Ioki: An Excellent Sushi in Istanbul

Asian/Chinese | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Ioki: An Excellent Sushi in Istanbul

It has appeared on the lists, in all my searches, it’s one of the capital’s best Asian restaurants according to many... after a bit so pleasant lunch down at the Bosphorus, we grabbed a…

September 21, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul

Qatch, Sushi in Qoraitem: I Expected Better

Fish & Seafood | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 23, 2018

Fish & Seafood

Qatch, Sushi in Qoraitem: I Expected Better

A new “Sushiry” and “Fishery” is now open in Quoraitem. Other than the wide selection of sushi choices, you can walk to the fish display and choose your craving. Smelling…

November 23, 2018 | Japanese & Sushi | Beirut

Morimoto Las Vegas: High Quality Japanese Cuisine

Japanese & Sushi

October 02, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Morimoto Las Vegas: High Quality Japanese Cuisine

There’s a waiting list at Morimoto and this for a reason. Fine-dining Sushi is made of rice cooked al-dente, form and not sticky, the finest quality of seafood, professional service, a great…

October 02, 2018 | Restaurants

Benihana Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Resort: A Lovely Experience

Japanese & Sushi | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 13, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Benihana Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Resort: A Lovely Experience

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…

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

Tamashii: Delivering Sushi Home

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

October 08, 2017

Japanese & Sushi

Tamashii: Delivering Sushi Home

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…

October 08, 2017 | Metn

Poke Green: Genuine Poke Bowls and Sushi Burritos

Asian/Chinese | New York USA Americas

USA

January 21, 2017

Asian/Chinese

Poke Green: Genuine Poke Bowls and Sushi Burritos

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…

January 21, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | New York

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

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 09, 2016

Comparative Review

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

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…

November 09, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Lebanon

Sugarfish: An Umami Experience

Japanese & Sushi | California USA Americas

USA

October 22, 2016

Japanese & Sushi

Sugarfish: An Umami Experience

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…

October 22, 2016 | Recommended | California

Bada Hwesarang (바다회사랑): The Memorable Sashimi Dinner

Asian/Chinese

April 25, 2016

Asian/Chinese

Bada Hwesarang (바다회사랑): The Memorable Sashimi Dinner

It's surely not a place for tourists lost somewhere in a tight street, a restaurant known for taking raw fish and sashimi managed by locals who don't speak English. Seeing us amazed them! I'm sure…

April 25, 2016 | Fish & Seafood

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

Japanese & Sushi

October 20, 2015

Japanese & Sushi

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

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…

October 20, 2015 | Recommended

Japanese Whisky Paired with Sushi

Reviews | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 16, 2015

Reviews

Japanese Whisky Paired with Sushi

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…

October 16, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Hamra & Verdun

Le Sushi Bar Updates its Menu

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 15, 2015

Japanese & Sushi

Le Sushi Bar Updates its Menu

It has really been a while since I last visited The Sushi Bar. I'm not sure how to explain it but something weird happens to me every time I come here. I’m always amazed and always overwhelmed.…

October 15, 2015 | Recommended | Achrafieh

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

Asian/Chinese | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 14, 2015

Asian/Chinese

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

October 14, 2015 | Japanese & Sushi | Hamra & Verdun

Sushi from Maison M: Good Quality, Great Price

Tasty Discoveries | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 27, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

Sushi from Maison M: Good Quality, Great Price

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…

November 27, 2014 | Antelias

Ichiban: Sushi Rolls with a Lebanese Inspiration

Japanese & Sushi | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

October 20, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Ichiban: Sushi Rolls with a Lebanese Inspiration

One can’t deny the success story that is Ichiban. Ichiban, which started with a tiny little shop on the Zalka highway more than 10 years ago, has now expanded to 17 different branches around…

October 20, 2014 | Recommended | Dbayeh

Le Sushi Bar: Enjoyable at a Certain Price

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 07, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Le Sushi Bar: Enjoyable at a Certain Price

I’m not sure how to start this review, written while a bizarre series of events takes our country by storm. A situation that is alarming, shaking our culinary heritage and sometimes sending…

October 07, 2014 | Recommended | Achrafieh

A World Premiere: Sushi a la P.F.Chang's

Asian/Chinese | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 28, 2014

Asian/Chinese

A World Premiere: Sushi a la P.F.Chang's

Walking through the food court of Beirut City Centre, a banner caught my attention. P.F. Chang's is now offering sushi. Yes, for the first time, starting with their franchises in Turkey and Lebanon -…

August 28, 2014 | Japanese & Sushi | Beirut

Obi's Sushi and Burgers: Enough Said...

