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Al Meena Al Meena St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 676 6615
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203 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place according to me has some pretty home style gentle on belly kind of food. Location is awesome

Thank Aditya S
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Decor is simple .. Not fancy . Clean and light. But the food from lebanese cuisine is of a great Quality . Chicken liver pomegranate sauce or grilled hammour filet cannot disappoint you!

Thank 625marinette
North East England
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Trying to find somewhere inexpensive to eat in Abu Dhabi is easy, but the quality and service can often be a let down; not at the Riviera. We were very surprised, the quantity of food and quality far exceeded our expectations. The salads were crunchy and everything was freshly made so you might have to wait a little; don't worry... More 

1 Thank BrianNortern
Lisbon, Portugal
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We went to have dinner here because we hear that the shawarma was good, so we order it,first we receive a big bottle of water, then the soft drinks, the service was not attentive and friendly. The food was amazing for the Arab food lovers, however the ambiance was not there, i understood that this restaurant do many take away.

Thank lisboamarco
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188 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

We walked by this place a number of times before stopping in and are happy that we decided to visit. When we arrived we were seated promptly, a large bottle of water and assorted olives, pickles, and vegetables were brought out quickly. Daily specials were plated and included in a corner display to help make selections easier. The menu includes... More 

Thank Walmack
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Popped in here for a late dinner purely on the basis that the kitchen is partly open to the street and the Chef had handed my wife a knockout falafel a few weeks ago. Not realising that the portion sizes are generous, we ordered an plate of falafel (of course), some halloumi, Arayes (a thin layer of wonderfully spiced meat... More 

Thank Russell-RG
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This restaurant used to be excellent, with low prices, generous portions and decent staff. Since the refurbishment, when the restaurant was closed, I feel that the quality has dramatically decreased. Hence, I cannot recommend this eatery to anybody. The generous portions are now pedestrian; the salads once provided with the meal are no more; the decent staff are now barely... More 

Thank zlost
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Within 5 minutes of getting my Shisha I was given the bill. It seems 12 mid-night was closing time, and no one bothered to tell when I came in. Then I ordered a couple of sandwiches, and hey presto they came in a take-away bag! These guys just dazzled me with their lack of sensitivity, bad customer service, shamelessness and... More 

2 Thank Assad269
Milan, Italy
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214 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

The food is good but not fantastic. The name is a italian name but the food is not a italian food, it is more different. Shisha is good. The dinner is not more expensive.

Thank gurtinho88
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2013

great shisha place, especially during pleasant months. would be great if the service was as good. must try the double apple shisha, its the best in Abu Dhabi

Thank Muhammad Ahsan A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Meena Al Meena St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 676 6615

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?