AO Izakaya; Top of the Line Japanese Fine Dining in Paris

Japanese & Sushi | Paris France Europe

France

November 24, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

AO Izakaya; Top of the Line Japanese Fine Dining in Paris

Found on the Michelin guide and described as being one of the best fine-dining Japanese restaurants of the capital, AO Isakaya welcomes you in a classy ambiance, warm lighting, and upscale decor…

November 24, 2019 | Recommended | Paris

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

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

Asian & Chinese | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

Asian & Chinese

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

The journey with Wagamama started in 2012 at that same location. Seven years passed, and here I come again to experience one of my favorite brands. I love the naughty child painted on the wall, the…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

Japanese & Sushi | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 15, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

There’s one innovative and crazy creation that started three years ago at Souk el Akel... a roll that I used to crave for every single day. I used to arrive at the souk, grab a Manoucheh…

July 15, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

SAI: Professional Sushi in Mtayleb

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

SAI: Professional Sushi in Mtayleb

Skipping introductions and going straight to the point, SAI is one of Metn’s favorite Japanese restaurant now open for more than four years in the same spot. Excellent casual sushi, the…

July 10, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Back to Sushi Circle... after a not-too-pleasant experience exactly one year ago, I was back to check on the updates. Mabrouk for the new menu which has shrunk from 29 pages to 21 with a new more…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Tsunami Antelias: New Decor, New Menu, Good Taste

Japanese & Sushi | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 24, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

Tsunami Antelias: New Decor, New Menu, Good Taste

I heard that tsunami has moved to a new location in Antelias, but I never imagined it would be such a marvel. Welcome to Tsunami Antelias, a wide restaurant created to amaze. Arrive in front of a…

March 24, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

UMI Asian Cuisine: A Restaurant in Mtayleb

Asian & Chinese | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Asian & Chinese

UMI Asian Cuisine: A Restaurant in Mtayleb

Take a trip to Asia! Start by visiting Japan, continue to China and finish in Thailand. UMI is Mtayleb’s latest Asian restaurant proposing a cuisine from the four corners of the far-east. On…

March 03, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Metn

Gio Delicatesse: Sushi and Pizza in Bayada

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 21, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

Gio Delicatesse: Sushi and Pizza in Bayada

Gio is the delicatessen market of Rabieh, known by the region’s residents from the day “Black Pepper” used to occupy the space. Today, Gio has opened a restaurant on its closed…

January 21, 2019 | Pizza | Metn

Salt: A Gourmet Japanese Dinner at the Airport in Beirut

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 17, 2019

Airports

Salt: A Gourmet Japanese Dinner at the Airport in Beirut

Unfortunately Salt is too expensive, that’s why having a meal here every time I travel is close to impossible; paying high rents, this upscale restaurant located after check-in, was obliged to…

January 17, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut

Ahi Poke: A Quick Healthy Lunch in Mar Mikhael

Asian & Chinese | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 13, 2019

Asian & Chinese

Ahi Poke: A Quick Healthy Lunch in Mar Mikhael

You know by now that I’m a fan of Poke! I love it how the rice is topped with fresh ingredients, ready to be mixed like a salad, or enjoyed the way you want them individually. On Mar Mikhael…

January 13, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Where to Eat Good Sushi in Lebanon: 21 Restaurants You Have to Try

Japanese & Sushi | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 02, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

Where to Eat Good Sushi in Lebanon: 21 Restaurants You Have to Try

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…

January 02, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Saigon: Must Try Vietnamese and Asian Cuisine in Naccache

Asian & Chinese | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 25, 2018

Asian & Chinese

Saigon: Must Try Vietnamese and Asian Cuisine in Naccache

Vietnamese and sushi, a new restaurant has opened on the internal Naccach road. A catchy first impression by the white tiles and black signs. Not like the other conventional Lebanese sushi…

December 25, 2018 | Japanese & Sushi | Metn

Don Eatery: Beirut’s Amazing Asian Street Food Destination

Asian & Chinese | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 25, 2018

Asian & Chinese

Don Eatery: Beirut’s Amazing Asian Street Food Destination

Donburi kitchen and sushi bar, “Don Eatery” by Mario Haddad Junior has been open in Restos St. Nicolas since the start of this restaurant cluster. At Don Eatery, you’ll have…

December 25, 2018 | Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh

DT: Moules-Frites Every Wednesday in Kaslik

International Cuisine | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

November 29, 2018

International Cuisine

DT: Moules-Frites Every Wednesday in Kaslik

Tonight I’m having “Moules Frites” at DT! Every Wednesday, visit DT, the neighborhood restaurant of Kaslik which has been open since 1986. I love it here and have been visiting for…

November 29, 2018 | Japanese & Sushi | Jounieh

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

Blueberry Maki Bar: Adorable Tasty Rolls, A Must Try in Paris

Asian & Chinese | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

Asian & Chinese

Blueberry Maki Bar: Adorable Tasty Rolls, A Must Try in Paris

Beautiful colors take you from a room to another, colorful chandeliers coming down from the ceiling, thick wood tables, walls painted in flashy colors... this place looks nothing like a Japanese…

