Located at the famous location The Souk – Qaryat Al Beri at Al Maqta Bridge over Grand Canal of Abu Dhabi –Sho Cho is one of Capital’s best Japanese cuisine venue with its outdoor seating terrace. Post our Drinks making session with John from Drinks station arranged by Team Q-Comms we were settled for an intimate dinner. Naturally, the menu includes a thoughtful selection of sushi, all freshly prepared at the central sushi bar.
They have an inspired list of starters that feature interesting combinations from Edamame till yellowfin tuna. They also have ceviche and deep-fried tofu.
As it was a bit late for dinner, we went for minimal options and tried their famous Rock Shrimp tempura with creamy chili garlic, wasabi mayo, and ponzu sauce. I love the fact that the crispy coating was not falling off from the soft shrimps inside which indicates perfect tempura batter. I love the sauce quantity as none of the sauces taste was over –empowering the other.
As we were mainly there for Sushi, we decide to sample the Sushi platters consisting of maki rolls, sushi, raw & torched, veg and sashimi variety. Overall the impression was great; we were really happy with the taste and combination. It was well prepared with perfect seasoning and fresh ingredients. I loved the traditional California maki roll, salmon Skin & prawn tempura and spring onion with creamy chili and spicy sauce dots on top. Salmon and Avo was an addictive combo as well. Hubby’s favorite was salmon with Philadelphia cheese and cucumber filling sprinkled with sesame seeds.
In the main course, we opted to try Corn Fed Chicken & Beef Tenderloin with yellow chili sauce but unfortunately, it was not available, and we had to try the same with teriyaki sauce. I wasn’t a big fan of same sauce and also found the same tad bit sweet here. Service was slow however the Supervisor made sure that he keeps us informed about the delay, but it still drags the dining experience.
Desserts were the most interesting part where I get to taste the traditional Mochi selection of Mango coconut and chocolate; it was indeed one of the best I had in Capitals. Another exciting dessert we tasted was perfectly baked chocolate fondant with Green tea ice-cream. It was just right gooey flowing centered ganache filling. Lychee Colada & Sho Cho coolers were the two best Mocktails we learned to prepare plus tasted. Highly recommended.
I would definitely suggest this venue for Sushi fans and those who are looking for a great time-out with friends and family in a perfect ambiance enjoying the beauty of the Capital with some stunning Grand Canal views.