Japanese & Sushi | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 13, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Obi's Sushi and Burgers: Enough Said...

I Think I Have Had My Dose... A beautifully redesigned space full of colors and wood. Writings and quotes decorate the walls and ceiling, grey chairs fill in the space... Welcome to Obi, a…

August 13, 2014 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

Mon Maki a Moi: Special Doesn't Always Imply Better...

Japanese & Sushi | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 28, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Mon Maki a Moi: Special Doesn't Always Imply Better...

Special! Yes Mon Maki A Moi is special like most people say it is… but what I experienced made me realize that it’s definitely special in more than one way… "Mon Maki A Moi" has…

July 28, 2014 | Restaurants | Jbeil

Tokyo: Your Window to Where in Japan Exactly?

Japanese & Sushi | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

July 26, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Tokyo: Your Window to Where in Japan Exactly?

Tokyo is one of the latest Japanese restaurants to open in town. I have been meaning to try this new place located on the first floor of one of Sahel Alma's commercial centers, but something…

July 26, 2014 | Restaurants | Jounieh

Kampai Beirut: Tasty but Noisy

Japanese & Sushi | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 16, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Kampai Beirut: Tasty but Noisy

The last time I came to Kampai, I left unimpressed. A series of imperfections encountered by my friends and I left us shocked - especially that this is a restaurant loved and appreciated by many. I…

July 16, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

Tsunami: Enjoying Sushi on Kaslik's Waterfront

Japanese & Sushi | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

July 11, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Tsunami: Enjoying Sushi on Kaslik's Waterfront

What a beautiful place, down on Kaslik's waterfront. A high glass facade, light relaxing colors, three TVs playing music videos, a bar, and on the upper floor, sofas for more intimate dining and more…

July 11, 2014 | Restaurants | Jounieh

Downtown: Old, Faithful and New Look

International Cuisine | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

June 25, 2014

International Cuisine

Downtown: Old, Faithful and New Look

There are places that I visit on a monthly basis, experiencing the same pleasure I had when they first opened and Downtown Kaslik is one of them. When many failed to survive in Jounieh, when Beirut…

June 25, 2014 | Recommended | Jounieh

Osaka, Sushi Lounge: A Step Forward in Oriental Innovation

Japanese & Sushi | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 09, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Osaka, Sushi Lounge: A Step Forward in Oriental Innovation

Considered in the top three best Japanese restaurants in Lebanon, Osaka has been on my to do list for a long time now. Last visited in March of 2012, everything has changed for the better... Today's…

May 09, 2014 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Meat The Fish: Fresh Salmon Delivered to Your Doorstep

Tasty Discoveries

April 26, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

Meat The Fish: Fresh Salmon Delivered to Your Doorstep

Chances are that if you’ve eaten out in Lebanon, you’ll have tried Meat The Fish’s products without knowing it. Now you can have your favorite salmon cuts as well as premium meat…

April 26, 2014

Tsunami Achrafieh: My Second Visit, My Second Enjoyment

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 11, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Tsunami Achrafieh: My Second Visit, My Second Enjoyment

Some say the food experience and taste vary between Tsunami in Antelias and Tsunami in Achrafieh, to those I say, I had the same experience at both locations - same food, same quality, same freshness…

April 11, 2014 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Cozmo, Zaitunay Bay: A Casual Mix of Dining Possibilities

International Cuisine | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 11, 2014

International Cuisine

Cozmo, Zaitunay Bay: A Casual Mix of Dining Possibilities

I've already visited Cozmo before, this trendy cosmopolitan restaurant located in the middle of Zaitunay Bay. On my last visit there, I tried their pizzas and other items on the menu, but this time…

