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#118 of 1,928 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 690 7999
13:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 22:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit the Mezlai for a taste of Emirati dishes at the best. We loved the baked hamour, but quite frankly the whole menu is good.

Thank mjsp12
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Great in every aspect. We sat outside and the weather was just great. The menu was fascinating. Our server (Emad) made some great recommendations which were spot on. The service was excellent and the meal fabulous.

Thank Khaled A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I recommend having dinner at this restaurant. The meals were all very tasty and plentiful. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating.

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and i were disappointed as the main course were served before the salads with a terrible excuse by the waiter. One of the main course dishes served cold which means it wad prepared earlier. I dont think i will come back here again.

Thank Samir T
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Staying at the Emirates Palace we has to try the Emirati restaurant Mezlai. The welcome was warm and the food was hotter! Very nice. I recommend the Samboussa starter and Shebab to finish. Both main courses were good too (fish, the daily catch and chicken Biryani). The Lebanese Chardonnay was ok but very expensive as is everything at this impressive... More 

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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We went there near closing time as we were really hungry and decided to try it. The staff was nice and kept the kitchen open so we could order. This is a rather fancy establishment in Emirates Palacr and the prices reflect that. The food was superb!! I had the shari fish which is local to the uae and it... More 

Thank Ayesha K
Bromley, Kent UK
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289 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed three excellent meal in this lovely restaurant. It's set in a garden at the Palace and has lovely seating, some in tents! The food was delicious and really tasty and all the staff were excellent, especially Dino who served us on two occasions. Do try the Lebanese red wine - it's delicious. Thank you

Thank Speges
Lanark, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Very nice meal, sitting outside looking out over the beach area. Great choice of menu. Service was impeccable.

Thank Brian C
Piracicaba, SP
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Excellent taste of regional and Lebanese cuisine in a beautifull place. Enormous variety of food options.

Thank Sergio Luiz R
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is one of the best tasting emirate experiences we have had in the UAE. All of the food was cooked to perfection with taste out of this world. We ate on the HB option and there were many different dishes to choose from. It was recommended to us by the front of house staff and we were not disappointed.

Thank Theholidayguru1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 690 7999

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