Mezlai

4.4
10 reviews
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$50 and over
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Middle Eastern
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
Designed to recall an airy Bedouin tent, Emirates Palace’s award-winning Emirati restaurant, Mezlai, serves dishes with ingredients derived from the sea, mountains, oases and desert that evoke the region.

A meal in Mezlai is a window into Emirati culture, a warm welcome to the long history of Arabian hospitality and a journey into flavours as old as the sands of time, which taste as fresh and inspired as this city of tomorrow. No stopover in Abu Dhabi is complete without sampling the local flavours and dining as the locals do.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Sun: 1:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
02 690 7999
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area
What 10 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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3.7
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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food but service was very slow. Also, some dismantling of equipment was happening on an adjacent terrace whilst we were there, and this negatively impacted the ambience.

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GS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful location in the Emirates palace, Abu Dhabi, with access to the gardens. Outdoor and Indoor seating. Food a little pricey, but good venue for a special occasion.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Pretty disappointed to be honest - the palace itself is amazing. The staff were great but my meal was very very dry as was my wife’s . Very expensive which I’m happy to pay but I couldn’t eat all my meal because it had no sauce at all - couldn’t swallow it due to the dryness . Was expecting amazing - got a dud

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JN
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had our first authentic UAE honeymoon date here and we were extremely happy. The waitress (Evangeline) had excellent recommendations and catered to our every needs. The restaurant surprised us with a rose petals and candle lights at the table on arrival and gave us a special cake for our honeymoon.

Highly recommend for all Occassion.

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RM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mixed seafood grill was delicious and the bread they served was one of the best we’ve ever had.

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m
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservamos el restaurante y no nos indicaron que estaba cerrado! No sé de quién es la culpa, pero era mi luna de miel y viajamos desde Dubái para esa ocasión. Queríamos almorzar comida típica árabe y el único restaurante abierto solo tenía comida internacional. Todo un papelón con mi esposa. Pésimo!

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ME
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant in a fabulous hotel. They accommodated our party of about 15 in large room where we were the only people dining. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Awesome place.

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m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was nearly empty when we went at 6pm. The service was generally warm and helpful, and we sat beneath a canopy outside with a heat lamp to keep us warm. The appetizers were excellent -- a carrot-ginger soup which was simple and delicious and the fried spinach cakes which were very tasty when topped with various chutneys and sauces. The main courses - lamb chops, chicken, and a fish curry - were largely a disappointment. The portion sizes were enormous (the chicken dish had an entire chicken, a heap of mushrooms and chickpeas, and a mound of rice), and while the flavors were good, the food lost much of its appeal after the first few bites. Overstuffed, we were not able to finish some of our food and naturally did not order dessert, which is a bummer because the dessert options looked intriguing. Overall, the meal was not worth the very high cost.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was not worth the price, although they were large portions. You pay for dining in the grounds of the majestic Emirates Palace. I was expecting more flavours and more from the food for the price I paid, but it didn’t live up to expectations.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El lugar fantástico, la comida excelente y el servicio muy bueno

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