Hōseki, in the Bulgari Resort, seats just nine people.

Is it just us, or is super-luxe Japanese cuisine having a bit of a moment right now? First there was HH Sheikh Hamdan-approved Kohantei, in Dubai Opera, then Iron Chef Morimoto came to town, and now, Bvlgari Resorts Dubai is home to a super-luxe Japanese restaurant called Hōseki.

They say three makes a trend, so we’re right on schedule there.

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This latest opening boasts skyline views, minimal interiors, and also minimal seating. There’s room for just nine people at Chef Masahiro Sugiyama’s table, though Hōseki also includes a 12-seat private dining room.

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The restaurant’s signature is its Omakase experience, which means ‘I leave it you.’ Here, you’ll get a two-hour experience designed by Chef Sugiyama according to your preferences and what’s in season. Lush.

Whether you’re going all-in to impress a loved one, or catching up with some foodie friends, you’ll need to book ahead. Hōseki doesn’t take walk-ins.

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Chef Sugiyama is in the sixth generation of sushi chefs in his family, so you know you’re in safe hands. Ingredients will be brought in fresh from Japan directly.

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Hōseki joins Il Ristorante by Niko Romito, Il Cafe, La Spiaggia, and the Yacht Club Restaurant on the Bulgari Resort manmade island off the coast of Jumeirah 1 and 2. The resort, Dubai’s most expensive, opened in December last year.

“You can count on the fact that they [the hotel rates] will be by far the highest in the market,” Bulgari’s executive vice president Silvio Ursini told Gulf Business at the time.

“We think the facilities here, the beach and vicinity will justify that, but also the size of the rooms.”

Looks like this new dining option will be in keeping with those surrounds.

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