Takahisa - the best japanese restaurant in dubai

About Us

TakaHisa Japanese Restaurant is the perfect place to have the unforgettable combination of premium authentic sushi and the best wagyu beef in the world. Our restaurant brings you into a luxurious Japanese fine dining experience in Dubai.



Selected in the 2023 Michelin Guide for Dubai and the only Japanese restaurant to be awarded two toques in the Gault & Millau UAE 2023 listings, TakaHisa is an elegant and bespoke Japanese dining experience inclusive of the chef's finest, often seasonal ingredients selected exclusively for each guest.

Located in TakaHisa Japanese Restaurant, Banyan Tree Dubai, First Floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Gault & Millau

We have great news.
It's our pleasure to announce that TakaHisa is the only Japanese restaurant to be awarded two toques in the Gault & Millau UAE 2023 guide.

It's an honour to be recognised amongst such a prestigious group of restaurants, all offering such stunning and high quality dining concepts. Thanks to you and your help that we were able to achieve this award, so I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you.

Furthermore, we have newly opened a Japanese restaurant called "ROBATA" on the 1st of June 2023.At Robata, we offer original omakase dining using the finest Japanese ingredients based on traditional robatayaki cooking. Please come and dine with us, we look forward to seeing you.

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Finest Seafood and Kobe Beef

Our Food

Make your way to our Sushi and Kobe beef counter where our finest Master Chefs offer a special Omakase course that gives you the best Japanese culinary masterpiece in the Middle East.

The restaurant offers premium seafood coming from the Japanese biggest fish market, Toyosu Market(previously known as Tsukiji Market) and “A5 Kobe beef” (Beef marbling score 12), which is the highest grade wagyu brand in the world.

The Finest


Our commitment to highest quality of ingredients starts with the iconic “Toyosu fish market”, formally known as the Tsukiji wholesale market, which is the biggest fish market in the world providing the best of the best. With an always “freshly prepared” food motto at TakaHisa, an in-house general trading license allows us to directly import the best fish and seafood ingredients to Dubai 3 to 4 times a week, that empowers us to always create inspirational dishes.

As for the second attraction of our exceptional fine dining experience, the “Japanese Kobe Beef”, the most exquisite beef in the world, we keep our promise of highest quality. The Japanese Wagyu beef grading which is from 1 to 5 and quality score of between 1 to 12, has proven to be the best meat in the world, at TakaHisa we pride ourselves in the commitment to the best quality available, and always providing a very rare to find A5 grade of BMS 12 wagyu beef acquired from the best provider in Japan, making us one of the handful fine dining restaurants in Dubai to do so.

Japanese Wagyu Beef Grading

A1. Poor (Quality score of 1)
A2. Below Average (Quality score of 2)
A3. Average (Quality score of 3 or 4)
A4. Good (Quality score of 5 to 7)
A5. Excellent (Quality score of 8 to 12)

*A5 with quality score 12 – currently at TakaHisa




Our Chef

Chef Takashi Namekata

Chef Takashi was a member of Tokyo Ukai Group that had been chosen for Michelin Guide Tokyo for 7 consecutive years. Further developing and enhancing his traditional Japanese culinary skills, in 2015 he joined "TOMO" as an Executive Chef in Dubai. As a Sushi Master, he carefully selects fish of the finest quality in Toyosu Market and offers authentic Sushi.

Chef Hisao Ueda

Chef Hisao was born and grew up in Hokkaido, Japan, a place famous for its rich seafood, produce, and meat.

His career started at a Japanese Kaiseki restaurant in Hokkaido where he honed his technical skills for about seven years before moving to Dubai in 2011. After serving as a Head Chef at some of the award-winning authentic Japanese restaurants, he opened Kohantei Japanese Wagyu beef restaurant in 2017 as an Executive Chef.

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Opening Times

12PM - 2AM

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Location TakaHisa Japanese Restaurant,
Banyan Tree Dubai, First Floor,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Timings 12PM - 2AM