Eat at these award-winning Abu Dhabi restaurants for under Dhs300

Get unique set menus at nine of the top restaurants in the city with Tastes of the Capital

Eat at these award-winning Abu Dhabi restaurants for under Dhs300

Tastes of the Capital powered by Time Out Abu Dhabi has officially launched in Abu Dhabi.

For the next six weeks you can dine at some of the best restaurants in the city for as little as Dhs99 for three courses.

More than 50 restaurants across the city are offering set menu deals at three price points Dhs99, Dhs199 and Dhs299.

That's not all, either.

Until August 15 you can book in for a staycation and enjoy a meal at some incredible restaurants for less.

Fancy some truly great food? Here are nine award winning restaurants from the Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2018 that you try at a discount. 

COYA - Best Americas

From the moment you enter the colourful, Peruvian-themed dining room, you’ll fall instantly in love with COYA. Everything from the exotic flavours to the refreshing drinks is amazing. There's an amazing tasting menu on offer here, with the following dishes included.

Guacamole (Avocado, corn tortillas, shrimp crackers)
Pargo a la trufa (Red snapper, truffle, ponzu, chives)
Papa y pollo (Grilled chicken, bellpepper, huayro potato, botija olive)
Burrata (Tomatoes, grapes, pickled aji limo, botija olives)
Kale y manchego (Kale, candied walnuts, goji, manchego, dried cranberry)
Arroz nikkei (Chilean sea bass, rice, lime, chilli)
Espárragos a la brasa (Grilled asparagus, tomato dressing)
Costillas de res (Beef ribs, miso, aji limo)
Churros de naranja (Orange and lime churros, milk chocolate and dulce de leche sauce)
Chicha morada (Peruvian purple corn colada, passion fruit, strawberry, orange shortbread)

Dhs299. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 306 7000).

Cho Gao Marina Walk – Best Asian

With a cool and atmospheric dining room is the perfect place to keep cool this summer, and the pan-Asian dishes are just as brilliant as the Asian artefacts and decorations. Every course in the four-course set menu is a total joy and a huge saving on the regular price. Here's what you can get with Tastes of the Capital. 

First course
Wasabi prawns

Curry laksa

Beef rendang

Mango sticky rice

Dhs199. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Hakkasan – Best Chinese

This exceptionally stylish Chinese restaurant at Emirates Palace is one of the most glamorous venues in the city. It bagged our Best Chinese gong at the Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards last year, and once you try the dim sum, stir fries, duck pancakes and any of the other dishes on this menu, you’ll immediately understand why. With this tasting menu, you'll sample some of the restaurant's very best dishes.

Hot and sour soup with chicken 

First course
Hakkasan signature Peking duck with pancakes, cucumber and spring onion
Hakka steamed dim sum platter with abalone and chicken shui mai, sea bass dumpling and sweetcorn dumpling

Second course
Stir-fry black pepper rib eye beef
Crispy silver cod with XO sauce
Stir-fry sugar snap, cloud ear and ginger
Edamame egg fried rice

Chef's selection

Dhs299. 7pm-8pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).

La Petite Maison – European

This stylish eatery at The Galleria serves some of the most immaculate French cuisine in the capital. It was the well-deserved winner of the Best European title at our restaurant awards last year, and we think this venue is just going to keep getting better and better. Choose one dish from each course.

First course
Salade de lentilles vertes
Taboulé de quinoa
Escargots de Bourgogne
Burrata et tomates
Crevettes tiédes a l’huile d’olive

Second course
Mafaldine pasta with Squids and Prawns 
Grosses crevettes grillées – grilled tiger prawns
Côtelettes d'Agneau Vivienne - grilled lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine  
Faux filet grille - grilled sirloin
Coquelet au citron confit - roast baby chicken with lemon

Side dishes
Pommes frites
Haricots vert

Gâteau au fromage frais

Dhs299. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 692 9600).

Tamba – Indian

Found in The Hub at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi this creative restaurant serves some of the most creative Indian dishes we’ve ever seen. There’s a sense of theatre to the presentation, and it’s a safe bet that you’ll adore every mouthful. Here's what you can get for Dhs199 and for Dhs299. 


