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“Best Beach Restaurant in the Emirates”
Review of BBQ Al Qasr

BBQ Al Qasr
Ranked #86 of 2,087 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the beauties of year round sunny weather in Abu Dhabi is the pleasure of barbecuing. If you love a luxurious bbq, then dining at BBQ Al Qasr is an experience you will not want to miss. This unique outdoor restaurant is an exciting feast for all your senses, with the world-class chefs preparing your bbq dishes, the tantalising food aromas in the air, and the textures of perfectly seasoned hot steaks and seafood. The discerning locals of the city know that nothing compares to the BBQ Al Qasr experience! If you adore a barbecue dining experience, BBQ Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace is simply the finest of beachside dining in Abu Dhabi. Located near the sea, you will have a chance to take in the stunning views of the white sandy beachfront, while indulging in a luxurious barbecue. Your anticipation and appetite will build as you catch the scent of Arabian shisha, the salty balm of the sea air and the blend of grilled food aromas around you. The casual seating and relaxed atmosphere provided by BBQ Al Qasr lets the conversation flow, and creates memories of a great evening with family and friends. With a BBQ offering of seafood, char-grilled meats, freshly baked breads, salads and sweets, BBQ Al Qasr presents an exceptional menu that will more than satisfy even the healthiest of appetites. Treat yourself to world-class service Emirates Palace is known for and is proud of, while enjoying the famous Abu Dhabi BBQ. Stay on, relax and chat over a shisha, mint tea or a drink at the comfortable lounge of the restaurant. As with famous dining locations in any city of the world, do book early at the weekends if you are planning your evening at the best BBQ in Abu Dhabi!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Best Beach Restaurant in the Emirates”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Hands down, there is no other place you want to be. Enjoy this chic venure on the shores of the Emirates Palace. You will always want to come back for more.

Thank alleydw
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Great spot for dinner”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

It's a beautiful setting, several open air 'huts' on the beach with about 4 tables in each hut. It was a lovely dining experience. The food was very good, we had tuna and a burger with truffles or something like that. I have had better but it was worth the splurge for such a great setting in a beautiful looking hotel. It was pricey but I always knew it was going to be!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank KilburnAngie
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Mediocre food, great setting”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

I went to BBQ AlQasr with a party of 4 at 9:30 pm on Monday night. I was exciting to see what a 170 dirhams (40 USD) burger tastes like.

The setting was beautiful. The gazebo where we were seated was by the water, the lighting was just right with just right music playing at just right volume. The service was wonderful.

The food on the other hand, was mediocre at best. We had the popcorn shrimp, the veggie dips, one veggie dish, and two burgers. I was extremely disappointed with the burger. While the meat tasted OK, the texture wasn't all that, it was undersalted, and had no flare whatsoever. It was an average, ordinary burger that can be bought from any place, even burger king.

What was more disappointing, however, was the French fries. Those were way below average and you cannot tell the difference between them and the McD's fries.

The wine prices were OK for such a place.

All in all, I would be interested in going back just for the setting, but I would not order any food. The veggie dip was tasty and generous, and perhaps that could be the single item I would order as a snack while having a drink with friends.

Bottom line, when you pay 170 dirhams for a burger, you expect something way different than what BBQ AlQasr offers. After this experience, I would not want to venture into any other items on their menu.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank pentazole
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“The best BBQ ever in Abu Dhabi City”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

Amazing tenderloin .. amazing meals.. very nice team.. all over view is great..

1 Thank Rawanrg
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Rhode Island
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Over priced...”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

The best part about BBQ Al Qasr is the location. The food was good, but not stellar and certainly not worth the price we paid to enjoy the location.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank KRRI
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