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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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  • Cedar Lounge: Good Not Great Lebanese

    by hongkong88 Updated Mar 1, 2013

    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.

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  • Abd el Wahab: OK Meal but Sour Waitstaff

    by hongkong88 Written Feb 17, 2013

    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.

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    Abdel Wahab: Lebanese from Beirut

    by MM212 Updated Dec 17, 2012

    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.

    Abdel Wahab, Abu Dhabi, Nov 2012 Mezze at Abdel Wahab, Nov 2012
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    Lebanese Flower: To put on the great budget eating list!

    by Delia_Madalina Updated Aug 2, 2012

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    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

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  • Tche Tche Boulevard: "Raha Malls Best Kept Secret" Timeout Abu Dhabi

    by jameelalramahi Written May 31, 2012

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    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!

    The Beautiful Interior of Resturant The FOOD!!! The Mall it Located in
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    cinnabon: Ummy cinnamon rolls

    by amna24 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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    Finz: Excellent Seafood Restaurant

    by MM212 Updated Aug 1, 2009

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    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)

    The A-shaped hut where Finz is located
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    Le Café & Caviar Bar: Elegant Desserts

    by johnfrompalatineil Written Jul 11, 2009

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    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.

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    Le Vendôme Brasserie: Fantastic Way to Start the Day!!!

    by johnfrompalatineil Written Jul 11, 2009

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    One of the best international breakfasts buffets in the world! This restaurant is located in the Emirates Palace Hotel and has seating inside or outside on the terrace overlooking the beach and marina.

    The service is great and if you are fortunate enough to get Ernie as your waiter, the service is impeccable! The menu choices are outstanding, from beverages, to cereals, to breads, to eggs, meats, fruits, yogurts, etc. The coffee is good, the cappucino is good and juices are good. The juices that I tried included orange juice and grapefruit juice.

    Being the best hotel in Abu Dhabi, if not UAE and the world, the hotel gets clientele from all over the world not even mentioning the most powerful local Emirati businessmen/politicians. While I stayed there, there was a South Korean embassy delegation, numerous British tourists and German tourists, etc. This restaurant had something for everybody including the German breakfasts favorites of cheese, meats, etc.; eggs benedict, egg station, waffle station, danish/muffins/croissants/strudels, miniature steaks, potatos, mushroom and tomatoes, hummous, salmon, etc. No pork though.

    I don't know the price of the breakfast as it was included in my room rate. I would have to guess that it was well over $30/person. Very special restaurant!

    Favorite Dish: Everything was fantastic! I especially liked the miniature steaks, cappucino, sweet pineapple, watermelon, strudels!

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    Tambayan: ripoff

    by johnfrompalatineil Updated Jul 11, 2009

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    This is a bar/restaurant located in Al Ain Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. They have Karaoke, live music, and Filipino food (and beer). A trio plays live music for about 30 minutes than takes off for 30 minutes to rest and allow patrons to sing karaoke. Mostly pop music. The musicians are good. Food is not the best and watch out that they don't screw you with the prices. I ate here one night and ordered an item that was 35 AED but when the bill came they charged me 50 AED. They showed me another menu with the "new" prices. I showed them the discrepancy but they would not give in to their mistake and charged me with the higher price. Wow!

    Favorite Dish: San Miguel beer.

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    Oriental Korner Restaurant: Best Halo Halo in Abu Dhabi

    by johnfrompalatineil Written Jul 11, 2009

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    Found this Filipino restaurant while looking for Gold Souq in Abu Dhabi. A lot of walking in the very hot weather gave me a strong urge for Halo Halo, an ice cream/ice dish containing macapuno (sweet coconut strips), nata de coco (cubed coconut gels), beans, ice cream and other treats in a sweet cream milk. Besides that, I was also missing my rice and Filipino food.

    The restaurant was busy on a weekend night and the host was constantly taking orders on the phone. It took a while to get seated and much longer to get my order. I wasn't the only one and felt bad for the young Filipino family that couldn't wait any longer (an hour) to be served. It took an hour or more to get served but the adobo manok (chicken adobo) with rice was good and good proportion. The Halo Halo was the best I've ever had. I wanted to get another but thankfully had the discipline not to.

    Favorite Dish: Halo Halo, served in a large chilled glass, lots of goodies topped off with a delicious scoop of ice cream!

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    Hatam: Good Persian (Iranian) Food

    by johnfrompalatineil Written Jul 11, 2009

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    I wanted to try to taste safe, local cuisine and happened upon Hatam Restaurant located on the third floor of Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi. A quick peak at the menu showed that this restaurant was reasonably priced.

    I was pleased to see mostly locals in the restaurant but felt a little bare having gone in with khaki shorts and sandals. Nobody said anything and I don't think anyone had a problem with it but I regretted that I didn't have long pants on. However, I didn't let this ruin my meal which was memorable.

    Favorite Dish: The fresh, hot pita with hummous was fantastic. I had a stew dish that contained lamb and it was fantastic. Proportions were good and the service was outstanding.

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