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“Finally something different!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of al Mayass

al Mayass
Sheraton Hotel & Resort, 1st Street, Corniche road. | Near Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 644 0440
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Ranked #17 of 1,706 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: $40 - $100
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Armenian
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: "There is no love sincerer than the love of food". Tucked away at the Sheraton Corniche Abu Dhabi, an institution in capital hotels, Al Mayass delivers Old World splendor in a relaxed setting. Though a newly opened venue to Abu Dhabi diners, this veteran restaurant has been setting the standards in traditional Lebanese-Armenian Cuisine in the heart of Lebanon for over a decade. A palate of warm earth tones accented with beautifully crafted tiles and soft lighting, the decor is as welcoming as the knowledgeable and friendly staff. Intimate and inviting, this eatery will make you wish you had an Armenian grandmother serving up memories on a platter.
Abu Dhabi
1 review
“Finally something different!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I'm tired of Italian, Sushi, Asian Fusion, Nouvelle Cuisine...at Al Mayass, I was treated to an authentic, full of flavours and fresh ingredients type of cuisine. I kept being surprised by the dishes that were brought to the table...a true culinary experiebce and a real discovery. Having an Armenian meal at Al Mayass is a treat as this is not the type of cooking we will ever be able to reproduce at home !!!!
A lovely, friendly and warm atmosphere, perfect for an evening with good friends.
My only suggestion is: "make sure you arrive with an empty stomach, as you're about to take part in a feast!"

  • 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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Sevag A, Owner at al Mayass, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you Marina for your poetic review. We are delighted to to see you considering us an authentic, full of flavours cuisine! In addition to delicious food, we strive to offer good servic in a positive atmospheree, and that whether you come with an empty stomach or not, it will not change.

Thanks for sharing your recommendation — we would love to welcome you back in the near future!

Regards
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Fantastic Authentic Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

AD has a lot of international restaurants but I really wanted to try something a bit more "local". I fell like, though it is in a hotel, this restaurant offers that. A lovely selection of hot/cold mezze and salads are offered and the waiter was very honest about how much to order. The hummus was delicious and the feta/lemon salad was amazing. I would truly recommend this place for some local food. The portions are massive so order with restraint!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sevag A, Owner at al Mayass, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you PsychLou for your valuable feedback, you being a constant traveller and a top contributor to TripAdvisor, this feedback becomes even more valuable to us!

Not obtaining a full grade on the atmosphere (4/5) we would be delighted to listen to your suggestions on your next visit, and see what can be done to improve it further. Please ask to see Sevan, the General Manager, for us to thank you first and to listen to your constructive feedback.

Thank you again for taking your time and writing these few lines on Al Mayass.

Regards,

Sevag
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“Amazing Experience ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I had dinner with my family yesterday at al mayass , I was amazed with the place , the atmosphere , the service ..
The food was absolutely different , delicious and perfect .
We fall in love with the food , the service was very professional , Tony our waiter beet love during his service , we was amazed .
NB: I highly recommend al Mayass if u wanna try a new experience and u will be lucky if u catch Tony to serve you.

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Sevag A, Owner at al Mayass, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Dear Elie,

We are happy to know that you have been served professionaly by Tony. Thank you for your comments on the food and atmosphere. We strive to excel, so next time you come, please dont hesitate to inform us what can be done better.

Regards,

Sevag
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“Hidden Gem downtown AD!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is really a great Lebanese restaurant in town, hidden on the beach of the Sheraton Resort... we never suspected we could have such a delightful oriental diner al fresco downtown!
All dishes were just exquisite from starter to dessert and service very professional and caring.
The dining room is rather pleasant but, season allowing, we were able to enjoy a comfortable outdoor seating!
Great value for money, we'll certainly come again

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sevag A, Owner at al Mayass, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you JMG 780!

You being a heavy contributor to tripadvisor, your review becomes even more important to us. We will share it with the staff for sure during the coming days.

We got 5/5 mark on 3 of the criteria set by trip advisor (Value, Service and food) and 4/5 on Atmosphere, during your next visit, please ask for the restaurnat Manager Sevan for us to pick your brains up on "Atmosphere" improvement.

Regards,

Sevag
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“One of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Lovely restaurant, run by a friendly and organised team. The food is fabulous! And it's all freshly prepared. Service was friendly and prompt. We couldn't ask for anything more. Absolutely highly recommended!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sevag A, Owner at al Mayass, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Thank you Ivana for your note. We are happy to know that you liked the food and ambiance... We look forward to welcome you anytime you feel like eating Lebanese/Armenian.

Warm regards,

Sevag
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