Japanese night-in @ Okku

This is my big thank you to Okku, for taking care of the ten crazy girls last Wednesday, and doing it very well πŸ˜‰

For a dear friend’s hens, I had dug around online for all the private japanese tatami rooms in Dubai (post to come). We had to ensure that the tatami room was completely private as the bride-to-be would be comfortable in her own clothes and without her sheila.

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Tatami room on the mezzanine floor

So few weeks ago I drove over to Okku to have a wander around, and absolutely loved the restaurant. They have three tatami rooms on the mezzanine floor, which sits 10-12 people quite comfortably.

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View of the restaurant below
Okku Dubai
This is not my photo, taken from Okku itself

The rooms overlook the restaurant below, so you get the music and buzz altogether but you still get your own ‘private space’ with your friends.

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Jellyfish tank by the bar (you can ask the bartender if it’s real πŸ˜‰ )

You could have a drink or two by the bar. We sneaked one drink just before the hens do (which had to be dry). Prices are honestly quite high, with the cheapest white wine at 59AED a glass, and unfortunately they don’t do happy hours. So save it for a ‘special date’ πŸ˜‰

Back onto Wednesday. I’m very grateful that Okku actually made the effort in putting up proper shades to cover up the tatami room ay πŸ™‚ We had requested for a female-only staff to serve us and she was always outside when we needed her (thanks Mia!). The rooms next-door were vacant as well, which was perfect so the girls could be absolutely comfortable. Ah, I think it’s only in Dubai where youΒ Β can actually do this ay Β πŸ˜‰

We had selected various things from the Ala Carte Menu – salted and chilli edamame to start, with a few light dishes of sashimi salad hushihu salad. Next came a selection of sushi – spicy tiger shrimp, wagyu beef tataki, ebi tempura maki, king crab california maki and dragon maki. Okku makes very good sushi πŸ™‚Β 

Do note that it was a hens do, so we were too busy having a lot of fun i.e no photos of the food πŸ™‚

I did however, manage to snap the desserts.

For the ten us, the bill came up to be about 3000 AED (note : we did not have any alcoholic drinks). I do recommend that you opt for the set menusΒ if you’re going there with a big group.Β One of those ‘dammit, we should’ve’ moments πŸ™‚ They do have a great lunch offer (69AED) and a Roku Menu for schoolnights (Sun-Thursdays, Sats from 6pm) – we should have ordered from this menu last week,Β bugger :/

Regardless, we had a great night.Β 

Thanks Okku, for accomodating us. To Helen, to Mya, and all the other staff that came by. You cannot imagine how hard it was for me to find a japanese tatami room that was completely private, as well as fit into all our requirements πŸ˜‰ You were super. Cheers.

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Hello there, Chris Hemsworth πŸ˜‰

And to end the post. Here’s a snapshot of the girls with the only man allowed in the party. Well, technically there was 6 of him πŸ˜‰ 2014 People’s Choice Sexiest Man Alive, I hear?

  • OkkuΒ 
  • H Hotel
  • 971 (0)4 501 8777 Β 
  • March 2016 Update – Okku has now launched a ladies nights on Wednesdays from 8pm till late. Ladies will be treated to free flowing bubbles along with a choice of three signature β€˜O’ style cocktails; Jasmine Lycee, Umeshu Yuzu BelleniΒ and Japanese Mojito to relish the night.Β  Groups of five women or more will be spoilt by an irresistible complimentary platter of canapΓ©.
  • Do ask for their Roku menu if you’re going there on a schoolnight πŸ˜‰

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