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“Well balanced food with attentive service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shang Palace

Shang Palace
Ranked #167 of 2,021 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $60
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, 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.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Well balanced food with attentive service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

After some lack lustre visits, although admittedly for the lunchtime special, the evening visit proved a success. Half a duck between two provided not only traditional pancakes but a deep fried crispy spiced main course dish from the remnants. The wonton soup was fabulous and the tofu dish and seasonal vegetables with garlic impressed this carnivore. For once in a Chinese restaurant even the desserts proved enjoyable. The non ending supply of jasmine tea was truly refreshing.

The staff were truly attentive without being overly cloying.

Clearly better for dinner than lunch.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Whynotsky
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Foshan, China
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yum Cha”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

I had yum cha this month in Shang Palace, basically the food is nice, dinning atmosphere is very good, staff is very friendly and the price is affordable. But as a Chinese stayed long time in canton, I experienced a real Yum Cha. The traditional way is someone with a trolly, actually the trolly is a steamer, a variety choice of dim sum on top. A fine dinning Yum Cha is Shang Palace way. You will never regret to experience and for me, definitely will be back! And I keep telling myself, this is in Abu Dhabi and not in china :P

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nikki C
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Dubai
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“One good Chinese restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

I heard that this is one good Chinese restaurant. We had lunch here...tried their Yum Cha...all you can eat dimsum. Service was quick, staff were very accommodating. They had patience to explain to you the items in the menu. Food was tasty, just right and not too oily as what we usually expect from Chinese cooking. Will definitely come back and try out the other things in the menu.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sam24112013
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Switzerland
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567 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
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“Chinese Fine Dining to an affordable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Shang Palace is one of the nicer Chinese Restaurants in Abu Dhabi. It is located in the Shangri-La Hotel. The settings is like in a similar hotel restaurant in China: smaller rectangular tables and large round ones with Chinese decorations around the restaurant. The menu is extensive and the service is excellent. The staff is caring and knowledgably about the menu. For lunch they have an all-you-can eat dims, but there is also al-la-carte. The price level is very much affordable

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank johan6688
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Lovely Chinese Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely evening at Shang Palace. The staff were extremely attentive and helpful, our waitress had been here just 3 weeks from her home in China so was able to explain (in very good English) the dishes in a totally authentic way.
We started with delicious soup; his sweetcorn soup was in the "best ever" category and my spinach with scallop soup a real delight.
We then chose to have the Peking duck and were not disappointed. On our waitress's advice we ordered half a duck and found it was plenty for two (10 pancakes and a sizable duck & vegetable main) and therefore quite reasonable at 170 dhms for the both of us. The pancakes with the duck, crispy skin and sliced vegetables were divine but the stand out was the main with the duck sliced and prepared in a yummy dark sauce along with vegetables. We added steamed rice which was the perfect accompaniment.We had a New Zealand wine with our meal which was very palatable but pricey! You can select wine by the glass or bottle.
All in all we enjoyed our evening in this lovely restaurant; it had great ambience including a lady playing a traditional Chinese instrument, excellent service, great wine, delicious food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WandTNZ
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