First course (choose one)
Spicy tuna with avocado and chur-muri
Chicken 65

Second course (choose one)
Smoked chicken in tomato gravy
Pan-fried sea bream with caramelised lemon

Also served
Assorted breads
Biryani rice
Crispy spinach and sesame simmered yoghurt



First course
Delhi mix, quinoa smokey mess

Second course (choose one)
Seared salmon and anardarna
Spicy tuna with avocado and chur-muri
Chicken 65
Lamb kebabs

Third course (choose one)
Chargrilled baby chicken, spicy tawa masala
Lamb chops teekha
Tiger prawns, coconut, mirchi
48-hour slow cooked lamb shank rogan sauce

Also served
Assorted breads
Biryani rice
Crispy spinach and sesame simmered yoghurt

The break up

Dhs199, Dhs299. The Hub at The Mall at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi (02 672 8888).

Villa Toscana – Italian

Found inside The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, this is one of the most glamorous places to eat in the capital. Oozing with Italian class and charm, everything from the superb cheeses to the homemade pasta is absolutely sensational. Here's what you can enjoy for Dhs199 and Dhs299.


First course
Buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil, 10-year-old balsamic vinegar

Second course (choose one)
Handmade artichoke and ricotta ravioli, warm artichokes, Jerusalem artichoke sauce and truffle butter
Wild black bass, king oyster mushrooms, aubergine and turnip crackers
Grilled rack of lamb marinated in fresh rosemary and mint

Villa Toscana raviolo of pitigliano and magnum tiramisu


First course
Burrata served with pappa al pomodoro, focaccia croutons and emulsion of basil pesto

Second course
Fresh penne pasta with four Tuscan pecorino cheeses and olive oil focaccia bread

Third course (choose one)
Aubergine parmigiana with tomato confit and fried basil
Baked cod fish fillet with pizza dough crust, baby potatoes, Taggiasca olives and basil oil
Beef tenderloin, eringy mushroom, potato and celeriac crisps and marsala glaze

Traditional tiramisu
Mixed gelato
Tuscan cantucci and cookies

Dhs199, Dhs299. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4553).

Li Beirut – Middle Eastern and North African

At Li Beirut you can expect all of you favourite Lebanese dishes served in a contemporary way. There’s kunafa, mixed grills and all the usual suspects, given a signature twist from the restaurant’s chefs. Alongside a three-course meal where you can select one dish from each course, guests can also enjoy a glass of grape or hops with their meal. Here’s what you can expect when you take your seat at the stylish restaurant.

First course
Mutabel, eggplant and walnut salsa with crispy eggplant
Chargrilled chicken wings with lemon and garlic

Main Course
Chargrilled Arabic Mixed Grill of lahem meshwi, kofta, shish taouk and riyash
Pan seared sea bass fillet with cumin crushed potato, French beans and mussel ratatouille
Stuffed baby marrow and eggplant with basmati rice, diced vegetables and a tomato and mint sauce

Honey caramel cigar with golden brown kunafa amd lemon olive oil sorbet
Baked kunafa with ashta cheese and caramel honey sauce

Dhs199. Until Aug 15. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).

Catch – Seafood

The trendy seafood restaurant at Nation Riviera Beach Club serves up beautifully presented fresh seafood in a pretty setting. Situated right by the white sands of the Corniche, you can always head up to the roof after you’ve eaten to admire the views of the Gulf with a drink or two. Choose one dish from each course. Be sure to call ahead for this one and mention Tastes of the Capital when you book as spaces are limited each day.

First course
Burrata cheese
Spider roll
Beef tacos

Second course
Grilled sea bass
Corn-fed baby chicken
Wok-fried noodles

Coconut pannacotta
Chocolate fondant
Selection of ice cream

Dhs199 (available noon-3pm, 6pm-7pm daily). Bookings must be made in advance. Nation Riviera Beach Club, Corniche Road West (02 611 0909).

JW Steakhouse - Steakhouse

This sophisticated steakhouse at Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi is decked out brilliantly with American-style decorations and comfortable seats. The cuts of meat are some of the best in the city, and the staff always make you feel welcome. Choose from one dish in each course.

First course
Jumbo lump crab cake
The wedge – baby gem and iceberg lettuce with house dressing, stilton, bacon, walnuts and American pears

Second course
Loch Fyne salmon
USDA certified prime black angus beef striploin

New York cheesecake
Black forest cake

Dhs299. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).

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