October 13, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

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

Gordon’s Cafe: Good Food at the Gates of Downtown Beirut

International Cuisine | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 16, 2018

International Cuisine

Gordon’s Cafe: Good Food at the Gates of Downtown Beirut

Attending three days of training at Le Gray, I enjoyed discovering the ballroom for the first time, the new hotel entrance and most importantly the hotel food. There’s something bizarre…

September 16, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

"Mon Maki à Moi", Sushi Delivery: It's Not Good

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 06, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

"Mon Maki à Moi", Sushi Delivery: It's Not Good

The good thing is that they don’t use cheap green plastic leaves to separate the sushi... the not-so-good is that the rolls chew like gum!   Some say that I have an issue with "Mon…

September 06, 2018 | Reviews | Metn

A Cote Sushi: A Tasty Delivery in Beirut

Japanese & Sushi | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 06, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

A Cote Sushi: A Tasty Delivery in Beirut

A Côté delivers good quality sushi, I’ve been enjoying at work for the last week. A carton box, beautifully rolled sushi pieces, set one next to the other with no plastic…

September 06, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut

Japanese & Sushi

OBI Sushi Delivery

Nicely filled in colorful boxes, OBI delivers to the Metn area. After several not-too-pleasant experiences more than four years ago, I decided to order again and check on the updates. Order on…

August 24, 2018 | Reviews | Metn

Sushi at The Bar: Experience SO’s Unprofessional Service

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 30, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi at The Bar: Experience SO’s Unprofessional Service

After enjoying a unique experience with Jimmy at the bar two years ago, I was back for sushi at SO this time with Roy handling the scene. Arrive at SO and expect to be greeted by no one. Enter the…

July 30, 2018 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Miyagi: Good and Affordable Sushi Delivery in Metn

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 30, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Miyagi: Good and Affordable Sushi Delivery in Metn

Since Miyagi proposes Shisha with sushi, I decided to order some Japanese rolls home. Served in a carton pizza box, the sushi looks generous but a bit commercial with plastic sheets and lots of…

July 30, 2018 | Reviews | Metn

Shinto: Enjoyable Sushi Delivery in Hazmieh

Japanese & Sushi | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Shinto: Enjoyable Sushi Delivery in Hazmieh

I like it! I like the packaging, the simple and non-complicated flavors, the fresh salad, the crunchy crisps, the seafood quality and delivery service. Craving sushi for lunch, I ordered Shinto! I…

July 14, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut

Ginger & Co Sushi Delivery

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 15, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Ginger & Co Sushi Delivery

Professionally delivered in a carton box and plastic recipients, I ordered Ginger & Co on Zomato and waited to be delivered with a thirty minutes delay. In a box of carton, find a selection of…

June 15, 2018 | Reviews | Metn

Sushi Circle Achrafieh, Needs Something...

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 14, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi Circle Achrafieh, Needs Something...

Red and black placemats, a conveyor belt for grab and eat sushi plates, fresh vibes, music, and staff looking sharp and clean. Sushi circle has been open for some time now, and this is my second…

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Oceanus: A Sushi Restaurant in Achrafieh

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 14, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Oceanus: A Sushi Restaurant in Achrafieh

Oceanus, a seafood distributor that has a restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh next to Boubouffe and Sushi Circle. An old restaurant, paper placemats found at American diners, tight space with a…

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

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

SAI: Rabieh’s Neighborhood Japanese Eatery is a Favorite

Japanese & Sushi | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 13, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

SAI: Rabieh’s Neighborhood Japanese Eatery is a Favorite

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…

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Metn

Osaka Beirut: One of the Best Sushi Places in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 27, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Osaka Beirut: One of the Best Sushi Places in 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…

January 27, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

Pick a Poke: Lebanon’s Poke Experience Takes You on a Journey to Hawaii and Back

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 10, 2018

Japanese & Sushi

Pick a Poke: Lebanon’s Poke Experience Takes You on a Journey to Hawaii and Back

“Pick a Poke” and leave with a smile on your face! A new Hawaiian restaurant has newly opened in Beirut, and it comes with a wide selection of mixes inspired by this trendy American fresh…

January 10, 2018 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Downtown: A Neighborhood Restaurant Since 1986

International Cuisine | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 10, 2018

International Cuisine

Downtown: A Neighborhood Restaurant Since 1986

Celebrating decades of the same food and the same waiters, Downtown is your neighborhood restaurant where tradition is respected the old-fashioned way. I’ve been brought here by my parents…

January 10, 2018 | Restaurants | Keserwan

Happy Bowls New York: New, Funky but Not Worth It

Restaurants | New York USA Americas

USA

November 16, 2017

Restaurants

Happy Bowls New York: New, Funky but Not Worth It

Subtle colors, red neon lights, colorful chairs and stools, white tables... one wall with green grass and another with the poster of a sexy woman. A happy place that caught my attention and made…

