Most popular restaurants in Abu Dhabi

The cosmopolitan and modern Abu Dhabi is bound to offer memorable experiences with local and international cuisines amidst breathtaking views. With venues serving traditional food to epicurean restaurants specializing in Chinese, French, Lebanese, or Moroccan dishes, Abu Dhabi’s magical chefs transform the city into a top-notch culinary destination in the below-mentioned restaurants. Very selected destinations can lay claim to a dining scene as diverse as that of Abu Dhabi. For bigshot chefs, Abu Dhabi is the place to experiment on new luxury concepts, while for migrants from South Asia, the cheerful cafes are available to leave their mark. Here is our pick of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi:

Li Beirut

For all those who enjoy Lebanese food, Li Beirut is the place to go. Delighting its guests with a spectacular sea-view, Lebanese dishes are cooked with a fusion of European influences. The menu features signature dishes like the zaatar crusted rack of lamb accompanied by sweet potato and truffle, the foie gras kebbeh, and the decadent honey fudge dessert.


The panoramic view of Abu Dhabi and the Arabian Gulf from the 63rd floor of the Etihad Towers inspires Asian travellers to experience fine dining with a blend of flavours from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and China. The Quest serves uniqueness that flirt with traditional Asian dishes using ingredients of highest quality.

Al Maqam

Located in the desert, a refined romantic Arabian experience is served on a platter. A cultural oasis where travellers can enjoy exquisite dishes like the traditional local Emirati and Arabic recipes. The culinary tour is complete with cooking lessons and bread making sessions.


With a high-class experience of Chinese cuisine in an eclectic venue, Hakkasan is a combination of the modern spirit of the UAE and Chinese influence. Talented and visionary, Hakkasan’s chef Lee Kok Hua amazes his guests with signature dishes and a range of other recipes – demonstrating the art of culinary creativity.

Asia de Cuba

This extravagant place is the destination for one cocktail and a snack on the Miami-style beach terrace. The fresh and tangy red snapper and salmon ceviche with generous mounds of chopped, lightly dressed tuna in crispy taco shells are nothing short of satisfying


A treat for all those with a passion for Catalonia’s world-renowned gastronomy, this high-end restaurant is a blend of traditional and contemporary, creating a unique dining experience. Guests can choose from an impeccable menu or the chef’s special seven-course tasting menu.

Saravana Bhavan

A pleasant Indian vegetarian restaurant has several branches worldwide, and the standard of food is uniformly excellent and wide-ranging. Being typically Indian, some dishes are available only at certain times of the day. Even meat-eaters won’t be disappointed during their Abu Dhabi tour.

BBQ Al Qasr

Set across a patch of beach on the grounds of Emirates Palace with the lapping of the Arabian sea, the menu here focuses mainly on grilled seafood and steak cooked over charcoal in a beach-shack kitchen. The place is upscale and luxurious.

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