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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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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

The food was really amazing, I ate in this restaurant three times and I had the opportunity to try the fish, that was really fantastic, and also the other dishes from the menu which they had the perfect combination between the taste and the different type of food. I fully recommend this restaurant not only for the food but also... More 

3 Thank sofia s
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

When staying at Emirates Palace, had two evening meals at the Sayad. We were on half board and ate from table d'hôte menu, which had a good selection available. Service was excellent and staff very friendly. Top quality restaurant.

1 Thank BWK
Cali, Colombia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Delicious food and fresh, excellent service. The ambience is very peaceful and beautiful. I'll be back for sure!

2 Thank NatalieBC2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Wonderful setting, cool and relaxing. Wonderful staff. Excellent range of food, even on the Table d'hote menu.

Thank Frankie0509
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at Sayad since we were staying in the hotel. The atmosphere is very posh (but being in the Emirates Palace you can understand), the service is ok (same service you can find in other dining restaurant) but the food is very good and delicate (light and the portion are quite good). It's quite pricey: we paid 900aed... More 

Thank Stéphanie S
Sao Paulo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

The place is beautiful, the food is well done and the staff tries hard but the service is very slow. We could see the waiters running from side to side even thought the restaurant was kind of empty. The first drinks took about 15 minutes to be served, the food 1 hour (from a pre-fixed half board menu) and we... More 

Thank GourmetVoyager
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

After checking into the Emirates Palace we decided to dine at the seafood restaurant . Reservation was very simple and staff were very helpful. The great thing about eating here is that you can choose your own fish from a display of fresh fish . We chose to have a selection of fish to share; Tuna, Salmon, Red Snapper and... More 

2 Thank trinimc

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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