November 16, 2017 | Reviews | New York

The Poke Spot: Tasty Bowls Hit New York

Japanese & Sushi | New York USA Americas

USA

November 11, 2017

Japanese & Sushi

The Poke Spot: Tasty Bowls Hit New York

Newly opened, the Poke Spot is a trendy destination near union square New York. Choose your base: brown rice, lettuce, white rice or zucchini spaghetti then add further ingredients to your…

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Sushirrito New York: I’ve Had Better Sushi Burrito in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi | New York USA Americas

USA

November 11, 2017

Japanese & Sushi

Sushirrito New York: I’ve Had Better Sushi Burrito in Lebanon

Many have copied the name, for its sexiness or since the food concept is so tasty. I went in to Sushirrito for two burritos. I felt so proud of Lebanon when I tried the Sushi Burrito from New…

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Yo Sushi: Lunch on the Conveyor at Paris Airport

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

October 10, 2017

Airports

Yo Sushi: Lunch on the Conveyor at Paris Airport

Launched in 1997, YO! Sushi is a chain of restaurants inspired by traditional Japanese sushi bars and is famous for its conveyor belts. YO! restaurants serve sushi as well as warm traditional…

October 10, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | Paris

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

Central Bar: Sushi and Draft Beer at Larnaca Airport

Airports | Cyprus Europe

Europe

September 16, 2017

Airports

Central Bar: Sushi and Draft Beer at Larnaca Airport

Located in the heart of Larnaca airport's international terminal, Central Bar is known for its sushi and wide selection of draft beers - Guinness, Carlsberg, Keo, Estrella, Magners, Leon and Peroni…

September 16, 2017 | Restaurants | Cyprus

Souk el Akel's "Sushi Burrito": A Personal Favorite!

Japanese & Sushi | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

September 12, 2017

Japanese & Sushi

Souk el Akel's "Sushi Burrito": A Personal Favorite!

Souk el Akel's Sushi Burrito is Lebanon's, the Middle East’s and probably the world's best: be proud! I've had many in my time; I’ve traveled to New York to taste what they offer,…

September 12, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Lebanon

Seafood Bar Dinner at Four Seasons Limassol

Fish & Seafood | Cyprus Europe

Europe

September 06, 2017

Fish & Seafood

Seafood Bar Dinner at Four Seasons Limassol

The Four Seasons hotel is one of the area's larger establishments hosting a number of restaurants, one of which being a Seafood bar I chose to dine at on this occasion. With a view and live music,…

September 06, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | Cyprus

Le Sushi Bar: Beirut's Exceptional Contemporary Japanese Cuisine

Fish & Seafood | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 29, 2017

Fish & Seafood

Le Sushi Bar: Beirut's Exceptional Contemporary Japanese Cuisine

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…

June 29, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh

Zuma New York: Much More than a Restaurant

Fusion Cuisine | New York USA Americas

USA

April 19, 2017

Fusion Cuisine

Zuma New York: Much More than a Restaurant

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…

April 19, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | New York

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

Japanese & Sushi | New York USA Americas

USA

April 16, 2017

Japanese & Sushi

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

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…

April 16, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Sushi in Lebanon!

Japanese & Sushi | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 10, 2017

Japanese & Sushi

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy 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…

April 10, 2017 | News | Lebanon

Mizu Sushi New York: Don't Try it!

Japanese & Sushi | New York USA Americas

USA

April 09, 2017

Japanese & Sushi

Mizu Sushi New York: Don't Try it!

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…

April 09, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Steak Bar Sushi: Surrender to a Unique Culinary Experience!

Grill & BBQ | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 20, 2017

Grill & BBQ

Steak Bar Sushi: Surrender to a Unique Culinary Experience!

Surrender your senses and experience a restaurant like no other. Steak Bar Sushi is a place with no competition in town, where sushi and meat join under one roof. The culinary journey starts as…

March 20, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | Antelias

Gold Wrapped Sushi Rolls for Luck

Spotted Stories

February 20, 2017

Spotted Stories

Gold Wrapped Sushi Rolls for Luck

Last week, Japan celebrated Setsubun, a holiday where people try to invite good fortune into their homes. Part of the custom has evolved from throwing beans to invite good fortune and ward off…

February 20, 2017

Tsunami: Bad Delivery Service... Not Recommended!

Japanese & Sushi | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 06, 2017

Japanese & Sushi

Tsunami: Bad Delivery Service... Not Recommended!

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…

February 06, 2017 | Reviews | Antelias

Sushi Kitkat Anyone?

Spotted Stories

February 02, 2017

Spotted Stories

Sushi Kitkat Anyone?

Kit Kat, the chocolate-coated wafer bar with a distinct crunch, will be available in the form of sushi. Three varieties are being produced: tuna, tamago (egg), and uni. The sweet sushi will be served…

February 02, 2017

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