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Sayad Restaurant

#102 of 1,654 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had dinner at Sayad since we were staying in the hotel. The atmosphere is very posh (but being in the Emirates Palace you can understand), the service is ok (same service you can find in other dining restaurant) but the food is very good and delicate (light and the portion are quite good). It's quite pricey: we paid 900aed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The place is beautiful, the food is well done and the staff tries hard but the service is very slow. We could see the waiters running from side to side even thought the restaurant was kind of empty. The first drinks took about 15 minutes to be served, the food 1 hour (from a pre-fixed half board menu) and we... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After checking into the Emirates Palace we decided to dine at the seafood restaurant . Reservation was very simple and staff were very helpful. The great thing about eating here is that you can choose your own fish from a display of fresh fish . We chose to have a selection of fish to share; Tuna, Salmon, Red Snapper and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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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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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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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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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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