With breathtaking views across Dubai's stunning skyline, Tomo sits on top of the Raffles hotel. An authentic Japanese restaurant with a fabulous lounge terrace. A live Dj performed brilliant beats while we sipped on our pre dinner drinks. The atmosphere was live and relaxing at the same time. The perfect place to unwind after work or on the weekends.
I decided to go for Chef Omakase Course starting with seasonal appetisers, followed by a Nameko mushroom soup and Jako salad. The starters were very light but greatly textured, the soup was perfectly flavoured and the Jako salad with dried tiny sardines on a bed of fresh salad with plum sauce was a delightful round up of all the flavours. Then arrived a tray of Chef's selection of sushi, sashimi and maki's which were fabulously fresh. Having said that, the sushi rolls that my friends' ordered were just as captivating and mouth watering just by the look of them, but unfortunately i had to save space for the rest of my dishes to come so i didn't get a chance to try those rainbow coloured wonders. After the sushi's, arrived a plate of Tempura ebi, asparagus, Shishito and kisu. I'm not the biggest tempura fan unless its inside a sushi, however i loved the variety on this plate, it was very pleasant to see the chef venturing out and creating tempura's from items other than just shrimp. Next on the menu was the restaurant's best seller, Wagyu tsukune and Gindara saikyoyaki. The minced wagyu beef skewer, screamed quality. It was very good indeed, and the accompanying grilled slightly sweet miso flavoured cod fish, was so soft it melted in your mouth, and the sauce was just beautiful, obvious to see why this dish was the best seller. Next, was my favourite on the whole menu, yes it even topped the previous best selling plate! Australian wagyu amiyaki; charcoal grilled wagyu beef with fresh wasabi and sesame ponzu sauce. Very fresh, cooked to perfection and the flavour of the sauce was just extraordinary. Compliments to the chef for this wonderful creation. If you've read any of my previous food reviews you would know meat is not my favourite of dishes but i honestly couldn't get enough of this! Okay, enough of the beef. To finish this marathon of dishes i had a maccha roll cake. A green tea cake; I mean, need i say more? Apart from the amazing taste, the texture was so soft and smooth and i adored the cute presentation. Thumbs up from me!