Katana – Japanese Robata Grill- Now in Downtown Dubai

When Buzzingtales arrived for review night at Katana it impressed us with its absolutely gorgeous ambience and views. We were quiet taken in by the resplendent lighting & chic and cool vibes especially as it overlooks the lake and Burj Khalifa.

Katana Japanese Robata Grill, the LA celebrity hot spot is now in Downtown Dubai, close to The Address Downtown roundabout. Katana adds new dimension to traditional robatayaki style cuisine, skillfully blending Japanese tradition and modern sensibilities.

The bar which was set a little apart from the restaurant is apt for those who like to sip in some bliss minus the dine in guests. With drinks served at the table and the gorgeous views of the Khalifa from the dinning area we preferred our table. Katana has ample sitting arrangement for dinners in the outdoor area. When weather is cooler sitting outside is bound to be a sought after option. Katana offers fabulous ladies night too and on Bubbles and Beat night we were offered 2 glasses of bubbles matched with Japanese bites and uplifting beats. The atmosphere injected with fun is an apt a stylish night out with the girls, a fizz-fueled after work celebration or a playful dinner date for two.

We loved our wine and the mock tails that followed especially the lemon with mint & the berry drinks. Unwind at Katana’s welcoming vibrant atmosphere is certainly seamless, while sipping on exhaustive choice of exotic cocktails, fresh-squeezed juices and seasonal favorites.


Japanese food especially sushi is one of the healthiest foods. Katana also offers the authentic open flame charcoal grill cooking the favorite comfort food for Japanese people. I personally even loved the salad with a unique tangy salad dressing.

Robata in Japan means “cooking with open flame” using Bincho Tan, Special Japanese charcoal from the seaside village of Wakayama. The centuries old style cooking with a menu featuring “Japanese Tapas” and other traditional styles of Japanese comfort food served with delightful presentation, appetizing flavors are a true gastronomical delight.

The signature sharing plates of Popcorn Rock Shrimp, Shaved Truffle to Yellowtail Sashimi with Diced Chiles & Tuna Carpaccio with Arugula everything is served alongside Robatayaki seared skewers of Chilean Seabass and A5 Wagyu Beef. The variety of dishes is truly exhaustive from tempuras to sushis, to prawn, oyster, poultry and more. All the dishes were served with distinct dipping’s that enhanced their flavors.


What raised the bar even further were the extremely conscientious and warm staff . This place is a must visit for all Sushi and Japanese food lovers.

All meals are suitable for Muslims and are prepared in accordance with the Halal method. All Prices are inclusive of 10% Municipality and 10% Service Fee.


Minakhee Mishra

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