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“Nice, but there are better.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ossiano

Ossiano
Crescent Road | Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 426 2626
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Ranked #209 of 5,569 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Scenic view, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: To arrive in Ossiano is to enter a world of mesmerising tranquility created by the captivating ocean life of the Ambassador Lagoon. The experience is coupled with the delight of dining in an elegant seafood restaurant awarded "Best Seafood Restaurant 2013" by TimeOut Dubai and "Best Restaurant" at the Middle East Hotel Awards 2013. With its style and sophistication, Ossiano is the perfect location for an intimate dining experience, offering spellbinding views of the Ambassador Lagoon and its 65,000 marine animals.
York, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nice, but there are better.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A lovely welcome on arrival and a great table for dinner. The setting is superb and the views are fantastic. You have to like fishy things, or it's a waste. We do, so it was good news. Staff are very pleasant and helpful and it;s a very romantic atmosphere. Our meal was "OK", but that was about it. We didn't need the attraction of every member of staff or the manager constantly asking if "everthing was to our satisfaction". It was. The food was "nice". We knew in advance that the meal wasn't cheap, but was it worth the asking price? We both thought that it wasn't. We thought that the overall experience did not justify the price tag. Having had dinner in several of the "best places", it was down the league table. Go by all means, but I bet you won;t return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Food_and_BeverageATP, Management at Ossiano, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us on TripAdvisor.

We are glad to read all the postive comments about your experince in Ossiano. However, it is truly a drawback for us that the overall experience was not up to your expectation.

Please be assured that we constantly look at ways to enhance guest experience and have carefully noted your comments.

Once again, we thank you for your feedback and hope that we will have the opportunity to serve again in the near future.

Sincerely yours,

Dirk von Kries
Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage
Atlantis, The Palm
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience with top quality food, service & atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I booked into Ossiano for a meal on our last minute trip to Dubai, from the second we entered the restaurant we were greeted with exceptional service from all of the staff. The manager came and welcomed us to the restaurant and made regular visits thought the evening to ensure we were enjoying our meal. We didn't have a window table however the views of the aquarium are outstanding from every table as each chair is positioned to ensure all patrons have aquarium views therefore don't be put off if you be cannot secure a window table. Overall the food was amazing, the service exceptional and the atmosphere breathtaking. Well worth the experience! Thank you to all of the staff at Ossiano for a brilliant evening.

Visited November 2013
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Dubai
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Nice Evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I had a dinner in Ossiano with my wife as an anniversary dinner. It was a great experience with romantic atmosphere and a view to the aquarium. We ordered the experience menu and was very good with large number of flowing plates. We had almost 4 hours of dining and chatting till we reach to the anniversary cake that was arranged by my wife as a surprise. The staff and service were great and it is really worth the experience. Despite that the experience menu was having lots of dishs with alcoholic ingredients, however the chef was happy to replace it for us with non-alcoholic dishs.The only point is as everyone comment here is that it overpriced.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My wife and I spent a long weekend in Dubai and wanted to splash-out for one meal. The location of this restaurant has to be one of the most unique in the world. The interior of the restaurant is fabulous. We requested a seat directly next to the aquarium and were happy to be accommodated. The restaurant is pricey so if this is a concern than I wouldn't even consider dining here...otherwise you'll be unhappy. There are several fixed menus ranging in price from crazy high to high. The food and service was great, as was the overall experience. If you can afford it, this should be on your list of must-do items in Dubai.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monte-Carlo, null, Monaco
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“Super”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Everything was excelent: staff, food, decoration, location.
One of my best dinners.just felt sorry that not all the visitors followed the dress code as the atmosphere of the restaurant deserves it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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