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“Great view, but a few things to consider” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pearls & Caviar

Pearls & Caviar
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi | Between the Bridges, PO Box 128881, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
(971 2) 509 8777
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Ranked #35 of 1,621 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Seafood, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Great view, but a few things to consider”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I live in Abu Dhabi and have been here multiple times.

The view is awesome because the bar is open air, and across the river is the Zayed Mosque. It's quite a sight at night.

Another plus is the comfortable couches all over the bar.

On the negative side this place is quite small, so can be crowded on weekends, and then during the week it is completley empty because it's a bit far from downtown abu dhabi.

Another negative point is getting to the place. the security guard denied us access to park our car, so we had to park down the road quite a bit (several u turns later) and wait for a golf cart to take us to the restaurant/bar.

This could have been improved by the security guard showing some kindness to people spending money at the bar.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A model how excellent service can be !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

Have been many times in P&C. Why? Because everything is up to perfect. Sevice friendly and helpfull, the do all speak english, understand what your needs are. The food and beverage are excellen nothing to complaign, not very cheap however worth to pay for a good dinner. Location is perfect overlooking the new Grande Mosque, depending where you are seated, terrace or inside. Highly recommended is the Brunch on Fridays. Outstanding !!! If you just want to chill out go up to the roof toop and have a glass of champagne whilst listening to good music with 270 degrees view. I will come back !

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79 restaurant reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is one of the most amazing restaurants in the city, and on every holiday we eat here at least once, if not twice. From the moment you take pre dinner drinks in the balcony bar upstairs, this sets the scene for a fantastic night out.

When entering the restaurant, you will be blown away by the interiors extremely glizzie, and ambience to match.

We adore fish, and the choice here is huge, do not miss out on the truffle mash. The meal from start to finish to impressive, with a great wine menu. ~Service to fautless, professional yet friendly. This is one of the great restaurants the Shangri La can be proud of.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“definitely worth trying”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had a very good dinner and good wine in the pearls & caviar restaurant which belongs to the Shangri-La Hotel. Both the food and the interior were very inspiring and the service absolutely pleasing. It seemed that they had a delay with our choice of dinner, but they served us several little tasty bites from the kitchen to overcome that time. While it’s not the cheapest place to dine, it’s definitely worth it. I would revisit it any time again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Everything is right in this restaurant from the menu to the ambience and attention to detail. Well worth a visit either for lunch, a la carte special dinner, or the splendid Friday brunch. Pay it a visit soon, and you'll be counting the weeks until you can return. Book early o avoid disappointment.

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