The Internationally Renowned sbe Concept Debuts at Leading Luxury Resort

Katsuya's Ninth Location Opens Its Doors In Dubai

Katsuya, the internationally acclaimed restaurant from sbe's Disruptive Restaurant Group, unveils its highly-anticipated Dubai location, housed within the luxurious waterfront resort Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah. Katsuya Dubai is the ninth location in an expanding worldwide portfolio that includes Los Angeles, Las Vegas, South Beach, and Kuwait. Providing a world-renowned modern take on Japanese classics, as envisioned by Master Chef Katsuya Uechi, and widely regarded for its sleek design from visionary Philippe Starck, Katsuya delivers an original experience, exemplifying and adding to Dubai's vibrant and unrivaled dining scene.

"We're proud of Katsuya's longevity as a brand and our ability to enhance our portfolio on an international scale," states Sam Nazarian, Founder and CEO of leading hospitality group sbe. "With the success of the Katsuya openings in Kuwait at Avenues Mall and Arabella, it was a natural decision to continue to grow our footprint in the Middle East. We're excited to enter Dubai's influential dining scene with a strategic partner like M.H. Alshaya Co."

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This is the ninth Katsuya location to open globally with 13 more in the pipeline by 2020 – over half of which will be opened in the Middle East in partnership with M.H. Alshaya Co.

Accentuating Chef Uechi's expertise, Katsuya skillfully translates Japanese flavors for an international palate with a menu that features more than 100 selections. Guests can enjoy specialty and traditional sushi rolls, sashimi platters, robata grills, omakase and prix fixe menus. With four master kitchens, including the Sushi Kitchen, the Hot Kitchen, the Robata Grill, and the Liquid Kitchen, Katsuya is a culinary journey through the senses of sight, sound, smell, and taste.

Chef Uechi's signature dishes include Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna; Baked Crab Hand Rolls; Edamame Hummus; Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno; Spicy Albacore Sashimi with Crispy Onion; Creamy Rock Shrimp; Miso-Marinated Black Cod; Salmon Lemon Roll; Braised Short Rib; Wagyu Filet with Foie Gras, and Lobster Dynamite.

Designed to be paired with food, Katsuya offers a handcrafted cocktail program and extensive sake menu choices such as, Katsuya Fresh with Absolut Vodka, Horin Junmai Daiginjo, hand crushed English Cucumbers and freshly squeezed lime juice; Vitamin A with Jimador Blanco Tequila, hand-pressed lime and acai berry juice; Watermelon Cucumber Mojito with Bacardi Rum, crushed seedless watermelon, English cucumbers, fresh mint and freshly squeezed lime juice; White Grapefruit Cosmopolitan with Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Vodka, Cointreau, freshly squeezed lime and white cranberry juice, and Yuzu Blossom with Bacardi Rum, pineapple, yuzu, lychee and cranberry juice.

Since Katsuya's inception in 2006, the interiors have remained a modern space. Starck's minimalist yet bold, simple yet graphic design creates a comfortable and sophisticated restaurant with intriguing details, suitable for an array of dining experiences. Katsuya Dubai features a large, family-style dining area with polished white tables and warm inviting couches, while the walls are adorned with oversized backlit photographs of colorful, futuristic Samurai helmets, bringing a touch of artistic glamour. Guests can enjoy both indoor seating, including the sushi bar, and outdoor seating, which is adjacent to the one-of-a-kind Turtle Lagoon.

Katsuya is located at the Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah and is open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. For more information, please visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com or call +971 4 419 0676. Follow on Instagram and Facebook at @katsuyabysbe.

ABOUT KATSUYA:

sbe's Katsuya is the dream of Sam Nazarian to pair Master Chef Katsuya Uechi's fresh, modern take on Japanese classics with design icon Philippe Starck's sleek and sultry interiors. With more than nine locations worldwide, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, South Beach, and Kuwait, Katsuya's trademark award winning cuisine and bold design has created an international empire. Using only the freshest ingredients, Chef Katsuya Uechi crafts dishes with a modern twist and elegance, paired with signature cocktails and an extensive sake list.

ABOUT Disruptive Restaurant Group:

Disruptive Restaurant Group is the leading restaurant company devoted to the development of visionary concepts and award-winning culinary experiences. A subsidiary of leading lifestyle hospitality company, sbe, Disruptive Restaurant Group incubates and operates globally renowned culinary brands. The company's critically-acclaimed restaurants include Katsuya, Cleo, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Hyde Kitchen + Cocktails, Umami, Fi'lia, and K Ramen. Burger. Beer. For more details, please visit sbe.com/restaurants.

ABOUT sbe:

Established in 2002 by Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately-held, leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is devoted to creating extraordinary experiences throughout its proprietary brands with a commitment to authenticity, sophistication, mastery and innovation. Following the acquisition of Morgans Hotel Group, the pioneer of boutique lifestyle hotels, sbe has an unparalleled global portfolio featuring 23 world-class lifestyle hotel properties in 9 attractive gateway markets and more than 136 global world-renowned hotel, entertainment and food & beverage outlets. The company is uniquely positioned to offer a complete lifestyle experience - from nightlife, food & beverage and entertainment to hotels and residences, and through its innovative customer loyalty and rewards program, The Code, as well as its award-winning international real estate development subsidiary, Dakota Development - all of which solidify sbe as the preeminent leader across hospitality. sbe will continue its expansion with 13 hotel properties opening in the next two years (some with residences), including SLS Baha Mar, SLS Seattle, Mondrian Doha and Mondrian Dubai. The company's established and upcoming hotel brands include SLS Hotel & Residences, Delano, Mondrian, Redbury, Hyde Hotel & Residences, Clift, Hudson, Morgans, Royalton, Sanderson and St Martins Lane. In addition, sbe has the following internationally acclaimed restaurants and lounges: Katsuya, Cleo, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz, Umami Burger, Hyde Lounge and Skybar.

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