Your Michelin Guide to Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is a gastronomic paradise filled with worldly flavours and fusions to make your mouth water, all lovingly prepared by internationally acclaimed chefs. That's why the renowned Michelin Guide has landed in Abu Dhabi to recognise the greats of our culinary scene. Find your next dining hotspot and experience a Michelin-starred taste.
Michelin Star winners
Michelin Stars is an acclaimed prize that recognises outstanding cooking. Everything from the quality of the ingredients to the expression of the chef's personality is considered. Here are the Michelin Star winners in Abu Dhabi to add to your itinerary.
99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant
99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant is the recipient of one Michelin Star for its beautifully presented dishes, full of finesse and precision. This chic Japanese restaurant’s primary goal is to underline the quality of its ingredients, with contemporary touches done with subtlety and care. Its Spanish owners import most of the seafood from their native country; the red shrimp is particularly noteworthy. It runs as smoothly as silk and is the ideal venue for an intimate dining experience.
The legendary Hakkasan is instantly recognisable, thanks to its sultry and chic oriental décor. Located within the Emirates Palace hotel, this Cantonese cuisine-led restaurant adds another Micehlin Star to the brand by offering customers time-honoured classics such as Peking duck or Chilean sea bass with honey, as well as their celebrated dim sum prepared with enormous skill.
Talea by Antonio Guida
Understated Italian sophistication is what won Talea its Michelin Star. Overseen by chef Antonio Guida who made and cemented his reputation in Milan, Restaurant Talea celebrates “Cucina di Famiglia” or family-style cooking, offering guests simple but exhilarating flavours. Purity and vibrancy are evident in sublime dishes such as Maccheroncelli alla Genovese, turbot with Mediterranean Guazzetto and tiramisu made right in front of customers.
Bib Gourmand winners
The Bib Gourmand prize recognises restaurants that offer exceptional food at affordable prices. Restaurants on this list are just as esteemed as the rest and definitely worth a visit. Add these value-for-money restaurants to your itinerary.
Beirut Sur Mer
Beirut Sur Mer is about enjoying Lebanese food by the sea. This restaurant is awarded a Bib Gourmand for its classics ranging from mezze to Mashawi. Portions here are generous and prices are reasonable. The large colourful and contemporary dining room also boasts a beautiful beachfront terrace. It’s an ideal spot for post-cultural refuelling after visiting the nearby Louvre Abu Dhabi.
MICHELIN Star Table Experience
The first-ever MICHELIN Star Table Experience Abu Dhabi, taking place from 7-16 December 2022 and 6-7 January 2023, features three special ‘four-hands’ dinners curated by local chefs and international MICHELIN-starred restaurant chefs.
Latin American Series: 9-10 December 2022
For this collaboration, chefs Ricardo Chaneton and Richard Sandoval will take you on a journey across the different terrains of Latin America with classics reimagined using ingredients that are native to the region.
- Time: 9-10 December 2022 | 8pm Local Time
- Venue: Vakava, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
- Details: 6-course menu with welcome canapés
- Price: AED 550 per person (Beverage pairing option at AED 300 nett per person)
Asian Series: 15-16 December 2022
For this collaboration, chefs Manav Tuli and Nie Dong have come together to highlight favourites from the Cantonese and Indian cuisines enlivened with creative twists and unexpected flavours.
- Time: 15-16 December 2022 | 7:30pm Local Time
- Venue: Dai Pai Dong, Rosewood Abu Dhabi
- Details: 8-course menu
- Price: AED 888 per person inclusive of beverage pairing
European Series: 6-7 January 2023
For this collaboration, chefs Umberto Bombana and Luigi Stinga have come together to present the best of Italian cuisine with ingredients from Italy and celebrate the truffle season with homemade pasta and Italian favourites.
- Time: 6-7 January 2023 | 8pm Local Time
- Venue: Emirates Palace
- Details: 5-course menu
- Price: AED 695 per person
Enlisted in The Michelin Guide
With a plethora of exceptional restaurants in Abu Dhabi it was hard for the Michelin judges to ignore the top-tier restaurants on offer to food lovers across the emirate. That's why many restaurants have made it into the Michelin Guide for Abu Dhabi, which recognises eateries that offer something unique and are worth going out of your way to visit. Explore the list below of the most notable inductees to Abu Dhabi's Michelin Guide.