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Shangri La Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
971 2 509 8888
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great vietnamese

This is a great restaurant for Vietnamese within the shangrila hotel. If you have time go first for drinks on the beach just in front of the restaurant -there is an excellent view of the Grand Mosque. For the restaurant itself There is indoor and outdoor seating and you don't usually need to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Chris F
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a great restaurant for Vietnamese within the shangrila hotel. If you have time go first for drinks on the beach just in front of the restaurant -there is an excellent view of the Grand Mosque. For the restaurant itself There is indoor and outdoor seating and you don't usually need to book. The hot and sour soup was... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had good memories of Hoi An at the sea, so we tried this restaurant. As we expected there was only one real Vietnamees present. The starter with fresh springrolls reminded us indeed, but the main course had a bit too much spices on board. We didn't eat it fully. You can sit inside and outside, which is nice.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We found the food here to be fairly good and tasty but very overpriced for what it was, it's not fine dining, yet it charges those kind of prices. We had a Lobster main course, as part of a set menu, which was a nice flavour, but it was served with all of the lobster bones, which served no purpose... More 

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West Sussex, England
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24 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We sat outside and enjoyed the ambience and service on a lovely Abu Dhabi evening in January. The service is, of course, unobtrusive, friendly and excellent. As was the food, which was delicate and light, as Vietnamese should be. The restaurant is an integral part of the Shangri La so it wouldn't be anything else. There was nothing to fault... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I wasn't blown out of the water. Quality is mediocre. Appetizer: Vietnamese spring rolls were frozen, main course fish or meat tasted the same, drowned in soy sauce. Unfortunately not so many restaurants in this part of yow .

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15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

While staying at the Shangri La we had a disappointing experience at the Hoi An restaurant. Having travelled Vietnam North to South we were looking for an authentic experience of superb food and fresh spices. The reality was different. The plates we were served were average at best; not better than at PF Chang’s. A better option is the Chinese... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Have been to Hoi An a lot over the years and whilst it has always been good it is starting to miss a little of something that keeps it at the top of the list. The service is great and the atmosphere outside is great in the winter months. However; the food is starting to get a bit towards average.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place is worth a visit as the food is wonderful. I did find it quite overpriced compared to some other restaurants in Abu Dhabi that are just as good, but I would return and have been a few times now. The service is exceptional and the setting is lovely.

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Thomas G, General Manager at Hoi An, responded to this review

I thank you for your continued support and loyalty dear Francesca A. I trust that we keep delighting you with service and ambience to remember each time during your future visits. On behalf of the entire Hoi An Team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, More 

Kent
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Ate here over Xmas, plentiful choice. Attentive service. The food was very well cooked and flavourful.

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United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food is the best we have ever tasted, beautiful presented and cooked to absolute perfection. The manager and her staff provide an above average service.

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Thomas G, General Manager at Hoi An, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback on Tripadvisor dear Molly1107. It is with great delight to read that you had an outstanding experience with us, and that the quality of food and presentation both managed to set the bar high indeed. On behalf of the entire team, I very much welcome your positive comments regarding our service also, which will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shangri La Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: 971 2 509 8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business

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