The best restaurants in malls across Abu Dhabi

With the capital boasting an extensive and impressive mall portfolio, there’s no surprise that there’s a colossal list of fine dining eateries within them – after all, shopping does make you hungry! With that being said, we take a look at eight of the best restaurants across Abu Dhabi’s malls:

Nusr-Et

When looking for fine dining that lives up to its international reputation, look no further than this Turkish steakhouse. Traditional in taste and a fancy price tag to match, enjoy succulent cuts and impressive seafood dishes. Nusr-Et goes far beyond your conventional steak restaurant, so if guests are looking for gold plated luxury, opt for the golden ottoman steak at AED 2,520 apiece.

Location: The Galleria, Al Maryah Island

Contact: +971 2679 9949

COYA

Taking diners on a culinary journey across the globe, this quirky eatery is serving up Latin American fare and rich tastes. From the vibrant décor to the flavoursome palettes, COYA Abu Dhabi pays homage to authentic Incan cuisine with a contemporary twist. Boasting a large seating area with an outdoor terrace and live entertainment throughout the week; guests really are in for a Peruvian treat at this waterfront venue. We recommend trying the Ceviche and the chuletas de borrego.

Location: The Four Seasons Hotel, Al Maryah Island

Contact:+971 2 306 7000

Zuma

A clear standout venue when it comes to Japanese cuisine, Zuma combines breathtaking views and even better food! Guests can choose from three different cooking options – the main kitchen, the sushi counter or the robata grill. Enjoy a modern spin on traditional delicacies with the likes of the Spicy Hamachi or the Wagyu No Tataki. Despite the impressive fare, it’s not just food the Zuma is famous for, there’s a resident DJ who really knows how to get people on their feet!

Location: The Galleria, Al Maryah Island

Contact: +971 2 401 5900

LPM

For a Mediterranean inspired experience, LPM is the place to be. Filled with ultimate classics from both France and Italy, this fine dining outlet is seriously impressive. If just the sound of the dishes  weren’t tasty enough, they boast the highest quality of ingredients throughout their menu to make them taste even better. Foodies can transport themselves back to their summer holidays by the sea with plates such as the carnard á l’orange.

Location: The Galleria, Al Maryah Island

Contact: +971 2 692 9600

Al-Fanar Restaurant and Café

With an ambience of traditional Emirati culture and tastes of authentic Arabian dishes, this charming restaurant aims at reviving memories of the past. From the iconic façade to the flavorsome plates on the menu, diners will feel like they’ve been transported back in time. For a real Emirati feast, try the Mixed Grill Sharing Platter.

Location: The Fountains, Yas Mall

Contact: +971 2 877 2272

L’ETO

Originating in Soho, London – L’ETO brings a quaint and unique concept to the region as a one stop destination for all things, sweet, mouthwatering and delicious. The beautifully presented dishes can be enjoyed in the sophisticated setting and classic décor. For a hearty meal, guests should try the pan-fried seabass. It’s impossible to dine here without trying dessert – we suggest opting for the pistachio rose and raspberry cake.

Location: The Galleria, Al Maryah Island

Contact: +971 2 441 3318

Tamba

As an award-winning fusion restaurant, there’s definitely high expectations for this one but the delicious reinterpretation of palates from across the subcontinent really make this dining experience a memorable one. The stunning ambience, combined with the delectable and  plentiful offerings, have translated to a hit with foodies and visitors alike. Dish recommendations include the Lamb Kebab Tandoor.

Location: World Trade Centre Mall

Contact: +971 2 672 8888

VaKaVa

Just a 10-minute walk from Nation Tower Mall and located in the newly re-opened Conrad Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers – this authentic Latin American restaurant is typical of traditional tastes and culture. It’s the only VaKaVa by celebrity chef himself, Sandoval. The colorful setting and idyllic views go hand in hand with the tasty offerings showcased on the menu – for a true Southern American feel, opt for the Butterfish Anticucho or the Wagyu Picanha.

Location: Conrad Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers – a 10 minute walk from Nation Towers Mall

Contact: +971 2 811 5666

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