If you are in the capital city of United Arab Emirates you should definitely check out the 40 delicious dishes in Abu Dhabi which will pamper your taste buds.
Grilled Lobster at the Finz restaurant in Beach Rotana Hotel
The grilled lobster at the Finz is cooked perfectly. A very generous portion is provided to the guests that comes with lemon butter sauce and fried baby potatoes. Being grilled will retain the natural flavour of the lobster.
Salt and Pepper Shrimp at Hanoi
The Hanoi is the popular Vietnamese restaurant that serves one of the best shrimp dishes. The shrimps are coated with salty, dry and moreish batter and it is fried in oil. The accompaniments of the dish are lightly stir fried green peppers and sliced green chillies. It tastes best with rice.
Chicken burger at Shakespeare & Co
The aioli that is lavishly spread on the bun makes this chicken burger delicious. The chicken patty that is minced tastes juicy and favorably spiced. Along with cheese, the chicken burger turns out into a happy meal. The fries that are served along with it is also good. Shakespeare &Co is situated at the Souk central Market of Abu Dhabi.
Truffle cream sauce at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill
The steaks at the Marco Pierre White Steak House & Grill at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is excellent. But the truffle cream steak sauce is the highlight of the restaurant. It is creamy and the truffle is not overcooked here. It will surely grace your palate.
Semifreddo at Sevilo’s
Semifreddo is a dessert that makes you craving for it with a tall glass topped with vanilla custard which veils nuggets of delicious meringue in its depths. Hunting for the delicious treasure in the glass will turn into an entertaining treat. Along with the dessert the savoury offerings that are served are also delightful. Sevilo’s is a restaurant that is in the Millennium Hotel.
Langoustine Ravioli at the Pearls & Caviar
Langoustine Ravioli that is prepared in lobster stock is one of the top dishes of this stylish sea food restaurant. Ravioli is firm when cooked and the langoustine is not very fishy. The dish is presented beautifully and we get a generous portion of this sea food treat. Pearls & Caviar is a restaurant in the Shangri La Hotel.
Top Shelf Guacamole at Cantina Laredo
The guacamole at Cantina Laredo tastes good. One of the highlights is that it is prepared in front of your eyes. You can enjoy the ingredients that goes into cooking an authentic Mexican guacamole and some of the ingredients may be a surprise to you. The guacamole is fresh, tangy and with a lot of flavours mingled together. Cantina Laredo is situated in the Khalidiyah Mall.
Lamb Madfoon at Saudi Cuisine VIP
At first look you may think that the Lamb Madfoon is a simple dish prepared of rice and lamb. But it is more than that. You will not be able to resist this finger licking feast at the Saudi Cuisine VIP. The rice is exquisite and the lamb comes with a delectable flavour. The restaurant is situated at Al Khalidiyah.
Five Lychee dessert at Quest
Quest restaurant in Jumeirah at Etihad towers is noted for their delicious Pan Asian cuisine. They also come up with some of the exceptional desserts like the Five Lychee dessert. Fruits in this mouthwatering dessert is prepared in five different ways. It contains jellies, ice cream, sorbet, candy floss and lychees served with an enjoyable vanilla custard sauce.
Mutter Paneer at Arab Udupi
Mutter Paneer is a fabulous Indian dish which is a perfect combination of paneer cheese and peas in a flavoursome gravy. It is not too hot and spicy. It can be taken as a delicious side dish with rice or roti. Arab Udupi restaurant is situated in several locations including the one in Hamdan Street.
Brazilian Cheese Rolls at Chamas
The name of these cheese rolls are pão de queijo and they are prepared from tapioca flour. They are with the unique soft and melt in the mouth texture and the mild taste is really tempting. Chamas is the restaurant in the Intercontinental hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Steamed sea bream at Park Bar & Grill
You can select the steamed sea bream if you are looking for a delicious fish dish that is infused with Asian flavours. The fish is finely cooked and breaks easily at the touch of the fork. It is seasoned with soy based sauce and accompanied by julienne Asian vegetables. Park Bar & Grill is located in the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi.
Raspberry crème brûlée at Le Beaujoulais
Raspberry crème brûlée at this restaurant is a must taste, if you are here. It can be a whole sweet and custardy dish in itself with the raspberry pieces hiding inside the top crust of thick caramel. Le Beaujoulais is situated in the Mercure Center Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
Fish and Chips at Finz
Thick fillets of Hammour are lightly battered and fried until the fish is firm. It is served with fresh peas, golden and crunchy chips, malt vinegar and tartar sauce. Fish and chips at Finz is excellent that could be rated with the fine dining standards.
Falafel at Lebanese Flower
Falafel at Lebanese flower is an Abu Dhabi dish that is a winner in itself. It is crunchy outside, soft inside and the flavour is enhanced with spices. It is best served with tahini. Lebanese Flower is a restaurant that is in the tourist area of Abu Dhabi.
Pomegranate and lychee mocktail at Ushna
It is one of the most creative drinks that we have had in Abu Dhabi. It is presented in a beautiful way. It can be called a complete meal with the glass full of pomegranate that gives you a crunchy and fruity bite.
Mango Duck at Hakkasan
Mango duck at Hakkasan is one of the best dishes in the restaurant with the rare and perfect combination of the tangy mango and the savoury Chinese duck. We love the crisp duck that is deliciously juicy. Hakkasan is in the Emirates Palace Hotel.
Steak at Entrecote
Steak is served here dipped in Café de Paris sauce. As the stiff sauce melts down, it will turn into thick and creamy. Enjoying the dish is pure pleasure. Entrecote is located in Souk Qaryat Al Beri.
