Toshi revisited - Grand Millenium Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi
With an understanding of the concept at play at Toshi, Grand Millenium Al Wahda's Asian fusion restaurant, I was very keen to try their Sushi and Teppanyaki theme night. My last visit, almost 4 months ago, left me somewhat underwhelmed http://bit.ly/1oOdv4S, so it promised to be an interesting night to see how it changed since.
The restaurant has a dramatic feel to it, thanks to the red and black contrast in its decor. The Asian fusion feel is brought home through the collection of art pieces when you enter the restaurant, the red lanterns and bamboo art motif that you will pick up. All in all, very inviting. Seating options include sushi bar style seating, the usual table and chair set up as well as a large private room for large parties.
|I love classic sushi.|
|Lovers of 'new' sushi will be in for a treat.|
The teppanyaki station too offers quite a lot. Beef, chicken, lamb, prawns, calamari, mussels and clams as well as a selection of vegetables await you. The teppanyaki chef, Janice, is lively and engaging and certainly makes you want to watch her in action. Teppanyaki, popularised many years ago by restaurant chain Benihana, features a chef who juggles utensils, throws up eggs and splits them with a spatula, allows for theatre and is popular with non-Japanese. Janice certainly has the skill nailed down.
|janice, accomplished with the spatula.|
The usual desserts were on display, but I absolutely loved the panna cotta. I indulged in both the cherry and the blueberry.
What is a sushi night without some Asian drinks? I loved the selection of sake on offer. I am no connoisseur, but I was really pleased with the sake options. In addition, there was also Choya and Korean soju. For the more traditional and less adventurous, the hotel's house wine, the Jean-Paul brand, is also available.
|Pleasantly surprised by the choice of Asian drinks.|
|And after - the fantastic seafood teppanyaki with chili.|
Overall, I enjoyed the Sushi and Teppanyaki night. Food is beautifully presented and reflects the collective effort of the staff to create a genuine theme night. The atmosphere was lively and conducive to a good time. And don't forget that it is great value money too. Free flowing sake? Anytime.
The low down
Grand Millenium Al Wahda.
02 495 3921
189 Dhs ++
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