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“Worth the experience”
Review of Mezlai

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Ranked #107 of 2,151 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a fantastic restaurant if you want to eat Emirati food and experience the best. The menu has variety of options you can choose from. I have tried the lamb biryani and lamb salona which is a typical daily local food. The taste is wonderful, and the food is very light compared to the Emirati home cooked food. They also offer mixture of some Lebanese, Moroccan and western selections. You can have chicken wings, rocket leaves salad with lobster or samosa. The price is reasonable for a luxury hotel about AED 140-130 ($35) for the main course. We were 3 and paid about AED 510.

Highly recommended if you want to taste local Emirati dish. My recommendation avoid any other meals in the menu and stick to the Emirati dish since you came for that experience.

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2  Thank Emirates_Arab
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We celebrated my husbands birthday in this lovely restaurant in December and the experience was perfect from arrival at the hotel to departure.
We were assisted in choosing dishes by Abdul and I chose the mezze plate for an entree and the lamb and chicken grilled meat dish for a main. My husband had the scallops for an entree and the Oman lobster for a main. Neither of us could fault any of these dishes.
We chose coffee only to end the meal but before we were served we heard the sound of approaching music and not only was my husband serenaded with happy birthday but he was presented with an individual birthday cake with glowing candle.
The experience of visiting this amazing hotel just added to the whole experience , it would be impossible to not enjoy sitting outside at a table in a tent being served dinner on a lovely evening. Thank you to Abdul for making our evening so special and we hope to visit again one day soon.

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1  Thank birdandpuss2011
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

I recommend Mezlai for tourists, it is awesome, serves emirati traditiona and has an access to emirates palace garden

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Thank GhinaF
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

I have nothing but good things to say about this restaurant.
Yes, it is pricey, but totally worth every dirham.

I went with my boyfriend. We reserved a cute tent with view of the fountain. Could fit 6 but we were two so we were extra confy in the middle of all the pillows.
We had two non-alcoholic cocktails (they di serve alcohol, we just did not feel like it) and a cold mezze tasting. All the sauces were amazing.
I had a Lamb Biryani, the best lamb of my life.
If you go I highly suggest it!

My boyfriend had a lamb dish, also really good, but I think my dish was just extraordinary.
We did not have desert because we were just too stuffed.
The staff was incredibly friendly and polite, the setting is gorgeous. Quiet, perfect for romantic dinner.

Go here. I swear you won't regret it!

2  Thank Debbie1990nau
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We went as a large group to this place for dinner. Gorgeous surroundings and lovely service, but food not really my cup of tea... it was just ok- thought it may have been just me, but colleagues agreed. Don't regret going as the place was something to see, but wouldn't go out of my way to return

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Thank MoKad
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