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Sho Cho Is A One Of A Kind Japanese Restaurant That Promises A Summer Holiday Experience While You Dine

Located in Dubai Marine Beach and Resort, Sho Cho is a heavenly summer escape where you can hang out and chill with your peers overlooking the Jumeirah waves, while savouring traditional Japanese bites and drinking refreshing mocktails…

When we first stepped into Sho Cho, what excited us most about the venue were the sleek futuristic white couches and lounge tables straight out of a sci fi movie. It was overlit with dim blue lighting in the evening and gave off a Californian club vibe straight from the 1980s.

Whilst the furniture might be sleek, there is a refreshingly relaxed atmosphere and the venue is a great place to casually hang out, sip some drinks at the bar and/or have a full 3 course meal. It is the perfect relaxing meet-up place for people arriving from work to hang out with some friends. A DJ amps up the atmosphere with the latest exciting tunes too…

When it came to the menu, we opted for a taste of their signature set menu. The set menu serves as a showcase for what the full menu and food is all about. Like any typical Japanese Restaurant, we were served a Starter plate of edamame ( green beans served within a leaf wrap ), followed by the delicious Prawn Gyoza (grilled Japanese dumplings with Prawns), Prawn Spring Rolls, Yakitori ( Japanese chicken skewers), Miso Soup, and Seared Salmon salad.
The Main course consists of Shrimp Tempura, Beef Teriyaki and a Sho Cho lounge special sushi platter.

Starting with the Prawn Gyoza, it had a rich burst of flavour coming from the marination of the prawns, served alongside soy sauce and a chili condiment. The Spring rolls were light and crispy, and tasted like regular prawn rolls. Our favourite from the appetizer was the Salmon salad as it tasted of fresh coriander and dill herbs tossed in a lemon zest vinaigrette served on a bed of light green vegetables drenched in a mild soy sauce. Spectacular!

Onto the main course, The Shrimp Tempuras definitely take the cake as they outdid the American classic, The Dynamite Shrimp. Elongated prawns deep fried in panko crumbs and flour, they were served with chili mayo and garlic sauce. The condiments definitely enhanced the flavour and added texture to the panko crumb on the body of the shrimps.

The Lounge sushi was outstanding as we got to try a dozen different variations of Sho Cho’s in house style of sushi. Our personal favourite was the tuna roll served with white mayo and soy sauce!
For desserts, we were served flavoured sorbets in passion fruit, strawberry and yuzu. They definitely made our evening very enjoyable and sealed the dinner with a good fruity zest.
Our final verdict: We highly recommend Sho Cho to all our readers.

More Information:
With summer approaching and temperatures rising, the iconic venue offers its guests a friendly and welcoming environment with enticing offers all summer long, with a whopping 25% discount on F&B offers, and a special rate of 50% off for Emirates Platinum.

80’s Sundays – Legendary DJ Duo
Every Sunday, Sho Cho Dubai is the ultimate place to groove to the iconic-duo Samad Idas and Dj ElieAbi dropping the best of the 80’s era; we’re talking all about classic Madonna and Michael Jackson, power shoulders and big hair. Guests are welcome to dine in high spirits to the beats of Samad Idas, whilst DJ ElieAbi turns up the dance floor during the later hours of the night.

What: 80’s inspired music featuring DJ Elie Abi & Samad Idas
When: Every Sunday
Time: 6 PM – 3 AM
Happy hour: 6 PM – 9 PM AED 32 house beverages


Monday Night Feast
Mondays just got a whole lot better with limitless food and drinks to feast on! At Sho Cho Dubai, there are no limits – guests are in absolute delights whilst they savour the extensive range of delectable modern Japanese dishes for a whole 4 hours in the company of the iconic Samad Idas and his famous beats that will have you wining and dining the night away.

What: Unlimited Mondays
When: Every Monday
Time: 7 – 11 PM
Happy hour: 6 PM – 9 PM AED 32 house beverages
Price: AED135 for food and soft drinks (Including 10% municipality fee and 5% VAT)
AED175 for food along with house grape and hopps (Including 10% municipality fee and 5% VAT)


Wednesday Ladies Night
One of the favourites amongst the ladies – Sho Cho Dubai has all you lovely ladies spoilt for choice with complimentary and unlimited prosecco or mojitos and 30% off sushi platters all night long! Oh Yes, you read that correctly; complimentary! So come on down every Wednesday to this charming ambience whilst Samad Idas spins the deck to the latest tunes in town and will have a full house up in good spirits!

What: Wednesday Ladies Night
When: Every Tuesday
Time: 6 PM – 1 AM
Happy hour: 6 PM – 9 PM AED 32 house beverages
Price: Complimentary for the ladies, unlimited prosecco or mojitos and 30% discount on sushi, sashimi platters.


I Love 80s Thursdays
Every Thursday night, come and enjoy the very best of 80s music brought to you by our very own DJ Monoi. Think back and think big to the old days where it was all about big personalities, hair and fashion. Come on down, make the best memories and put retro fun back into partying.

What: I love 80s Thursdays
When: Every Thursday
Time: 6 PM – 3 AM
Happy hour: 6 PM – 9 PM AED 32 house beverages


Fridays Night Brunch
Sho Cho Dubai is the perfect place to relax, dine, catch up with friends and enjoy a few drinks in the city whilst listening to the tunes mixed by the talented SamadIdas. The trendy, sophisticated and warmly welcoming ambience creates the perfect scene to unwind after a long week!

What: Friday Brunch
When: Every Friday
Happy hour: 6 PM – 9 PM AED 32 house beverages
Time: 8 PM (brunch) onwards
Price: AED165 for food and soft drinks (Including 10% municipality fee and 5% VAT)
AED 250 for food along with open bar access (Including 10% municipality fee and 5% VAT)

Saturday nights are made for mingling, and we need to have a fun and easy night out before the new week begins; we know that. Nothing too strenuous as its back to the week’s grind. Sho Cho Dubai is the ideal venue for you and your friends. They know how to put out the welcome mat, serve up the best in food, drink and music and get you ready for the week ahead – with Samad Idas, of course.
*Summer Discount: 25% discount on F&B offers
*Every night: Happy hour on house beverages at AED 32 from 6 – 9 PM.
*Emirates Platinum: 50% discount for Emirates Platinum members (not valid with any other offers)

For Bookings, contact: +971 4 346 1111
Opening Hours: Sunday – Friday 6 PM – 3 AM