It’s only got 28 seats, and Sheikh Hamdan sat in one of them.

You really can’t get better than this in terms of a restaurant recommendation. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has dined at a small scale, super authentic Japanese restaurant in Dubai, and from the looks of things, had a great time.

The Crown Prince of Dubai ate in at Kohantei in Dubai Opera late last week, and shared a few moments from his meal on his Instagram story.

Sheikh Hamdan: The ultimate animal whisperer
‘A friend of a lifetime’: Sheikh Hamdan’s stirring tribute to his late brother

Kohantei, which opened in October, is all about the traditional Japanese dining experience. A six-course meal will set you back Dhs350, and when What’s On visited, they found fresh, balanced flavours, and an experience that was as cultural as it was culinary.

It’s a traditional setting, and that means shoes off, low tables, and tatami mats.

Here’s the footage Sheikh Hamdan posted:

A post shared by Fazza (@ggfaz3) on

It’s unlike anything else you’ll find in Dubai, we hear, so it’s not surprising that the Crown Prince decided to check it out. He’s not one to shy away from a unique experience.

While it’s not clear how many people saw that Instagram story, we’re thinking it would have been a fair few. Sheikh Hamdan recently cracked the six million follower mark.

He’s got a bit of catching up to do before he beats beauty entrepreneur Huda Kattan, who has over 23 million followers, but it’s not a bad effort.

Of course, Instagram isn’t the only social network where Sheikh Hamdan has some sway. Last week, he was named one of LinkedIn’s top influencers, alongside Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Arianna Huffington.

He’s definitely one of the UAE’s big names, both online and off.

– For more about Dubai’s lifestyle, news and fashion scene straight to your newsfeed, follow us on Facebook

Images: Instagram