Awtar Awtar

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Anyone who has been to Beirut for an authentic culinary experience won’t be disappointed with the fare at Awtar. There’s no overcooked mixed grill here. Instead, the barbecues are tender and cooked to perfection. And the hot and cold mezzes are also well worth a try. The saj is particularly good, as the bread is soft, fluffy and light with just the right amount of filling, all baked to perfection – certainly one section of the menu not be missed. Desserts are also done well and, occasionally, staff will offer you a free rice pudding to complete your meal. But it’s worth ordering even if you have to pay, as it will leave you feeling pleasantly satisfied after a well-rounded meal. The only minor fault is that while the food spot on, the décor is less than impressive. The centrepiece fountain is a little rundown and the whole venue would benefit from a general spruce up. Still, service is swift and friendly, and staff really make you feel at home.

By Time Out staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 644 1551
  • Travel: Al Bahria Street

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Abdulrahman on 07 Mar ' 12 at 03:28
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: 007 on 08 Mar ' 10 at 10:30
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Fresh. Fresh, and fresh. This is the name of the game at that place. It is true that when you try it, you will go back to it. The appetizers and grilled meats are very tasty. Even the complimentary vegetable plate and pickles they serve you before you dive into your mains are extremely crisp and yummy. I am not a big fan of their ambiance but who cares if you need to eat good food and feel good about it.

Posted by: ali on 14 Apr ' 09 at 12:02
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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