verde, Mansourieh highway, , Ain Saade, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

SO Achrafieh: The Classy Sushi Delivery

Japanese & Sushi

February 24, 2016 | Reviews | Beirut

I'm a fan of SO, I love it when Jimmy is behind the sushi bar, a restaurant I visit every now and then to enjoy fresh food in a casual ambiance we've been used to for the last decade or so. I didn't know they have a delivery service and I'm glad I…

Contact Info: Sô Beirut

Phone Number: +961-1-336644

Address: Achrafieh, St. Nicolas Street, Quantum tower, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-336644

Address: Achrafieh, St. Nicolas Street, Quantum tower, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Kami Sushi: A Good Japanese Restaurant in Jbeil

Japanese & Sushi

December 28, 2015 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Kami Sushi is the famous Japanese restaurant located at the entrance to Jbeil. An individual house with stone walls and long glass facades gives a nice view of the old city entrance. A closed terrace and a bar with three tables facing it welcome you…

Contact Info: Kami Sushi

Phone Number: +961 9 944 886

Address: Jbeil main road, facing Roadster Diner, Byblos, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 944 886

Address: Jbeil main road, facing Roadster Diner, Byblos, Lebanon [ view ]

24-Carat-Gold-Wrapped Kit Kat Bars This Holiday Season

News

November 22, 2015

Nestle Japan will be offering gold Kit Kat bars this holiday season.   These special Kit Kat bars will be individually wrapped by hand in 24-carat gold leaf, in celebration of the millionth customer to visit their specialty Kit…

TSC Gourmet: Sushi Lunch Break on the Conveyor Belt

Restaurants

November 15, 2015 | Reviews | Lebanon

It's sushi at the conveyor belt down at TSC Signature. It's a sushi conveyor belt that offers a big selection of sushi on various colored plates, where you eat, count the plates and pay according to color as consumed. I remember coming here before…

Contact Info: TSC Signature

Phone Number: +961 1 993 170

Address: Souk Sayyour, Beirut Souks, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 993 170

Address: Souk Sayyour, Beirut Souks, Downtown Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Butter Sushi is a New Thing

News

October 27, 2015

Have you heard of the new trend in sushi Japan? Butter sushi... What does that mean? Well, people have been enjoying thick slices of butter on their sushi. Specifically on unagi, also known as freshwater eel. Jinen, a Japanese restaurant…

La Sushi Mania Rattrape le Liban 18 Adresses Japonaises

Press

October 21, 2015 | Middle East

As published in Cuiz'in Magazine  

Japanese Restaurants: 18 Places to Eat a Good Sushi in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi

October 20, 2015 | Recommended

Sushi is a global convenience food of choice and Lebanon is by no means an exception to the international trend. But did you know that Sushi was originally a street food, a working-class dish that became “haute” after getting a facelift…

Japanese Whisky Paired with Sushi

Reviews

October 16, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

Invited by Shogun and the Lebanese Syndicate of Restaurants in Lebanon, Nikka Japanese Whisky, newly launched in Lebanon, wanted to celebrate Japanese whisky, food and culture. Talking about whisky and Japanese food the event enjoyed. The idea is…

Contact Info: Shogun Verdun

Phone Number: +961-1-796796

Address: Dunes Shopping Center, Verdun, Hamra,Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-796796

Address: Dunes Shopping Center, Verdun, Hamra,Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Benihana: Serving Japanese Food for the Last 22 Years in Beirut

Asian/Chinese

October 14, 2015 | Japanese & Sushi | Beirut

I honestly thought Benihana was closed. I haven’t heard of it in a while and haven’t heard anyone mention its name in a long time. I happened to be in the area when I spotted it and thought, it’s unacceptable not to have Benihana…

Contact Info: Benihana

Phone Number: +961 1 734 734

Address: Le Commodore Hotel, Baalbak Street, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 734 734

Address: Le Commodore Hotel, Baalbak Street, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

