The Galleria – Four Seasons Hotel, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
Sushi and Japanese cuisine has become very popular around the world over the last few years. Up to the point where it’s almost lost its authenticity and sense of exoticism due to the prevalence of Japanese inspired fast foods restaurants of questionable quality.
My visit to 99 Sushi Bar Abu Dhabi was a breath of fresh air. Located on the first floor of The Galleria mall, it overlooks Abu Dhabi city center and is surrounded by the waters of the Gulf. Very classy and stylish interior decor was soft on the eye as I walked through the main hall towards the lovely little outside terrace. The fake moss covering one of the walls at the terrace was a bit odd, but it didn’t spoil my overall pleasant experience. The staff were friendly and helpful, a bit over enthusiastic perhaps, but gave me a very warm welcome. The Beautiful lady supervisor Tatiana guided me through the menu, advised on best sellers and helped me make up my mind.
I had a King Crab Au Gratin that was tender and creamy and it was an absolute winner at the lunch, followed by Chicken Gyozas, Tiger Prawn Tempura and Lobster Maki. The food was amazing, certainly meeting the standards of Haute Cuisine. The flavors were perfectly balanced, so I could taste all possible nuances. Every dish was served on a specially designed clay plate.
99 Sushi Bar is an upmarket place created with the attention to detail and quality in everything from serviettes to furniture and of course food.