Abu Dhabi is a mystical city that allures tourists with its Persian culture, cuisine and tradition. The capital and the cultural centre of UAE, Abu Dhabi radiates with tourism and modernity today. The city is suffused with a number of dining options that offer authentic Middle Eastern cuisine along a vibrant and varied mix of international flavours and impressive culinary standards. So while you are thinking of savoring that Stuffed Camel, Al Harees, Shawarma, Al Machboos or Hummus, we present before you the top 11 new restaurants in Abu Dhabi that will simply entice you with their fusion of modern ambience and international cuisine.
1. Wing Zone
Where: Al Reem Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
This fairly new restaurant in Abu Dhabi offers at least 12 flavours of chicken wings and dressings. Their burgers are new, succulent and dependably so heavenly. It’s a must visit for those who are dying to have a variety of chicken wings.
2. Urban Bites
Where: Shining Towers - Mubarak Bin Mohammed St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Urban Bites delivers healthy sandwiches, pasta and noodle dishes. Try the fusilli, which is a big circular tub of pasta served cold with aubergine, courgette, butternut squash, onion, pine nuts and walnut pesto. The food here is filling and healthy.
3. Emporio Armani Caffe
Where: The Galeria Mall, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
One haven for the lovers of Italian cuisine! Try their wood-fired pizza and buffalo mozzarella salad. Among the delights that you can sample here are Ravioloni large ravioli stuffed with Buffalo Ricotta, Rocket Pesto and Tomato Concasse- that are simply divine. The gorgeous mocktails, lounge music and contemporary decor all add to the chilled out ambience and make it the perfect setting to relax in.
4. Koi Abu Dhabi
Where: Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabi
This contemporary Japanese restaurant satiates modern palates with the famous Koi’s Japanese fusion cuisine. Their dishes are simply imaginative and fancy.
5. Villa Toscana
Where: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers - Corniche Rd W - Abu Dhabi
Indulge in one of Villa Toscana’s vast selection of Italian wines (or non-alcoholic beverages) and awaken your palette with complimentary apetizers, including fine Italian cheeses, bruschettas, olives, fresh pasta salads, pizzette, arancini and more.
6. Rhodes 44
Where: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi - Corniche Rd W - Abu Dhabi
Guests may choose from dining inside in a richly colourful restaurant or al fresco in the beautiful, spacious private garden overlooking the Corniche. The la carte menu will comprise a careful blend of European and British classics with a selection of Middle Eastern cuisine. Dedication to his craft and pursuit of perfection has made Rhodes one of the world’s leading chefs.
Where: Ground floor, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers - Corniche Rd W - Abu Dhabi
Love seafood? Then get ready for an amazing experience at Scott’s, all the way from London. Floor-to-ceiling open glass walls allow diners to enjoy the view over the ocean, while an intimate al fresco dining area and expansive open terrace on the upper floor are perfect for sundowners and post-dinner lounging.
8. Avasa- The Indian Kitchen
Where: The collection, St. Regis Hotel - Sadiyaat Island - Abu Dhabi
Indian Food is a rage in Abu Dhabi. The interiors of this restaurant are simply astonishing. The narrow bote, stylishly decorated with multicoloured bangles dangling from the ceiling are some of the things that offer traditional Indian nuance here. The menu promises to take you through a journey of rich Indian culinary culture, served with a touch of sophistication. This is the best place to eat in Abu Dhabi.
Where: Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street - Abu Dhabi
The contemporary Arabic restaurant, Mijana which is the word describing the poetic lyrics that often begin Lebanese folk songs will showcase the very best in traditional Lebanese and regional cuisine. Designed with a beautiful blend of light and traditional Arabic patterns and boasting an open kitchen veiled by frosted glass, guests can get a peek of the kitchen as they observe the chefs’ silhouette at work in a theatrical styling.
Where: Sowwah Square - Abu Dhabi
The restaurant offers a unique selection of dishes crafted using the best ingredients imported from Catalonia, combined with the freshest local produce. Standing out through its opulent white and gold decor and fine garden views from its floor-to-ceiling windows, Catalan evokes the old-style comfort and charm of a luxurious European salon in early 1900s Barcelona.
Where: Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
This traditional Lebanese restaurant promises a cool elegance that is vibrantly upbeat. Capturing the true essence of Lebanese cuisine, Sambusek is set to delight seafood lovers as well with the quality and freshness of its ingredients from the local fish market.
Get ready to indulge into contemporary world of food with these some of the happening new joints in Abu Dhabi. Which one would you like to try?
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