Restaurants / Ai

is Japanese and Chinese for love

Ai shares its love of great food through its combination of the purity of Japanese Zen cuisine with the complex flavors and techniques of greater Asia. In a setting of refined elegance, this restaurant, bar and lounge excels at crafting experiences born of innovation and a respect for a purity in everything it does.

Taking its inspiration from Japanese techniques and ingredients, Ai’s modern Asian menu changes with every season and uses only natural, sustainably sourced produce. The kitchen is divided into three main sections of sushi (including sashimi and other raw items), robata, and tempura. It is our belief that customers should try all three for the ultimate Ai experience, and first-time visitors are highly recommended to select the signature tasting menu.

Ai’s belief in the purity of flavor and presentation is reflected throughout its interior design. Using a paredback palette of primarily black metal and 3D copper, a refined elegance is evoked.

Clean, geometric lines in raised patterns create a visually stimulating backdrop whose beauty lies in its simplicity. The use of natural materials such as copper, marble, glass and wood infuses warmth and sophistication into surroundings and a sense of nobility associated with the highest forms of craftsmanship.

Ai is a place to see and be seen, and to feel transported far beyond the everyday. Ai is aimed at the contemporary connoisseur in search of an unparalleled experience, whether for drinks, lunch or dinner, and is set to open in Beirut by the end of 2019.