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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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Bromley, Kent UK
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274 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Sayed and had a table outside which was lovely. Our first course and dessert were excellent but we didn't enjoy our main dish - maybe we chose wrongly! The Salmon was delicious and was placed on a bed of risotto but unfortunately was then swamped by a sauce which washed away all the rice. This spoilt the dish... More 

Thank Speges
Buffalo, New York
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are staying at the Emirates Palace Hotel, This is one of the restaurants within the hotel, emphasizing seafood. Our bread consisted of the usual sourdough and white wheat bread. However one of the baguettes was made with squid ink giving the bread a very dark color. (There was no major taste difference.) We started with fried calamari and prawns,... More 

2 Thank plm54
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited twice while at the Emirates Palace. Fairly expensive, but all the dishes superbly cooked and presented. Lobster, scallops with prawns,Salmon, Seabass and Hamour, Service professional and friendly. A delightful evening !

1 Thank mjsp12
Krasnodar Krai, Russia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant when I was staying in Kempinski Emirates Palace with my son. The very first second you enter this wonderful place you feel care, attention and conciliation. I've been to several Michlelen star restaurants and this one is even bettter in superb and very attentive service,absolutely delicious and wonderfully served food and luxurious interior. While dining there,... More 

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2 Thank Theserious
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply special. Service perfect. Sitting on terrace romantic. Food delicious... We tried catch of the day prepared as per chef recommendation and it was awesome. The bisque was great too. Will be definitely back.

1 Thank paul j
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to seat outside and it was the perfect decision since the views from the tables are just gorgeous and at this time of the year the temperature is very nice. It's specialty is seafood. I love oysters so I had the French ones and lobster. Both plates were delicious. The excellent service we received from Tashik made our... More 

2 Thank Carmiña F
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Absolutely fantastic food, staff fantastic in talking you through the menu and the service was perfect. loved the squid ink roll too!

2 Thank Theholidayguru1
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Exceptional service, lovely food and a great ambience. Will definitely return next time I'm in Abu Dhabi!

2 Thank Andyfreeth01
Lincoln England
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The food was outstanding wow a must try . I would like to thank Seaham for looking after us so well and helping us with our booking and telling us all about where the seafood is sourced from , This is a romantic restaurant .

1 Thank kazzyLincolnEngland
Herts UK
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Just returned from the amazing Emirates Palace and this restaurant is still my favourite ever!! Service fantastic friendly welcome and food amazing!! Just a pity it was low season so all restaurants we visited were quiet. However we celebrated my 60th birthday and it was truly special.Would not have wanted to go anywhere else!Can't wait to go back.

Thank Denise 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, Mediterranean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?