The ultra-glamorous Okku restaurant is one of Dubai’s best places for contemporary, upscale Japanese cuisine. Set within the 5-star Monarch Dubai Hotel, Okku attracts a young, beautiful and jet-set crowd within its opulent, modern dining space. The main dining room and the private mezzanine dining space offer a chic setting for Asian-inspired cocktails, top-grade sushi and a range of perfectly-executed modern dishes. Don't miss the California-inspired spicy tuna on crispy rice, or delicacies such as the Wagyu beef tataki served with foie gras. Okku’s team of chefs have been recruited from around the world, many of whom have worked as the private chefs of celebrities. The décor is striking: a 10-meter long tank filled with Japanese jellyfish creates a dramatic backdrop for the bar, along with a partition created with sparkling strings of colorful lights. After dinner, resident DJs imported from Miami transform the dining space into a happening late-night party scene. Okku’s rare sparkling sakes and exclusively stocked Dom Perignon champagnes are the highlights of the drinks menu.