The Mayfair export will arrive in Saudi Arabia in 2023.
Between its resident DJs, opulent interiors, artworks by the likes of Damien Hirst and Frank Gehry, and a diverse menu inspired by the seas of Asia, Sexy Fish has won rave reviews since its debut in 2015. The trendy restaurant and bar currently runs two restaurants – one in London and another in Miami – and is gearing up for its third venue in the Saudi capital.
As part of a joint venture with Cool Inc, combining the local entrepreneurial spirit with an affluent global skillset to provide consumer-centric experiences, Sexy Fish will make its grand foray into the Middle Eastern market in 2023. The celebrity hotspot is expected to reside in the upscale Via Riyadh neighbourhood and echo the hedonistic surrounds of the London and Miami outposts, where Chef Director Bjoern Weissgerber serves a diverse menu of sushi, sashimi, seafood, fish, and meat cooked on a robata grill inspired by the seas of Asia, with a focus on Japan.
“Sexy Fish is long established as one of Mayfair’s most vibrant hotspots, serving the best of Asian cuisine, and the glamour and opulence of the brand blends perfectly with Riyadh,” said Sinan Al Saady, Founder & Group CEO of Cool Inc. “We are very excited to have this highly coveted dining concept as part of our portfolio of leading F&B experiences and we cannot wait for Saudi’s discerning diners to be able to try it for themselves.”
Sexy Fish Riyadh will be the perfect mix of decadent food, innovative beverages, and brilliant entertainment from lunch through dinner and beyond, with the menu complemented by the restaurant’s resident DJs to take guests through the later hours.
“Riyadh is an energetic and diverse city with a cosmopolitan culture, making it a perfect match for Sexy Fish,” said Richard Caring, owner of Caprice Holdings. “We saw a great opportunity to bring the outstanding cuisine, entertainment and lively dining experiences Sexy Fish offers to the Middle East, and the buzzing, upmarket neighbourhood of Via Riyadh is the prime location for this exciting opening.”
The Riyadh outpost will retain the signature dishes of the original Sexy Fish, such as duck salad, vegetarian sushi, smoked tuna belly, crispy eringi mushroom, black cod, and king crab, with the addition of new dishes and seasonally inspired flavours overseen by Weissgerber. The new venue will include counter seating at the cherry-red lava stone bar as well as an outdoor dining area accented with greenery.