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Best Food in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi is a magical place, displaying rich Arab culture within a cosmopolitan city, luxurious and full of fancy stores, restaurant, and bars. As a traveler you can explore the amazing culture, magnificent architecture, delicious food, great museums, and religious traditions, all of which make Abu Dhabi a must-see in the United Arab Emirates.

Good for
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

8 Places

4 City Tips

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8 Places

Mijana

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Al Qasr Restaurant & Grills

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Awtar Restaurant

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Nalukettu

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The Forge

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Nahaam

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Circo Abu Dhabi

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Hakkasan

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solodiana's City Tips

  • Be aware of Ramadan dates — during this time is important to wear demure clothing.
  • Don't take pictures of local people without permission.
  • Alcohol consumption is not permitted in public areas.
  • It's important to educate yourself about local laws and etiquette.
  • Mijana
    Restaurants (Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
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    solodiana Says:

    If you want to try authentic Lebanese food, this is the place. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is really special, and the view from the terrace is awesome. The staff here are just great — the service they provide is among the best in the city.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask for lamb cutlets — the best!
    • Try the hummus, it's just delicious.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 1,877 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A long lasting experience, must try... 06/15/2019
    • Stunning 06/14/2019
    • Mijana
    Address:
    The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
    Khor Al Maqta'a
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 818 8282
    Price range:
    US$50 - US$80
    Hours:
    Sun
    5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Mon - Sat
    1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Al Qasr Restaurant & Grills
    Restaurants
    solodiana Says:

    This place is not as sophisticated when compared with the some of the luxury restaurants in Abu Dhabi, but it is a hidden treasure. Al Qasr offers Lebanese food in a rustic atmosphere, serving must-try dishes such as 'batata harra,' a spicy potato dish served with pita.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask for the tabbouleh, it is delicious.
    • The fruit juices are great.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,039 of 1,877 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
    • Mr Roy Oswell 02/01/2019
    • Terrible service; good food 10/22/2015
    • Al Qasr Restaurant & Grills
    Address:
    Tourist Club
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 644 9933
  • Awtar Restaurant
    Restaurants (Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Barbecue)
    solodiana Says:

    Dining at Awtar and tasting the authentic Lebanese flavors will make you feel like you are in Beirut. While the decoration and atmosphere are nothing overly special, the food is awesome, and the bread is always fresh.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The desserts are great.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #533 of 1,877 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
    • Fantastic Lebanese Food 11/30/2018
    • Great food and experience 04/20/2017
    • Awtar Restaurant
    Address:
    Tourist Club
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 644 1551
  • Nalukettu
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
    solodiana Says:

    This is the place to go if you want to try authentic Indian food. As soon as you enter you are hit with delicious aromas. As Nalukettu is frequented by Indian expats, you will feel like you are in any city in India.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The curries in coconut milk are great.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,418 of 1,877 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
    • Wow loved the curry 03/29/2019
    • "Not Recommended !!!" 10/15/2018
    • Nalukettu
    Address:
    Marina Club
    Near Abu Dhabi Mall
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 644 4395
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
  • The Forge
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, European)
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    solodiana Says:

    The best thing about this restaurant is the terrific service. The staff make you feel really welcome and the open kitchen gives it a special feel. Great for steak lovers!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask for chocolate Valrhona cake, the best dessert.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 1,877 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent food and service. 06/14/2019
    • the most amazing steak and service in town 06/07/2019
    • The Forge
    Address:
    The Ritz Carlton
    Khor Al Maqta'a
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 818 8282
    Price range:
    US$100 - US$200
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Nahaam
    Restaurants (European, International)
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    solodiana Says:

    At Nahaam you can choose from an array of cuisines to enjoy with an amazing view over the tempting pool. You will be offered a welcome beverage on arrival, a refreshing treat after enduring the heat of Abu Dhabi. The service is fantastic and the place has a futuristic atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveler
    Tips
    • The sushi is highly recommended.
    • Brunch is a great option here.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 1,877 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • We love the Nahaam brunch 06/17/2019
    • Great service but better steak elsewhere 06/05/2019
    • Nahaam
    Address:
    Jumeirah At Etihad Towers Corniche Rd
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 811 5666
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Circo Abu Dhabi
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, European)
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    solodiana Says:

    Upon entering this restaurant you will feel like you've been transported to an old European circus tent — the decorations are terrific. The Tuscan-style food makes this place ideal if you want some traditional Italian family-style cuisine. The manager and staff work hard to make you feel awesome.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Definitely ask for the delicious pizza.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 1,877 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • service and price 06/16/2019
    • Italian outing 06/05/2019
    • Circo Abu Dhabi
    Address:
    Abu Dhabi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St
    InterContinental Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi 4171
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 666 6888
    Price range:
    US$40 - US$80
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Other:
  • Hakkasan
    Restaurants (Chinese)
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    solodiana Says:

    Throughout Hakkasan you will find live cooking stations — a unique exploration of Asian delights. The atmosphere and service are luxurious. Definitely one of the best local restaurants.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveler
    Tips
    • The cocktail menu is fantastic.
    • The Peking duck is a must.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 1,877 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • sassy outlet, delicious food 06/14/2019
    • Amazing progressive chinese 06/08/2019
    • Hakkasan
    Address:
    Corniche Road
    Emirates Palace Hotel
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 690 7739
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
    Other:
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