You’d be forgiven for doing a double take as your walk past WAWA Dining. Located on the ground floor of the Golden Tulip Hotel in Al Barsha, its entrance is straight out of Tokyo and designed to resemble a traditional storefront with lanterns, handwritten signs, and warm colours. The food is just as authentic with some of the best sushi, sashimi and ramen you’ll have the pleasure to taste in Dubai.
Come hungry because there’s lots to try. Signatures such as the mountain galbi – beef short rib with sweet soya, mushroom, potato and onion – or the dynamite rice with prawns, spicy mayo, nori seaweed and cheese. There’s a prime selection of ramen to choose from too, including the classic miso ramen and fiery shoju ramen.
If you’re not sure what to order, the friendly staff here are more than happy to steer you in the right direction. While you wait for your food, take the time to look around and admire the minimalist dining area with cherry blossoms, paintings and lanterns adding bursts of colour.
Presenting a wholly welcome experience alongside some of the finest Japanese flavours outside of Asia, WAWA is a delicious dining choice.