Let's call this place 'ok'. I have to say, the first couple of times I went there, I really liked it. The shisha was good, the service was friendly, the food was alright...so I kept going back...but every time after that has been wildly mediocre at best. The shisha is still passable, but the service has really dwindled.
And what's UP with the music? Sometimes they play really LOUD but others it's really chill, and they keep changing up the volume with every track. Then they'll play like 5 khaleeji songs in a row...then 1 hip hop! What? Then back to khaleeji. It's just...weird...don't think I'm going back there.
Eh, not bad.
I've gotten some fairly decent service here. The food isn't spectacular, but it is good for a mall cafe. Overall, I can't complain about the place, but nothing really stood out for me. Maybe next time I'll try their self-branded chocolate?
Kind of have to agree with Aleen. The fries are average at best, unless you specify to the employees to cook them well (should go without saying, dammit!)
I do enjoy the toppings, though, but I generally prefer my fries crispy, not soggy. Maybe they'd be better off serving mashed potatoes? I tried suggesting this to a particularly clueless employee - she laughed at me with a kind of "ok, sir, I don't understand or care" look on her face.
Meh, average. You really have to be looking for something specific at one of these stores to want to venture all the way out to Mina. Overall atmosphere is a bit dinky, but it's useful for people furnishing a new house (appliance store, furniture store and carpet shop all in one place - as well as a supermarket).
Not the best bowling centre by far, but not the worst either. Good value for money, and if you go with a big group of friends, you guys can kind of create your own crowd and ignore all the kids around you lol. It's actually prettty family friendly too.
This place is excellent. I go here every chance I get, and it's always the first place I suggest to people for a great dining experience.
The service is really smooth, with waiters coming in and out with all kinds of choice cuts, and these guys are very knowledgeable about their meat.
Honestly, if you're a big meat-eater, then the price is very reasonable (230-300) for the amount of food you'll be getting, and they serve all types of meat (even ostrich!).
Advice? Stay away form the salad bar, it's all delicious but you'll want to save space for the main course.
This is almost embarrassing for a guy to admit, but it's a pretty decent store! Some of the outlets have guy-friendly merchandise, and to boot, if you're shopping for a girl, you're bound to find her something she'll love.
There's some guy's accessories from leather bands to watches and such and pretty decent prices. Pretty sweet, if you ask me, it's about time stores pay attention to our needs too!
Good God, have you seen their re-design? It still has the same quality products, but they've added a whole bunch of merchandise aimed at tweens it seems. Tshirts and knick knacks and gadgets.
It's become a little bit too family friendly for a dude like me who likes to sulk in the music section for hours checking out new releases!
There's just no where you're gonna get this kind of quality of food at such a reasonable price AND in a comfortable setting.
Hands down, Mugg & Bean is like my second home. Best breakfast menu in the city, too. Man, and their muffins? These guys know how to ration their portions...by the truckload!
Superb stuff. Keep up the good work, and tip your staff well! They do awesome work.
The show is a little cheesy for my taste, but the crowd seems to enjoy the fun and it puts everyone in a good mood while they wait for their food.
I have to mention though, although the beef is excellent, I didn't really think it was worth it to charge around 200 AED a head. Isn't that a bit much? I mean, at the end of the day it's miso soup (water and seaweed really), grilled zucchini/onions and beef. I think they could be a little friendlier about their prices....especially since they've closed off most of the restaurant for renovations!
Nice place to hang out. Nice sea view and good sea food.
Prices are reasonable for the quality you get. The service is a little slow in the afternoon, but if you get their attention early on, they'll pick up the slack.
Has a good selection of both seafood and international fusion (meat, chicken or vegetarian - Italian, Indian or Arabic!)
I'm not a fan of big, American, chain restaurants...but you gotta admit, when they do things they do them right. The quality of both food and service will be the same across the board, no matter which Fuddrucker's you visit.
