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    C.F. Chang: Chinese

    by uglyscot Updated Sep 9, 2014

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    Fairly new restaurant in the World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi. Decor pleasant, mainly of wood with a few terracotta warrior statues.Service is good and food excellent,, and reasonably priced.

    Favorite Dish: Dynamite prawns with a side sauce. Spicy with the sauce, and really delicious.
    But everything we had was very good.......Mongolian lamb; char grilled beef with vegetables;; chicken with broccoli; noodles and a bowl of rice per person. We paid 400 dirhems for starter,each, four main dishes and a child portion . Plus bottle of water.

    C.F. Chang Two main dishes Child eating noodles Terracotta warrior statue
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    Chillis: updated appearance

    by uglyscot Written Aug 25, 2014

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    I have eaten at many Chillis outlets in the past but 2014 saw me returning after a long absence. The decor was still very American with posters of actors cars etc
    The tables were brightly decorated with tiles. Service was quite good.

    Favorite Dish: I was not very hungry,. But I'd opt for the nachos again The chicken pasta with mushrooms was good, but the portion was far too much.

    Nachos Pasta with chicken topped with mushrooms
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    Castello Cafe and Restaurant: Down by the old port

    by uglyscot Written Aug 25, 2014

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    The restaurant faces what is left of the old port. The interior is spacious and the service is excellent. There is a wide choice of dishes, and sheesha is available too.

    Favorite Dish: I had salmon with prawn. It was delicious, but the vegetables were undercooked to my taste. However, I had had a magnificent bowl of broccoli soup as a starter- out of this world, and nibbled at the mezze: the usual dips and things. Again I want to rave at the liver, unbelievable tasty.
    So what do I choose?
    he salmon was 62 dirhams.

    Broccoli soup Grilled salmon and prawn some mezze dishes
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    Ni Nar: Smokey sheesha cafe

    by uglyscot Written Aug 25, 2014

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    This restaurant is very busy from late afternoon on. Its main attraction seems to be sheesha. Most tables appear to order the pipe and sit there puffing away for hours.Both men and women partake of the sheesha pipe. Tables with young girls can be seen puffing away
    We ordered some food, mainly dessert. We had a huge plate of crepes, and fruit salad, but the bulk of the fruit was apples with not much in the way of pineapple, pear or grapes.

    Favorite Dish: The crepes with chocolate filling was excellent.

    Comfortable seating at Ni Nar, but smoke starting Inside the cafe
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    Bateen Restaurant: By the marina

    by uglyscot Written Aug 24, 2014

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    The restaurant is In Bateen which used to be a traditional fishing district. It is now being developed into a residential and commercial area.
    The restaurant itself is in a walled compound. There is a large dining area beside a swimming pool, or a lesser area overlooking the marina. .
    The service is good and the food is too.
    I was a bit disappointed because the chicken Tawouk was not what I had expected. The chicken was cut in to small pieces [ like chicken nuggets] , rather dry and yellow in colour. After living in Egypt , I was used to the dish being large cuts grilled over charcoal, which were succulent,

    Bateen restaurant interior Bateen marina
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    Taqado Mexican Kitchen: Hola!

    by Voguish Written May 16, 2014

    Taqado is a mexican place at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island. Seriously, I can count on my hands how many mexican places/restaurants Abu Dhabi have, and as a mexican food lover, it is fascinating to find out that Abu Dhabi has added one more mexican place! *thumbs up*

    At Taqado, you customize your meal, and thanked goodness that they have such friendly staff, easy to deal ones! They serve authentic mexican food, this, I am 100% sure as from afar, you can already smell the aroma of those crispy tacos, tortilla, barbacoa, mexican rice, and guacamole! Everything is fresh, and served the way you want it to be!

    This is definitely my new favorite burrito spot!

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    Cafe at Ikea store: Fresh salads and delicious meals

    by vpas Written Mar 26, 2014

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    There is an eatery at Ikea which is actually more than a cafe. They provide foods that are priced according to weight. It is inexpensive and delicious. There is good variety to choose from vegetarian and non vegetarian options.

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  • Biryani Pot: There is something for everyone.

    by adityakambli Written Mar 8, 2014

    Biryani Pot based in Galleria Mall, Al Marayah island Abu Dhabi, certainly a fresh transformation in Fast food Concept, I was visiting with my friends we decided to try out this new place, we ordered Biryanis and Chicken Tikka Masala along with few nan / breads.
    The Biryani was served in this claypot wrapped up with Dough, simply to keep the flavours and aroma intact, that was really something you do not expect from a fast food joint, the meal was delicious not very spicy as usually Indian food is considered to be, but the spices were really well blended with the meat and rice, To my surprise it was nt even greasy, the Chicken Tikka masala was a reall knocker, tender chicken mixed with Tomato based gravy with Yogurt and cream.... We tried some desrts after the meal and i have absolutely ever seen such dedication towards presentation froma fast food chain, If you take my advise Rasmalai is amazingly addictive.
    Overall i would give this restaurant a Five star rating, if you are really tired of regular meals you should certainly visit this place, the staff is warm and really informative on what they serve, the food is also organic and healthy............ that a break from calling fastfood junk anymore.... the theme of the veneue is good and overall experience as a food lover was great.
    People should try this place and comment how they feel............ i hope i am not the only one who is in love with it............

    Favorite Dish: When at Biryani Pot , certainly advised to work your apetite on the biryani, the curries are amazing and try the chat........they are certainly mouthwatering and yummy

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    cafe boulevard: arabic food, shisha and a playground

    by call_me_rhia Updated Nov 29, 2013

    a lovely little cafè where locals go, with decent arabic food and the possibility of sitting outside. there's a playground there, so it's good for families - and good also for getting to know people, if kids start playing together.