Chicken Livers in pomegranate at Abdul Wahab
The sizzling chicken livers are perfectly cooked without the danger of being overcooked. The livers swim in a sauce which is a combination of oil, lemon juice and pomegranate, which you will not be able to resist.
Camel Burger at Fanr on Saadiyat Island
It is a must try for burger lovers. With the advantage of less fat and cholesterol than a beef burger, this healthy dish is surprisingly delicious too. The meat is well cooked and tender with the onion and herbs providing the essential flavours. Fanr restaurant is in the Manarat Al Saadiyat.
Dark Chocolate mousse at Indigo
It is a tasty combination of the silkiest chocolate mousse you have ever tried with a warm chocolate sauce in the middle. The dessert is classy and chocolaty. Indigo is situated in the Beach Rotana.
Rocca Salad at Tanjara
Tanjara is renowned for its Lebanese, Moroccan and Iranian cuisine. But the highlight of the restaurant is rocca salad which is a blend of rocca leaves, onions and cherry tomatoes with lemon and pomegranate dressing. It is a simple dish that bursts with flavours. Tanjara restaurant is situated in the Madinat Zayed Shopping centre and Gold centre.
TWG Tea at Lobby Lounge
The tea served at Lobby Lounge is the much acclaimed TWG tea from Singapore. The crème brûlée tea here is rich, creamy and tastes exactly like the liquid version of the classic dessert. Tea is here supplied with dark chocolate, lime and white chocolate with coconut. Lobby Lounge is a restaurant at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.
Blueberry cheese cake at Le Café
You will not be able to say no to this cheese treat. A surplus creamiest filling is perched on the top of a buttery biscuit topped with fresh blueberries and a sprinkle of gold leaf. Le Café is in the Emirates Palace Hotel.
The bread at Hatam in Marina Mall
The fantastic, fluffy bread that is served free before you decide what to order is one of the star attractions of Hatam. Hatam restaurant is in the Marina Mall.
Wagyu tenderloin steak from 55 & 5th
Wagyu beef is one of the finest beef dishes when it is perfectly cooked. The tenderloin is from the Blackmore farm in Australia and it will be one of the most tender meat you have ever tasted.55&5th is in the St. Regis Saadiyat Island resort.
Milk Chocolate fountain at Sofra Bld
Chocolate fountain has become an inevitable part of the brunch these days. Sofra Bld have three chocolate fountains – dark, milk and white. Among these the milk chocolate fountain is our favourite. Chocolate is creamy, chocolaty and without being oily. Sofra Bld is in the Shangri La Hotel.
Rock shrimp in creamy, garlic chilly sauce at Sho Cho
It is a dish of deep fried prawns in a light batter that is served with a sauce that is a combination of chilly, cream and garlic on a bed of salad. The prawn looks like popcorn. Sho Cho is situated in the Souk Qaryat Al Beri.
Beef tenderloin massaman curry at Sontaya
The beef is softer and will melt in the mouth and it is covered by a sauce of peanuts and coconut which is spicy. The sauce has succeeded in oozing out the flavours of the beef. It goes best with plain rice. Sontaya restaurant is situated in the St. Regis Saadiyat Island resort.
Coffee crème brûlée at Trader Vic’s
It is one of the best crème brûlée in the town. It is served in a beautiful white coffee cup and it is thick and creamy. It manages to bring together the contradicting tastes of the sweet brûlée and coffee. Trader Vic’s is in the Beach Rotana hotel, Abu Dhabi.
Chicken Shawarma at Al Rousha
Have a bite of this soft, crispy, chewy, garlicky Shawarma and you will definitely be enamored by its deliciousness. Al Rousha is located in Khalifa St behind NABD.
Chicken katsu curry at Toki
It is an authentic and fantastic Japanese dish. The chicken enclosed in Japanese bread crumbs called panko is fried and further dipped in a creamy curry sauce. It is served with rice, miso soup, pickles and salad. Toki is a restaurant in Hilton Abu Dhabi.
Hari Bari tikka at Kababs and Kurries
Hari Bari tikka are vegetable patties bursting with the flavours of the various vegetables. Kababs and Kurries is situated in the Souk Central Market.
French Onion Soup at Brasserie Angelique
This tasty soup is topped with a bountiful portion of gruyere cheese that melts into bread and liquid. It is definitely a taste sensation. Brasserie Angelique is situated in the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.
Pomegranate salad at Tarbouche
It is an irresistible salad at Tarbouche. In this dish, finely chopped lettuce, cucumber, tomato and onion comes with a dressing of oil, lemon, sumac and pomegranate molasses. Tarbouche is located in the Souk Central market.
Tuna Tataki at Kazu
The edges of a fine tuna dish is to be perfectly cooked leaving the main flesh still raw. The tuna tataki at Kazu is a perfect fish dish. It is presented in a frosted square plate with a pinch of tastefully designed greens. Kazu is a restaurant in the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi.
Pizza by the metre at Spaccanapoli
Enjoy one of the most delicious pizzas in the world at Spaccanapoli and it is real fun. Spaccanapoli is in the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi.
Beef in lettuce leaves at Taste of Korea
This grilled beef is served covered in lettuce leaves, chilli sauce, salt and pepper. The marinating mixture for the beef is soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil garlic and pepper. The beef is as tender as a feather in the mouth.
Truffle Mash at Bord Eau
This is one of our favourite side dish at the French restaurant in the Shangri La hotel. The potatoes are whipped rather than mashed creating a creamy white dish with the appealing touch of a white truffle.
White Chocolate mousse at CuiScene
Soft, creamy and bursting with flavours this dessert comes with tinges of caramel and vanilla in the white chocolate without being too rich. Relish the taste of this exquisite dessert. CuiScene is a restaurant in the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr.