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10 of the best fine-dining restaurants in Abu Dhabi

No one does luxury and dining better than Abu Dhabi, bring them together and you have unrivalled fine-dining experiences. Book your table and tuck into lavish meals across the city, all accompanied by exquisite settings and stunning views. Treat your palette to everything from Asian delicacies to award-winning Arabian dishes.

Scour our list of the top 10 fine-dining restaurants in Abu Dhabi and find a new spot to spoil yourself.


With a feast of vibrant colours and rich Incan-inspired decor, COYA is not just a treat for the tastebuds. On the table, the Latin world of cuisine comes together with Asian inspiration to create a fiesta of flavours. The traditional Peruvian dishes are full of flavour and packed with experimental Japanese, Chinese and Spanish touches.

The seasonal menus will delight and inspire all discerning food lovers with ceviche, tasty sharing plates and meats cooked over a charcoal grill. Your COYA experience will not be complete without sampling their award-winning cocktail list.


Make a journey to the St. Regis Abu Dhabi to savour the delights of the award-winning Catch. Seafood lovers are invited to embark on contemporary and occidental cuisine full of flavours and innovative presentations with a highlight on Caviar sturgeons, Oysters, Sushi and Crabs.

The incredible menu is lovingly crafted by Chef Remon Nabil Hanna, a master with 17 years of experience in the culinary world.

Dai Pai Dong

Taste traditional Cantonese cuisine with a local and modern touch at Dai Pai Dong in Rosewood Abu Dhabi. Chef Dong has been crafting Cantonese, Sichuan and Jiangsu fare for over 16 years and his dishes are a true reflection of his culinary passion.

The space is warm and inviting with leather-backed chairs, cosy booths, ambient lighting and low-pressed ceilings plus you'll be able to a staple Cantonese style of eating with all-you-can-eat Dim Sum.


The world-renowned Hakkasan is homed within the stunning Emirates Palace. The restaurant's unique take on modern Chinese cuisine has earned itself Michelin stars and star status. Hakkasan offers modernity that combines opulent design, Asian contemporary ambience, ambitious cooking and accomplished service. An evening of dining and cocktails here will make for lasting memories.

LPM Restaurant & Bar

Take a trip to the French Riviera at LPM at the Galleria and dine on hearty food with an eccentric atmosphere. The French Mediterranean-style menu is made from only the finest, freshest ingredients and is perfect for sharing. The menu selection includes hors d’oeuvres (starters), les plats (mains) and special lunch offers.

No matter what time you visit, it is highly recommended to perch yourself on the sunny terrace with views of the glittering, turquoise ocean with the city skyline in the distance.

Li Beirut

This exquisitely designed Lebanese restaurant serves traditional and contemporary Lebanese cuisine with European hints, offset by captivating views of the sea from the terrace.

Enjoy classics with ingredients symphonically combined in a menu of Middle-Eastern delicacies. Li Beirut's Chef's selection also includes a composition of reinvented dishes, with both Lebanese and European taste elements harmonised with the finesse of a maestro.

Sofra Bld

The culinary experience at Sofra Bld, Shangri-La Hotel is unique as you witness your food being freshly prepared right in front of your eyes. The authentic souq-style dining experience uses an abundance of top-quality products.

Enjoy à la carte options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a Friday brunch buffet which includes salads, seafood, sushi and a variety of main courses and desserts. If you need refreshment, head to the Botanical Bar, to take in the cocktail menu.


Chef Abs Patil has curated the perfect modern Indian menu at Moksh, which means 'Freedom'. Patil has had the freedom to fuse classic dishes with modern elements making for an experience you'll want to tell everyone about. The menu invites you to go on a sensory journey with modern cooking techniques using gelification, smoke and dry ice which are bound to leave you in awe.

The Grill

If you're looking for a more casual atmosphere with a top-notch menu, head to The Grill at the Marriott Hotel Al Forsan. The Grill offers supreme dining, premium distilled malt beverages, steak and fresh seafood with handcrafted recipes. All the dishes are presented on beautiful wood, glass or china plates making for perfect pictures!

Handcrafted dishes and an uncompromising dedication to the best meat cuts make The Grill a standout destination for food enthusiasts. A sophisticated ambience combines with an exceptional menu of grilled favourites, creating a perfect setting for a steak dinner.


On Al Maryah island you'll find Zuma, a sophisticated restaurant and lounge offering Japanese izakaya-style dining creating a sociable atmosphere. The sharing menu consists of signature sushi picks and meats from the traditional robata grill. You will adore the intense flavours and the beautiful presentation. At night the lounge ignites with live beats by the resident DJ.


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