    Favorite Dish: lovely mouttabal - and decent shish tawouk. the rest of the family chose non-arabic food... and it wasn't too bad, at least the pizza. great smoothies, too... and to finish off the evening, a double apple shisha while stefano was playing with his new friend abdullah. the 3 of us spend 225 AED

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    Beach House!: Amazing Experience!

    by mamtap Written Nov 2, 2013

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    Wow! The ambiance was soooooooooo Good. Definitely I will visit again and again. A lil breezy but really a nice spot to spend a whole lazy day.

    Favorite Dish: Food was tempting and I tried the Prawn Tempura plus Mojito..My FAV ;)

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    Beppino: Italian dishes

    by uglyscot Written Sep 18, 2013

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    This Italian Restaurant is in the Grand Continental Flamingo Hotel. We had previously tried the Indian Buffet in the same hotel. This time we wanted Italian food. The décor was bland with statues and pictures. We were given a large flat bread to start with while our requested dishes were being prepared. These took quite some time to arrive but were good when they did.
    I was intrigued by the flat bread which was on a three legged stand with a spike to hold the bread in place.

    Favorite Dish: I had chicken with pepper and mushroom sauce which was good. The rest of us had pizza or pasta dishes which they enjoyed.

    Unfortunately I did not see the bill but was not extortionate.

    bread on a stand Statue- The pouch, at entrance to restaurant
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    In Millenium Mall: Eating in a mall

    by uglyscot Updated Sep 18, 2013

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    Catering for children when staying in a hotel meant depending on the food courts of malls. A variety of outlets cater for Indian, Middle Eastern, and Burgers , for example. The food is served fairly quickly after you are seated.
    Everywhere we went the food was good except for a sandwich stall in Marina Mall food court where the bread and cheese were far from acceptable being dry, as if left out for hours.
    Shamiana was good for middle Eastern/ Indian dishes..

    Favorite Dish: Middle Eastern.

    food from 3 different outlets Millenium mall food court. Shared tastes.
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    Al Ibrahimi: Asian food

    by uglyscot Updated Sep 18, 2013

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    From the outside the restaurant looks large, but on entering it seems quite small, although there is a buffet on the upper level, whereas the ground floor is very basic.
    There a lot of staff available, and quite a lot of customers at lunchtime.
    The service was good and the food was tasty. We had fish with garlic sauce, and chicken chowmien, and a plate of salad and chappatis.

    Favorite Dish: Both dishes were good, and tasty and not overly spiced.
    The two dishes cost us 30AED
    The nice chicken chow mien was so plentiful that I couldn't eat it all.

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    Morning Star Restaurant: Genuine Indian meal

    by uglyscot Updated Sep 7, 2013

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    A boiling hot and humid day, so we didn't want to venture far from where we were staying. Husband saw an Indian restaurant across the street and decided to give it a try. It was clean, but had few tables seating in total about 14 people.
    We got a few strange looks when we entered, but were offered a table. Husband asked for the menu and we were told there was no menu. So we shrugged and asked for whatever was available. A plate with rice and chicken biryani was placed in front of us, a side dish with some kind of flat bread [chappati or popodum], another dish with some spicy red concoction, and then what resembled a cold sweet Um Ali. Husband asked for some bread, and a couple of cans of Fanta. We also got a couple of plastic spoons.
    We tucked in and really enjoyed the food. While we were there, there was a steady flow of men coming for takeaways, or sitting to eat mountains of rice and biryani.
    When husband paid the bill, he discovered we had shared a single helping at the cost of 13 dirhams..

    Favorite Dish: The chicken biryani and rice,

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    Il Podio: One of the Restaurants at Ferrari World

    by machomikemd Written Aug 15, 2013

    all this walking, riding and shopping around the ferrari world in Abu Dhabi will make anyone hungry, right! fortunately, the ferrari world theme park as a number of dining and snack establishments along this huge indoor park, namely the Mama Roselia Restaurant, the Ristorante Cavallino, the Espresso Rosso, the Rosticceria Modena and the one we ate at, the Il Podio.

    The Il Podio Restaurant is the international fast food corner of the Ferraroi World where there are different stations where you can order (like a salad station, the grilled station, the soup station, the main course station, etc) anything you like and then pay at the counter and then eat at the many tables and chairs outside the restaurant. the cuisine here is international, with pizza, kebabs, biryani rice, chicken barbecue, hamburgers, shawarmas and a lot more.

    opens: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday except monday

    Favorite Dish: the menu here is international fast food, with cheeseburgers, shawarmas; hotdogs, tacos, pizza's lie side by side. Prices of meals with drinks will cost from AED 45 to 80. you can add an AED 25 for a souvenir ferrari world plastic bottle.

    according to their website:

    A Culinary Performance

    Il Podio is based on the real staff refectory at the Ferrari Factory in Maranello, showcasing a wide variety of international cuisine.

    A focus on interactive stations and theatrical food preparation makes the dining experience festive and fun for the whole family. Feast your senses at the show grills serving up some of your favourite Arabic, Indian and International cuisine.You’ll find something for every palate, so where do you begin? Indulge in mouth-watering Shawarma, rotisserie chicken, or Chicken Tikka. And, of course, a proper Ferrari World Abu Dhabi dining experience isn’t complete without something for the finish line. So you’ll need to treat yourself to the wide variety of delectable desserts. With so many options, kids and parents alike are sure to find something that will excite your taste buds and leave you happily satisfied and off to the next attraction.

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