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Best Restaurants in Abu Dhabi 2024 – Burj Diary

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Abu Dhabi is dotted with plenty of top-notch, diverse, and constantly evolving eateries. Deciding the best one with so many fantastic options is no easy feat, but that’s where the Burj Diary Team comes in. 

From Michelin star show stoppers to laid-back classics, we took a trip around all the capital’s popular food points, and after a rigorous competition, we are pleased to present our top findings for the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi in all cuisines. If you wish to enjoy wholesome dine-out meals while you’re in the city, then these are the places you shouldn’t miss. 

For locating top restaurants in Dubai, browse through our guide on 13 Best Restaurants In Dubai

11 Best Restaurants in Abu Dhabi

LPM Restaurant & Bar

With a charming waterfront location in the Al Galleria, the first on our list is the talk-of-town European eatery, LPM. It features a French-Riveria-inspired menu, so expect to relish all those exotic flavors, from olive oil-enriched prawns and garlic butter snails to Grilled Chilean bass and thoughtful cocktails.

The beautiful terrace shadowed by olive trees and bougainvillea, the breezy and bright indoors with a touch of vibrant artworks, and the staple olive oil bottles at every table; the entire setting transports you straight to southern France. Coupled with exquisite service and a high-end feel, it’s the ideal fine dining place for all your special occasions. Reasonable business lunches make it worth visiting for the Budget onlookers as well. 

Price Range A la Carte: 29 AED to 865AED

Business Lunch: 135 AED to 180 AED

Sunday Brunch: 390 AED to 640 AED

Full Menus https://lpmrestaurants.com/abu-dhabi/menus/ 
Location The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Timings Mon- Fri 12 PM to 4 PM, 6 PM to 11 PM

Sat-Sun 12:30 PM to 4 PM, 6 PM to 11 PM

Sun Brunch: 12 PM to 4:30 PM 

Contact +97126929600 
Recommendations Burrata Cheese, escargot, Cheese Cake, Côte de Veau Grillée

 

Antonia Restaurant

If you’re a fan of Italian pizzas, you have to try Antonia, one of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi, to enjoy old-school Roman flavors in a modern setting. The secret lies in the dough that’s fermented for 72 hours using over 50-year-old sourdough. As a result, you get light, airy, and crispy slices that not only taste good but also digest very fast. Other classics include authentic pasta, organic salads, and traditional sweet hits, with gluten-free and vegan options, of course. 

Thanks to its stunning location on the Mamsha Al Saadiyat promenade, you also get mesmerizing beach views as you eat in a retro-glam vibe. The generous portions further ensure you leave with a full stomach and a big smile every time. There’s a reason why the place has won so many foodies over. Don’t be surprised if you become the next.  

Price Range 12 AED to 165 AED
Full Menu https://qr.mydigimenu.com/04a28904-6846-4de5-aa56-55074559f94f/menu-page?menuID=26642  
Location Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Soul Beach, Al Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Timings Mon – Sun 12 PM to 11 PM
Contact +97126672554 
Recommendations Truffle Pizza, Tartufo e Funghi Pizza, Wild Mushroom Pizza, Seafood Spaghetti, Tiramisu 

 

Zuma Restaurant (Japanese)

The globally famous Zuma has also made its mark in the capital with its delicious Japanese cuisine. The Abu Dhabi branch was opened in 2014 on Al Maryah and included all their izakaya style signatures, from appetizing black cod to quality sushi sand sashimis. Tasting, brunches, and lunch menus are also available to try popular selections at a set price.

The atmosphere is equally gorgeous, featuring contemporary decors, dark wood accents, leather sofas, and sophisticated lighting, enhanced with enchanting waterfront views. No wonder you find it on top of all searches for the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi. If you wish to enjoy fancy Japanese meals with fresh tastes, delightful presentations, and impeccable service, Zuma should definitely be on the top of your list. 

Price Range Main Menu: 23 AED to 998 AED

Tasting Menu: 955AED to 1345AED/Person

Lunch Menu: 495AED/Person

Live Station Brunch: 495AED to 695 AED/Person

Full Menus https://zumarestaurant.com/menu?m-loc=abu-dhabi 
Location The Galleria Al Maryah Island, global market, Abu Dhabi, UAE  
Timings Mon-Sun 12 PM to 11 PM
Contact +97124015900 
Recommendations Black Cod, Edamame, Japanese Wagyu, Chicken Tempura Sushi, Calamari 

 

Hakkasan Restaurant (Chinese)

Boasting a Michelin star to its name, Hakkasan is one of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi for all those premium Chinese cravings. It is known worldwide for its traditional Cantonese cuisine and opulent environment, and the capital branch at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Hotel is no exception. From specialty rainbow dim sums, pecking duck, and caviars to Seafood, Noodles, and mixed drinks, the menu covers all Asian favorites with beautiful presentations and reviving flavors.

