Clay Dubai

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Clay Dubai

Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine, hailing from Bahrain, lands in Dubai

Joining Dubai’s buzzing restaurant scene from Manama in Bahrain, fusion restaurant Clay has just opened its doors at Bluewaters Island.

This addition to Dubai’s dining scene will showcase ‘Nikkei’ culinary offerings – a special Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine.


Similar concepts have already proven to be tried and true in Dubai with the likes of London import, SushiSamba being a sell-out success since it rolled into town in November 2021.

Clay’s namesake is derived from the traditional clay food pots in Peruvian fires.

Peruvian head chef at Clay Jolbi Huacho said: “With every taste and texture, Clay tells a story of travel and discovery. Clay Dubai is one more opportunity for us to share the incredible cuisine that is Nikkei, and the magical experience that is Clay.”

Its open kitchen combines classic ingredients to serve up a selection of nibbles such as a sake taco and katsu sando, ceviches including octopus and sea bream, along with prawn and tofu tempura.

The promising-looking dessert offering comprises a quinoa crumble with cinnamon ice cream and crunchy churros with citrus fudge.

There’s also an omakase menu available from Dhs399.

The new fusion restaurant serves up views of the Palm Jumeirah and of course, Ain Dubai from its balcony.

Clay’s apt interior showcases elements of both cultures with marble, elemental textures and eccentric patterns. There’s also a programme of live music and events to partake in.

If you are a fan of both Japanese and Peruvian cuisine and can’t pick between the two, then why not enjoy both simultaneously at Clay.

Open Sun-Thu, noon-midnight. Fri-Sat, noon-2am. Bluewaters Island, Dubai, (04 422 5600).