COYA Restaurant Abu Dhabi

4.6
42 reviews
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Peruvian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Two years ago, COYA Dubai opened its doors and introduced contemporary Peruvian cuisine and Incan heritage to the Middle East. Since 2014 the restaurant has won over the palettes of residents and guests from all over the UAE and was named one of the world’s ten best restaurants in 2016 by CNN. Now, due to popular demand, the award winning outlet made its way to Abu Dhabi. COYA is located in The Galleria at Maryah Island and brings the soul of Latin America and its multidimensional dining experience to the country’s capital.
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EV
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Beautiful location, good food. The staff was kind and professional, except for only one waiter, whose attitude was not very friendly: he never smiled to us, he put our dishes on the table roughly, we could not get his attention when we wanted the bill (finally we asked the maitre), and other unfriendly behaviour; looked like he had been forced to serve us...it’s a pity, because the overall experience was good

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OO
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best place to eat in Abu Dhabi! Wonderful food!

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MB
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there with our three children and had an amazing experience! Super children friendly and amazing food!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service staff are amazing and make the whole experience worthwhile. We went to degustation menu and food serving was a good size. The risotto was the star dish. Loved every bit of our dinning experience

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CW
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening out! Outstanding service with fantastic food. The atmosphere is very relaxed and you feel from the first minute home!

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NE
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at Coya AD. The food was amazing and the service was awesome!

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OG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coya business lunch never disappoints. Great value and delicious food as usual.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The food was not like the standard of dubai and london branch

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PV
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good Resto good food.
I reserve online i ASK for a Nice table and they put us a the interance of the kitchen in the back of the resto my view table how where stacked ....I don’t think That this is a Nice table.......the restaurant was not fully booked.. but we are tourist .

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AM
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was super great and the people were amazingly kind and gentle. Loved the place and food. Lill expensive but once a while it worth it.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We went to the Dubai restaurant and absolutely loved the food and decided to book into the Abu Dhabi restaurant as we were ending our trip there. We were very disappointed. The food and service was not to the same level.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place with live music . Food outstanding!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, thank you. The tasting menu was wonderful

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Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good to go

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DK
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location and food were excellent. All the staff were very knowledgeable on the whole menu and were always happy to help. It is expensive, but the great food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and waterside location all make it well worth it.

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g
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Great view!

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MY
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff is good.
But the food taste isn't very impressive. Especially not good for the non-heavy-taste person.

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SH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our visit to Coya was disappointing to say the least. We have been a few times in the past but this was a memorable visit for all the wrong reasons.
Service was patchy once we eventually managed to attract a server's attention to take initial drinks orders and that continued throughout the meal.
The food was distictly average and the chicken main course was terrible.
We spent NYE at Zuma which is a direct competitor of Coya in Abu Dhabi and the meal, service and evening were in a totally different class.
It will be a while before we return to Coya, Abu Dhabi

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RB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service! The waiter was wonderful in helping us choose our meals. The guacamole was a highlight as it was made table side ! Best and freshest calamari we’ve had for a long time.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, food is amazing, service is great (except at the front desk), beautiful view and terrass

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p
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Its mainly a scene and people watching. Some of our dishes were great but the sides and appetizers fell short. All of the meat was indeed delicious.
The people whom brought the food were lovely but the person who came to accept payment at the table was incredibly rude.
I would only go for the meat and to say you were there. That may be enough for you...

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A
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food
Would love to hear the music more louder
And if it was not techno music

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AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention paid to service was the best I've ever had in Abu Dhabi. Thank you for a wonderful business lunch experience - we got to try so many things! And they were all delicious.

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BA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante bellissimo , uno dei migliori di Abu Dhabi con musica dal vivo e con un ottimo servizio, una nota speciale al responsabile Sig. Simone, persona competente e professionale .

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very good
Food delicious
The staff are friendly specially Simone he was very friendly
Location is wonderful

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at the restaurant fir brunch, The server were knowledgeable about the menu and looked out for any items that might contain my food allergy. The brunch main courses could have been larger, but over all everyone in my party enjoyed themselves.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Poor choice for people with tolerances, no options were offered from the chef. Food was bland and no flavours and over priced. Staff were not very helpful.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff were all amazing. The food and attention to detail was great. Thank you for a fantastic evening.

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S
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful, incompetent and non-apologetic staff. No clue about wines. No idea about etiquette. We tasted two glasses of red wine, which were both off - so acidic, we almost fell off the chair. From God-knows-how-long open bottles. I was offered Rose again and again. Despite my choosing a white wine instead. It was like a theater show. Only the manager finally could handle our situation in the end, after our insistence. Quite a terrible experience. We left after four starters, which were edible but not amazing. What a disappointment.

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A
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed every moment at the restaurant
Very delicious food

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CS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food was outstanding, some of the best food I have eaten in Abu Dhabi. Service was really excellent, could have been busier but the venue is really nice.

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MM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The pisco sour cocktails are a great start, especially the blueberry lavender. I was disappointed that the traditional ceviche did not meet my expectations—-not nearly as flavorful as the real thing in Lima. The kale salad was healthy and delicious & of course the sea bass cazuela was a decadent treat. So creamy and savory. I should not have gotten dessert, but I did anyway. The corn ice cream sundae. Clever but not as tasty as expected. All in all, very overpriced for so so food.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great experience

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Great that they were really attentive to allergies

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J
London
16 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyable but not memorable !🙄

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OT
17 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lomo de Res (spicy beef fillet) is exceptional and a must try!

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M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service from manager Tito and all of the wait staff. All food was top notch and considering quality and quantity we are, value was reasonable able

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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MA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a special dinner with my fiends, Ambiance was great very energetic, it was my second time at Coya but the first at Coya Abudhabi, waiter was friendly and helpful with our order, he made sure that we order the right dishes, The food was out of this world, we've ordered Edamame, Pargo a la trufa ( Red Snipper with Truflles Ceviche ), Ensalada De Quinoua ( Qunioa Salad), Tiger prawn and beef skewer, Sea bass Risotto, and wagyu beef tataki.
The food was delicious and satisfying, everything was good for sharing.. Highly recommended

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