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Mezlai

4.4
4.4
30 Reviews
$50 and over
Middle Eastern

The restaurant is designed to recall an airy Bedouin tent, offering a delectable array of Middle Eastern favourites and stunning views of the Palace grounds.

Mezlai creates dishes with ingredients derived from the sea, mountains, oases and desert that evoke the region. The menu features decadent updates on staples of the Arabian diet accenting expected ingredients, such as za’atar, camel and dates, and introducing the unexpected flavours of saffron, rosewater and hand-picked wild oregano.

A meal in Mezlai is a window into Arabic 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.

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7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Menu

Arabic Salad

  • Tabouleh SaladAED 50.00

    Parsley, Tomato, Crushed Wheat, Lemon Juice and Mint Leaves

    • FattoushAED 50.00

      Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil and Sumac Powder

      • Zaatar with Rocca SaladAED 42.00

        Fresh Thyme and Rocca Leaves, Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

        • Sautéed Green ChicoreeAED 42.00

          Onion, Garlic, Olive Oil, Cinnamon Powder

          • Olives Salad and TomatoAED 46.00

            With Black Olives in Red Chilli Sauce

            • Potato SaladAED 45.00

              Cucumber Pickles, Mint, Green Olives, Lemon & Olive Oil

              Cold Mezzeh

              • Hummus with TahiniAED 45.00

                Chickpea and Sesame Paste with Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

                • Hummus BeirutiAED 50.00

                  Chickpea and Sesame Paste with Cumin Powder and Chopped Parsley

                  • Eggplant MutableAED 42.00

                    Grilled Eggplant and Sesame Paste with Lemon Juice and Garlic

                    • Baba GhanoujAED 45.00

                      Eggplant with Capsicum, Tomato, Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

                      • Labneh with GarlicAED 40.00

                        Labneh with Dry Mint, Garlic

                        • Labneh with ThymeAED 44.00

                          Fresh Thyme, Mint, Black Olives Parsley and Olive Oil

                          • Baladiya CheeseAED 42.00

                            Baladeya Cheese with Zaatar, Black Olives and Olive Oil

                            • MouhamaraAED 42.00

                              Walnuts with Breadcrumbs, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice

                              • Vine LeavesAED 45.00

                                Vine Leaves stuffed with Rice, Parsley, Tomato, Tomato Paste, Chili Paste

                                • Fresh ArtichokeAED 55.00

                                  with Rocca and Lemon Dressing

                                  • Kebbeh NayehAED 62.00

                                    Raw Minced Lamb with Crushed Wheat and Arabic Spices

                                    Soup

                                    • Lentil SoupAED 40.00

                                      Served with Crispy Bread and Fresh Lemon

                                      • Moroccan Harira SoupAED 50.00

                                        With Tomato, Lentil, Lamb and Chickpeas

                                        Hot Mezzeh

                                        • Hummus Bill LahmiAED 55.00

                                          Chickpea and Sesame Paste with Minced Lamb and Pine Seed

                                          • MakanekAED 45.00

                                            Fried Lamb Sausage with Lemon and Pomegrante Molasses

                                            • Soujok with Tomato SauceAED 45.00

                                              Spicy Oriental Sausage with Tomato Sauce

                                              • Kelayet LahmiAED 60.00

                                                Lamb Fillet, Onions, Mushrooms and Fresh Tomatoes

                                                • FalafelAED 45.00

                                                  Served with Tahini Sauce and Mixed Pickles

                                                  • Fried AsafeeAED 150.00

                                                    Fried Sparrow with Lemon Juice and Molasses (5 Pieces)

                                                    • Potato HarraAED 45.00

                                                      Fried Potato Cubes with Coriander Leaves and Green Chilli

                                                      • Chicken LiverAED 55.00

                                                        Fried Chicken Liver with Lemon Juice, Pomegranate Molasses

                                                        • Fatteh EggplantAED 42.00

                                                          Small Cubs of Eggplant and Fried Bread, Yogurt with Pine Seeds

                                                          • Grilled Halloumi CheeseAED 50.00

                                                            Grilled Halloumi Cheese, Pomegranate with Tomatoes and Basil Leaves

                                                            • Grilled KebbehAED 65.00

                                                              Minced Beef with Bourghol, Pine Seeds and Arabic Spices

                                                              • Mixed MouajanatAED 55.00

                                                                Fried Kebbeh, Cheese Sambusek, Spinach Fatayer, Cheese Rakakat

                                                                • Chicken or Beef ShawarmaAED 85.00

                                                                  Tahina Sauce, Pickles, Onion Parsley, Sliced Tomato and Fries

                                                                  Chef Signature

                                                                  • Hummus BlendAED 85.00

                                                                    Trio Hummus with Classic Blend, Green Peas & Spinach and Spicy Sundried Tomato with Feta

