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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Sambusek is set in a cool, elegant surrounding that is vibrantly upbeat, capturing the true essence of Lebanese cuisine. More than just a restaurant, it is a destination for family and friends to enjoy in comfort and style. Sambusek vibe transforms and upbeat music reigns. Socialites from the capital and beyond come to enjoy the evening in a Lebanese-style environment. With a selection of beverages and delectable dishes, guests can enjoy the delightful evening atmosphere. In cooler months, diners and revelers can make the most of the restaurant's outdoor terrace Here, shisha, drinks and nibbles are served against the backdrop of the Abu Dhabi skyline and the Arabian waterfront.
$11 - $27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
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All reviews hot mezze hummus shish taouk chicken livers rosewood hotel lebanese food rosewood abu dhabi set menu business lunch outdoor seating special thanks nice food dining experience shisha terrace emad chef
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lebanese restaurant Sambusek is part of The Rosewood hotel. The outdoor seating overseas the Al Baghal river and the Abu Dhabi skyline at the other side of the river. The Chef's Menu is a large menu with an almost innumerable quantity dishes, all excellent prepared...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bert-janmaat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a copious and refined Libanese meal in the Sambusek restaurant. The dinner was al fresco and the service very attentive. The glamourous location in the smart Rosewood hotel added to the magic of the evening.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank lucasjnl
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Everything was perfect - food, service, view... Thanks to the waiter Mr. Vipin Kumar we could learn more about the Arabic cuisine and the country itself. The evening was just perfect! We definitely recommend to visit the restaurant 👌

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TheLeongards
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

The food was really clean and delicious, portion sizes were big, and great for sharing . Vipin Kumar was our server, he was very helpful and friendly, this was a graduation/birthday dinner and he really made it special.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank wadeemaa2018
RachidK186, Food And Beverage Manager at Sambusek, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Dear Guest, Glad to hear that you enjoyed dining at Sambusek Thank you for mentioning Vipin, he is an amazing rosewood ambassador indeed Looking forward to see you again soon Regards Rachid

Reviewed February 24, 2019

We checked in at the Rosewood midafternoon. We were seated outside which was great to enjoy the sun. We tried the business lunch which was composed of various cold and hot mezze: fattouche, taboulé, hummus, moutabal, cheese sambusek, spinach fatayer, chicken liver. To mention only...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank yara_globetrotter
RachidK186, Food And Beverage Manager at Sambusek, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review It was a pleasure having you at Sambusek for lunch and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to have you back in the nearest future Regards Rachid

Reviewed December 22, 2018

Went their 3 times all with family , first time were exceptional and everything were amazing , food , staff , services and everything was done more than5starts level , this experience encouraged us to entertain some friends there , next time we were treated...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank babamo
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Had a great night there coinciding with the celebrations of the UAE national day. Views of the fireworks were the best. Food was tasty and staff were friendly. Shahram took great care of us! Definitely recommended. Love the fire feature outside on some of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

We sat outdoors and The view is superb overlooking the sea. The food is good (not the best lebanese food). The service though was out of this world. Milos was our waiter and he is an excellent guy who pays attention to all details. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank anahadi
Reviewed November 15, 2018

We came here for dinner with a group of 8 adults. We ordered the set menu (Chef Emad) and it was absolutely amazing. All of the food was delicious and there was just too much. Thankfully, we were permitted to take the left-overs with us...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Travelbug155004
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

I have been to different places and I have never experienced such proper coordination and team work as I did today at Sambusek.Lets talk about the food very tasty food...and the table setup..Amazingly professional..The friendliness of the staff to the customers and attention to detail...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Angel M
RachidThabit, Manager at Sambusek, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2019

Dear Angel, first of all I would like to thank you for your feedback. your feedback shared with the team and it was really good motivation for them, I hope that we can see you in the future in Sambusek. Rachid Sambusek Manager

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