Saudi Cuisine VIP

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The décor at Saudi Cuisine VIP is quaint, cosy and nomadic, with sheepskins, Bedouin decorative features and small partitioned private dining areas with majlis seating. We guarantee it will have you feeling like you’re on the set of a pastoral play – appropriate, considering the food is simple, wholesome and packing a lot of heart. A word of warning when ordering; the portions are Arabian-hospitality style. By this we don’t just mean generous, we mean enough for three. The menu is small, with little variety, but we often find this is a good sign. Most of the main courses are rice-based dishes with slow-roasted meat, and they have a chicken or lamb option for every dish. Saudi Cuisine VIP is excellent value for money, with food that’s sure to have you coming back for more.

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Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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  • Location: Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 665 5355
  • Travel: Behind Corniche Towers

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Father of Injured Daughter on 06 Apr ' 13 at 10:32
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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Families be careful! As soon as you enter this Family friendly restaurant, there are 3-4 Concrete steps WITH NO HANDRAIL that you have to go down in order to reach the main restaurant floor. We had just finished lunch, and my Daughter who has a very quiet personality decided to go up these steps to have a look at the window. Suddenly, she slips from the side of the steps and falls smack down on the concrete edge causing a deep 4 cm gash in her chin. We where very lucky as I managed to get to the Emergency in time to treat her. The next day, I thought to pay the restaurant a visit so as to ensure this doesn't happen to someone else and explain what had happened and that the whole incident may have been avoided had there been a handrail fixed. When asking for the manager, he was not there . When insisting on speaking to him, I was asked from my phone number and was told that the manager will call me. Until today almost 2 weeks later and he still did not call. What a shame! I am very disappointed of how they have dealt with me and this is why I thought I spek out here. Take Care . . .

Posted by: Sara Husain on 06 Oct ' 12 at 08:19
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This place doesn't have much on an ambience, but the food makes up for everything else! Simple amazing chicken and lamb dishes, I think delivery and takeaway is the way to go. If they have a slightly more welcoming staff, this place could actually be nice to take friends and family in large parties!

Posted by: Siddique on 17 Apr ' 12 at 02:58
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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