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About Mezlai

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.

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
West Corniche Road
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi PO BOX 39999
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Sun: 1:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
02 690 7999

Website:
http://www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/emirates-palace/dining/restaurants/mezlai/

Additional:
Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area

Mezlai Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

75% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (2)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 December 2017

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

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food3
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 January 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Cozy
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food2
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 15 January 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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