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“Fine-dining level Chinese cuisine and very attentive service”
Review of Shang Palace

Shang Palace
Ranked #196 of 2,054 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $60
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Explore dynasties passed while feasting like an emperor Transport yourself to the land of legends and experience the wonder of this quintessentially Cantonese restaurant, Shang Palace. No visit to Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri would be complete without an unforgettable meal in this signature establishment. Surrounded by peaceful décor and a sophisticated atmosphere, indulge in unmatched authentic Chinese delicacies. Complete with a Kung Fu tea master serving time-honored jasmine tea and Yum Cha offered according to custom with vibrant flavours, Shang Palace offers a theatric and exciting dining experience. Lose yourself in another age as creative and skilled chefs relay the hallowed origins and fascinating rituals of traditional Cantonese cuisine. Here, traditional Peking duck is afforded the respect it deserves and is elevated to an art form. You can also enjoy timeless favourites like crispy bean curd in sweet and sour sauce. The pride of Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi, Shang Palace has consistently earned awards since 2010, including "Best Chinese" from Time Out Abu Dhabi and What's On Abu Dhabi.
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fine-dining level Chinese cuisine and very attentive service”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Top-level gastronomic Chinese cuisine, inventive Dim Sums and other signature dishes, in a rather luxurious setting with windows opening laterally to the nearby sea and pool.
Very attentive service, forthcoming and dedicated.
Rather pricy, but then again you get what you pay for, and given what you get here the value for money is OK.
Situated in the Shangri-La hotel, which is a bit outside Abu Dhabi city center but near the Skeikh Zayed Grand Mosque so can easily be combined with a visit there.

  • Visited May 2013
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Dubai
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483 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“A delightful Chinese restaurant”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We visited Shang Palace during Chinese New Year celebrations.
We had a great time enjoying fine flavours and tastes.
I took the new year menu with a combination of delicious dishes (dedicated new year salad, beef, fish, poultry, veggies. dessert).
My other guests choose other Chinese specialties and in particular the signature Peking Duck: a true delight! They serve it twice (first service for the main part of the duck, second service for the deep fried bones and remaining meat, how wonderful isn't it?).
Service is efficient and fast, staff is truly professional.
This is the kind of addresses one can easily recommend without any hesitation.

  • Visited February 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“average food quality”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

I went with mybusiness partner , happy to learn the menu was changed from time to time and indeed were different compare with our last visit earlier month.

Food was ok-just ok, selection wasn't that big and seemed more of fried item -not too preferred.....H&S soup was nice but only taste a slightly light for me.

Service were good but entire atmostphere is bit silent around.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Fancy W
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delicious Chinese food on the water”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had a great dinner including Peking duck at Shang Palace. It is quite expensive, but was delicious!

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Thank HeatherEW
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Avoid at all costs. Over priced average food”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is the second time I have eaten here. The first was an evening meal, 4 adults we shared 2 bottles of wine and had starters and a main. The food was extremely average considering how overpriced it was. (And don't even start me on the mark up on the wine - like most restaurants in Abu Dhabi horrendous)

I returned yesterday for lunch "The 88 dhs all you can eat culinary extravaganza" what a load of tosh. I love dim sum and heard this being advertised on the radio so said to the wife lets do lunch (it was also a special occasion for us!). "All you can eat"? - Only if all you can eat are 3 pieces of dim sum, a small bowl of soup and a pathetic (i mean pathetic) serving of squid - 2 very small pieces!! I wasn't expecting a huge help yourself buffet but you can only chose one type of dimsum each. I eat out alot in Abu Dhabi due to business and love Chinese food, but this is the last time I venture to this place. Shang Palace? More like Shang Shed.

  • Visited May 2013
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