The best restaurants in Abu Dhabi

Discover the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi, from luxury dining options to casual eateries

Updated on 09 October 2019

Abu Dhabi offers some of the most diverse dining options across the emirate, with everything from fine dining to casual eateries, there’s never been a better time to explore Abu Dhabi’s food scene. To help you choose which restaurant to book next we have curated a list of Abu Dhabi’s best restaurants.

Hakkasan - Abu Dhabi

1. Hakkasan - Abu Dhabi

Hakkasan Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, Corniche, Abu Dhabi,

Modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and dramatic design

Designed by Gilles & Boissier, Hakkasan is located in the landmark Emirates Palace,
offering Cantonese cuisine in the United Arab Emirates.

Over AED400

2. Thiptara

Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, 9770

A jewel adorning the shores of Burj Lake, Thiptara evokes the mystery and intrigue of Thailand like never before. An elegant and intimate space, it serves traditional Royal Thai cuisine with an emphasis on Bangkok-style seafood.

AED250 - AED399
Cipriani Abu Dhabi

3. Cipriani Abu Dhabi

Building 1 Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 145188

To serve is first to love. It all started in 1931 when a long-sought dream became reality and Giuseppe Cipriani Sr. opened the doors of Harry’s Bar.

Over AED400
Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar

4. Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 48578

Become immersed in the best of Italian cuisine and style at Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar, where authentic dishes and contemporary design make for an outstanding dining experience. 

AED150 - AED249

5. Fishmarket

InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi,

The Fishmarket is one of the most exciting gastronomic experiences in the capital. This Abu Dhabi restaurant started its journey in 1989 and still to this day retains the essence of what it is famous for - fresh seafood and a great service. Diners will find the freshest fish cooked to their preference and the secluded beach location adds to the ambience. The friendly and warm hospitality completes this impressive dining experience and makes The Fishmarket as must-visit destination. 

The Fishmarket is set in a stunning and enviable location, nestled by the sea and with a huge central counter that displays all the fresh seafood on ice - it really is a remarkable sight, you will also spot an array of vegetables that are on offer. 

One of the most unique things about this seafood restaurant is that there is no menu, this is because every dish is tailored to the individual diner. On arrival to the restaurant, select your favourite ingredients from the extensive market display and then sit back and relax as you enjoy the theatrics of having your own bespoke meal prepared for you by Chef Luthfi and his team. You will also find a range of rice and noodle dishes available and any meal can be completed with one of the chef’s four signature sauces.

Latest additions to The Fishmarket include beautiful Meditarantian flavours such as sea bass flavoured with thyme, along with Thai influences - the flavour of green curry sauce being a fantastic addition to most seafood dishes. Traditional seafood fans will enjoy oysters in a garlic butter.

If you are looking for a seafood restaurant in Abu Dhabi that offers an entertaining and unique experience then The Fishmarket could be a fun destination for your next restaurant booking.

Over AED400
D’ Capital Steakhouse

6. D’ Capital Steakhouse

Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi, 52799

An award-winning lifestyle steakhouse inspired by unmatched quality and serves premium aged meat cuts from the farms of US, Australia and Ireland. The chic restaurant features an open plan show kitchen adjacent to a private lounge area for enjoying pre and post cocktails in a smoke-free setting. The restaurant has also unveiled a separate “Private Dining” section tastefully crafted for an exclusive dining experience where luxury, space and privacy comes second to none.

Under AED150

7. Mijana

Mijana The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, PO Box 91888

Named for the word that describes the poetic lyrics that begin Lebanese folk songs, Mijana embodies the theatrical side of contemporary Arabic cuisine. Here, you will discover a place where old meets new and tradition touches mondernity. Surrounded by frosted glass, it transforms chefs into silhouettes as they prepare Lebanese and regional dishes. Live music, shisha and traditional tea complete the experience.

AED150 - AED249
Finz Restaurant

8. Finz Restaurant

Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi,

For a sophisticated over-water dining experience where the seafood is incredibly fresh and the outlook memorably scenic, try our signature restaurant Finz, a venue where fashion meets finesse. You can stroll along the shores of the bay to this magical seaside restaurant where our chefs will take you on a culinary journey to the Mediterranean. Savour dishes made from local, freshly-caught seafood influenced by North African flavours and enjoy a unique ambiance of soothing music and stunning views.

AED150 - AED249
North African
Indigo Restaurant

9. Indigo Restaurant

Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 45200

Immerse yourself in a world of aromatic modern Indian cuisine at Indigo where expert chefs have perfected the art of twisting classic dishes, appealing to traditional tastes and the modern palette. From contemporary favorites such as biryani, kebabs and chaat to our delectable signature dish, the Sikhandari Raan – a sumptuous pot-roasted leg of baby lamb – you will experience exciting new flavours with a comforting familiarity. 

AED150 - AED249
Market at EDITION

10. Market at EDITION

The Abu Dhabi Edition, Al Bateen Marina, Abu Dhabi,

An imaginative, healthy lifestyle restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Market's relaxed and interactive style blurs the boundaries of traditional and al fresco dining with an appreciation of being health conscious, with new and delicious flavours, that offers very unique experiences.

Under AED150

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