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Sayad Restaurant

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 690 7999
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Ranked #61 of 1,562 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Lanark, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A high quality dinner which was enhanced by sitting outside in such a comfortable setting. The food was excellent and was complemented by the very attentive service.

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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

it is the third time we are visiting this restaurant during our stay in abu dhabi.never ever the food disappointed us,this time we had the very unique caviar menu which was superb!!!truly recomend this restaurant.

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La Coruna, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have been travelling for a week staying in different properties between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and having dinners in a lot of properties around. I can definitely affirm that the Emirates Palace was the worst one. Even I can say that it was one of the worst dinner experiences in my life. I was in the Sayad restaurant (specialty... More

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Essen, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited the reataurant during our stay in Emirates Palace Hotel on halfboard. Food was nice, service as well. Wine choice per glas was limited and didn't turn out perfect for us. Service was good, some Germans on the team. We booked a table outside, lovely setting. Our table was next to a small stage with a saxophone player. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

As with most restaurants inside hotels in Abu Dhabi the food here is quite over priced for what you get. We were each served with a complimentary seared tuna and watermelon amuse-bouche which was pleasant enough. Wine list had a reasonable selection. For a purportedly high end restaurant like this I'd appreciate a more sophisticated choice of beers/lagers - come... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Food cooked to perfection, i had the lobster for a main dish and clam chowder soup.very good service, great ambience ( very romantic) and music was just right ( thanks sax player). You need to book in advance and get extra cash with you as it is a high end restaurant.

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Kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The saxaphone player made this restaurant - he was absolutely ecellent as you sit outside overlooking the fountains. All of the staff are great - Mary Beth in particular could not have been more helpful and the restaurant manager was so friendly - made our evening - the food is delicious - cannot be faulted and the setting is exquisite.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Wow - what a location to have a meal - sitting outside on the terrace of the Emirates Palace Hotel, overlooking the beach. The food was heavenly, the service exemplary and the atmosphere fantastic. I can highly recommend the tiger prawns in harrisa and the mains were also great. As can be expected at probably the swankiest hotel in Abu... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Went just for a light meal and asked if it would be OK to just order a starter, and of course it was. I followed the head waiter's recommendation for scallops on a bed of pureed avocado and it was simply delightful, my friend ordered king prawns with grilled watermelon and said it was delicious. Both my own and my... More

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Herts UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

just returned from 2nd visit to Emirates Palace-even better than last time ! A highlight was Sayad Restaurant-out of our 10night stay we ate here 5 times.One of our meals was for a special occasions and the chef came to our table and said he would make something special even though we were dining from the half-board menu-it was fab-u-lous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... More

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