YUGEN – JAPANESE | MEXICAN FUSION

Yugen is a conceptual restaurant offering Contemporary Fusion Cuisines using gastronomic experimentation. Prepare yourself for a surreal journey inspired from surrealism and altered perceptions, as Yugen tells their story through a culinary journey using food and art โœจ

East meets West on your plate

In an international hub like Dubai, it’s no surprise that fusion cuisine is in high demand with restaurants mixing and matching cultures on menus that are as individual as each eatery. The menu at YUGEN is divided into ACTS, each Act contains dishes with distinctive texture & taste. It is basically a fusion of many cuisines, from Japanese to Mexican food, also with a dash of Saudi and Indian cuisines. We were invited to try their menu and to be honest since our tasting we couldnโ€™t stop adoring this place of its welcoming staff, impeccable service, exquisite ambiance and the tasteful dรฉcor. Itโ€™s a popular place among Emiratis and is loved and recommended by many.

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The Art & Food at YUGEN, including surreal frames, 3D sculptures, installation and music, are in part about creating a sensory experience. Food has the ability to appeal to all of our sensesโ€”a combination of colors, textures, aromas and tastes from the making of a meal, to the selection and alteration of those elements is ingenious. When an artistic, sensual form expresses and inspires multiple interpretations, it is Art.

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โ€œLike a painterโ€™s pallet.โ€ I always believe that the dinerโ€™s experience is heavily tied to what they see on the plate. The visual presentation actually changes the restaurant-goersโ€™ opinions of the taste of the food.

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ACT1 ๐Ÿ˜ป The menu at @Yugen.ae is divided into ACTS, each Act contains dishes with distinctive texture & taste. That's the first chapter of our surreal culinary experience of some delectable starters๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป ___________________________________________________________ Follow snapchat for more updates ๐Ÿ‘ปkomalshami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ________________________________________________________________ #DXBMuncher #Eatoutdxb #Dxbreakfasts #Tastedubai #UAEfoodie #Dubaifoodie #DubaiBestEats #DubaiInfluencer #UAEInfluencer #DubaiBlogger #DubaiFoodBlogger #UaeBlogger #FoodiesDubai #FoodReviewer #Zomato #Foodforthought #Foodporn #FoodPhotography #F52grams #InstaDubai #Instagood #Foodstagram #Foogasm #MyDubai #IgersDubai

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โ€œWe eat with our eyes firstโ€. A restaurant’s experience should be more than just the smell and taste of food; diners expect a visual feast when they go out to eat. Yugen is your go to place for a culinary experience that you shall want to repeat. The exterior of this place is sleek and modern but as soon as you enter, the interior of this eatery leaves you flabbergasted. Our dining experience was on solid wooden swings and above our table we had a lower body of horse coming out of the ceiling. How surreal can it get?! Everything we share with you has a story and every story has a moment we love to share with you guys. Letโ€™s begin!

We started off with the first chapter of our surreal culinary experience by some scrumptious starters.

ACT 1 – FUSION STARTERS

  • Under the Mexican Sun AED 49 โ€“ Paratha Beef Tacos. This dish was a picture-perfect fusion. Instead of a tortilla chef used a paratha , almost like a scallion pancake. The tender beef pieces were wrapped in a fluffy paratha drenched in delicious, juicy, & succulent cheese and dynamite sauce, topped with herbs. This palatable dish is all in one.
  • Rock Shrimp Tempura AED 55 โ€“ Classic crispy shrimp tempura with chilli honey dressing is a perfect spicy appetizer to begin with.

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  • Corn On The Cob AED 29 โ€“ Juicy Mexican style corn on the cob is a divine appetizing addition to any meal. The most delicious thing weโ€™ve tried in corn is the saucy grilled corn, drenched in Mexican paprika gravy with cheddar dip & herb bouquet. To me, itโ€™s the best way to get a taste of summer. Glorious drippy, fat- smothered summer, loaded with goodness!!!
  • Sliders AED 35 โ€“ There has been a new consensus in the sliders community since last year; potato buns are in and old school buns are out. Fried chicken slider is a merrymaking of soft potato bun with fresh lettuce, grilled onion, tomato and cheese dripping with some sauce. Itโ€™s just in right size (may be small but you can eat a lot of them, burp!!).
  • Dynamite Truffle Fries AED 39 – with black truffle shavings. Heap of French fries may be the most magical food in the universe especially the one loaded-up dynamite sauce. Theyโ€™re somehow simultaneously light and airy and richly flavored, so you eat one of these thin cut fry-mountains yourself all alone. Heck, you donโ€™t even really need the ketchup with it.

We recommend all the starters above. Literally each and every one of them was lip smacking good. But delectable Paratha Beef tacos and Corn on the Cob were the ultimate!!! Highly recommend these two. The plating was on point; the tastes, colors and texture were seamlessly balanced. A good meal soothes the soul as it rejuvenates the body. ย Adding just a little more color made the plate more enticing and the chef had done an outstanding job with every single dish.

ACT II & III โ€“ MAINS

  • Fusion Lovers Sushi AED 57 – Crispy prawn, scallion, avocado, sriracha sauce, teriyaki glaze and Japanese seven spice. This sushi had so many flavors. It was like having revelry in your mouth. Crunchy, creamy, chewy, briny, sweet and tangy. Itโ€™s addicting!!

