The discovery and
exploration of Nikkei

Seeker, what do you search?

A conversation with friends,
a meeting with foreigners,
a communion with yourself,
flavours familiar yet unknown.

For a moment, let us forget what we have lost and focus on what we have created.

CLAY brings you an exceptional culinary experience in the form of Nikkei, a Japanese-Peruvian cuisine.

Fresh ingredients delivered via intricate techniques and nuanced flavour. Food inspired by the exploration of culture.



Our dishes are inspired by Nikkei, a cuisine not much older than a century.

This new, unique style of cooking is the result of Japanese migrating from their homeland to live in Peru, and the intermingling of cultures over the years.

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The Space

Discover & Explore

The look was created by combining elements from Japanese and Peruvian cultures in both food and design. A welcoming space full of intricate details, encouraging the exploration and discovery of new things.

A standout feature is the hanging bead installation inspired by the Japanese calculator, soroban, or abacus. CLAY’s interior incorporates lively South American colours alongside sleek Japanese black timber, creating a distinctive contrast, adding to the restaurant’s unique atmosphere.

Sushi Counter
Main dining area
Ash Lounge
Ash terrace

Sushi Counter

Watch our highly-skilled chefs craft unique dishes at the open sushi counter, where you can also indulge in our exquisite Omakase Dining Experience.

Main Dining Area

The heart of the restaurant overlooks a large open kitchen. It hosts comfortable, intimate booth seating areas as well as individual tables.


Three beautiful terraces offer different views of Bluewaters, Ain Dubai, and the bustling Marina skyline in the distance.

Ash Lounge

A more casual dining area which is intimate and trendy with lower tables. Home to the Ash Bar featuring hand-painted, Japanese-inspired murals, and host to our wide array of live entertainment and DJs.

Ash Terrace

An extension of the Ash Lounge, its cozy, intimate seating areas boast stunning views of the Dubai Marina and its iconic skyline.


FACT Dining Awards – Best Team 2022
Leaders In F&B Awards 2022 – Best Restaurant Team Of The Year 2022

Exploration requires discovery

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