Tatami Rooms in Dubai

On the hunt for a perfect spot for our dear friend’s hens do, Β I had researched online, spoke to a few, and dropped by to check out various japanese restaurant/bars that had a private room, known as a tatami room. Pretty fun process to be honest πŸ˜‰

Here’s what I had found, with bits of story behind the process, which hopefully will be helpful to you should you want to host a private get-together in a tatami room.

a) YURAKU – Asiana HotelΒ 

This was my first pick, as we have been there so many times for karaoke and have always had a great time πŸ˜‰

They are however, really slack with emails, so I don’t suggest you email them here at all if you need anything Β – just give them a call.Β 

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Yuraku tatami rooms – photo taken by us in September 2013

We were somewhat offended when asked, to give the nationality of all the guests attending the function. Not too sure what that has anything to do with dining in a japanese restaurant. It could have been just a honest question related to food preference, but even when given the chance to explain, they did not bother to defend themselves. The girls were put off, I was put off. Evidently did not end up having the hens do here.

They have however, a real mean karaoke set-up. Go check it out. Check their facebook page for current deals.

b) HANABI – Asiana HotelΒ 

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Photo not mine – taken from Google

Cheers to twitter-mate @scottymar22 for the suggestion, Hanabi is another japanese restaurant in Asiana Hotel. We’ve been there for their Asiana Grand Buffet Evening Brunch before – pretty cheap at 249AED inclusive of drinks (no need vouchers, woo hoo!).

Check their facebook page for updates in prices/deals.

c) TOMO – Raffles Hotel

The private rooms in Tomo are technically not tatami rooms but I’m gonna include it here anyways, cause it’s beautiful πŸ˜‰

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Tomo Private Room
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Would be beautiful at night, isn’t it?

More suitable for a civilised get-together πŸ˜‰ I’ve been there for lunch and they do great ramens (with pork!).

50% off drinks during happy hour 5-7pm. Next door to my work and I’ve yet to go there for that. What am I doing! Click here for updates on deals.

d) MIYAKO – Hyatt RegencyΒ 

I’ve never been to Hyatt Regency, and will definitely go by sometime to check it out πŸ˜‰ Will update this post as soon as I find out what deals they offer.

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Photo given from Miyako (Not taken by myself)
Miyako private tatami room
Photo given by Miyako (not taken by myself)

e) MINATO – Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek

Another, that I’ve never been to πŸ™‚ Gotta say they were really helpful in getting back to me with all the details at the time, thanks for that. Apologies we didn’t end up going there, however, definitely on our to-do list.

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Photo given by Minato (not taken by myself)

f) KIKU – Le Meridien Airport Road

Unfortunately Kiku was booked out on the date that we wanted. Again, another restaurant that we’ve never been to. Add to list πŸ™‚

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Photo taken off their website

Β g) ZUMA – DIFC

I probably should be embarrassed that I’ve never ever been to Zuma. Or any of the restaurants in DIFC for the matter. They did call me back during my hunt, to advice that they do have private rooms, with one side of clear glass overlooking the restaurant below. Appreciate their call. Definitely will come by sometime to check out Zuma properly πŸ™‚

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Zuma Private Rooms – Photo given by Zuma

h) IZAKAYA – JW Marriott Marquis

We’ve dined there once before, and it really is one of those quirky restaurants with staff in Harajuku outfits/make-up. The only reason we didn’t go with Izakaya was just because their tatami rooms had two in one, so we wouldn’t be able to have it all to ourselves. Next time round ay πŸ˜‰

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Photo given by Izakaya

i) OKKU – H HotelΒ 

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Okku tatami rooms
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On my way in….. πŸ˜‰

And the winner, put your hands together for, O-k-k-u, Okku! πŸ˜€ We ended up in Okku, and glad that we did. Comfortably seating 10-12 people, great food, great vibe πŸ˜‰


6 thoughts on “Tatami Rooms in Dubai

    1. That’s nice to know! For the karaoke rooms is it still 100aed an hour for the room? And ala carte for food and drinks? It’ll be nice if you guys brought back the set menu offer that we used to go regularly for πŸ™‚ The evening brunch price is that for food and drinks inclusive?

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      1. Yes its still 100dhs per hour to rent the karaoke rooms. Food is a la carte and drinks also. The evening brunch yes is inclusive of food and drinks and this is starting from next weekend on both Thursday and Friday evenings. The rooms have been done up in the karaoke and the place is looking great. Hope you can try it out πŸ™‚

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