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“Fabulous food and service”
Review of Ushna

Ushna
Ranked #44 of 2,238 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Cooking at Ushna has always been an inspirational affair. Fresh ingredients, high quality produce,consistency in every action and an open attitude to cooking are the four virtues that form the soul of the Ushna Kitchen.Our menu encompasses regional Indian classics presented in contemporary style that are best paired with wines or with one of the many Ushna Signature cocktails. Ushna has been awarded the coveted ‘Time Out Best Indian Restaurant Award’ for 4 consecutive years, the ‘What’s On Favorite Indian Restaurant’ and has been the recipient of three consecutive ‘Gourmet Abu Dhabi’ awards too - testament of its consistency in delivering excellent dining experiences over the years.
Reviewed December 23, 2012

We went for a lunch with a guest visiting the UAE. I had the prawns cooked in a coconut with a side of pilau rice. Both were fantastic and very tasty, the waiters were very knowledgeable and friendly. I can't wait to go back again!

Thank mushie78
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

me and my husband went for lunch, they had great food a bit overpriced but it was worth it. It was romantic with a fresh atmosphere with a breathtaking view that overlooks sheikh Zayed mosque.

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Thank Sarakhadam
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Ushna has long been my favorite for Indian food in Abu Dhabi. The dishes are creative, innovative and very nicely presented. Even the side orders, especially the seasoned rice and garlic Naan are really good. I have come here many times with several colleagues and while we have our favorites we try a different dish every time and there has been one that has been dissatisfying. Come during the cooler months when you can sit outside on the terrace and look across the creek at the beautiful mosque. The service is equally good – the combination of good food, a nice setting and pleasant service makes for a wonderful evening.

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Thank Busydays
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Beautiful restaurant with authentic traditional, yet modern take on Indian cuisine.

Location: The Shangri-La souq in Abu Dhabi. Breathtaking location.

Decor: Absolutely stunning. The hotel itself is like a scene from Disney's Aladdin fictional Agraba and Ushna's is beautiful: very luxurious, modern, and chic. Think tropical orange mixed with muted chic tones; nude, brown, tan, cream, gold and silver adding decadence to the already beautiful surroundings. Bottles of alcohol housed in a golden screen provide a modern edge and keep it contemporary. There is outdoor seating, with plush white seating and decking. This area overlooks the sea, private beach, and the famous Sheik Zayed mosque, where he actually attends. Oh and Ushna's smells divine

Food & Drink: To begin with you have a small plate of mini condiments: mint, sweet, spicy sauces and a little chickpea teaser that was a little on the salty side for me. They serve generous portions, and we had to take a doggy bag home because of the sheer amount of food. The chicken starter was large and perfectly seasoned with enough zing, and served on a beautiful charcoal oblong plate; how very chic! My sister and brother in law had main's which were large portions, with full, yummy flavours. For a starter I strongly recommend the Chatpatka: sliced chicken with a corriander and red pepper salad.

Service: The service was impeccable. Everything was served with a smile, swiftness, and they top up your drinks as you sit chatting. Very efficient, excellent, excellent service.

Cost: It is a nice meal out; for one starter, and two mains, drinks included it cost 280 DHS, not cheap but a mid-month treat. Note the water is a little on the expensive side: 25 DHS (about £5) for a large glass bottle that we finished relatively quickly. The mocktails on the other hand are DELICIOUS and well worth a try. My brother in law sampled their take on a Mojito with sugar, mint, and topped with a dried apple, it was sweet and moreish.

Ushna's is a must visit, if not for the food, just to gaze at the mosque, people watch, and enjoy the lovely atmosphere.

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Thank Foodislikelove
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Decor fab with a friendly atomsphere
Food amazing
Efficicent staff
View of the water and the iconc Sheik Zayed mosque
Do visit

Thank Hawksbys
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