Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai set on the western crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, represents an architectural masterpiece that pays homage to the palaces of 18th century Europe. From the grand atrium shimmering with gold leaf and a montage of mirrors, to the generous rooms accentuated by intricate handcrafted details, it exudes a sense of magnificence at every turn. The hotel has recently added a new culinary jewel to its list of opulent offerings: Matagi, a Pan Asian restaurant.
The fruit of hospitality visionaries Atelier EPJ, the restaurant explores the breadth of the Pan-Asian region, drawing inspiration from Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines to serve an elegant, yet eclectic Asian dining experience.
Matagi’s interior has been designed to exude opulence but with a sense of calm and serenity, an intrinsic part of Asian culture. The result is a warm and comfortable interior, highlighted by the repetitive use of Asian titles, unique artefacts, burnished earths and metallics, a dramatic show-kitchen and the antique wooden bar counter.
The meals, designed to be shared, commence with world-class varieties of sushi and sashimi, salads and small plates, each prepared using the freshest local ingredients. Mains include a number of signature dishes, including large plates, Clay Pots, noodles, and steaks. It concludes with an exquisite edit of desserts, recalling the most decadent of Asian sweets. The beverage program, anchored around the dedicated bar area, adds a touch of modern theatre to Matagi, with a bold range of Asian spirits such as sakes and shochus as well as re-imagined classic cocktails.