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“All style, no substance and food poisoning”
Review of Quest - CLOSED

Quest
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: When you reach Level 63 of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, you will find your culinary expectations have also risen. Happily, the most creative cuisine in Abu Dhabi reaches culinary heights that most restaurants can only aspire to. Quest restaurant offers an imaginative interpretation of modern fine dining, blending and recreating flavours from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and China. You will discern Chef Benjamin Whatt's creativity and exacting standards in every mouthful.
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We went for a special dinner and ordered their tasting menu. The food was very original but not always good. We had eggplant served with ash and charcoal: just weird and not very tasty. The portions were fine but that's okay for a tasting menu.

It was also excessively expensive, 1700DHS all in, which would have been fine if the food had been good.

As a final blow, my wife got food poisoning and was up the whole night vomiting; it didn't make for a great evening.

The service is fantastic, the setting beautiful but I'm afraid it just wasn't a great restaurant, not even a good one.

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Thank Ian H
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GRJumeirah, Guest Relations at Quest, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Thank you for taking your time to review your experience at Quest. Please accept our apologies and we are truly saddened that your experience did not meet your expectations. We have conducted an in-depth investigation upon your case and we would want to clarify that there is no actual charcoal or ash in the dish that you have eaten. In fact, the dish is made out of sweet potatoes, parsnips, grissini, eggplant puree and chili bean sauce. The charcoal and ash effect is given by using black vegetable dye combined with cooking techniques that make it seem like real ash and charcoal. Additionally, we would like to highlight that we are using only the highest quality ingredients and we strictly undergo and adhere to local and international food control policies. It is highly unfortunate that your wife fell ill after the dinner. A member of the food and beverage management team will be in touch shortly.

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Team

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Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

For those who enjoy fine dining, this is a must visit in Abu Dhabi. Located high up in one of the Capital's finest hotels this restaurant does not disappoint. The views over the city are something which neither myself or my guest, a resident of Abu Dhabi, have seen before. Experiencing the scale of the city and its developments is breathtaking.

The service is both professional and knowledgeable. This is particularly helpful given the extensive and diverse menu. For those who enjoy champagne before their meal there are a number of vintages on ice, and on wheels, which are moved to the table for the guest to choose the perfect glass. The food is exquisite and a surprise both in terms of the variety and in terms of the extraordinary flavours. We had the Oysters from France which were fresh and delicious and accompanied by a number of sauces which one wouldn't ordinarily expect to have with seafood. We were also treated to a selection of special dishes before the meal including rice paper which tasted exactly like a California roll-amazing. We tried the foie gras which came in a fascinating book shape on which one could write messages before devouring the delicious duck liver with a fresh brioche The main course was just as interesting with my guest having the Wagyu beef and I having the seafood.

For those who want extra privacy the restaurant offers private rooms for 2, 4 or 6 people overlooking the majesty of the Capital and its islands.

This is definitely a must visit when in Abu Dhabi and get in quickly because, as word gets out, this will be a restaurant which will be impossible to get reservations.

1  Thank Mark B
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GRJumeirah, Guest Relations at Quest, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2013

Thank you for taking your time to share your compliments! We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your experience at Quest and are happy to know that you liked our special “California Maki” and “Foie Gras Notebook”. The entire team is looking forward to surprising you again on your next visit!
Best regards,
Guest Relations Team

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

It is easily the best restaurant in Abu Dhabi.
The food was delicious, the service was great, and the scene was breath-taking.
I would recommend Quest for a romantic night out, or for special occasions.
We ordered from the restaurant's specialty Wok menu, and were not disappointed.
I made a note, when reserving through their website, that it was my wife's birthday, and they made sure to make it a special occasion.

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Thank amin85
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GRJumeirah, Guest Relations at Quest, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2013

Thank you so much for these compliments and your recommendation! We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Quest and that we added to your wife’s birthday celebration. We hope to see you again soon!

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Guest Relations Team

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

I got the Adresse of the quest through Tripadvisor
We liked our meal very much. and it is an experience who takes you for about 3 hours if you take the menu.

The first impression was allread very good as the staff welcomes you as soon you get out from the lift wis your last Name.
The Service is very good, the Food as well. The all experience is made very personnal from the staff.
Not cheap but perfect if you want to do something Special.

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Thank kiedom
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GRJumeirah, Guest Relations at Quest, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2013

Thank you for these compliments! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Quest. We hope to see you again soon!

Best regards,
Guest Relations Team

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

This restaurant is in an amazing hotel owned by Jumairah International. Starting with the lobby to the elevators and the landing areas it is exquisitely built. The restaurant is modern and has the most amazing view on the sixty third floor. They have a very nice rooms of different sizes which is on first come basis. The food is very tasty but if you are a big eater, have something a bit earlier. The desert is amazing and the service is very very good.

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Thank Tarek M
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GRJumeirah, Guest Relations at Quest, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2013

Thank you for these kind compliments! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Quest. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
Best regards,
Guest Relations Team

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