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“good local food”

Al Fanar Restaurant and Cafe, Yas Mall
Ranked #25 of 2,359 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 3 - US$ 5
Description: There has never been a restaurant in the UAE that caters to authentic Emirati cuisine both in fine dining and in a nostalgic ambiance of a themed setting – AL FANAR (the local term for the kerosene lamp used to light the homes in Dubai at the old times) is here to feed the curiosity of visitors; a haven for the locals; an iconic showcase of exotic culture and exquisite taste
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Description: There has never been a restaurant in the UAE that caters to authentic Emirati cuisine both in fine dining and in a nostalgic ambiance of a themed setting – AL FANAR (the local term for the kerosene lamp used to light the homes in Dubai at the old times) is here to feed the curiosity of visitors; a haven for the locals; an iconic showcase of exotic culture and exquisite taste
Reviewed 17 May 2018

the price the clean and the friendly staff plus the atmosphere was so good. I would recommend d this place fo people who wants to taste the Emirati food.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We were looking for another pizza shop and stumbled across this little gem. Now the reason i say second best is because we own a pizza shop and of course ours is the best.
Firstly staff are attentive and efficient. Pizza is wood fired and i was told that their pasta hand made, which when we ate it definitely tasted like it. Was AMAZING.
We ordered a garlic bread/pizza. This arrived pretty fast and wasn't really cooked to our liking's, the cook noticed this and we were sent another one as he wasn't happy with the look of the first one. Second one was cooked just right and was really good.
We ordered a pizza and a pasta so we could share. Of course to much food however as stated the second best pizza ever. You can tell everything fresh and made with love. Not slapped together.
All the time we were asked if we were happy with the food. The service here is remarkable and felt a little like Italy with the decor.
So if you don't like manufactured pizza do yourself a favor and go try here.

Thank Samantha S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We came here on a Friday night a while back and hey it's got a good location and someone tried really hard with the decoration. The menus were put together well and service was good (however we were one of 2 groups dining). The food was good without being special and I just don't believe it did justice to Emirati cuisine as a whole, it is hard to find better however it is possible. The meal was ok and affordable as we used the Entertainer app however if you did not have this you could pay a pretty penny.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Al Fanar is by far the best and maybe only traditional restaurant that all should try - tourists, residents & locals.
The food is simply great, especially at Yas Mall where the team are very friendly who do my favorite dish grilled sea-bream perfectly.
Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I have visited Al Fanar Restaurant whilst on a business trip. I was looking for a traditional local cuisine and found one that is definitely worth checking.

The service is cautious and very attentive. Food delicious, thoroughly cooked and served swiftly.

I would recommend to anyone especially after long visit to Ferrari world.

Thank Krzysztof S
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