They also offer Friday brunches and a signature menu for those seeking a rather indulgent treat. The indoors are inviting, dark-themed, and primarily feature contemporary wooden elements. We recommend booking a spot by the spectacular terrace for a more boutique experience with a view.  

Price Range A La Carte: 20 AED to 1888 AED

Friday Night Hakka Brunch:  488 AED to 728 AED

Signature Menu: 498AED for 2 guests

Full Menus https://menus.taogroup.com/hakkasan-abu-dhabi/#a-la-carte 
Location Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental – W Corniche Rd – Al Ras Al Akhdar – Abu Dhabi – UAE
Timings Sun – Fri 6 PM to 11:30 PM, Sat 12 PM to 12:30 PM 
Contact +97126907739
Recommendations Shrimp Roll, Premium Dim Sum, Crispy Duck Salad, Wagyu Beef Ribs, Spiky Lemon Dessert 

 

Zeera By Buddha-Bar

Zeera is a recently opened modern Indian eatery that’ll leave you in awe with its scrumptious dishes and outstanding hospitality. The chic dining takes pride in its innovative take on the Indian staples, offering all the familiars- Chaats, Biryanis, and curries- with a creative flair.

Capacious areas, inviting grand décors, premium seating, captivating creek water spectacles, an open kitchen, live tandoori grill, and the playful beverage preparations show, you’ll find so many great things to admire. Whether you’re looking for an intimate date spot or a pleasant family outing, it’s the perfect pick for every get-together and, of course, one of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi for all the expats. You don’t have to think twice to reserve a table here. 

Price Range Food: 35 AED to 295 AED

Beverages:  25 AED to 2550 AED

Full Menus https://www.zeera-abudhabi.com/menu 
Location The Pier, Yas Bay Waterfront – Yas Island – Abu Dhabi – UAE
Timings Mon – Sun 1 PM to 2 AM
Contact +971506011193 
Recommendations Veg Tandoori Platter, Avocado Bhel, Cauliflower Starters, Butter Chicken Masala

 

Li Beirut (Lebanese)

Specializing in Lebanese cuisines, Li Beirut at Conrad is another Michelin-guided eatery that has slowly garnered a reputation as one of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi. It blends traditional Lebanon recipes with modern cooking styles, giving a range of classics on the menu, from Falafels and Hummus to Succulent Grills.

You get plenty of meat and non-meat selections catering to all palates. As for seating, there’s a stylish inside dining as well as a lavish terrace with appealing pool and harbor views. Complemented with elegant platings and courteous staff, it’s a must-try if you want to relish authentic and enriched Arabian feasts in town. Don’t miss out on Moroccan tea for a wonderful end to your dinners.

Price Range 25 AED to 335 AED
Full Menus https://www.cadetmenus.com/li-beirut  
Location Conard Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, W Corniche Rd – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi – UAE
Timings Thu – Tue 7 PM to 11:30 PM, Wed Closed
Contact +97128115666
Recommendations Humus, fatoush, Moroccan Tea, Lentil Soup, Lamb Kebab

 

Butcher & Still

Inspired by the 1920s Chicago steakhouse, Butcher & Still is the ultimate haven for all the meat eaters of the city. It’s hailed by Chef Marshal Roth at the Four Seasons Hotel and matches all the vibes of an American steakhouse with its rich wood flooring, leather banquettes, prohibition-era cocktails, and prime cuts ranging from signature 21-day aged tomahawk chops to rib eye and New York strip.

The appetizers (crab cakes), sides (mac and cheese), and desserts are just as irresistible, making it a truly worthy spot to be added among the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi

Price Range 30 AED to 640 AED
Full Menus https://www.fourseasons.com/abudhabi/dining/restaurants/butcher_and_still/ 
Location Abu Dhabi Global Market St-Second – Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi Global Market Square – Abu Dhabi – UAE
Timings Mon – Sun 4 PM to 12 AM

Sat Brunch: 1 PM to 4 PM

Contact +97123332444 
Recommendations Prime Angus Filet 255, Tenderloin Steak, Crab Mac n Cheese, Lump Crab Cake, Chocolate Cake

 

West Bay Lounge

If you fancy outdoor dining, the West Bay Lounge is guaranteed to have you sold. Sitting along the Corniche Road, facing the stellar Arabian Gulf Ocean, it’s the prime spot to unwind and enjoy your holidays. Think about indulging in tasty selections of meats, pasta, fish, salads, and sushis amidst the Instagrammable scenery; no wonder it never fails to dazzle the visitors.

Another bonus is the availability of affordable happy hour, business lunch, and brunch deals so you can actually have a blast without breaking the bank (See all offers here). Our only advice is to reserve in advance as the place tends to be full always. Whether you’re with family, friends, or solo, it’s one of those best restaurants in Abu Dhabi that will leave you coming back for more. 

