Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, a member of the global luxury hotel group Jumeirah, officially opened Abu Dhabi’s and the hotel’s latest gourmet venue: Tori No Su, a sleek Japanese destination of style and taste offering traditional Japanese cuisine along with contemporary creations based on classic elements by Chef Ando. Combining an authentic modern Japanese ambience with superb dining and lively urban interaction, Tori No Su features live Teppanyaki and Robatayaki counters, a Sushi bar, a beverage bar as well general seating areas.
A native of Japan, Chef Ando applies decades of mastery and skill as a kaiseki-trained chef, and like a traditional Japanese poem, at all times pays homage to the season, ensuring freshness and connectedness to what is served. The cuisine served within each corner of the restaurant has been specially designed in consideration of its own unique environment so that the overall dining experience can be enhanced, a philosophy reflected through the “hito kuchi” or “bite-sized” gourmet elements offered at the bar, through to the skewered culinary creations at the Robatayaki counter, or more intricate creations served at regular table dining areas. The freshest of the day’s catch is served either as sashimi or sushi depending on personal preference, and in traditional Japanese style, guests could try not looking at the menu and request an “omakase” course whereby Chef Ando and his team will provide a line of dishes inspired by the moment. Here, at the Abu Dhabi hotel, the true sense of Japanese culinary skill and hospitality is experienced.
A contemporary reflection of modern Japan, Tori No Su, meaning “bird’s nest” in Japanese, is located opposite the Lobby’s main entrance and is contemporary in design but with a heart that reflects a strong connection to its cultural, homely traditions. The importance of freshness is immediately recognised with the restaurant’s living grass walls, and the soul of modern Japanese tradition comes clearly through Restaurant Manager Hosoda-san and his team’s deep desire to impart not only a dining experience to be remembered, but also one that helps provide a little light and illumination on Japanese culture, cuisine and service. The perfect scene for casual drinks after work amongst an eclectic crowd, Tori No Su mixes style with taste, infusing traditional Japanese beverages with modern accents. Not to be missed is the house signature mocktail known as ‘Tei-en’ or ‘Japanese Garden’ which is a delicious mix of fresh kiwi, cucumber and apple juice garnished with a traditional Shis? leaf.
Located on Podium Level 3, opposite the hotel’s main lobby entrance and with its own private outdoor entrance, Tori No Su is open for lunch from 12:00 – 15:30 and for dinner from 19:00 – 23:30.