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“Very nice dinner experience”
Review of Fishmarket

Fishmarket
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Ranked #84 of 2,073 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $70 - $150
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the first and most renowned restaurants in town and. Fishmarket first opened its doors 34 years ago. Pick the freshest seafood, cooked Thai-style and served in a relaxed setting right on the calm water of the Arabian gulf and you have the recipe for a truly legendary dining experience. This award-winning restaurant owes its long-running popularity to a winning formula of superb ingredients and genuinely friendly service. The Fishmarket treats you to a wonderful experience of choosing your food from a display of different fish and seafood to be cooked with a Thai twist, in a charming market setting. Our staff accompany you as you select from a mouth-watering array of the freshest catch, then our expert chefs prepare your choices to your taste.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice dinner experience”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

I really like the concept of this restaurant. You can pick your own fish which they then prepare to your liking. Also the location is great, there is a nice terrace where you can enjoy the peace and quiet around you. The food never fails to make me happy, nothing can beat freshly cooked fish with the sauce and side dishes of your choice.
The service is efficient and attentive too. Definitely recommend it!

  • Visited June 2013
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Jungingen
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A true dinning experience”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The special experience in the Fishmarket is, that you see what you order. It's really like on a fish market. Everything is amazingly fresh and cooked as you wish. Sometimes the gambas or the sea fruits are too well done. But still you need to try it.

  • Visited April 2013
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Manchester
Level 6 Contributor
294 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“A wonderful experience, a superb meal, and great service”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

My wife and myself made a return visit when staying in the Intercontinental. The choices of fish and seafood were remarkable as were the vegetable choices. Attentively accompanied by the waitress who was able to give good advice on cooking options and sauces. Sitting outside on a calm evening, looking up at the stars, enjoying a superb meal, a truly five star experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“supberb”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Superb
Big fan of fish market as this restaurant had many memories with family and friend. The food quality is excellent as it is very fresh. The atmosphere is good and the staff is friendly.

  • Visited March 2013
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Lasswade, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Good but....”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

The restaurant, part of the Intercontinental Hotel, is good but it does have some faults.

The market style where you pick your fish and have it prepared as you like it is a good idea and you can watch the chefs in action.

The quality of the fish is good and the way it is prepared and presented is excellent, however, some of the staff can be a let down, more particularly on being met on arrival - they can be a bit aloof and I don't know where they get that from. However, I didn't let that detract from a good night.

Visited March 2013
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