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Sayad Restaurant

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Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 690 7999
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6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood excellence!

We visited Sayad prior to an Islamic holiday so the restaurant had no music playing that evening but the truly impeccable service by each member of the team there more than made up for it. We were guided by the Indian chef himself to view the fresh catch-of-the-day while he recommended various... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Joy P
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We visited Sayad prior to an Islamic holiday so the restaurant had no music playing that evening but the truly impeccable service by each member of the team there more than made up for it. We were guided by the Indian chef himself to view the fresh catch-of-the-day while he recommended various styles of preparation. We also requested for red... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

its good restaurant but service is no so good they have live music at outside open sea view they serve me seabass cold ....

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Exceptional shared tower seafood starter. Black cod cooked to perfection. Halibut dry and overcooked. Monkfish slightly dry and overcooked.

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Abu Dhabi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Dinner at Sayad with four others. Sadly, as is usual with the Emirates Palace, it's the service that lets it down and leads you to wonder, yet again, why you are there when there are so many better restaurants in Abu Dhabi. Instead of going directly to our table we began with drinks. They came accompanied by spicy cashew nuts... More 

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Trier, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great setting, great service, menu was reasonable. Started with the calamari that was one of the best I've had (the foam is what made it standout), I then had the seafood pasta, which I requested no salmon... no issues, was very good. The chocolate shell at the end was a nice surprise. Only negative was the mai tai which was... More 

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Manchester
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife and I had a near perfect night here with a range of freshly prepared dishes that were classically prepared with an Arabian twist

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Toronto, Canada
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399 restaurant reviews
624 helpful votes 624 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We weren't staying at the Emirates Palace Hotel and felt the best way to see the spectacular property was to dine in one of its many restaurants. We selected Sayad mainly because it specialized in fish dishes. It's fair to say we had reasonably high expectations for our dinner and we certainly weren't disappointed. One of the things we really... More 

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

the meal we had in that restaurant was one of the best meals we ever had , you can truly speak of perfection. service , food , decor , everything was amazing.

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Lusby, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had the best meal of the week at Sayad at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. We were seated at a very secluded and private table outside. (It was November so you could eat outside!). An attendant stood in a corner keeping a very close eye on our needs. The food, surroundings, and service were top notch! I highly... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great food (Seafoood) and service in a upscale, but relaxed atmosphere. Live music some evenings. Pricey, but good quality. Worth checking out if you are in town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 690 7999
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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