                                                                    • Shanklesh, Avocado SaladAED 85.00

                                                                      Watercress, Cucumber, Pomegranate, Tomatoes, Endive, Shankleesh Cheese

                                                                      • Falafel BurgerAED 95.00

                                                                        Rocca, Tomatoes, Coleslaw, Dill, Pickles and Cucumbers, Yogurt Sauce

                                                                        • Fire Prawn TajineAED 145.00

                                                                          Chillis, Spices, Saffron, Dates, Baby Potato Cherry Tomato, Coriander

                                                                          • Syrian Kebab KarazAED 125.00

                                                                            Lamb Kebab with Cherry Sauce

                                                                            • Seafood BBQAED 185.00

                                                                              Marinated Lobster, Jumbo Prawns, Calamari & Hammour with Saffron Rice & Vegetables

                                                                              The Charcoal & Grill

                                                                              • Mixed Grill PlatterAED 155.00

                                                                                Mixed Grill of Shish Taouk, Lamb Brochette, Shish Kebab, Lamb Chop and Arayes, served with Garlic Sauce, Grilled Tomatoes and Onion

                                                                                • Lamb ChopsAED 155.00

                                                                                  Grilled Lamb Chops marinated with Arabic Spices and served with Grilled Tomatoes and Onion

                                                                                  • Shish TaoukAED 105.00

                                                                                    Grilled Chicken Breast marinated with Garlic, Lemon Juice, served with Garlic Cream and French Fries

                                                                                    • Lebanese Kofta KebabAED 110.00

                                                                                      Grilled Minced Lamb with Parsley, Onion and Arabic Spices

                                                                                      • Kebab KhashkhachAED 110.00

                                                                                        Grilled Minced Lamb, Spicy Tomato Sauces, served with White Rice

                                                                                        • ArayesAED 70.00

                                                                                          Grilled Arabic Bread stuffed with Minced Lamb, Tomato, Parsley and Pine Seeds

                                                                                          • Grilled Baby ChickenAED 125.00

                                                                                            Grilled Baby Chicken served with Garlic Cream and French Fries

                                                                                            • Lamb BrochettesAED 145.00

                                                                                              On Chilli Vegetables Pitas & Fries

                                                                                              • Chicken MusakhanAED 105.00

                                                                                                Palastinian Roasted Chicken Marinated with Sumac, Spices and Taboon Bread, Saffron Rice

                                                                                                • Moroccan Lamb with PrunesAED 125.00

                                                                                                  Slow Cooked Lamb Tajine With Saffron Ginger, Prunes, Almonds

                                                                                                  • Jumbo Prawns Grilled or PaneAED 165.00

                                                                                                    Tartar/ Cocktail Sauce

                                                                                                    • Iranian Chelow KebabAED 110.00

                                                                                                      Minced Beef Kebab with Turmeric, Saffron and Steamed Basmati

                                                                                                      • Fresh Hammour FilletAED 145.00

                                                                                                        Grilled Hammour Fillet with Potato Harra and Arabic Salad

                                                                                                        • Samki Harra BeirutiehAED 120.00

                                                                                                          Grilled Seabass Fillet with Harra Sauce

                                                                                                          Kids Favourites

                                                                                                          • Fish FingersAED 50.00

                                                                                                            • Chicken NuggetsAED 50.00

                                                                                                              • Pasta BologneseAED 50.00

                                                                                                                • Mini BurgerAED 50.00

                                                                                                                  Chef Signature

                                                                                                                  • Charcoal Baked Pistachio BaklawaAED 85.00

                                                                                                                    Gold 24 Karat, Emirati Honey, Camel Ice Cream

                                                                                                                    Dessert Menu

                                                                                                                    • Um AliAED 60.00

                                                                                                                      Puff Pastry, Nuts, Raisins, Coconut, Sweetened Milk, Cream

                                                                                                                      • Mixed BaklawaAED 60.00

                                                                                                                        With Emirati Honey

                                                                                                                        • Cheese KunafaAED 60.00

                                                                                                                          Served with Camel Ice Cream

                                                                                                                          • Oriental Ice CreamAED 60.00

                                                                                                                            With Cotton Candy

                                                                                                                            • Creme CaramelAED 60.00

                                                                                                                              • Exotic Fruits SlicesAED 60.00

                                                                                                                                • Halwa Bil JebenAED 60.00

                                                                                                                                  • KashtaliahAED 60.00

                                                                                                                                    Mocktails

                                                                                                                                    • Hocus PocusAED 50.00

                                                                                                                                      Guava Juice, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Maracuja

                                                                                                                                      • Berry Bla BlaAED 50.00

                                                                                                                                        Raspberries, Lime Juice, Mint Leaves, Honey, Ginger Ale

                                                                                                                                        • Basil LemonadeAED 50.00

                                                                                                                                          Fresh Basil, Lemon Juice, Orgeat, Ginger Ale

                                                                                                                                          • Pink ColadaAED 50.00

                                                                                                                                            Pineapple Juice, Coconut Cream, Grenadine

                                                                                                                                            Milkshakes

                                                                                                                                            • Mars Salted CaramelAED 50.00

                                                                                                                                              Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream, Milk, Salted Caramel

                                                                                                                                              • Almond TiramisuAED 50.00

                                                                                                                                                Almond Milk, Fresh Brew, Condensed Milk, Vanilla Ice Cream, Cacao

                                                                                                                                                Non-Alcoholic

                                                                                                                                                • Fresh Fruit JuicesAED 50.00

                                                                                                                                                  • SodaAED 32.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Fresh CoconutAED 56.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Red Bull Regular / Red Bull Sugar FreeAED 40.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Bateel Date / Pomegranate

