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Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana

Yas Island Rotana Hotel | Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 656 4172
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Ranked #82 of 1,642 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: International, Bar
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great atmosphere on ladies night .they also do happy hour .good dancing .i have only been in the night so I can't say about the day .good place for night out .the staff ar polite and friendly

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Marlene R, Thank you for posting such a positive review! It’s fantastic to hear that you have always had a great time with us on Ladies’ Night – having made the most of Y bar’s great atmosphere and dancing! We also thank you for the positive comments about our colleagues, who are all very happy to see such feedback.... More 

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I love cold beer and they have it! It is next to the pool so it is easy to feel relaxed and they will bring it to you.

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Bonnie S, Thank you for your five star rating and for your positive feedback. It is truly great to know that you have always enjoyed your time with us, and we certainly hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards, Hossam El Said Director of Food & Beverage Yas Island Rotana & Centro Yas Island Abu Dhabi More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Spacious facilities with an extensive menu. Food quality was very good and the service swift and smiling. It is possible to eat under cover or in the open air. Excellent value for money.

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear jerryattrick, Thank you for writing your review on TripAdvisor following your dining experience with us at Y bar. We are delighted we had the opportunity to share with you our exciting new menu, and that you found both the food and the service to be of the utmost quality. Thank you for your positive feedback, we look forward to... More 

Venice
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great lively venue although lighting for eating outside is not ideal. Can thoroughly recommend the shepherds pie.

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Ian E, Thank you for your five star rating and for your wonderful comments! It is truly great to know that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you recommend our delicious shepherds pie! We certainly hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Hossam El Said Director of Food & Beverage Yas Island Rotana & Centro... More 

Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Perfect after work hangout to relax and unwind. Fantastic and talented baristas. Great selection of bar snacks, beer, wines and spirits. Highly professional staff. Nice background music playlist. Very affordable prices. Location is accessible whether you are coming from Dubai or Abu Dhabi. One of the best bars in Abu Dhabi. Highly recommended if you want an intimate drinking session... More 

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Christine A, Thank you for such a wonderful review and for taking the time to share your experiences with us at Y bar. We are delighted to hear that your experiences with us have always been nothing but positive and would like to thank you for your kind words regarding the comfortable and pleasant atmosphere, convenient location and affordable... More 

Newmarket, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Like the title says.... it's very loud. I get that it's 50% night club and 50% bar but such loud music in such a small space is a bit much. I can't believe they allow you to smoke inside(yuck) Drink service slow and unfriendly but the place does have an upbeat vibe to it. We came here 5 out of... More 

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Dishchick, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. Whilst we are glad to know that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the value at Y bar, we are however sorry to hear that you were not fully pleased with your overall experience on this occasion and would like to apologize for not completely exceeding your... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We been there in in Jan '14, had a mini snacks and was craving for bloody samurai.. Unfortunately they took it off the menu. My personal opinion would be this place doesn't have that specialty anymore.. But still nice place away from the city

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear tramily, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not all that it could have been at Y bar. We take guest feedback very seriously, and we will do our best to address your comments moving forward. We sincerely do hope to welcome you back again... More 

Sunderland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you don't like smoke, I suggest you stay outdoors. It's not my kind of place, I prefer a more relaxed atmosphere but good if you're having a few drinks with friends. Can be loud inside.

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca B, I would like to thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Y bar. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not all that it could have been and that you didn’t find Y bar was well-suited to your taste. We have other outlets in the hotel including Blue Grill... More 

St. Lucia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After a busy weekend marshalling the 2014 Ad Gp, we headed off to the Y bar. Excellent place to unwind, fantastic atmosphere, fab music and drinks. Six of us spent a fortune drinking and eating bar snacks, which were really very good. Keep an eye out for the Ladies ( if you know what I mean) ! Taxis are plentiful... More 

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear debsraafat, Thank you for writing such positive review on TripAdvisor following your recent experience with us at Y bar. We are delighted to hear you and your friends had such a great time – having made the most of the fantastic atmosphere and music, as well as of the drinks and menu items we have on offer. We look... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Y bar is the best bar in Abu Dhabi. Staffs are excellent and very professional...always making you feel at home. Keep up the good work! Thanks to Ken and his excellent team:-)

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear debsraafat, Thank you for writing such a great review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that you have always enjoyed your time with us at Y bar and have nothing but positive comments regarding our excellent and professional colleagues. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated; I will be informing Ken about this praise and we will definitely share... More 

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Additional Information about Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana

Address: Yas Island Rotana Hotel | Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 2 656 4172
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: International, Bar

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