Living in Abu Dhabi, you already know that there are plenty of places where you can dine and enjoy a delicious meal. However, eating out is not just about the meal served, it is an entire experience in itself. So, with that in mind, we’ve handpicked five of the most unique restaurants in Abu Dhabi where you can head to for an unforgettable meal.
Five of the most unique restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Known as the only owl cafe in Abu Dhabi, Boomah Cafe just so happens to be the home of the adorable owl. You can get to know them by buying tickets and even pet them as you pass by! When you do, the trainer will be there to supervise! Having said that, it must be noted that there are some owls here who could not live in the wild and as such, this is now their home. So when you’re done viewing these cute birds, don’t forget to order some appetizers, including the acai bowl, which goes perfectly with milkshakes and coffee.
Where: Al Seef MallAl Seef Village Walk
when: 2pm to 10pm
2. Fresh Basil | Pitch Black Restaurant
fresh basil, which has already attracted widespread attention among Emirati gourmets. This place offers an unforgettable dining experience where you can dine in the dark. Yes, that means no lights, no knives, and no watches, just three delicious feasts for your limited senses. A typical seat provides a 60 to 90 minute meeting for 20 people. So when you’re eating dinner and maybe fumbling around in the dark, you’re sharing that experience not only with your partner, but with everyone else in the room. After all, they’ve all been in the same situation as you!
Where: Bab Al Qasr Hotel (West Corniche)
when: 8pm to 11pm (closed on Sundays)
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3. Ability Café
Aptitude Cafe is one restaurant that found its name on this list due to its location at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi. The restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious dishes and an equally exquisite breakfast menu, with stunning views of the museum and the sparkling sea. So it’s the perfect place to grab a hearty meal after you’ve taken plenty of pictures of the museum and you’ve probably already entered it. You can chow down on a variety of dishes, from pizza and burgers to breakfast favorites like eggs benedict.
Where: Saadiyat Island Cultural District
when: 9 am to 10 pm
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Ba:TE is a newcomer to Abu Dhabi’s culinary scene. What’s exciting about this fine dining restaurant is that it’s home to Jumak Bar. For those who don’t know, this is inspired by traditional Yangban social clubs that showcase art, music and dance. Once popular with the Korean ruling class and other social elites, Jumak Bar is sure to become a fun-filled space, offering guests a variety of entertainment. When you drop by, you can sample Japanese and Korean dishes while enjoying stunning views of Abu Dhabi’s skyscrapers.
Where: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St Al Kheeran District 1
when: 5pm to 12am
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5. Rose Forever
Forever Rose is said to be the first two-dimensional café in the UAE. The restaurant is run by Ebraheem Al-Samadi, who you may remember from the hit Netflix series Dubai Bling, a storybook theme. When visitors enter this restaurant, they feel like they have entered a painting, and the unique decor definitely makes it an Instagram hit! While you’re here, don’t forget to chow down on some mouth-watering dishes such as Grilled King Prawns, Forever Risotto Mushrooms and Mama’s Alfredo Chicken.
Venue: Island Mall, Al Maryah Island
Time: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Finally, we want to say Bon Appétit!
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