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“Amazing meal”
Review of Sayad Restaurant

Sayad Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 2,087 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $200
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: With our beautiful year round sunshine, and perfect location by the sea, it is no surprise that Emirates Palace excels in serving the best seafood in Abu Dhabi. Sayad Restaurant (Sayad is Arabic for 'fisherman') offers discerning seafood lovers a daily menu of light and delicious fare with a fresh, modern twist from our kitchens. Our talented and passionate chefs are excited when it is time to inspect the daily catch. They use their skills, creativity and international inspirations to craft fresh dishes each day for your delectation. As is befitting of the best seafood restaurant Abu Dhabi, the Sayad Restaurant creations are crafted to bring out the delicate and delectable flavours of each fish and crustacean. Cool, contemporary décor and a stylized interior design create a classical and chic atmosphere that makes Sayad the ideal dining venue. This is the perfect choice for stylish modern couples, best friends catching up over dinner, business movers and shakers, and of course lovers of fine dining.
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Amazing meal”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here.

Was given an amuse bouche of crab which was nice. They had lobster specials running and had the best lobster dish I've ever had (it has taken over that spot from the one I had at Le Bernadin). It was a pan twisted lobster tail in burnt butter and poached rhubarb of all things. It just worked perfectly together.

Main was the gulf prawns - they sell these by 100gm and people should be aware this is basically I prawn so don't order too many like me!

Had their roasted pineapple dessert with lemongrass which was amazing.

My friend enjoyed their oysters and fennel and coriander encrusted tuna but found the local Sultan Ibrahim to be okay.

Was not a cheap meal - with a couple of glasses of champagne, a beer, a cocktail and tea/ coffee it was around 1800 AED but the quality was excellent and the service polished and excellent.

We enjoyed a table out on the terrace beside the water feature.

  • Visited May 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“terrible service”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Just been to thIs restaurant and found their service appalling. the only time we saw our waitress is when she was flirting with a single gentlemen customer for around 20 minutes letting almost the whole room know that she is not going to work here for a long time, laughing and joking, telling her life story, while we were waiting for some items and sitting in front of our dirty plates. I think that this was the most unprofessional service we have ever had. She then disappeared outside and we had to pour our own drinks wondering if we ever going to be served. The food and design was nice, and we feel that the manager is trying his best to make the place work but the restaurant needs to pay attention to such important details as the quality of service.

  • Visited May 2013
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best seafood I have ever tasted”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is an amazing restaurant. From the moment you walk in, the service is impeccable. The bouillabaisse starter was incredible and then we shared the salt baked sea bass that was definitely the best fish I have ever tasted. After dinner we were given delicious petit fours. The atmosphere is lovely with a live pianist. Loved it

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Skeen19
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best seafood!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

the best seafood restaurant for me. staffs are friendly, seafood at its best...very beautiful decoration, definitely a dinner to remember.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Pearl1973
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“seafood at its best”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

best hotel i have stayed in my life time,the pools were great.we celeberated our wedding annivesary at sayad restaurant.this was really a life time experience,seafood at its best,simple and cooked to perfection,thanks chef,he also find time to come to our table and wish us.bravo sayad team

  • Visited January 2013
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