April 11, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

Tsunami: My Latest Coup de Coeur

Japanese & Sushi | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 25, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Tsunami: My Latest Coup de Coeur

Two years have passed since I last published my TOP10 Japanese restaurants in Lebanon and Tsunami was not part of it. To tell you the truth, I have avoided Tsunami for some time now; I encountered…

March 25, 2014 | Restaurants | Antelias

Matsuri... And They Call That "Sushi" in Paris

Japanese & Sushi | Paris France Europe

France

February 22, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Matsuri... And They Call That "Sushi" in Paris

Over a year ago, a friend of mine living in Paris, invited me to Matsuri. Today, this place has become a very popular Japanese restaurant and is now available on every other street around the…

February 22, 2014 | Restaurants | Paris

Back to SÔ for Fine Sushi on the Conveyor Belt

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 28, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Back to SÔ for Fine Sushi on the Conveyor Belt

Planning a sushi night-out with my wife on a calm Sunday night, we headed down to Beirut. We were looking for a nice place to eat, maybe something new to try - but Beirut seemed empty... it was like…

January 28, 2014 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Tamashii's New Menu and Wider Choices: Rice...

Japanese & Sushi | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 27, 2014

Japanese & Sushi

Tamashii's New Menu and Wider Choices: Rice...

I recently heard that Tamashii has introduced a new menu...Tamashii, nestled in the middle between Mar Mikhael and Gemmayze is a small place that offers fine Japanese creations in a cozy well…

January 27, 2014 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

2013: Best Japanese and Sushi Restaurants in Lebanon

Restaurants | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

December 31, 2013

Restaurants

2013: Best Japanese and Sushi Restaurants in Lebanon

Guys, have you counted how many sushi restaurants there are in Lebanon. The Japanese cuisine has honestly overtaken the number of local ones... Ever since the trend started five years ago, a sushi…

December 31, 2013 | Top 10 List | Lebanon

Sushi on the Conveyor Belt at SÔ Achrafieh

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 05, 2013

International Cuisine

Sushi on the Conveyor Belt at SÔ Achrafieh

Who doesn't know SO, Downtown or DT... three restaurants which have been around for years, maintaining the same quality - and I was going to say "and service" but I changed my mind... at least at SO.…

November 05, 2013 | Italian | Achrafieh

Miyagi Sushi & Grill: A New Sushi Place in Mtayleb

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

October 15, 2013

Japanese & Sushi

Miyagi Sushi & Grill: A New Sushi Place in Mtayleb

A few months ago I had a bad run in with the sushi place in the area where I live, Sai. It was a place I actually liked and the best part was that it's located near my house... On a more positive…

October 15, 2013 | Restaurants | Metn

8 Things Worth Knowing about Eating Sushi

News

October 14, 2013

News

8 Things Worth Knowing about Eating Sushi

Sushi is delicious, and at the end of the day there are few ways to really get it wrong, but this graphic from I Love Coffee can help you up your sushi game and enjoy the experience a bit…

October 14, 2013 | Popular

Weekend Snack? Lego Sushi

Spotted Stories

October 13, 2013

Spotted Stories

Weekend Snack? Lego Sushi

Friday night snack? These sushi pieces made of Lego pieces look absolutely appetizing. Every detail is made to look like its real life counterpart, the ikura sushi (fish eggs seaweed roll) shows…

October 13, 2013

Perfect Sushi Made Easy at Home

Food Gadgets

September 20, 2013

Food Gadgets

Perfect Sushi Made Easy at Home

Professional, round sushi can now be created in your own kitchen with your own choice of fillings. With just three easy steps, you can make roll after roll, and will have your guests coming back for…

September 20, 2013

A Fine Lunch at The Chedi Hotel, Muscat Oman

Grill&BBQ | Oman GCC Middle East

GCC

September 10, 2013

Grill&BBQ

A Fine Lunch at The Chedi Hotel, Muscat Oman

Elegantly curved Omani arches make a dramatic first impression in this vaulted, crystal chandelier lit dining room with contemporary cool dark grey terrazzo floors, expansive bay windows on the…

