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Sayad Restaurant

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Corniche Rd, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 690 7999
18:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Took my mom - spectacular meal, service very attentive and catered to any requests. My mom had a cane and they ensure our seating was comfortable and acessible.

Thank Bee2836
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant - amazing food and lovely service. I ordered the Lobster and was offered the thermidor despite the fact it wasn't listed on the menu, and it was superb. The chocolate fondant was also excellent. They offer the Emirates Palace standard menu for kids, which my son loved. Particularly the mini burgers!

Thank StickleAnna
South America
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684 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

i love this restarurant, very nice people, of coure it i not as big a the aquarium in dubai hotel burj arab but the service i great

Bucharest, Romania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Very good seafood restaurant. The service, location, setup and the food are excellent. Very good value for the high quality offered.

Thank Bogdan P
Osaka, Japan
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

High class seafood restanrant in 7 star hotel Emirates palace, food was just amazing, someone proposed there,

Thank celes1977
Cannock, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Sayad is a seafood restaurant in the Emirates Palace hotel and is absolutely fabulous....it's definitely a couples restaurant and totally unsuitable for children. It's fine dining with a superb menu and lovely wine, be warned tho you can't buy wine by the glass here it's bottles only and our fairly standard bottle worked out to around £90 so it's not... More 

Thank shirleylyn
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We ordered the fresh platter for 2. What the waiter failed to tell us was the scollops and prawns were from 3 days ago. They were frozen and thawed and were watery and no taste! Fish came with no lemon. Service was appalling and we were not offered a wine menu. Glasses were often empty and we had to ask... More 

Thank 100CountryMan
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

The menu was relatively limited in choice. The food was on the whole well prepared except the chocolate fondant around which the ice cream had melted when it was served. The dishes were tasty but ultimately I'm not sure better fish dishes can't be acquired locally at better value for money. The staff were very helpful and service good. The... More 

Thank Peter1Northampton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

After a long walk through the amazing palace/hotel you finaly arrive at Sayad. Friendly welcome and a tour through an ice cold, in temperature as well as colours, beautifully decorated restaurant to the terrace. The menu gives cause for high expectations. The reality is somewhat less. Ingredients, such as the fish, are of high quality. The way of preparation lacks... More 

1 Thank jos b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

the food was very good and the service was excellent, very fast and very nice with me and my family.

2 Thank Chiara S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$200
Seafood, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corniche Rd, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 690 7999
With our beautiful year round sunshine, and perfect location by the sea, it is no surprise that Emirates Palace excels in serving the best seafood in Abu Dhabi. Sayad Restaurant (Sayad is Arabic for 'fisherman') offers discerning seafood lovers a daily menu of light and delicious fare with a fresh, modern twist from our kitchens. Our talented and passionate chefs are excited when it is time to inspect the daily catch. They use their skills, creativity and international inspirations to craft fresh dishes each day for your delectation. As is befitting of the best seafood restaurant Abu Dhabi, the Sayad Restaurant creations are crafted to bring out the delicate and delectable flavours of each fish and crustacean. Cool, contemporary décor and a stylized interior design create a classical and chic atmosphere that makes Sayad the ideal dining venue. This is the perfect choice for stylish modern couples, best friends catching up over dinner, business movers and shakers, and of course lovers of fine dining.

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