SushiSamba, the biggest eatery in Dubai, has established a branch in Doha. The acclaimed Peruvian-Japanese restaurant with a beach club debuts in the nation’s capital just in time for the Qatar World Cup 2022. One of the few premier F&B establishments inside the five-star hotel’s Waldorf Astoria Lusail is the new restaurant. The air-conditioned outdoor patio, which is surrounded by tropical landscaping and mosaics inspired by the Copacabana, is further enhanced by the open kitchen, cocktail bar, and sushi counter. The location promises to “change” in the nights with the addition of the beach club. Gyozas, tempura, salads, a fresh ceviche buffet, a substantial robata selection, rolls, sushi, and an extensive beverage menu are all included in the menu.
The Extravaganza of Light
SushiSamba is situated in Qatar’s Entertainment City, within the brand-new Waldorf Astoria Lusail, on the glittering Gulf shoreline. The first Beach Club and the brand’s distinctive restaurant will be located in Doha. The facility is a show of light with a stunning day-to-night metamorphosis, transporting guests to a surreal getaway. Custom Brazilian-inspired terrazzo flooring supports the room, while tree-like, three-dimensional perforated walls, and ceiling petals immerse guests in the area with dramatic patterns. While the air-conditioned outdoor terrace is a seductive haven offering SUSHISAMBA Doha guests a highly discoverable experience in food, music, and design, it is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and cascading mosaics inspired by the Copacabana.
Delicious Food to offer
There is something for every palette, from the Japanese tempura and sushi to the Brazilian churrasco and moqueca to the Peruvian anticuchos and seviches. Brilliantly roasted and flavorful meats, vegetables, and seafood are served by the open kitchen and flaming robata grill, and SushiSamba‘s innovative small plate style of serving promotes a shared eating experience.
Variety of Restaurants
SushiSamba also joins Scarpetta, a modern Italian dining concept operated by New York‘s LDV Hospitality, elsewhere in the Waldorf Astoria. The brasserie Bywater, the poolside restaurant Praia, the health-conscious Wyld Erth, and The Highmore, which strives to be one of Qatar’s most prestigious institutions and is modeled after a members-only London club, are additional dining and drinking alternatives.
The centerpiece bar and lounge inside offer a welcoming yet exclusive setting. The bar is tucked beneath a spectacular backlit ceiling constructed of laser-cut perforated panels with a tree pattern, designed as an abstracted tree canopy. The lights are pixel-controlled and color-tunable, allowing waves of light to flow over the ceiling, simulating sitting beneath a rustling canopy of trees. The outdoor bar and day club are tucked within the scenery. They change during the day from an elevated lounge to a lively and transformational environment. Lighting from plants and glowing floor fixtures frames the private moments in the larger landscape. The verdant surroundings provide an extra feeling of energy thanks to the cascading ponds. The distinction between inside and outdoor eating is muddled throughout by lantern-like cabanas wrapped in a rope that was influenced by traditional Japanese methods. Brazilian paver-inspired flooring patterns give the desert surroundings a tropical feel.
Designed by an award-winning firm
ICRAVE is an award-winning architectural firm driven by over two decades of expertise, that transforms ideas into experiences that function in today’s world while also laying the groundwork for tomorrow’s. They are strategic partners who turn the latest insights in business, technology, and human motivation into an innovative experience that positions your brand for tomorrow. From the physical to the digital realm, they reimagine new ways for your clients to connect with your brand. ICRAVE’s elegant, opulent interpretation of the restaurant’s beachside surroundings is supported by organic features and fixtures, and the combination of natural materials and metallic finishes gives the space a feeling of continuity with SushiSamba‘s other locations across the world. The newest Middle Eastern location of the restaurant, SushiSamba Lusail, marks ICRAVE’s fourth partnership with the eating establishment. ICRAVE previously worked on the SushiSamba Las Vegas restoration and the design of the brand-new SushiSamba Dubai, which will open in November.
Operator of SushiSamba expands globally
In other developments, Goldman Sachs recently invested US$35 million in Sunset Hospitality Group, the company that runs SushiSamba Dubai, to support its global expansion. The Chinese restaurant Mott 32, which was founded in Hong Kong, ATTIKO, which will open on the rooftop of W Mina Seyahi, and Signor Sassi, an Italian eatery from London, will all be opening this year. Signor Sassi will be located in the St. Regis The Palm. By the end of 2023, the firm hopes to have a footprint in approximately 14 countries.