Eid Al Adha is finally here, and as is tradition, this means gatherings with friends and family over food in honor of the holiday. Abu Dhabi is host to a treasure trove of fine dining restaurants perfect for the occasion, it's just a matter of picking the right one for you.
To make the search easier this Eid, we've put together a list of 11 must try restaurants in the capital. Read on to see the full list.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Abu Dhabi’s Flooka based at the Eastern Mangroves Promenade is the definitive choice for seafood enthusiasts. Relaxed and casual, you can take your time and simply savour the flavours of the ocean at this eatery. Mediterranean cooking styles are used alongside Lebanese tastes to fuse the best of both culinary worlds. Making for a memorable meal, perfect to share with friends.
Combining the concepts of fine-dining and street food, Rosewood’s Dai Pai Dong serves straight-up, honest Cantonese cuisine in a relaxed, casual space. Bringing a new idea to Abu Dhabi’s culinary map; this restaurant is perfect for families and friends. Show kitchens, a speakeasy bar and authentic Chinese artwork, guaranteeing you a great night out.
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.
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.
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.
Tamba is a city central Indian restaurant; the stylish balcony overlooking the Abu Dhabi skyline creating a romantic and intimate atmosphere. The interior takes a step back from the traditional Indian restaurant décor, instead opting for a more urban chic look. The menu changes around the year, taking advantage of seasonal ingredients, making this a wonderfully contemporary dining experience.
Sacci at the Westin Hotel in Abu Dhabi offers a peaceful escape from the bustling city. Everything about this restaurant is classic, from the understated yet elegant décor to the traditional Italian menu. There is a focus on fresh ingredients, with a selection of hand made pastas and pizzas. The menu takes guests on a gastronomic journey through Italy with dishes from around the country.