Located at Waldorf Astoria Lusail, the acclaimed restaurant’s newest outpost boasts the brand’s first beach club.
With SUSHISAMBA Dubai’s location on the 51st floor of Palm Tower (and the panoramic views of Palm Jumeirah’s coastline that ensue), we thought the brand’s first Middle Eastern outpost was special — until now. Turns out, its second branch is even more exciting.
Taking up residence at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Lusail in Qatar, SUSHISAMBA Doha has debuted its signature restaurant alongside the brand’s very first beach club.
The newest location presents a stunning dining room and an outdoor terrace extending into a showstopping private beach club, the first of its kind. Anchored by custom Brazilian-inspired terrazzo flooring, these seamlessly interconnected spaces create a highly discoverable destination for cuisine, music and design from day to night. Imagined by architectural firm ICRAVE, the 7,000-square-foot restaurant transports guests to a dream-like escape, taking inspiration from SUSHISAMBA’s iconic orange tree in an entirely new way.
Three-dimensional, perforated metal petals rise to the ceiling to create a theatrical canopy effect through which a myriad of LED pixel lights shine. This precise lighting simulates the subtle movements of a natural tree canopy throughout the space, mimicking the sun as it transitions from dawn to dusk. The result? An immersive spectacle of light and shadows, and an artistic reminder of our oneness with nature.
Inside the glass-wrapped dining room, warm tones of champagne and orange and wooden finishes play in contrast with sleek, metal curves inspired by the brand’s heritage cultures of Japan and Brazil. The open kitchen and sushi counter celebrate SUSHISAMBA’s signature energy and culinary flair, while the impressive wooden cocktail bar serves as a central beacon, activating the energy of the room with refreshing beverages and signature creations. Inviting lantern-like cabanas serve as semi-private dining spaces, providing intimacy while remaining open to the restaurant’s lively vibe.
Outside, guests enjoy an air-conditioned terrace set amidst lush, tropical landscaping, and the tranquillity of cascading pools tiled with Copacabana-inspired mosaics. And naturally, luxury abounds at SUSHISAMBA’s very first private beach club, a veritable oasis spanning 25,000 square feet. Set against the glistening Arabian Gulf, it features elaborate stonework, multi-level terraces through hidden passages, and seductive poolside/seaside cabanas inspired by Japan’s historical light festivals.
Showcasing the brand’s revered culinary creativity – an eloquent blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine – the SUSHISAMBA Doha menu presents exciting new features alongside acclaimed signatures such as vibrant ‘seviches’ and fiery, flavourful robata specialities. Two new dishes have been created especially for Doha, including the Robata Seviche Mixto (a memorable collision of smoky, Japanese charcoal-grilled seafood with bright acidity and classic leche de tigre) and Samba Doha Maki (the location’s premium speciality roll).
Meanwhile, SUSHISAMBA Doha’s robata section – among the brand’s largest to date – showcases seafood, vegetables and meats cooked over binchotan in the Josper charcoal oven or on the grill. All-new additions for this location also include entranha and picanha cuts. Even the dessert programme, featuring sweet delights ranging from the brand’s legendary Chocolate Banana Cake to unique explorations of Japanese flavours (like the Lemon & Yuzu Pie with crispy ginger meringue) utilise the robata to pair charcoal-fired fruits with delicate sweetness, as in the Usugiri Roasted Pineapple with coriander sorbet.
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