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
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 ;)
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 dÃ©cor 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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Whet there to celebrate the completion of a contract, Had the usually huge Lebanese mezza banquet. It was good but I've had better in Beirut and even the US. Service was excellent we were in and out about an hour. Think that our hosts told the staff to step it up. There must have been 40 dishes so it is not as if we could find good things to taste it was just I have had a lot better. The decor is not overdone which is unusual in Abu Dhabi.
Favorite Dish: The huge shrimp were great and of course the hummus.
I had a good meal there while on a recent business trip to Abu Dhabi. I had the kafta and an order of hummus and it was fine. My co-worker had the chicken kabob and thought it was OK but nothing special. The waitstaff was depressing. They walked around with sour expressions and the only smile I saw was when they were grouped together talking to each other. They have a far larger staff than the restaurant would have in the States but that didn't mean the service was any better than low average. The decor is understated. Plain and not overdone. If you sit on the patio you can have a nice view of the water and enjoy a water pipe after your meal. .
Favorite Dish: The hummus was good.
A branch of the renowned restaurant in Achrafieh, Beirut, Abdel Wahab in Abu Dhabi serves perfectly prepared Lebanese dishes. It is located in Souk Qaryat al Beri complex, next to the Shangri-La hotel. The restaurant has a terrace for more clement weather with views over the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque. Although the food was delicious when I ate here in Nov 2012, the service was a little slow, but it could have been a function of the fact that it was a late dinner (10:30pm or later). Regardless, I would return.
With a strong Lebanese community, almost every hotel and street corner in Abu Dhabi features a Lebanese restaurant or bakery.
After trying several 5*s options and their lower-budget "cousins", I've decided that the Lebanese Flower is worth its fame and the little money you pay as compared to similar venues across the city. It's a very casual location with basic indoor and outdoor seating. As soon as you're seated, a bottle of water, fresh backed fluffy bread and a bowl of vegetable land on your table.
The menu offers all the Lebanese classic hot and cold mezze and grills. For breakfast, foul is not to be missed. It also has an extenssive list of non-alcoholic drinks and their cocktail fresh is amazing.
With tea and various mezze we generally spend approx. AED 50 per person (approx. USD 13 EUR 11).
There is no need for reservation but due to its popularity it's very crowded. You can also stop by with your car, place an order and within minutes your take-away is ready.
Favorite Dish: Fattoush, tabouleh and falafel
What can I say initially about the place? Awesome! Though it seems hidden from inside the mall, the resturant is actually strategically placed to have a clear view of the outside surroundings since they have a full glass wall. We actually chose to sit where we can see the view of the Aldar HQ building, the Al Raha Residential Bldg and the beach. The resturant is quite spacious and I just love the high ceiling design, very good for the claustrophobic type which
What did we order? I don't really recall the exact names now, which I regret but we ordered caezar salad, steak and freis, pasta, with white sauce and broccoli bits, pizza, some shakes, burger and potato wedges. The food is really good. The first thing I said literally when I tasted the pasta is "Is this heaven?" . It was soooo goood! They did a good job with the pizza as well, it did not go hard or stale even if it got cold already. The dough still remained soft and the texture remained nice. And oh! The salad, it's perfect. The vegetables are really fresh and crunchy and the flavours are full. Not to forget the shake I ordered, it's a signature of the cafe called tche-tche, a mix of berries in really creamy smoothy. Plus the presentation is excellent!
We didn't finish all the food not because it's not good but because they served a good amount that we we're so full!! Then to end the night we enjoyed a shisha with great views of the sunset and the open ocean and beach!!!
Overall, it's an excellent first time at the cafe. Would I go back there on purpose? Definitely!!! So if you would like to learn more about the cafe you can visit their website at http://www.tchetchecafe.com/
Favorite Dish: What did we order? I don't really recall the exact names now, which I regret but we ordered caezar salad, steak and freis, pasta, with white sauce and broccoli bits, pizza, some shakes, burger and potato wedges. The food is really good. The first thing I said literally when I tasted the pasta is "Is this heaven?" . It was soooo goood! They did a good job with the pizza as well, it did not go hard or stale even if it got cold already. The dough still remained soft and the texture remained nice. And oh! The salad, it's perfect. The vegetables are really fresh and crunchy and the flavours are full. Not to forget the shake I ordered, it's a signature of the cafe called tche-tche, a mix of berries in really creamy smoothy. Plus the presentation is excellent!
small quite cafee I like to sit there beside the window having my cofee with cinabon roll and reading the news paper.
Favorite Dish: cinabon cinnamon rolls Warm dough, filled with legendary Makara Cinnamon, topped with freshly cream cheese frosting.
Located in an A-shaped hut over the waters of the Gulf, Finz provides a pleasant maritime atmosphere for its clientele with views of the beach and blue water. The fish is fresh and deliciously prepared, and includes a large variety. There are non-seafood items for those who want. The restaurant is on the Beach Rotana Hotel complex and therefore serves alcohol and wine. If you are staying at the hotel, you could also charge the bill to your room. I have eaten at Finz on every visit to Abu Dhabi and both the food and service have been impeccable and consistent each occasion.
Favorite Dish: Baked Hamour (local fish)
Nestled between the restaurants and bars of the Emirates Palace is a very nice place to relax and listen to live music performed on the piano or other classical instruments. I wanted to relax and enjoy the music so sat down and ordered Green Tea. The Green Tea was served in a beautiful steel tea pot. I was surprised when the server served me some chocolates and pastries. I didn't recognize the pastry and tasted it, ummm.... heaven. The white pastry was very light and sweet. I felt a bit foolish when I asked the server what it was and that I had to bring some home to the lovely misses and the server informed me that it was a macaroon. It was the best macaroon I ever have had!
Favorite Dish: Macaroon and green tea. The macaroon melted in your mouth. The green tea energized you.