Price Range Main Menu: 35 AED to 950 AED

Sat Brunch: 199 AED

Business Lunch: 99 AED

Full Menu https://qr.mydigimenu.com/b799ac60-d3fe-4116-8fe5-bc4dc6fbc317/menu-page?menuID=20069  
Location Abu Dhabi Global Market St-Second – Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi Global Market Square – Abu Dhabi – UAE
Timings Mon – Sun 12 PM to 1 AM

Sat Brunch: 1 PM to 4 PM

Contact +97126924375 
Recommendations Maki Roll Spicy, Burrata Salad, Bao Brisket, Sushi, Hamburger

 

Taon Restaurant (Korean)

Renowned as the first Korean restaurant in the country, Taon serves authentic Korean and Japanese Foods in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Here, you will find all the favorites of your beloved K-pop celebrities, including Bulgogi, Korean Fried Chicken, Kimchi, and Beef Galbi, along with Japanese sushis and robatas.

The eatery is designed with simple modern interiors and includes everything for comfortable and memorable dining, be it accommodating staff, fast service, diverse Veg and Non-Veg selections, or an elegant ambiance. Whether you’re a seasoned cuisine fan or looking to explore Korean flavors for the first time, give Taon a try, and we assure you won’t be disappointed. While it may not be a regular pick for many, it indeed is worthwhile for novel culinary adventures. 

Price Range 95 AED to 365 AED
Full Menu https://taonkoreanrestaurant.com/menu/ 
Location Corniche Road East Capital Plaza Complex – Abu Dhabi Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche) #P2 – Abu Dhabi – UAE
Timings Mon-Sun 11 AM to 3 PM, 5 PM to 11 PM
Contact +971586820030
Recommendations Beef BBQ Rib Eye, Kimchi, Fried & Spicy Chicken, 

 

Coya Restaurant (Latin American)

Recognized internationally for its Latin American cuisines, Coya gives you a taste of authentic Peruvian fusion delights. The menu highlights many healthy and light seafood, meat, poultry, and vegetable selections, including delicious antichucos (meat, grilled fish, Veg skewers) and fresh guacamole prepared tableside. With contemporary interiors and an electric Live DJ atmosphere, the whole setup exudes a super cool and stylish vibe.

Though a bit heavy on the pocket, the food and hospitality exceed expectations, making it one of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi for sophisticated dine-out patrons. If you can, make sure not to leave without trying their hit orange-lime churros. Not to mention the vast variety of vibrant cocktails that’s to die for! 

Price Range 45 AED to 888 AED

Set Lunch 130 AED/Person

Full Menu A la Carte

Desserts

Cocktails

Set Lunch

Location Four Seasons Hotel, The Galleria – Abu Dhabi – UAE
Timings Mon – Thu 12 PM to 4:30 PM, 6:30 PM to 1 AM

Fri- Sat 12:30 PM to 4 PM, 6:30 PM to 2 AM

Sun 12:30 PM to 12 AM

Set Lunch: Mon – Fri 12 PM to 4 PM

Contact +97123067000 
Recommendations Orange Churros, Slow Cooked Beef Ribs, Sea Bass Rice Pot, Chicken Skewer, Maki Rolls, Soft Shell Crab Tacos

 

La Patrona (Mexican) 

When it comes to devouring authentic Mexican cuisine, nothing comes close to La Patrona. The restaurant brings flavors of Mexico streets to the UAE with a wholesome variety of delectable, hot, and juicy tacos, affirming one of the bests in town, prepared fresh with their signature tortillas (handmade with Mexican corn) and flavorful salsas crafted with Mexican imported spices. 

Be prepared to be amazed by the diverse filling choices, covering Vegan Jackfruit and Guac and beans, Seafood Garlic shrimp, slow-cooked Beef, tender Chicken, and more. Other offerings include Quesadillas, Nachos, chips, and salsas. With affordable pricing, big portions, inviting presentations, tantalizing flavors, and decent dining, this hidden gem ticks all the boxes to earn its place among the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi. If you’re a Mexican food lover like us, La Patrona is sure to have you hooked. 

Price Range 5 AED to 52 AED

Taco Box Deals: 99AED to 149 AED

Full Menu https://order.chatfood.io/la-patrona/menu
Location Al Nakheel Hotel Apartments, F9GC+VFH – Al Danah – E18-01 – Abu Dhabi – UAE
Timings Mon – Sun 11 AM to 11 PM
Contact +971528370824 
Recommendations Mexican Tacos, Chicken Tacos, Birria Tacos, Guacamole and Tortilla Chips

 

It’s a wrap-up on our tested findings for the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi. The next time you crave a specific cuisine in the capital city, give our above listings a shot. You won’t regret your decision. Feel free to share your go-to eating spots that we should add to our list. 

Saleema Ramziyah
Saleema Ramziyah
Saleema Ramziyah Touma is a writer renowned for her expertise in real estate, hotels, and travel guides. Her captivating writing unveils the essence of luxurious accommodations and the intricacies of the real estate market, making her an invaluable resource for both travelers and property enthusiasts. She Lives in Sharjah and her hobby is Swimming.
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