This branch is certainly no exception to the rule. The burgers are mouth watering and there's no denying it!
Not bad. It's not much to look at when you first walk in, if you know what i mean, you just expect somewhere bain al jisreen to have a more uppity feel to it...but the food is indeed a pleasant surprise. It's more than fancy fast food, but it's got all the gooey good msg-ness to it that asian food needs! they've got a good selection of sweet vs spicy, so everyone should be able to satisfy their bellies! i do have o mention that the service was inconsistent (when it's empty, the service is fairly poor, but when it fills up for some reason it improves by at least 100%!)
It's a bit uppity for my taste, but I can't deny the quality. I thought it was a bit pricey for a cafe, but if you look at it as a restaurant, then it's quite good.
I wouldn't head out all the way here just for the cafe, though...I think they should open up another branch in Khalidiya or somewhere more accessible outside of a mall.
They do have killer fries for a french place though!
Now I'm as much a fan of Mexican food as the next guy, but I have one problem with this place...if you're trying to be authentic, try using Spanish on the menu, not Spanglish! "Enchiladas con queso Pepper Jack"...that's just funny sounding!
Prices are 5-star fair, and this place has been around so long, they know what they're doing. Aces.
I've been a fan of La Brioche since I was a toddler, and this place makes the most of it's urban environment.
The best part is that it's in a really quiet neighbourhood in an equally quiet part of town. Which makes for a very chilled out customer :)
Their chicken and bell pepper sandwhich is rock solid...easily 5 stars
This is really a great, chill hangout. Nice garden, friendly people, not the greatest of service though (make good friends with your waiter the minute you get your hands on one!)
I think they just lost their alc. license though, so that's kind of a bummer for a lot of people. It's not like people were getting wasted around families...I appreciated that the crowd knew when to stop!
Tche tche is just a what-you-see-is-what-you-get. Shisha joint. Sometimes there's football on TV, sometimes there's awful arabic pop music.
Food is basically mayonnaise+whatever you ordered.
Atmosphere is blah. Red and yellow. But not as fun as it sounds.
God bless those nachos n salsa! But damn, I can't finish my main course when I've had to many bowls!
I highly recommend the enchiladas. Oh, and the queso co carne for a starter.
Beware of anything with mole: for very hardcore mexican food fans only! (chocolate, chili, beans - what don't they put in that stuff?)
I dunno, I found it a bit pricey. the food is really good, I admit, but it would be just as good in a street corner indian restaurant. Seriously. the setting and view do set it apart, but I still prefer my khurma with a more 'authentic' feel to it!
I'm giving the place 4 stars coz the ambience is really nice. The menu is a bit too all-encompassing, tho. It's nice when you know what you're in the mood for, but I think too many places in Abu Dhabi are trying to appeal to everyone, rather than being specialized.
It's good when you're in a group of people with really different tastes tho!
my family have been coming here every eid for years...this place is never a let-down. Always authentic, and always delicious!
and for a restaurant in a 5 star hotel, it really just feels homey and comfortable.
This is just good old indian food in a fancy platter. The combos of colours and flavours that can end up on your table always mesmerizes me! I just wish I could remember the name of that green chicken so I could recommend it!
My sister tells me they also used to have some dude sitting on a swinging table that will make accessories for you out of a type of hardened indian wax, made to request. Sounds pretty cool.
Hands down, the BEST falafel and hummus in this town or any other!!
I’m sure all the food is good, but those two are the reason I go there regularly. That and the occasional man2oosheh…oh, yes…the mana2eesh are pretty darn good too!
Is it just me or does this new place just pale in comparison to the old vibrant sha3bi souq of old abu dhabi? I miss all the colours and sounds and haggling and bargains and and and the list goes on!
This place is just kind of…lifeless. Most of it is still empty and it’s now a select few pricey stores…much like any mall, just with a higher concentration of ‘local’ flavor goods – made in india for the tourists of course. All set in a boring brown building.