10 Lavish Restaurants In UAE That Opened Their Doors In 2022

by Deeplata Garde
10 Lavish Restaurants In UAE That Opened Their Doors In 2022

The year 2022 has been very active for Abu Dhabi’s culinary scene. Starting strong, the capital of the UAE has proceeded to expand its gourmet muscles with a number of cutting-edge ideas introduced by local chefs. Well-known chefs from across the world have opened brands that became famous. They range from upscale hotel-managed restaurants to casual, family-run establishments. Let’s check the few that opened their door in 2022 in Abu Dhabi.

10 Lavish Restaurants In UAE That Opened Their Doors In 2022

1. Penelope’s


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This brand-new jazz venue, which is a short distance from Yas Marina’s glistening seas and white boats, is a must-see. This month, visit the brand-new Penelope’s Brasserie and Jazz Bar American in Yas Marina. The jazz musician Layla Kardan and the Mexican La Carnita restaurateur Hamdan Al Khafaji are working on it as a new passion project. The Art Nouveau establishment will provide brasserie dining and custom blended cocktails.

Where: Yas Marina, Yas Island
When: 6 pm to 2 am
Cost: AED 525

2. Coal Steakhouse


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There are alternatives for surf and turf at the brand-new steakhouse in Abu Dhabi. Be sure to take a stroll through the park after dinner because Coal Steakhouse is close to Sola and Seven Dawgs as well as other new establishments. Carnivores, the menu here is influenced by many cuisines like Indian, Australian, Continental and Mediterranean. So if you wish to get the best of everything, visit this one spot in Al Khadiya Abu Dhabi.

Where: Al Khalidiya
When: 9 am – 12 am
Cost: AED 385

3. Let’s


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For those looking to escape the busy city and relax with a coffee, Let’s Cafe provides the ideal setting. Various dishes, from the breakfast to the main courses to the sweets and pastries, combine Mediterranean and Middle Eastern elements.

Where: Khalifa City
When: 8 am – 12 pm

4. Saddle Cafe


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With over 10 locations across the UAE, this locally-owned restaurant has swiftly established itself as a favourite. As of right now, Marsa Al Bateen in Abu Dhabi will be the site of Saddle Cafe’s first-ever dine-in location. Mediterranean and foreign cuisines are offered in the cafe.

Where: Al Hudayriat Beach, Al Bateen
When: 7 am – 2 am
Cost: AED 125

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5. Fil


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Want to enjoy a vibe with flowers and food? Look no further than Fils in Abu Dhabi. This cute cafe in the Al Bateen Area serves the purpose of a florist and an eatery together. Go there to get your caffeine and floral fix at the same place. The cafe is open from noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday through Wednesday and from noon to midnight on Thursday through Saturday.

Where: Al Bateen
When: 12 pm to 11 pm
Cost: AED 180

6. Almayass

The new restaurant in Abu Dhabi serves lunch and dinner. The focus of this Lebanese-Armenian restaurant is on fusing traditional Armenian flavours with genuine Lebanese cuisine. Almayass relocated from its previous home of the Sheraton Abu Dhabi and now resides in the Galleria, next to LPM.

Where: The Galleria, Al Maryah Island
When: 12 pm to 12 am
Cost: AED 335

6. Em Sherif Cafe

The new site is one of nine Em Sherif locations throughout the world that include restaurants, delis, and cafes. The cafe serves Lebanese cuisine and is situated at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island. The fine dining experience provides lunch & dinner along with coffee. We also have shisha available at this location.

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Al Khubeirah
When: 12 pm– 11 pm
Cost: AED 215

7. Otoro


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Chef Akmal Anuar relocated his modern Japanese restaurant from Dubai to the capital Al Qana, one of Abu Dhabi’s newest and trendiest neighbourhoods. There’s a sushi bar that will entice you with a wide range of sushi and sashimi. The restaurant can accommodate 100 indoor seats. However, the diner doesn’t accept reservations so make sure you reach the diner on time.  One of Abu Dhabi’s most eagerly awaited new eateries is this one.

Where: Al Qana, Al Maqtaa
When: 11 am – 11 pm
Cost: AED 320

9. Talea by Antonio Guida


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Antonio Guida’s Talea Italian Restaurant debuted in March at Mandarin Oriental, Emirates Palace, amid tremendous acclaim. The restaurant’s decor is all-white with splashes of vibrant blue and gold, giving it a modern appearance. The calming watercolours displayed on the walls also soften the room. Instead of feeling strikingly modern, it seems cosy and warm. But it’s still upscale, as you’d expect from a place with a well-known chef in a hotel of this kind.

Where: Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar
When: 12:30 pm – 11 pm
Cost: AED 395

10. Mykonos


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With mild winds all year long and a name inspired by Mykonos Island, this new eatery gives an island feel to Abu Dhabi. The beachside restaurant and bar at Le Meridien Village is all-inclusive and radiates a vacation mood from day to night. The culinary artist, Chef Yousef has curated fusion recipes to be served here. The ambience here is tranquil and DJs make sure to make your mood uplifted.

Where: Le Méridien Village
When: 5 pm – 12 am
Cost: AED 660

We suggest visiting these places before the year ends! How many have you visited already?

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