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Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 690 7999
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Ranked #30 of 1,650 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Make a reservation and ask for a table inside a Bedouin tent/booth. Maybe not the best comfort as you sit on sofas, but more genuine and fun to dine like this than to sit at a conventional table. The staff is dressed up in traditional Arabic clothing, the food is fantastic. The whole environment enforces the feeling of being part... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

dining in a tent,romantic,perfect service and food, oh and did I mention great wine. Just a wonderful place to just breath,relax, enjoy truly great food and the staff anticipates your wishes. We have enjoyed every meal at this hotel. The key is arriving in January, low season if you will, but the staff and kitchen is unhurried, this gives the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The restaurant located in the emirates palace is very good for local emirati cuisine. Everything from the decor to the waiters dress were very well thought. We took the option of sitting in the tent which was an excellent choice. Mezlai also had a good choice for kids from international cuisine. The only disappointing bit was the manager or whoever... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

They have a great breakfast option, good mix between Lebanese, Asian, Indian, Emirati & western. It is good choice for lunch and dinner also

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OKC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had a group dinner here in conjunction with an event at another hotel in town. The food was a wonderful conversation piece itself, and provided delight after delight through the night. I especially found the lentil soup to be worth the trip- an absolutely perfect savory smooth mix of flavors and spices. The setting in the Emirates Palace Hotel... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Though this is an expensive restaurant (I spent approx. $75 US for lunch without alcohol), it was well worth it. The food was absolutely delicious, with modern, attractive presentation. We shared a number of dishes, with each one having a unique presentation and flavour profile. It is clear that they use very high quality, fresh ingredients. As well, the service... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Authentic arabic food, served in a delightful arabic style. The decor of the restaurant was lovely and we were led to a quiet little area for four and had the waiter to ourselves all through our meal

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great Restaurant at Emirates Palace: Traditional Serving (leaving the teacup ob the table to be served), great Dishes, some traditional menu combinations, Dessert was more an international creation but superb. We went to that place before on Valentines Day 2013! Upper price category - a lot of local People - we liked it very much!

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liverpool
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Savoury meat porridge, sounds strange but absolutely delicious, the lamb is to die for. Puddings little on small side. Staff are all fantastic

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England
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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We dined here 2 Years ago and food was very good then. Think it's probably even better now. Myself and wife ate here during our stay at the Emirates Palace as part of our half board option. As we were staying for 10 nights and had the choice of 4 restaurants on our meal package we chose to dine here... More 

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Address: Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 2 690 7999
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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