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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
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Sayad, meaning ‘fisherman’ in Arabic, is an award-winning seafood restaurant which rewards discerning seafood lovers with a daily menu of light and delicious fare prepared and served with an inspired, modern twist. From oysters, clams and crustaceans made your way to Lobster Thermidor and the catch of the day, Sayad’s elegant outside terrace overlooking the azure Arabian Gulf is the ideal dining venue to enjoy the city’s freshest catch. With its diverse international team and inspired dishes, it’s little wonder that Sayad is nominated “Best Seafood Restaurant in Abu Dhabi” from year-to-year.
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3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Peaceful. Tasteful setting. Very high quality. Superb attention to every detail. The fish choices are amazing. The Menu is set up like a New York Steak House. You choose your fish then how you want it prepared, your sauce, your sides. Great choices of sauces - they were outstanding.
The restaurants layout underpins the experience. Distance between tables clearly shows a respect for space. Add to that the service and food quality - we will go back as part of our visit here.

1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Most of all, dining at Sauad was a leitmotiv to visit the Emirates Palace, which is amazingly beautiful. Park at the self, then walk your way around to climb the stairs up to the hotel lobby.
Thé cuisine is delicate, the presentation is inviting (although standard for that type of music ward wining place). Prices are, let’s say, not cheap — nothing unusual in the Emirates. They have an excellent wine list (but again, quite above what you would pay in a non Emirates place ...).

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

The food was great but too expensive, in particular the wine.

10 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional seafood, service. Octopus the best I have ever had, tender and full flavor. We all had grilled seafood combo and it was amazing!

New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting, fabulous food. Lovely surprise of special box of petit fours at the end of the meal was a nice touch.

1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Had pleasant dinner. Due to summer outdoor dinning was not available.

1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

if compare with another restaurants - not nice meal and service fir that level of restaurant

2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant! From the huge aquarium at the entrance to the water-themed decor inside, patrons will be comforted by the surroundings. We were seated quickly and the service was efficient and friendly. My husband requested a mixed drink not on the menu and it was competently provided and served. We were given a tuna appetizer that was well presented.
We ordered grilled fish that was served with mashed potatoes. The portions were adequate. At the end of the meal, our server (who was quite gracious) brought out a lovely box of sweets for us to choose from. One mixed drink, iced tea and two plates of grilled fish added up to 721 aed. Dust off your wallet! After all it is located in the Emirates Palace!

1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Das essen war sehr gut am Anfang ein kleines amuse bouche dann ein perfekt gegrilltes Fleisch respektive ein sehr guter fisch und zum Abschluss ein wunderbares dessert sowie als weitere Aufmerksamkeit eine Auswahl von Pralinen

New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was unbelievably delicious with naive american palate ! The seafood is amazing - I had grilled sea bream and my mom enjoyed the salmon- both cooked to perfection! I wish their wines by the glass were of a larger option but their bottle list has everything ... the service was perfect and attentive ! CHRIS was so helpful and informative and gave great honest suggestions! I know I will go back to this one ! What an amazing evening - there was setting up outside that I believe was for a wedding - the building was not noisy, just an eye sore but everything else outside was lovely - heat lamps and the relaxing sounds of the fountain !

9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Good seafood in a beautiful setting. Service could not have been better.

2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely sensational meal in the most beautiful setting. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and the service was spot on.
We went for the seabass baked in salt and it was the best fish I have ever eaten. We were there for the last night of our honeymoon and were surprised with the most incredible dessert which was delicious! A wonderful experience!

New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening. Everything was delicious, well-prepared and service was excellent.