P.F. Chang's: Asia in a Roll and Some Marvelous Desserts

Asian/Chinese

September 30, 2015 | Japanese & Sushi | Lebanon

I sincerely enjoy P.F. Chang's, especially the one at City Centre Beirut where the staff is smiley and welcoming... We've been here, my wife and I, more than six times already and have positive feedback every time. Last year saw the launch of Sushi…

Contact Info: P.F.Chang's Lebanon

Phone Number: +961 1 285335

Address: ABC Achrafieh, City Centre Beirut and Zaitunay Bay. BEIRUT, LEBANON [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 285335

Address: ABC Achrafieh, City Centre Beirut and Zaitunay Bay. BEIRUT, LEBANON [ view ]

Sai: A Flavorful Japanese Spot in Mtayleb

Japanese & Sushi

July 29, 2015 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

I am back at Sai. My last visit to the restaurant wasn't as I had expected but I kept on ordering delivery home and enjoyed their rolls at the comfort of my home… But was curious to visit them in-house again.  Sai is a Japanese…

Contact Info: Sai

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Sushi Ko: The Sushi Place of City Centre Beirut

Japanese & Sushi

July 08, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Sushi Ko is one of Lebanon's most renowned Japanese restaurants with five locations, 10 delivery centers and 5 catering stations across the country. Sushi Ko is now open facing the cinema entrance in City Centre Beirut, a place I visit every other…

Edible Collaborations: Ladurée + Japanese Jeweler Mikimoto

Spotted Stories

April 25, 2015

Wedding season is just around the corner... Japanese jeweler Mikimoto has teamed with French patisserie Ladurée to create a gift box representing both brands. A beautiful collaboration between Japanese and French…

Mitsu-Ya: A Recommended Sushi Bar and Izakaya

Japanese & Sushi

April 24, 2015 | Recommended | Beirut

A new place has opened on Gemmayze and it's called Mitsu-Ya. After Tabkha, facing Massaad, a one-door shop welcomes you for lunch and dinner serving a selection of Japanese izakaya dishes. The place is nice, simple and minimalistic yet classy and…

Contact Info: Mitsu-Ya

Phone Number: +961 1 561110

Address: Gemmayze main street, next to La Tabkha [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 561110

Address: Gemmayze main street, next to La Tabkha [ view ]

Tsunami: The Experience Changes on Busy Days

Japanese & Sushi

March 20, 2015 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

After experiencing each of Tsunami's three locations we came back on a busy Saturday to try it when it was full. I usually like the Tsunami down in Antelias and was looking forward to a good meal. Inside this small space are light wooden tables,…

Contact Info: Tsunami

Phone Number: +961 3 260 860

Address: Antelias Highway, O&C street, Salhab Street, Antelias, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 260 860

Address: Antelias Highway, O&C street, Salhab Street, Antelias, Lebanon [ view ]

Osaka: A Renowned Japanese Restaurant in Beirut

Japanese & Sushi

March 06, 2015 | Restaurants | Beirut

I'll spare you the introductions and get straight to the point. Osaka is one of my favorite Japanese places in town and the restaurant has the finest, simplest, least complicated rolls in town. I came back to enjoy another experience at Osaka...but…

Contact Info: Osaka

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 360630

Address: Minat el Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Zuma: One of London's Finest

Fusion Cuisine

December 15, 2014 | Japanese & Sushi | UK

Zuma is an experience of its own. Some say it's the best restaurant in London, others love to come here for a drink while appreciating the finesse and skill put into every single creation. Yes indeed, Zuma is breathtaking.   The day before,…

Contact Info: Zuma, London

Phone Number: +44 20 7584 1010

Address: 5 Raphael Street, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DL, United Kingdom [ view ]

Phone Number: +44 20 7584 1010

Address: 5 Raphael Street, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DL, United Kingdom [ view ]

Sushi from Maison M: Good Quality, Great Price

Tasty Discoveries

November 27, 2014 | Mount Lebanon

I was receiving friends over for dinner and had to think of something quick to eat. I remember seeing ready-made sushi packs sold at Maison M in Antelias. Yes, I know that I haven't written a proper review about Maison M yet, but let's starts with…

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