Foodies in the capital are no stranger to the culinary charms of Koi Abu Dhabi. A Los Angeles import from the famed West Hollywood district, this chic venue is very much at home on Saadiyat Island. Nestled in The Collection, a lifestyle destination on the island featuring a mix of dining and retail outlets with gorgeous views of Saadiyat Beach, Koi Abu Dhabi makes the most of its location with refined interiors and a relaxed vibe, ideal for laidback Friday dining. With an extensive menu overflowing with signature dishes from Japan, taking it all in one sitting is never enough, which is why, brunch is the perfect excuse to sample a little bit of everything. So book your spot at Koi Abu Dhabi's Koi-Fu Friday Brunch and enjoy exclusive discounts on every package as a MyConcierge member.
Brunch at Koi Abu Dhabi features an à la carte menu offering traditional Japanese dishes presented with modern flair. The feast begins with some steamed edamame for you to snack on before your starters arrive. Take your pick from some light miso soup or a hearty kabocha soup to get started, followed by seaweed salad, calamari salad, hamachi tartare, salmon tiradito and wagyu beef tataki.
The next course will leave sushi lovers wanting more with an assortment of sashimi – salmon, tuna and yellowtail – and maki rolls including fried salmon with pickled vegetables, California roll, shrimp tempura, unagi as well as avocado and cream cheese. This is followed by a few tempura specialities including creamy rock shrimp and onion with ginger and soy.
Thanks to the generous portions and repeat orders for appetisers, when it's time for your next course, you might be left feeling a little too satiated. But the mains are well and truly the star of the show and not something you'd want to miss. Try the miso marinated black cod, roasted baby chicken or curry noodles. The lamb spare ribs are faultless while the wagyu striploin packs plenty of flavour in every bite.
Drawing your meal to a sweet close, desserts are served on a platter featuring sticky toffee pudding, yuzu tart brûlée, matcha tiramisu and vanilla ice cream.