September 10, 2013 | International Cuisine | Oman

SAI: Third Visit, First Disappointment

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 10, 2013

Japanese & Sushi

SAI: Third Visit, First Disappointment

For the first time, I'm not going to write a detailed review about a restaurant I've visited, but rather I would like to talk about my disappointment regarding a popular issue on the rise around town…

September 10, 2013 | Restaurants | Metn

Kim Seoul, Paris 9e: A Sushi Place I Simply Enjoyed

Japanese & Sushi | Paris France Europe

France

July 27, 2013

Japanese & Sushi

Kim Seoul, Paris 9e: A Sushi Place I Simply Enjoyed

Kim Seoul is one of those restaurants you pass by often without any intentions of actually trying it one day... But you never know what actually drives you to a place. I was walking through Faubourg…

July 27, 2013 | Restaurants | Paris

Ginger&Co: New Location...Same Taste

Japanese & Sushi | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 20, 2013

Japanese & Sushi

Ginger&Co: New Location...Same Taste

I was quite surprised with the positive experience encountered at Ginger&Co a while back. I visited a small restaurant in Hazmieh that boasts a tasty and casual Japanese menu. I recently heard…

July 20, 2013 | Recommended | Beirut

Open Sushi Express Lunch at Le Mall

Japanese & Sushi | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 25, 2013

Japanese & Sushi

Open Sushi Express Lunch at Le Mall

If you're looking for a quick and fulfilling Japanese experience during your short lunch break, Ichiban Express is the place to visit. Located inside one of Lebanon's finest malls, Ichiban Express…

March 25, 2013 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

Sushi Ko: Very Expensive for What It Is

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 21, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi Ko: Very Expensive for What It Is

Sushi Ko, located on the Zalka Highway, is one of the first restaurants to launch the concept of "Fast Food Sushi" or "Affordable Japanese Food" if we may call the concept this way. When Sushi Ko…

December 21, 2012 | Popular | Metn

Matsuri: The Sushi Conveyor Belt of the 16th District in Paris

Japanese & Sushi | Paris France Europe

France

December 08, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

Matsuri: The Sushi Conveyor Belt of the 16th District in Paris

Matsuri seems to be one of France's famous Japanese restaurants with more than 16 branches including different parts of Paris, Lyon, Reims and Saint-Etienne. In its Passy branch, Matsuri has a long…

December 08, 2012 | Restaurants | Paris

Le Sushi Bar, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 13, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

Le Sushi Bar, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon

Every time I visit Le Sushi Bar, my amazement towards this Japanese restaurant grows. The first and best Japanese restaurant in Lebanon, in my opinion, that takes care of every single detail, simply…

November 13, 2012 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Ichiban: Sushi on the Zalka Highway

Japanese & Sushi | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 22, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

Ichiban: Sushi on the Zalka Highway

Ichiban has been around for many years now and I always showed my appreciation for this place. They really have one of the best Japanese cuisine in town with a taste that is always getting better…

October 22, 2012 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Shogun Asian Cuisine is now in Verdun

Asian/Chinese | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 15, 2012

Asian/Chinese

Shogun Asian Cuisine is now in Verdun

Shogun has a new location now. It has relocated to Dunes Center in Verdun. I was so excited to discover what this place has become. I still had the old location in mind. Do you remember Shogun? The…

September 15, 2012 | Japanese & Sushi | Hamra & Verdun

SAI, Japanese Cuisine, Mtayleb

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 25, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

SAI, Japanese Cuisine, Mtayleb

The best thing at Sai is its first impression: A smiley waiter welcomes you warmly  into a nice and cozy trendy restaurant. Nowadays it's becoming harder and harder to open a Japanese…

July 25, 2012 | Restaurants | Metn

Ichiban Sushi Cuisine, Still One of my Favorites

Japanese & Sushi | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 24, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

Ichiban Sushi Cuisine, Still One of my Favorites

I was one of the first Ichiban customers since I had the chance to take pictures of the complete menu couple of years ago. More than six years later and couple of branches added to its portfolio,…

June 24, 2012 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

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