RAW named Ethnic Restaurant of the Year at the Georgina Campbell Awards

RAW Sushi in the Sky at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway, has been awarded Ethnic Restaurant of the Year at the Georgina Campbell Awards 2016.

An intriguing proposition, and a perfect fit for this part of the world where some of the finest fresh fish available is landed, RAW is a stylish destination restaurant at the top of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway. Serving an exciting selection of authentic Japanese sushi, sashimi, sakes, and whiskies, RAW showcases local fish as much as possible in creating traditional Japanese sushi, led by master craftsman and Japanese native Hisashi Kumagai, RAW's chef.

The Ethnic Restaurant category “reflects the diversity of dining experience in contemporary Ireland to include all restaurants that truly represent any specific culture or cultures,” according to Georgina Campbell.

“The Radisson Blu, Galway, chose well with their gifted Japanese-born chef, Hisashi Kumagai, who has a well-earned following in the area. Against the odds perhaps, ‘Kuma’, as he is known, has delighted all — whether old sushi hands or new to the genre — with his exquisite offerings, and it’s good to see this excellent restaurant thriving," she added.

Hisashi Kumagai said: “We are delighted to have been awarded Ethnic Restaurant of the Year. RAW provides a unique dining experience for diners in Galway with a focus on using local seafood as much as possible. I want to thank all the team for making this award possible and look forward to celebrating with diners old and new.”

Experience the award-winning cuisine for yourself with a sushi masterclass at RAW. On the first Saturday of every month from 3pm to 4.30pm, enjoy a glass of wine on your arrival while Kuma talks you through what equipment and utensils you need, where to buy and source the very best fish, and how to prepare the fish and sushi rice into a selection of delicious sushi rolls including nigiri, maki, oshi, and temaki. Costing just €25 per person, and with just 20 places available per session, this would be a fun and different way to spend your Saturday with friends, or would make an intriguing gift for a foodie in your life.

Alternatively, the Sushi & Spa package at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa costs €165 per person and includes a super buffet breakfast in Restaurant Marina’s, the delicious set menu in RAW, and a 25-minute Elemis facial in spirit one spa, along with full use of the thermal suite and the luxury leisure centre, with its indoor swimming pool, gym, and the outdoor hot tub overlooking Lough Atalia.

Book by contacting RAW at [email protected] or calling 091 538 212. Private group bookings are also available on request. To book the Sushi and Spa package, call 091 538300 or visit www.radissonhotelgalway.com.

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