Diners made a beeline for the fresh sashimi and sushi, including yellowtail fish, crabstick
, squid, sea urchin, mackerel, eel, shrimp and egg.
Some of the restaurant's new offerings and bestsellers which were inspired by recent trips are the jumbo takoyaki or Bakudan-yaki, and black takoyaki that is stuffed with octopus, shrimp, crabstick
, cheese and vegetables.
This August, the dishes include a Slammin' Salmon roll of the month, made with brown rice filled with salmon, avocado, and crabstick
The Rainbow roll was a hit with a crabstick
, avocado and cucumber inside, and tuna, salmon, white snapper, white tuna and avocado on the top.
Try Samurai Roll that is shrimp tempura and crabstick
salad lightly topped with avocado, cream cheese and mayonnaise, and Dragon Roll, that is stuffed with unagi and crabstick
wrapped with thin layers of avocado and topped with a blend of spicy mayonnaise and sweet teriyaki sauce.
Again, Captain Crabstick
(the indefatigable Ben Thornton) tells Dame Dolly the latest news: "There's been a terrible accident off the M54" "No", says Dolly turning her huge red, white and blue ringed eyes on her fascinated audience "That's not an accident dear, that's Wolverhampton".
East Kitchen in JLT has developed a child- friendly sushi menu, which allows the little ones to try out four types of beginner maki rolls: chicken, shrimp, avocado and crabstick
, for Dhs20.
Deep King prawn, squid, salmon and crabstick
in a lightly spiced curry sauce, served with salad and steamed rice
My companion's Volcano was a bulked-up California roll covered with baked crabstick
and scallops in a spicy mayonnaise.
Mark had a Chester roll, a stunning combination of Katzu prawn, crabstick
, avocado and spicy mayonnaise rolled in crispy tempura crumbs.
Piles of Beluga caviar, vintage Champagne on tap and more lobster than you can shake a crabstick
at give the whole weekend an air of unattainable luxury.
I chose Wagamama ramen (pounds 6.70) which was sensational - a huge bowl of soup and noodles, with half a boiled egg surrounded by a colourful array of seaweed, prawn, crabstick
, Japanese fish cake, chicken, fried tofu, greensand spring onions.