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  • Black Pasta AED 91 โ€“ โ€œLife is a combination of magic and pastaโ€. This trending pasta is a MUST. Black Pasta with yugen romesco sauce. What is it about this pasta that makes it a chef and customers favorite? Is it the dramatic color or the briny flavor of the pasta itself?! Well if you have been searching for this Pasta then your wait is over. It just sounds exotic so I ordered it and seriously loved it. The black color is basically out of squid or cuttlefish ink. Incase you are curious about the inky pasta the truth is that itโ€™s a lot more added color than flavor. The taste is savory and delicate, the marine flavor the ink imparts makes it especially good in summer with yugenโ€™s hot spicy sauce, tossed with chicken or seafood. DIVINE !!!

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Black Pasta with yugen romesco sauce @yugen.ae ๐Ÿ’ฏThis trending pasta is a MUST๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป |AED 91| What is it about this pasta that makes it such a chef and customer's favourite? Is it the dramatic colour or is it the briny flavor of the pasta itself?! Head over to @Yugen.ae to find it out yourself ๐Ÿ˜Š ___________________________________________________________ Follow snapchat for more updates ๐Ÿ‘ปkomalshami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ________________________________________________________________ #DXBMuncher #Eatoutdxb #Dxbreakfasts #Tastedubai #UAEfoodie #Dubaifoodie #DubaiBestEats #DubaiInfluencer #UAEInfluencer #DubaiBlogger #DubaiFoodBlogger #UaeBlogger #FoodiesDubai #FoodReviewer #Zomato #Foodforthought #Foodporn #FoodPhotography #F52grams #InstaDubai #Instagood #Foodstagram #Foogasm #MyDubai #IgersDubai

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The Chef had some elements of surprise for the final Act. The desserts were a work of art, impeccably balanced between taste and aesthetics. To seal the deal we tried their desserts.

ACT IV โ€“ Desserts

ย Chocolate Fondant AED 68 โ€“ Blown away by the yummy rich and decadent chocolate lava filled cake served with vanilla ice cream. The cake was soft, gooey and served hot. The vanilla ice cream enhanced the taste and was a great accompaniment.

Oreo Churros Infused with Nutella AED 45 – A chocolate loverโ€™s dream of crispy chocolaty warm Oreo Churros covered in sugar. These churros offer an instant sense of glee, served in a white chocolate cup with raspberry, blueberries, passion fruit and sugar candy. Pure Bliss!! (: The flavors and aesthetics were seamlessly composed.

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Oreo Churros infused with Nutella ๐Ÿซ They were served in a white chocolate cup, with raspberry, blueberry, passion fruit and sugar candy ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ˜ป Super excited for today's Iftar @yugen.ae โค๏ธ Stay tuned for some more yummy goodness coming your way tonightโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป ___________________________________________________________ Follow snapchat for more updates ๐Ÿ‘ปkomalshami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ________________________________________________________________ #DXBMuncher #Eatoutdxb #Dxbreakfasts #Tastedubai #UAEfoodie #Dubaifoodie #DubaiBestEats #DubaiInfluencer #UAEInfluencer #DubaiBlogger #DubaiFoodBlogger #UaeBlogger #FoodiesDubai #FoodReviewer #Zomato #Foodforthought #Foodporn #FoodPhotography #F52grams #InstaDubai #Instagood #Foodstagram #Foogasm #MyDubai #IgersDubai

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ย ACT V – Beverages

Yellow Submarine & Ichigo Crush Mocktails AED 25 & AED 27 โ€“ We ordered some exhilarating mocktails to quench our thirst. ย Both were very refreshing and had exciting blend of flavors. We also tried their Iced Latte AED 19 – with a single shot of espresso. It was perfect, loved it.

YUGEN is our new favorite eatery in town and we highly recommend this place. The interior was as good as the food. Found another gem that deserves 5/5 on our list.

Our Iftar Experience at Yugen โค

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Last few days to try and indulge @yugen.ae Iftar. The Special Ala Carte Iftar Menu lasts till the end of Ramadanโฃ๏ธMust try the heavenly Sticky Date Pudding and Tori Gama Maki – Chicken Katsu Sushi ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป ___________________________________________________________ Follow snapchat for more updates ๐Ÿ‘ปkomalshami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ________________________________________________________________ #DXBMuncher #Eatoutdxb #Dxbreakfasts #Tastedubai #UAEfoodie #Dubaifoodie #DubaiBestEats #DubaiInfluencer #UAEInfluencer #DubaiBlogger #DubaiFoodBlogger #UaeBlogger #FoodiesDubai #FoodReviewer #Zomato #Foodforthought #Foodporn #FoodPhotography #F52grams #InstaDubai #Instagood #Foodstagram #Foogasm #MyDubai #IgersDubai #ramadanwithdxbmuncher

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Out of all the delish food we tried @Yugen.ae's Iftar yesterday, this Sticky Date Pudding was to die for. It was so good that we literally licked the plate ๐Ÿฎ The melt-in-your-mouth pudding is a true comfort food ๐Ÿ˜ป It's a warm, gooey cake that even my picky, dessert loving hubster absolutely adored itโฃ๏ธ#RAMADANWITHDXBMUNCHER Highly Recommended โœ…โœ…โœ… Check Insta story for our yesterday's Iftar experience โ˜บ๏ธ ___________________________________________________________ Follow snapchat for more updates ๐Ÿ‘ปkomalshami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ________________________________________________________________ #DXBMuncher #Eatoutdxb #Dxbreakfasts #Tastedubai #UAEfoodie #Dubaifoodie #DubaiBestEats #DubaiInfluencer #UAEInfluencer #DubaiBlogger #DubaiFoodBlogger #UaeBlogger #FoodiesDubai #FoodReviewer #Zomato #Foodforthought #Foodporn #FoodPhotography #F52grams #InstaDubai #Instagood #Foodstagram #Foogasm #MyDubai #IgersDubai

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Location: Opposite Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai

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