The Hit List: New and Trending Restaurants in Abu Dhabi Right Now

Find yourself in the capital with too many restaurants to choose from? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Abu Dhabi has recently become a goldmine of newly opened gems, and in an effort to make your lives easier we've put together a list of the most trending restaurants Abu Dhabi has to offer.

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BOA Steakhouse BOA Steakhouse With sleek interiors of leather and curves, and a gorgeous outdoor terrace overlooking the water, BOA Steakhouse has the wow factor. Artful and situated along the Eastern Mangroves Promenade in Abu Dhabi, the meat cuts on offer will impress and leave you in no doubt that steak will remain a classic culinary choice.

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Koi Koi Abu Dhabi If you are seeking traditional Japanese cuisine in Abu Dhabi, look no further than KOI on Saadiyat Island. Love is in the details and this eatery is a prime example. Simplicity at its most elegant, the beautiful wood and lacquer ware interiors are chic, letting you savour your meal, allowing the flavours to speak for themselves.

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BU! BU Abu Dhabi Using the word ‘buenisimo’ meaning exceptionally good as a starting point for its concept, this vibey Pan-Latin restaurant brings energy and verve to the eating scene in Abu Dhabi. Bu Trinity emanates flamboyance and offers innovative beverages and culinary options, you can never go wrong with a meal or brunch here. No regrets!

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Tamba Tamba Tamba at the World Trade Center Mall in Abu Dhabi, is a contemporary Indian restaurant and lounge. With a dramatic open kitchen and a fully stocked bar, the restaurant is the perfect getaway for any evening with friends. Every night, enjoy live music with dinner by the in house resident DJ.

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Li Jiang Li Jiang Exquisite dining and crimson, plush interiors will leave you inspired. An outdoor terrace located in olive groves, while the Li Jiang has unparalleled views of Abu Dhabi’s Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque, this is fine dining at its best. Let the spicy aromas of the Orient take you on an unrivaled culinary journey that will be hard to match.

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Caramel Caramel Sleek elegance, this is the heart of Caramel. Ultimate stylishness offering up contemporary cuisine, dine in a modern, understated setting that provides the perfect backdrop to a great night. Pop in for a quick bite or settle in for an evening, this restaurant in the heart of Abu Dhabi at the St Regis Hotel is young and unpretentious.

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Loca Loca

This place is all about the fun. Upbeat and lively, the name ‘Loca’ says it all; things just might get a little crazy. Industrial-chic interiors and a menu that is full of Mexico’s most loved favourites, this award-winning restaurant with its resident chef from Mexico City, this is a great option if you are looking for a guaranteed good time in Abu Dhabi.

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Butcher and Still Butcher and Still A decent choice located at The Four Seasons in Abu Dhabi, Butcher & Still offers up prime cuts of meat flown in from the United States. Its 1920s retro style adds nostalgia while bullet casings add mystery – giving a nod to Al Capone. Experience the ultimate comfort of the leather banquets while tucking into their supreme cuts of meat at this notable establishment.

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Sho Cho Sho Cho

Sho Cho, the Japanese restaurant and lounge has been a staple in Abu Dhabi since 2007. With its modern and innovative interior, Sho Cho has managed to gain wide spread acclaim. The menu is primarily composed of contemporary Japanese cuisine, and features a number of dishes that will please even the pickiest of eaters. The restaurant is perfect for a late night getaway with friends, where they can enjoy an array of freshly prepared cocktails alongside live music.

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Sambusek Sambusek Sambusek, at the Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi, captures the true essence of Lebanese cuisine set in a cool, and elegant surrounding. Sambusek is the perfect place to be for seafood lovers, as their dishes promise quality and fresh fish from the local fish market. By night, the restaurant is transformed into an upbeat lounge where guests can enjoy shisha and Lebanese plates with friends and family.

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