We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Authentic Lebanese Food: Great for Tourist.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tarbouche

Tarbouche
Central Market, downtown Abu Dhabi | By the clock tower, just off the Corniche, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #77 of 1,583 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Restaurant details
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Authentic Lebanese Food: Great for Tourist.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Tarbouche is a staple in Abu Dhabi, it has been around for almost 25 years. The service is always great and the food is so dang goooooooood! I cant wait to go back. Plus they have outside seating on the rooftop garden where there are great views of Abu Dhabi World Trade Center. A must see.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
    10
    10
    3
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great for visitors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Central Souk is a well-designed mall that is nearing completion. It has a mix of heritage-style shops (Lebanese glassware, Kashmiri pashminas, spices and dates) and modern (opticians, photo shops, jewelry). It also has a mix of restaurants, of which Tarbouche is my favorite. The hummus with meat is outstanding, they have the best fatoush in town, and the bread is always fresh and good. I personally stick with the mezze as the kebabs and felafel are not better than elsewhere in my opinion. But it's a great place to visit as you can people-watch in the Central Souk while you eat, enjoy some regional cuisine with friendly service, and get out very full for not a lot of dirhams.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Budapest, Hungary
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Very good lebanese food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The restaurant is on the ground floor of the "Central Market" (which is not a real and not a central market by the way...), which is a very attractive building anyway...
The foods are fresh, the full restaurant is very clean, the staff is perfect, you will enjoy the lebanese tastes including the fresh naan bread served with the "mezze"-s...
Drink mint-lemonade, its yummmmi!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“good place for arabic food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

went with family- good place for arabic food. genuine arabic taste. not very expensive.
if not in central market- this restaurant would have been a huge success. poor access to the central market.
good quality of food. good service.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Arabic buffet in the new Central Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Tarbouche is in the ground floor of The Souk - Central Market complex. The building alone is worth a visit for its architecture and atmosphere. The restaurant featured 3 different buffets - the one for appetizers alone had lots of variety and all our favorites. Besides the entree selection, the desserts area deserves special mention - More than a dozen different kinds, and of course I had to try all of them... :)
The staff were attentive and friendly. Value for money, too at 90 Dirham per person for the All-You-Can-Eat feast.
Recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Tarbouche also viewed

Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
 
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
 

Been to Tarbouche? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tarbouche, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.