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Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana

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Bar, Pub, International
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Yas Island Rotana Hotel | Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 656 4172
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4:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality food, great staff.

I had a number of meals here and I can't fault it. In general, prices are very much in line with nearby establishments. The staff are very attentive and the food is good quality cooked to order.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
IrishJimbo
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County Cork, Ireland
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County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a number of meals here and I can't fault it. In general, prices are very much in line with nearby establishments. The staff are very attentive and the food is good quality cooked to order.

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Thank IrishJimbo
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great bar to,socialise in and meet new interesting people. The service is fast and friendly and the happy hours are excellent. The food served here is of a very high standard indeed. Portion sizes are excellent however I do wonder why some food prices are so high ! A bar definitely worth checking out !!!

Helpful?
Thank jo l
YasIslandRotana, General Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear jo l, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! I am really glad that you had a great time in Y bar and enjoyed the cozy atmosphere, great food and drinks delivered with professional service. We certainly look forward to welcome you back again soon! Best regards, Mark Mark Ancrum General Manager Yas Island Rotana & Centro Yas Island, Abu... More 

Abu Dhabi
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88 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

As usually the staff was the most welcome, friendly, helpful and real professionals! We had a wonderful night!

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

Dear OliviaAbuDhabi, Thank you for choosing Y bar to celebrate the new year with your friends. It is great to know that you and your friends have had such a great night with us. The team is our greatest asset and I'm very happy you enjoyed their service. We look forward to have you and your friends again soon for... More 

Innsbruck, Austria
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I asked the security guy if there is any other possibility to Enter the terrace and He said that there is only this one so i wanted to enter but when he saw my ID He said i was too young (i am 20 and turn 21 the 2 of January ) I told him that i only wanted to... More 

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

Dear RaphaelGstadtner, Thank you for your feedback. It is unfortunately illegal for us to allow underage guests in a Bar, whether they intend to drink alcohol or not and therefore the Security followed the Law exactly. Nevertheless, I have shared your feedback with our team to ensure that we handle this type of situation more appropriately in the future. We... More 

Abu Dhabi
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The wonderful Mr Naveen runs a happy, tight ship at the Y Bar and talking of happy, the extended happy hour runs daily between 4pm and 9pm with an earlier start on Fridays and Saturdays - 12 noon until 9pm. (Always worth checking in case timings change). The selection of happy hour drinks is very generous with two drinks for... More 

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

Dear PLHAbuDhabi, Thank you for your awesome feedback! We feel honored to know that Y bar is your favorite chill out destination in the region. I am beyond delighted to know that you always enjoyed everything we had to offer - the cozy and relaxing atmosphere, our Happy Hour deals and selection and the good food and drinks delivered with... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Good outdoor seating. Food is nice: try the back ribs and the scotch eggs. Service is irregular depending on who is taking care of you. Ask for Vincent, he is by far the best and most attentive waiter on the island!

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Thank Yvan C
YasIslandRotana, General Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Yvan C, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It makes me very glad to hear that you had a great time in Y bar and that you enjoyed the good food while sitting and relaxing on our outdoor terrace. It is also great to know that Vincent looked after you on your recent visit. Hope to see you back... More 

Burnley, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We have only visited during F1 weekend, but holding a conversation is almost impossible. Beer and wine selection is average. A real shame as the rest of the hotel is outstanding.

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Thank Richard T
YasIslandRotana, General Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Richard T, Thank you for choosing Y bar as your chill out venue during your stay for the Formula 1 event and for your candid feedback. The Formula 1 was massive for us and it's good to know that even when really busy our hospitality met your expectation. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Mark Mark... More 

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

My husband and I visited the bar over the F1 weekend, and even though it was packed, we were impressed with the professionalism of the staff, their attention and very positive attitude. The food we ordered was awesome, drinks were really as per our requirements. The bar Manager, Ken is outstanding. He was so friendly with all the guests around,... More 

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Thank Marte2013
YasIslandRotana, General Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Marte2013, Thank you for choosing y Bar as your chill out venue during the Formula 1 event and glad to know that you and your husband have had a great time and will be back again! The Formula 1 was massive for us and it's great to get some awesome feedback especially on our delicious food and great drinks... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Great place to relax during the evening, with friends and family. Staff at the YBAR are excellent, thank you Ken Frades.

Helpful?
Thank Kam J
YasIslandRotana, General Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Kam J, Thank you for valuable time to offer us fantastic feedback from your recent visit at Y Bar. I am really glad that you enjoyed your time with us with our relaxing atmosphere and great to hear that our teams delivered professional service.I have shared your feedback to Ken and he was very happy to receive such praise.... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

best bar and resturant I had best time there...beautiful lady and sociable server...guard very severe But bit expensive if you want compare with another bar At all I was comfortable there

Helpful?
Thank Arash A
YasIslandRotana, General Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Arash A, Thank you for taking time to offer us an excellent feedback. I am beyond delighted to fully enjoyed your time with us. and very glad to read your compliments regarding our service team in particular. Your very positive comments on every aspect of your visit with us are greatly appreciated and I will be sure to share... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yas Island Rotana Hotel | Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 656 4172

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?