Izakaya

JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay

Recommended for Sushi Restaurants

Other categories: Japanese Casual Restaurants

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The Review

  • The Good

    Located in the world’s tallest hotel at the JW Marriott Marquis, Izakaya is a trendy Japanese restaurant showcasing an exciting selection of gourmet sushi, Robata flame grills and Teppanyaki dishes served up with a side of modern culinary finesse.

    You’ll feel as though you’ve entered a sushi-inspired nightclub as you walk through Izakaya's dazzling doors; from the funky wall art - "Let’s sushi-lize" - to the black and green colour scheme accented with bright pops of colour. Don’t miss the eatery’s charming ‘Wasabi Girl’ who wanders from table to table serving out freshly made wasabi (and your fortune if you're lucky).


    After making a seamless online booking, we made our way to Izakaya Dubai for a night out with a big group of friends. Greeted by a funkily-clad hostess (wearing mismatched shoes), we were seated in the back of the restaurant to get a little more privacy.

    After making our way through the mouthwatering menu, we were introduced to the sake tasting cart, which offers dozens of different types of sake to pair perfectly with your meal. The food was faultless; served beautifully and packed with flavour, we found ourselves with nothing left on the table - the textbook definition of a good meal.

  • The Bad
    We enjoyed the quirky service from the 'Wasabi Girl' and the 'Sake Master', but felt totally forgotten by our server. Throughout the night we were left waiting to order food, drinks and even the bill, which was honestly quite annoying.

    If you've got a vegetarian in your group, they won't find much in the way of food options, sadly. While we really appreciated this sushi Dubai venue for its modern decor, the restaurant was really quiet on a Friday night and lacking the buzzing atmosphere we were hoping for.
  • The Tips
    If you're looking to save some cash on your bill at this sushi Dubai venue, bring along your Entertainer vouchers and get two main courses for the price of one. If you're an Emirates NBD cardholder, you'll receive 20% off the entire bill.

    Don't leave without trying Izakaya's Wagyu Beef Tacos and Miso Black Cod, which are both great for sharing (though you probably won't want to given how delicious they are.)

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Location & Contact

Business Bay

5th Floor, JW Marriott Marquis, Al Khaleej Al Tejari 1 Street, Business Bay, Dubai

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  • Budget

    We paid AED 45 for a Salmon Avocado Roll, AED 50 for Wagyu Beef Tacos and AED 155 for Miso Black Cod.

    • Smoking No
    • Alcohol served
    • Venue Indoor
    • Dress Code Semi smart
    • Booking Book 3 days in advance
    • Meals Dinner