|Highlights:||Sushi buffet (Tues.) Lobster & caviar night (Thur.)|
|Category:||Fish & Seafood|
|Opening hours:||7PM - 1AM|
|Price range:||High-end (Over LE250)|
|Payment method:||Cash, VI, MA, DI, AMEX|
Tantalize your taste buds at "Ahhh...qua". They believe the best part of an unforgettable meal is the fun of enjoying it. This restaurant's stunning entrance is flanked by two custom-made aquariums containing exotic, brightly colored fish, which leads to a sleek, black stone interior.
From the first step through the doors of this restaurant to your immaculately set table, this detail-oriented restaurant is elegantly set yet simple enough to set you at ease. The windows are especially angled to please your eyes with a breathtaking view of the Nile. Individual preferences are catered to with different dining spaces. Choose from the Sushi bar (modeled after those in contemporary Japan); a main dining room, or 2 private dining room.
Dishes served at Aqua are by all means conversation starters, and not without reason. What sparkles here are definitely taste, presentation and the unhurried pace, a rare combination for a Cairo dining experience. Using premium quality ingredients imported from Japan, the menu is a kaleidoscopic attempt at pleasing and salivating guests to the extent that you become irresistibly charmed. We recommend you start with the Unagi eel, which tantalizes your taste buds, leaving them overwhelmed as slivers of delicately Pan Seared Fois Gras trickled with marinated Teriyaki sauce and grilled to perfection, are savored. To really indulge your senses (dare I say, compulsory for any Sushi fanatic); try the crispy Salmon Skin Roll and array of raw delicacies. What truly sets Aqua apart is the Raw Scallop ( which is so fresh it melts in your mouth. Among their specialties (and a good bonus point when impressing that special someone); are their famous Dragon Rolls; Tempura Shrimp Rolls served with wasabi mayo, crisply adding sensation with every bite.
The staff are efficient in service and it shows, with each staff member out to accommodate your every request. It certainly made the experience at Aqua a well-rounded one.
Four Seasons at Nile Plaza have created a restaurant that invites enjoyment on a number of levels, and he seems content to serve the serious diner, as well as someone looking to enjoy a meal of light appetizers, a good glass of wine or to share in his love of fine seafood.
The Food Advisor's take on Aqua
Based on what everyone seems to already know, Aqua's friendly service and sumptuous dishes have been the key to this restaurant's success over the years. The winning formula has spawned a host of copycats with the same name, but the original remains the best.
To taste premier quality incor-porated with excellent culinary skills of the chefs, this restaurant displays serious dedication in quenching that ubiquitous gourmet thirst prevalent in the best of us. Those who are looking to sample gourmet Sushi will appreciate the exquisite selection offered at Aqua.