KATSUYA BY STARCK Expands into Dubai

Hollywood Celebrities’ Favourite Restaurant Creates Exciting New Dimension In Fine Dining

UAE, 10 December, 2013: Straight from L.A, Dubai's newest dining destination, Katsuya by Starck, makes its stylish entrance in the UAE this week in the heart of The Dubai Mall. Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya by Starck is one of the hottest dining brands in the US.

Combining the finest of traditional and modern Japanese cuisine, Katsuya invites guests to embark on a culinary adventure to the East, while surrounded by the masterful creations of design mogul Philippe Starck.  A feast for the senses, guests will be tempted to indulge in a tantalizing selection of the finest Japanese delicacies, while enjoying the exotic flavours of its signature drinks such as the Burning Mandarin. Showcasing a delectable menu, guests can sample Chef Katsuya’s culinary specialities, including signature dishes such as Japanese crispy rice with spicy tuna, delicately cut yellowtail sashimi with Jalapeño and miso-marinated black cod.

With a prime location in The Dubai Mall, the stunning Japanese restaurant boasts breathtaking views of the iconic Dubai Fountain and is set to become a culinary and style destination in downtown Dubai. The interior of the restaurant is authentically designed, combining the use of natural wood and stone, infused with Japanese design elements to create an exquisite and stylish environment.

“Dubai is a globally iconic destination renowned for its uncompromising culture and style, and debuting Katsuya in the Dubai Mall with  Alshaya is something we’re extremely proud to be a part of,” said sbe Founder, Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian.  “Following our successful Middle East launch in Kuwait last month, we’re looking forward to sharing the vibrancy of the Katsuya experience with Dubai’s diverse and discerning community for years to come.”

“We are very pleased to further expand our partnership with sbe to grow the Katsuya brand within the Middle East,” said Mohammed Alshaya, Executive Chairman of M.H. Alshaya Co. “Already established as a dining destination of choice in Kuwait, I am confident that Katsuya will prove equally popular in Dubai.”