Time Out Says
That vista is a major draw, but you get the full Aquarium experience when sat inside during the summer – literally. The restaurant’s back wall is lined with tanks of mesmorising, brightly-coloured fish.
The menu is, naturally, ocean based, too. There’s plenty of sushi, seafood and even a fish market-style display, if you’re in the mood to pick your catch.
The salmon and prawn citrus salad is fresh and tasty. We like the segments of juicy, sweet orange and the citrus dressing is tangy and light. However, the warm chunks of seared salmon are a little on the dry side.
We also try the seafood paella. It is well-flavoured and not stodgy, and contains plenty of seafood.
The moody décor creates a loungey vibe, but we can’t help feeling that Aquarium relies on its location a bit too much, and the food standard doesn’t quite keep up.
If you like the idea of dining in an aquarium you won’t be disappointed by the experience. But you won’t be wowed, either.
The bottom line
Great location, but average food.
By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff | 13 Sep 2017
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