Goldfish is a modern sushi and yakitori neighborhood restaurant serving the local community with classical yet hip dishes in a relaxed setting with great warm service and top-notch food and drinks. The menu focuses on high quality produce, simple preparation combined with traditional cooking techniques to amplify and highlight the taste and flavour of the ingredients.

This cool, contemporary Japanese-inspired restaurant comes from chef Akmal Anuar, the chef who founded Time Out award-winning restaurant 3 Fils at Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, and partner Inez Tantyanna.

Expect plenty of super-fresh sushi and tasty grills, with interesting ingredients sourced from Japan. Highlights include the chicken teriyaki slider, yellowtail ceviche with black pepper, wagyu yakitori skewers and matcha meringue with cheesecake foam, but it’s all so, so good.

Once inside, guests are met with an industrial-chic dining room with a soaring ceiling and a vibe aking to a trendy Tokyo sushi bar or a Japanese Ryokan. Lots of blacks and dim mood lighting are offset by bursts of colour coming from the hanging plants and chic bronze touches. There’s also an outdoor terrace offering a more relaxed vibe, with umbrellas and casual seating.

The restaurant offers authentic flavours in a relaxed setting, and the menu at this low-key spot in The Galleria Mall includes loads of tasty robata grills as well as excellent sushi. Expect plenty of interesting ingredients sourced from Japan.

Goldfish Sushi & Yakitori comes from White Rice Consultancy’s Akmal Anuar and partner Inez Tantyanna along with Sunset Hospitality Group.The launch of Goldfish Sushi & Yakitori is the first 2021 opening for Sunset Hospitality which concluded 2020 with four successful restaurants openings including Black Tap in The Dubai Mall and the Mall of Emirates, Cloud Restaurant & Lounge in Studio One Hotel and the Spanish restaurant Lola Taberna Española at Tryp by Wyndham Al Barsha Heights.

Location: Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, Dubai. Contacts: 04 886 4966 or email

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