Y Bar

Big portions will fill you up, but won’t leave you wanting more
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Time Out Says

Tucked away inside the Yas Island Rotana hotel is Time Out Abu Dhabi’s Best Bar Food 2016 winner Y Bar. A vast, cavernous bar resembling an Armageddon bunker – that once upon a time we’d happily have been stuck inside.

However, two years on, is it still worth it? Not quite.

The charm of the place remains the same, with a huge island bar boasting a well-stocked wall of short drinks, fridges full of ice-cold bottles and all the usual suspects on draft. Staff are friendly and welcoming and there are an abundance of TVs. And Y Bar’s daily buy one, get one free happy hour gets a big, fat thumbs up from us, too.

However, from there things start to unravel a little. The food menu needs some va-va-voom. Beef tacos, chicken wings, hot dogs… They’re safe bets. We punt for the portobello and black bean burger and a club sandwich and despite being the only ones in the bar, service takes half an hour. Portions are big, a little unnecessarily, which means both sandwiches collapse in a heap of sauce, salad and soggy bread as we struggle to finish them. The chips are good, but remain largely untouched given the size of the protagonists.

You definitely leave full, but also a little uninspired.

The bottom line
Safe food, with room for an update. 

14 Aug 2018

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Details

12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMMonday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMThursday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMFriday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Show number 02 656 4000
Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Yas Plaza - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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