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Yas Viceroy Abu dhabi | Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 (0) 2 656 0600
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 96
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We used to go to Origins quite often, considering how close it is to where we live, but had stopped for a while after they started manning their Friday buffet with a waiter who stood near the prawn plate (that had no fork, spoon or tong for customers to help themselves) and would, instead, put a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We used to go to Origins quite often, considering how close it is to where we live, but had stopped for a while after they started manning their Friday buffet with a waiter who stood near the prawn plate (that had no fork, spoon or tong for customers to help themselves) and would, instead, put a single prawn in their... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Place is very clean and well organized. It was extremely crowded during iftar buffet though. Food Variety was acceptable. Quality was good especially the pasta and falafel sections. Yet, desserts section was attractive but not impressing. Staff was kind and professional. Overall, we were satisfied.

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Have been to Origins in the past for lunch and dinner buffets but have not been quite satisfied. However, iftar was a nice experience, if it wasn't for the very long queue at the pasta section. :D

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ViceroyFandB, Manager at Origins, responded to this review

Dear Tala S, Thank you for taking the time to review Origins at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. I'm delighted to read you had such an enjoyable dining experience during your breakfast and I will pass your comments to all the team. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Food and Beverage Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We went for the iftar buffet and it was quite disappionting. It felt more like a highschool canteen then anything els. There understanding of a international themed buffet was a pasta station. All the other dishes where plain arabic and not really exciting. There was absolutely no wauw factor. And The dessert station was verry limited to a few chocolate... More 

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ViceroyFandB, Manager at Origins, responded to this review

Dear Zackysmom, Thank you ......... for your honest feedback. We are very sorry to hear of your recent visit to the Origins Iftar buffet. This has been brought to the attention of our culinary team and when we get such constructive feedback we use this as an opportunity to improve ourselves and make sure our guests expectations are exceeded We... More 

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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Pleasant experience overall. The restaurant was very clean and refreshing with lot of food varieties. Although it was very busy, staff were very attentive and nice. also, you get the chance to have a drink while watching some racing happening around you in Yas Marina circuit as the hotel is located in the race track. The only drawback was the... More 

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ViceroyFandB, Manager at Origins, responded to this review

Dear Hiba N, Thank you for taking the time to review Origins at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. I'm delighted to read you had such an enjoyable dining experience during your breakfast and I will pass your comments to all the team. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Food and Beverage Manager More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Went here for breakfast during my stay and the choices were endless! Regular breakfast buffet items with the addition of Arabic, Chinese, Indian and a kids buffet!

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ViceroyFandB, Manager at Origins, responded to this review

Dear JoH, Thank you for taking the time to review Origins at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. I'm delighted to read you had such an enjoyable dining experience during your breakfast and I will pass your comments to all the team. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Food and Beverage Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Origins in Yas Viceroy hotel is an excellent and very nice resaurant. Dinner buffet has a lot of variety food which is very well cooked. Service is superb, as all the staff are happy, very pleasant and keep offering their service all the time. I raise my hat for the manager who is always around and make sure that every... More 

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ViceroyFandB, Manager at Origins, responded to this review

Dear ShahirM, Thank you for taking the time to review Origins at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. I'm delighted to read you had such an enjoyable dining experience and I will pass your comments to all the team. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Food and Beverage Manager More 

Essex
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very clean and fresh looking restaurant offering a huge choice of food. Waiting staff were busy at all times but very attentive. Very impressed with the quality and selection of food available. Restaurant overlooks the race track, which is amazing.

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ViceroyFandB, Manager at Origins, responded to this review

Dear LoopyLoo_7, Thank you for taking the time to review Origins at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. I'm delighted to read you had such an enjoyable dining experience during brunch and I will pass your comments to all the team. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Food and Beverage Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were looking forward to a date night, however upon arriving we were shown to a table where one of our chairs was touching a baby's pram on one side and a hen do on the other. After repeatedly asking for a different table and being refused, we ended up threatening to leave, when a manager gave us one of... More 

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ViceroyFandB, Manager at Origins, responded to this review

Dear SassyMarie83, We are very sorry to hear that your most recent visit to Origins did not meet your expectations. We are very grateful for your comments and always take such feedback seriously as it helps us to prevent such issues arising again in the future. We will certainly address all of the points raised. We do hope that you... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Nice restaurant with good,attentive staff. The brunch is normally very nice and a good tange os cuisines are represented regularly.

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ViceroyFandB, Manager at Origins, responded to this review

Dear HappyVoyager69, Thank you for taking the time to review Origins at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. I'm delighted to read you had such an enjoyable dining experience during brunch and I will pass your comments to all the team. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards, Food and Beverage Manager More 

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Address: Yas Viceroy Abu dhabi | Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 (0) 2 656 0600
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Cuisine: International

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  • Address: Yas Viceroy Abu dhabi | Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 (0) 2 656 0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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