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“Buono” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vasco's

Vasco's
Corniche Road | Hilton Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi 877, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 681 1900
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Ranked #21 of 1,620 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Named after the famous explorer Vasco Da Gama, Vasco's menu is inspired by Vasco Da Gama's exploration route. A modern restaurant serving tastes from around the world, Vasco's is one of Abu Dhabi's most famous and award winning restaurants. Guests can choose to dine inside or outside on the deck, enjoying spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf.
Legnano, Italy
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Buono”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Looking at the furbishment, an Italian won't never choose this place, italian old style stuff are there and also common market-biscuits are showed like jewels. However, you'll have great food, both meat and food along with absolute precious wine. Care about money.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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HiltonAbuDhabi, Manager at Vasco's, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Guest

Greetings from Hilton Abu Dhabi and thank you for the wonderful review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience in Vascos and have shared your compliments with the entire team; everyone is very happy to know that their efforts have been appreciated

It was a pleasure looking after you; on behalf of the entire Hilton Abu Dhabi team I look forward to welcoming you back soon

Warm Regards


Bassam Shamieh
Vascos Restaurant Manager
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great steaks ...who knew?!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We occasionally eat at Vasco's, the outdoor seating area is great and the food consistently good. On our last visit we decided to try the steaks on the menu and were blown away. We have eaten in very good steak restaurants in Abu Dhabi and are pleased to report Vasco's steaks were right up with those "speciality" restaurants. Cooked exactly to our liking, tender and delicious. Vasco's has quite a broad menu, but give the steaks a chance! Great value for money and we think they are up there with the best we have had in the city. We will be back for more!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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HiltonAbuDhabi, Manager at Vasco's, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Guest

Greetings from Hilton Abu Dhabi and thank you for the wonderful review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience in Vascos and have shared your compliments with the entire team; everyone is very happy to know that their efforts have been appreciated

It was a pleasure looking after you; on behalf of the entire Hilton Abu Dhabi team I look forward to welcoming you back soon

Warm Regards


Bassam Shamieh
Vascos Restaurant Manager
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“So good”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Every meal has been fantastic. Make sure you tell them not to overcook your seafood but the steak is perfect anyway. the crème Brule is the best I've had here and close to ever. service is friendly but my favourite wine is out of stock.

Visited May 2014
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HiltonAbuDhabi, Manager at Vasco's, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Guest

Greetings from Hilton Abu Dhabi and thank you for the wonderful review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience in Vascos and have shared your compliments with the entire team; everyone is very happy to know that their efforts have been appreciated

It was a pleasure looking after you; on behalf of the entire Hilton Abu Dhabi team I look forward to welcoming you back soon

Warm Regards


Bassam Shamieh
Vascos Restaurant Manager
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Excellent setting, good meal and service. High range price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The place is really beautiful, with a view on the bay and, far away, on the Marina Mall area; personnel are very helpful and kind; and the quality of dishes is very good.
I have some suggestions, to even improve the quality of the overall experience: in my view, linguine with seafood should not be accompanied by cheese, which is covering a bit its delicate taste, and I would choose more balanced forks [those ones are very trendy but are so modern that even for an Italian it's difficult to wrap linguine around them!].
The grilled hamour was excellent, and its serving was very appropriate.
I also appreciated the fruit salad and (at last!) a good ristretto, a coffee which is not easy to find in the city.
Wines are overpriced, unfortunately, but I appreciated the possibility to ask a carafe or a glass (of good quality wine).
Prices do follow.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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HiltonAbuDhabi, Manager at Vasco's, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Dear Guest

Greetings from Hilton Abu Dhabi and thank you for the wonderful review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience in Vascos and have shared your compliments with the entire team; everyone is very happy to know that their efforts have been appreciated

It was a pleasure looking after you; on behalf of the entire Hilton Abu Dhabi team I look forward to welcoming you back soon

Warm Regards


Bassam Shamieh
Vascos Restaurant Manager
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Sylvania, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent service by Richard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great meal, excellent service by Richard and colleagues. Top rate. I've always enjoyed Vascos and the professional and most responsive wait staff. Richard was great.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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HiltonAbuDhabi, Manager at Vasco's, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Dear Guest

Greetings from Hilton Abu Dhabi and thank you for the wonderful review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience in Vascos and have shared your compliments with the entire team; everyone is very happy to know that their efforts have been appreciated

It was a pleasure looking after you; on behalf of the entire Hilton Abu Dhabi team I look forward to welcoming you back soon

Warm Regards


Bassam Shamieh
Vascos Restaurant Manager
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