criscrossin

I had my eyes on for Motomachi for quite awhile. A good Japanese restaurant with minimalistic interiors , in one corner of Festival city mall next to the departmental store- Robinson's. Lots of wood work and Japanese signature arts on the wall and bright lights. Staffs are polite as Japanese are and welcoming. The menu is quite good covering all the main items of Japanese cuisine. I went for my favourite Wasabi mayo Prawns @38 dhs as starter, and for the mains opted for Miso Ramen @68 dhs, which came with bean sprouts, marinated egg and chicken breast slices in miso soup with noodles. And the last course was recommended by the server- Cheesecake @18 dhs. The wasabi prawns were cooked well but the wasabi sauce was a tad mellow for my tastes. I prefer those eyes watering types! Hehe. Also I prefer the prawns to be less fried and softer. The Miso Ramen dish was okay- the bean sprouts tasted nice. Not great but well done. The cheesecake was the topper in my book. It had a mild burnt type taste which permeates through in every bite and I looved it. I think the next time I will buy the whole cake @75 dhs to take home and eat it regularly. I was blown away by it. Very nice restaurant with good service. Recommended for people who like Japanese cuisine and who loves experimenting. Ratings- Ambience-4/5. Interiors-4/5. Food quality-4/5. Food presentation-4/5. Food quantity-3.5/5. Miso was huge. Rest was a little less. Service-4/5. Price-4/5.

Motomachi Japanese Restaurant & Patisserie

Dubai Festival City Mall

La Mer, Jumeirah