A brunch is considered one of those life luxuries that you can easily afford.

It is an activity that lets you focus on what is good, and it reminds you that your time is precious and you should use it to bring more joy to your existence. So, if you thought that brunch was just another meal, now you know that it definitely is not.

A lot of people describe brunch as you making the effort to enjoy a moment because you deserve the finer things in life – even on a budget.

It allows you to be with the people who matter to you and it treats you to a spread that was not prepared in haste. Brunch is the perfect setting for quality people and good food to come together to help you launch into a purposeful day, or week.

So, if you live in Abu Dhabi where most people live in a rush, you really should incorporate brunch into your weekly or monthly routine at least.

Brunch will provide you a chance to slow down, rest and luxuriate – things that everybody deserves.

And when it comes to this two-in-one meal, make sure to treat yourself to a Japanese one.


  1. Japanese brunches can be both healthy and indulgent.

You know you are treating yourself to something good if you can easily combine good nutrition and gastronomic satisfaction in one unhurried meal.

Top Japanese cuisine restaurants in Abu Dhabi offer traditional dishes such as grilled fish, rice, miso soup, pickled vegetables, and even natto for brunch.

But that’s not all. They can also have trendy specials like fluffy Japanese pancakes, Japanese Scotch eggs, sandwiches, Spaghetti Napolitan, different coffees, and even “kawaii” bento meals.

Japanese brunches offer a delightful variety.

After a week of mostly fast food and other ready-to-eat meals, it’s nice to be able to indulge in food that’s good for your health as well as dishes truly intended for your enjoyment.

  1. Japanese brunch places offer a lovely ambiance.

Lovely interiors and an overall relaxing ambiance is the common trend among dining establishments that provide brunch, be it a modern-day steakhouse or Japanese fusion restaurant.

However, Japanese brunch places stand out because the Japanese-themed design is focused on creating a space for meaningful “me” time, or a zen, relaxing environment where people can socialize freely and unwind.

When you have brunch at a Japanese restaurant, you will find yourself lingering over the meal for as long as you possibly can. This may be just what you need after a long and demanding week of work and juggling responsibilities.

  1. Japanese brunch typically comes with world-class coffee.

Not a lot of people are aware that the Japanese are considered masters of the “brew.” This is because Japanese folks are actually the biggest consumers of coffee in the world.

Japanese cafés and restaurants in Abu Dhabi that serve coffee offer a variety of delicious house blends using beans sourced from different parts of the world. This essentially means that if you want great coffee, a Japanese brunch is always the perfect occasion for it.

  1. Japanese brunches are innovative.

If you are looking for new and exciting flavors, you can score this experience when you brunch at a Japanese restaurant. Prepare to taste things you have never tried before with Japanese fusion cuisine.

Chefs that specialize in Japanese cuisine are always coming up with new ways to elevate brunch offerings. They tirelessly work in seasonal produce to traditional recipes as well. In fact, Japanese fusion chefs have successfully melded Japanese with Italian, French and American inspirations.

At the same time, they continue to create all-new recipes in order to take advantage of seasonal ingredients which they believe will provide the highest nutrition and the most exciting flavors.

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When the city life makes you a little weary, remember that the wonderful thing about it is it offers an abundance of ways for you to regain the balance you need.

Japanese brunches are just some of them.


Jenene Bronwin Batts is the Senior Marketing Coordinator at Tourism Development & Investment Company or TDIC. She oversees website maintenance, PR requests, marketing initiatives and all general guests’ enquiries for the company’s destinations, including KOI Restaurant & Lounge and Boa Steakhouse in Abu Dhabi.