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Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 690 7999
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

❤❤❤ the food and service are amazing... went for neutral food.. chicken biryani.. and mixed grill.. it was delicious.. and had one of the best cakes in AbuDhabi... cake with gold sprinkles...

Thank mimiyacout
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent choices on the menu and very attentive and pleasant service. Staff is knowledgeable about the dishes and easily accommodated various dietary requests. Reasonably priced for a fine dinning restaurant and definitely worth the quality. Would recommend the local style seafood.

Thank Yanko A
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience for us. We tried out some traditional food. We came here based on a review by Ittihad news paper who said it would be an Emirates flavour with 5 star quality and they were right.

Thank youngSaudiTraveller
Birmingham UK
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I ate here twice whilst staying at the hotel, and we ate outside on the terrace under covered tents. The food was beautiful, freshly prepared and colourful. The Mezze of different coloured dips with the fresh flatbreads were the best I've ever tasted. Some of the main dishes eg the chicken and rice were huge!

1 Thank KMDBirminghamUK
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

One of the inhouse restaurants in the Emirates Palace Hotel. Good service and excellent local dishes. To be recommended if you like arabic food.

Thank Aime S
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

This was a real treat for our holiday - we hadn't tried local Emirati food before and it was fabulous. The food was generally really tasty without being overly spicy, which suited us. The sambosas for starter were particularly good. I would definitely recommend giving it a go if you are there. It was also good value compared to the... More 

Thank StickleAnna
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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119 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I had dinner at Mezlai on 1 March 2016. The restaurant, as to be expected of a restaurant in Emirates Palace, was really nice. We sat outside. The fresh / hot Arabic bread before the meal was nice. I found that our starters were brought a little too quickly, even before we even had a decent chance to enjoy the... More 

Pembroke Pines, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Of the 6 things we ordered, not one thing tasted off. We wanted to try some typical Arabian food, and the food was so delicious. Service was also great. Thanks for the experience

Thank Keith C
toluca lake
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I lived in Lebanon 4 hrs and this was the worst Lebanese restaurant I have been too. Nothing was fresh .The only decent food was the tabouleh.The fish they claimed was red mullet it must have been one month old.Do yourself favor and pass on this one

Thank Hagopyouredjian
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I was in Abu Dhabi for work and my colleagues and I wanted to try some authentic Emirati food. We were recommended Mezlai by the concierge at our hotel so we tried it out. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, even though none of us are experts on Emirati food. We all tried a variety of dishes and everything tasted... More 

Thank SouthMS_Traveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 690 7999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?