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“First class modern Indian food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rangoli at Yas Island Rotana

Rangoli at Yas Island Rotana
Golf Plaza | Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 656 4173
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Ranked #12 of 1,583 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“First class modern Indian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

First the Blue Grill, now Rangoli. Yas Island Rotana has two excellent restaurants. Rangoli offers delicious, beautifully cooked modern Indian food and the service is impeccable. Try the Friday brunch - I don't know how they do it for the price which is probably a bad thing to write. I have eaten here many times, through most of the menu, and all of it is lovely. Try it!

Visited November 2013
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Rangoli at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear Kmckellar,

We sincerely appreciate your motivating feedback and compliments, thank you very much for your continuous support for Rangoli and for the Yas Island Rotana.

We are truly honoured to have you as one of our most loyal guests, and we are thrilled to know that the quality of the food and the service consistently meets your expectations.

I understand that you are well versed in our menu in Rangoli, soon there will be some new dishes and specials for you to discover, prepared by the very talented Chef Nithin and his team.

Dhanyavaad,

Maneeshdev
Rangoli Manager
maneeshdev.gv@rotana.com
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Indian Cuisine of the highest standard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is the second time my wife and I have stayed at the Rotana and on both occasions we have ate at Rangoli. We can throughly recommend the Friday Brunch Package. The selection of food is not huge but the fact that it is served to you at your table and you can continue to order dishes until you cannot eat anymore is wonderful. In particular if you have never eaten Indian before it gives you the opportunity to try any dish. Not only that but the standard of the food is excellent, far better than some more expensive brunches where "buffet" style food leaves a lot to be desired. The food here not only tastes lovely but is presented beautifully. The staff are superb, attentive without being fussy. Can only say you need to go it is a great experience and great value

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Rangoli at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Bob H,

Namaste!

We are so pleased to know that you have had memorable dining experience in Rangoli, especially our special Friday Brunch. We are blessed with guests like you who love our food and appreciate our service.

Let me take this opportunity to welcome you for another dining experience especially the dinner option where I would highly recommend to try our new Rangoli Signature dishes: the Murgh Mussallam and the Raan e Sikhandari which we launched recently. These are fantastic Mugal delicacies and not to be missed.

Hope to have the pleasure of restoring your confidence in us and serving you again

Shukriya,

Maneeshdev
Rangoli Manager
maneeshdev.gv@rotana.com
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Orchid
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Wonderful experience at Rangoli”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had our brunch at Rangoli today. This was priced reasonably compared to brunches at other very expensive choices. For free flow of soft option and all you can eat at AED 139 or with alcohol at AED 199, this was a great not so expensive option for Indian food lovers who want brunch on Fridays The food served were all amazing particularly the lamb starter and main courses. The service was first class. Even when we wanted the option of no spices papadam and this was not normally offered or served, the waiter took the trouble to get it. I would recommend Rangoli any time.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Rangoli at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Orchid O,

Thank you very much for dining in our beloved Rangoli Restaurant and for taking the time to share your experiences with us.

The biggest honour for us is the fact that you are very much impressed and satisfied with our brunch options. Your positive feedback will surely be shared with our team

May I also take this oportunity to welcome you for our dinner to experince newly launched Indian Mugal delicacies such as the Murgh Mussallam and the Raan e Sikhandari. They are truly very special!

We all look forward to your return, thank you once again for the review.

Dhanyavaad,

Maneeshdev
Rangoli Manager
maneeshdev.gv@rotana.com
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rhyl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Another Enjoyable Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I have visited Abu Dhabi three time since 2011, and prior to that I worked out there for 3 years. This was our third visit to Rangoli as part of a night out in Yas Island. It coincided with the Eid holidays, which is not always a good idea as everywhere gets incredibly busy. We didn't book the restaurant in advance but just turned up. Predictably every table was reserved despite the fact that at that time, about 7 o'clock there were about a handful of people sitting inside. However we were told that the terrace area was empty and were welcome to sit there. It was a lovely warm night so it was no hardship for us. The two waiters who served us, Anuraj and Romeo were really great guys, attentive, friendly and very efficient. The food as always was excellent. I like my food very spicy, the wife doesn't, but it was cooked to perfection. The lads looked on with some curiosity and concern from a distance as I tucked into my specially ordered dish! Apart from ourselves there were only two other couples sitting outside, so it was incredibly relaxing and quiet. Afterwards, the Manager in person came over to ask us if we'd enjoyed ourselves. Overall this is an excellent Indian restaurant and is in our top 10. I would recommend anyone visiting Abu Dhabi to try this place, particularly if they're staying on Yas Island, but from the city centre it is only a 20 minutes taxi ride which will cost you just under £10.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Rangoli at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear jhjRhyl,

Namaste!!

Thank you for saying such great words for our team and your wonderful experience with us. We are blessed with many customers like you who love our food and appreciate our sincere service. Also, it is great that you were able to enjoy our terrace, it surely does have an amazing ambiance.

Your feedback has been shared with our entire team, who are grateful for the appreciation. Please let us know about your next visit to make another dining experience that you will certainly enjoy.

Shukriya,

Maneeshdev
Rangoli Manager
maneeshdev.gv@rotana.com
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“Amazing Indian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Had an amazing night and meal at rangoli.
Food was amazing, from starter to main, that was recommended by our very friendly waiter.
All the hotel staff were extremely accommodating and made us feel very special. If you like traditional Indian cuisine, rangoli is the place to go.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Rangoli at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear Mickgav,

On behalf of the entire Rangoli team, thank you very much for visiting our restaurant and for sharing your experiences with us and on TripAdvisor.

I am pleased to know that you were delighted by the food and that the team was able to make a recommendation that you found very satisfying. It is a good time as well to tell you about our Friday Brunch which is gaining popularity and reputation of being the most special brunch in town.

Our only wish is that you will soon have an opportunity to visit us again, I certainly look forward to welcoming you back in person.

Sincerely,

Maneeshdev
Rangoli Manager
maneeshdev.gv@rotana.com
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