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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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
nice tower seafood starter

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
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28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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12 reviews 12 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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610 helpful votes 610 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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148 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was truly a memorable experience. Had the opportunity to dine with family at the seafood restaurant at the Palace. From arrival to the warm farewell the evening was perfect and we felt extremely well being taken care of. The chef the an amazing 'tour de mer' and put a lot of energy in the creation of the menu and... More 

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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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