ABU DHABI: Sunset Hospitality Group (SHG) announced yet another major milestone with the opening of a new SUSHISAMBA restaurant, in collaboration with Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers.
Founded 12 years ago and with presence in 16 countries, SHG owns and operates more than 50 venues through its diversified hospitality lifestyle brands; including hotels & resorts, restaurants, beach clubs, and more. Bringing the acclaimed hotspot to Abu Dhabi is a natural expansion for SHG, signifying the Group’s rapidly expanding portfolio and culinary innovation.
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Inspired by the cultures and cuisines of Japan, Brazil and Peru, SUSHISAMBA has already built up a legion of fans across the world, including London, Las Vegas and Dubai. In 2021, SHG brought SUSHISAMBA to the Palm Tower, Dubai, for its UAE debut, and after successful operations, SUSHISAMBA Abu Dhabi is set to arrive onto the capital’s culinary scene by April 2024.
Celebrating Japan, Brazil, and Peru, SUSHISAMBA is born from the unique energy and bold spirit of these three distinct and fascinating cultures. Built on an enticing mix of history and pure imagination, SUSHISAMBA honours the stories of the Japanese travellers who emigrated to Peru and Brazil in the early 20th century.
Found on the Podium 1 of Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, SUSHISAMBA Abu Dhabi is designed by Lazaro Rosa Violan, a Spain-based design studio. The venue will span across two floors. On the first floor, guests will find a restaurant and a terrace, while a second floor will house a private dining room, bar, an infamous SAMBAROOM and a terrace offering a beautiful view of the Arabian Sea. The interior will be welcoming and intriguing while combining Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian influencers together.
Encouraging guests to unwind, enjoy life and celebrate with friends and loved ones, the contemporary dishes are presented with artistic flair and a touch of tasteful theatrics. Led by Culinary Director Kyung Soo Moon, SUSHISAMBA’s eclectic menu is crafted with impeccable skill and premium ingredients, with many products sourced directly from Japan and Latin America.
Spanning everything from traditional Japanese tempura and sushi, to Peruvian anticuchos and seviche, each delicate yet satisfying dish is meant to be shared and appreciated with loved ones. Packed with incredible spices, wonderful aromas and creative contrasting flavours, food connoisseurs are treated to signature dishes such as most popular Chilean Seabass anticuchos made with white miso and chives, Asevichado roll, ultimate sushi and sashimi platter featuring signature rolls, everyone’s favourite Black Cod, Sea Bream Seviche with green chilli, coriander and cancha corn, and Japanese doughnuts just to mention a few.
The ideal place for guests to let their hair down, celebrate special occasions or simply gather and catch up with friends, the magnificent beverage menu spans bespoke concoctions such as SAMBA Negroni, SAMBA Melon Sour, Signature Caipirinha, all crafted by the team of expert mixologists.
A fully immersive, 360-degree experience, SUSHISAMBA’s upbeat vibe is maintained throughout the week with show stopping live entertainment from incredible samba dancers, DJs and musicians.
“We take immense pride in the announcement of SUSHISAMBA’s opening in Abu Dhabi, which symbolises a remarkable achievement in the ongoing growth and expansion journey of Sunset Hospitality Group. The opening of SUSHISAMBA Abu Dhabi is a testament to our dedication to delivering extraordinary experiences and innovative culinary offerings to our global audience,” Antonio Gonzalez, Chairman and Group CEO of Sunset Hospitality Group.