I try to hit up Lebanon every year. See my beautiful grandmother and cousins, do a little sun tanning, eat two to three fucking fantastic shawarma wraps on the bonnet of my car from a street vendor in Tripoli and bask in the fresh air in the family village. To the fair few of us, it’s our nirvana and couldn’t ask for more.
Every now and then, a local [in this case, Aref and Imad Saade] goes overseas for a holiday or to study, gets inspired by a concept and tells themselves, ‘fuck it, I’m going to try it in Beirut.’ Recently acquired by AddMind, one of the Middle East’s top F&B management companies, Shogun Restaurant & Bar is one of those must eat-at places. And with two restaurants and plans to expand in the MENA region, there’s no messing around here. We definitely had to send out our very hungry @chanel_indari over to try this joint out.
Amongst the surrounding luxury shops and bars, Shogun Restaurant and Bar is the young kid on the block, the much required Japanese addition to the Beirut Central District. Importing fresh fish and seafood from the renowned Tsujiki Fish Markets in Japan, Shogun serves a variety of exceptional Japanese dishes with a contemporary twist and gorgeous view of Downtown Beirut.
Fresh imported seafood fused with locally sourced ingredients makes for some mouthwatering crazy dishes which is exactly what Shogun delivers.
Spicy Edamame tossed through with Lebanese chilli paste aka Harr, Spicy Crunchy Salmon, Horizon Maki [filled Ebiko, Mango, Cucumber on the inside and crab on the outside] and and a rather magnificent Mosaique De St. Jacques [ layers of scallops with basil, slices of truffles and truffle oil] are just a few of the amazing dishes we had at Shogun.
Soft perfectly cooked rice, ripe avocado, flavoursome tuna & salmon combined together with fantastic cocktails form an eclectic ambiance with its unique bar and breathtaking view. Shogun Restaurant & Bar definitely delivers a memorable and tasty experience only to have you wanting to come back for more. We love you Shogun and you will see us again!
Shogun Restaurant & Bar is located in the An Nahar Building in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon. You can call them on +961 03 030352 to reserve a table.