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“Almost deserted.”
Review of Safina Restaurant

Safina Restaurant
Ranked #195 of 2,270 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: US$44 - US$144
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Dine in style and enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Safina, where expert chefs create culinary specialties inspired by the French and Italian Rivieras and the Levant. Take a bite of mouth-wateringly fresh fish and many other delights at this memorable spot. At Safina, you're surrounded by witty and uniquely decorated interiors. Whether you're coming with a large group of friends or if you're in the mood for a quiet, romantic dinner, we'll find you the perfect table. Safina is also a trendy spot for your Friday brunch in the company of family and friends. Indoor or al fresco on the sun shaded terrace, enjoy a delightful foodie experience as you feast on expertly prepared dishes including mouthwatering live BBQ grills, live cooking and Asian corner, a seafood spread and a cheese bar. An array of tempting desserts will provide a sweet conclusion to your meal. Get ready to please your eyes and palate! Safina also offer a special kids' brunch with a dedicated area and buffet for the little ones. Kids will be entertained with a fun packed schedule of activities for all ages including face painting, games, arts and craft, and much more.
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We were staying at the Park Hyatt next door and wanted a change of atmosphere.
And it was. This beautiful beach club was surprisingly empty for a Friday evening.
The food was more than average: my wife's salmon tataki was not really a tataki but more like a ceviche, my oysters were OK and served in an original way, the paella for 2 was good and the different desserts were good.
We especially liked the relaxed seating outside (inside is not very cosy) with a view on the deserted swimming pool.
Service was fine.

Thank DH65
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SaadiyatBeachClub, Manager at Safina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Dear DH65,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the outdoor setting and the paella. We do hope that we will not only meet but exceed your expectations on your next visit.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm Regards,
Mohamed Fawzy: Saadiyat Beach Club Management

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

There is indoor and outdoor seating we sat outside overlooking the pool and then leading on the the beach. Great service lovely choices of fish but the fish and chips were lovely. Wine and beer options good. Nice spot for lunch

Thank Sophia P
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SaadiyatBeachClub, Manager at Safina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Dear Sophia P,

Thank you so much for your taking the time to review us, we apologize for the late reply!

I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, the setting often enhances the dining experience. We are happy to know you were so well looked after and look forward welcoming you back!

Warm Regards,
Mohamed Fawzy: Saadiyat Beach Club Management

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Finally we drove off to Saadiyat Beach Club and it was not a disappointment. Service was friendly and seemed to be more knowledgable then the usual service teams in the UAE. I had black mussels which were great, nicely cooked and presented. As a main a took the seafood paella, another great dish, nice presentation, great taste and quality. My wife took the brunch option which was very good as well. We will return to this great place.

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Thank AnnaPascal
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SaadiyatBeachClub, Manager at Safina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear AnnaPascal,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Safina.

I have shared your wonderful comments with the team who were all pleased to know that your expectations were met and we thank you for acknowledging their hard work.

From the entire team here at Saadiyat Beach Club we hope to see you again very soon.

With Warm Regards,
Mohamed Fawzy: Saadiyat Beach Club Management

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I live on Saadiyat Island, so we have visited Safina several times, ordering both off the a la carte menu, as well as attending their Friday brunch.

We always find that Safina is extremely good value (I think we have redeemed all the Entertainer vouchers that we could there!) and exceptional quality food.

The seafood is always extremely fresh and the menu offers exciting options, to suit any diner's needs.

We also love the Friday brunch; we are firm believers that this is one of the best value brunches in Abu Dhabi (for the price, the offering of unlimited lobster is superb).

We will no doubt be back very soon!

Thank a_l_hannah90
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SaadiyatBeachClub, Manager at Safina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear a_l_hannah90,

Thank you for your review of Safina.

I have shared your comments with the team and they were delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience. We work hard to maintain the high level of service as well as making sure the quality is always up to the highest standards. We appreciate the acknowledgement of our service & culinary teams.

Thank you again and looking forward to seeing you soon.

With Warm Regards,
Mohamed Fawzy: Saadiyat Beach Club Management

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

had dinner with my fiance 3 times..I love the place.. Seafoods are always good, but for the third visit the seafood selections are less this time. Arlene from the reception is so nice. service was excellent..We enjoyed dinner and will definitely come back..

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Thank Elsie R
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SaadiyatBeachClub, Manager at Safina Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear Elsie R,

Thank you so much for your taking the time to Safina!

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner and thank you for your continued support. Your comments with regards to the seafood selection has been mentioned to our Chef who will definitely extend his consideration on this matter.

We look forward welcoming you back!

Warm Regards,
Mohamed Fawzy: Saadiyat Beach Club Management

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