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“The best bar on Yas island”

Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana
Ranked #193 of 2,055 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A modern yet informal and casual, urban-chic modern bar lounge. Y Bar is the place to unwind with ambience, great music, delectable food and a sophisticated beverage list, from imported beers to serious cocktails for the discerning taste. This happening spot is the place to go for late night cocktails and ultra cool vibes, and an ideal place to take in and discuss the world's international sporting events of the day.
Leeds, West Yorshire, UK
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The best bar on Yas island”
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Having tried every bar and restaurant on Yas island,my bar is the out right winner of the best bar on Yas.

Courteous and attentive staff, excellent atmosphere (even during the holy month) and great food from a somewhat limited menu.

U like Stills in the Crowne Plaza service is really excellent. Within minutes our order is taken and when we have a close to empty glass I am asked if I would like another.

Schnitzel and roast chicken are very good indeed. I'm told the fish and chips are excellent too.

Nadeem, ken and the team make the bar a welcoming venue to drinks alone or with friends.

It's a must visit place on Yas island.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank goneroaming
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear goneroaming,

Thank you for your five star feedback, wonderful review and for your recommendation on TripAdvisor.

We are very happy that you have enjoyed your dining experience at Y bar and it is great to know that you were pleased with the restaurant’s ambiance, exceptional service and delicious food offered at Y bar. More importantly, we thank you for your feedback regarding the food you have enjoyed as this will really help us to evaluate both strengths and areas for improvement on our menu.

Your compliments have been shared with the entire Y bar team for their excellent service.

Once again, thank you for recommending Y bar to other TripAdvisor viewers and we look forward to welcoming you back to Y bar in the near future.

Best Regards,

Hossam El Said
Director of Food & Beverage
Yas Island Rotana & Centro Yas Island Abu Dhabi
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“Y Bar, Yas Rotana”
Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Excellent staff, helpful and cheerful. Service is first class, good atmosphere. Great place for a pint and something to eat 10/10

Visited July 2014
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Thank Jeff R
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Jeff R,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review, and your 10/10 rating!

We are glad to hear that you had enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your compliments regarding the bar’s ambience, service and menu. We sincerely appreciate that you have recommended Y bar on Tripadvisor, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards,

Hossam El Said
Director of Food & Beverage
Yas Island Rotana & Centro Yas Island Abu Dhabi
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant”
Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Staff are fantastic, have been coming here for over a year and they know me by my first name and look after me ever so we'll! There're a credit to Rotana

Visited July 2014
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Thank Ronnie P
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Ronnie P,

Thank you very much for your great feedback and five star rating on TripAdvisor.

It is great to know that you have enjoyed the personalised service we offer at Y bar. I will certainly share your encouraging feedback with all our colleagues.

We always try to offer the best service to our guests, and it is always good to hear that these efforts made a difference in your experience with us.

The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best regards,

Hossam El Said
Director of Food & Beverage
hossam.elsaid@rotana.com
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“OUT OF THE CITY”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Y bar the best in yas island you can find wherever you looking for, outdoor seat its great romantic friendly, its pleasure to relax after long working day, food always testy and well present.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank almasry1
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Dear A-Almasry,

I would like to thank you for sharing your 5 star review following your recent dining experience at Y bar Yas Island Rotana. We appreciate your kind feedback and overall positive review with regards to your dining experience and that all in all, you had a good evening with us.

Your compliments have been shared with the entire Y bar team, and we are all very happy to see such feedback.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon,

Best Regards,

Hossam El Said
Director of Food & Beverage
Yas Island Rotana & Centro Yas Island Abu Dhabi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Not sure....”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very dimly lit restaurant and gets very smoky. Went as a group of 6 and struggled to find seating area other than right by the door. Would not take entertainer voucher as was told promotion running. Happy hour? Food was ok but there are plenty other much brighter, nicer places in AD

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank abbie15
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear abbie15,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.

We are sad to hear that you did not fully enjoy your time with us at Y bar. Your comments have been discussed with the entire team, and on their behalf I’d like to apologize for the fact that your experience was not all that it could have been.

As we take all our guest feedback to be of utmost importance, it would be very much appreciated if we can have the opportunity to speak to you personally.

May I kindly therefore request you to contact us directly on fb.yasisland@rotana.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,
Hossam El Said
Director of Food & Beverage
Yas Island Rotana & Centro Yas Island Abu Dhabi
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