                                                                                                                                                          • 0.75LAED 155.00

                                                                                                                                                        Water

                                                                                                                                                        • Still

                                                                                                                                                          Acqua Panna

                                                                                                                                                          • 0.50LAED 29.00
                                                                                                                                                          • 1.0LAED 45.00
                                                                                                                                                        • Sparkling

                                                                                                                                                          San Pellegrino

                                                                                                                                                          • 0.50LAED 29.00
                                                                                                                                                          • 1.0LAED 45.00

                                                                                                                                                        Tea

                                                                                                                                                        • Green TeaAED 42.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Black TeaAED 42.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Herbal TeaAED 42.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Signature Moroccan TeaAED 50.00

                                                                                                                                                                Coffee

                                                                                                                                                                • Emirates Palace CappuccinoAED 75.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • American CoffeeAED 45.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • CappuccinoAED 45.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Café LatteAED 45.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Turkish CoffeeAED 45.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • EspressoAED 35.00

                                                                                                                                                                            Last updated: July 9, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                            What 30 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                            4.4
                                                                                                                                                                            4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.0Value

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                                                                                                                                                                              Juliana

                                                                                                                                                                              Bristol

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on August 18, 2021

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                              beautiful setting, excellent food and personable service

                                                                                                                                                                            2. LC

                                                                                                                                                                              LaviniaC

                                                                                                                                                                              Miami

                                                                                                                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on January 24, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Fantastic Emirati food, ambiance and service. Superior food quality!!! So glad we chose to come here. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                            3. LU

                                                                                                                                                                              LUIZP

                                                                                                                                                                              Key West

                                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on January 6, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              The ambience and the food are great but the service is terrible. They Betinho the food and forget is. I need to left my table 3 times for asked for salt server the wine and asked for the check

                                                                                                                                                                            4. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              Miami

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on January 3, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              The food was amazing! The Emirates palace is one of a kind, a place where you can actually experience the middle east at its finest. Service was very good as well. A bit pricey.

                                                                                                                                                                            5. G

                                                                                                                                                                              Gisella

                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on December 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Very nice atmosphere and food, which we enjoyed in what looked like a private dining area. We were pampered by our waiter, Noel, who was really kind and knowledgeable. A unique experience you don’t want to miss!

                                                                                                                                                                            6. WV

                                                                                                                                                                              WilliamV

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on September 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              Good choice for those who are looking for some authentic Emirati dishes. Music was aa little loud, but service was very friendly and food absolutely delicious. But those things do not come cheap generally.

                                                                                                                                                                            7. KS

                                                                                                                                                                              KateS

                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on July 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Cannot recommend Mezlai enough. The atmosphere is beautiful, relaxing and comfortable. The staff are extremely welcoming and attentive. The food was delicious - and reasonable portions. We spent about three hours enjoying our meal and never felt rushed. In addition to the restaurant, they have a shisha lounge upstairs.

                                                                                                                                                                            8. AN

                                                                                                                                                                              AhceneNasri

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on June 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                              One of the worst restaurant experiences ever, the chicken was expired and get sick after dinner, the rice was terrible. Avoid this restaurant definitely not worst it!

                                                                                                                                                                            9. A

                                                                                                                                                                              Andi

                                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 26, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Mezlai's food was very nice and I would definitely recommend going for an early dinner. We made a later reservation and our order was rushed and the check was dropped before we were finished eating. We were told we couldn't order Shisha as we were a later reservation and the music was completely turned off. The server told us everyone had left for the night except for him and he removed a plate from my guest who was still eating.

                                                                                                                                                                            10. NS

                                                                                                                                                                              NasirS

                                                                                                                                                                              Dubai

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food1service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                              To be located in a hotel like the Emirates Palace, to charge the amount that they charge, it is a shame the food was so disappointing. Ordered a starter, main course and a dessert. Couldnt finish half of any of those things.

                                                                                                                                                                            11. A

                                                                                                                                                                              Astrid

                                                                                                                                                                              Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on February 25, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Great atmosphere, service and food. We couldn't ask for more. The manager even made time to show us around. We walked to the waterfront for pictures.

                                                                                                                                                                            12. GG

                                                                                                                                                                              GuillermoG

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on February 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                              Food very dry, a lot of noise due to wedding in the garden

                                                                                                                                                                            13. NG

                                                                                                                                                                              NicolasG

                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on February 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                              Nice atmosphere! Decent food but nothing amazing! Reasonable prices.

                                                                                                                                                                            14. TN

                                                                                                                                                                              ThomasN

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on February 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                              Excellent Diner but a bit expensive and the place is not much cosy.

                                                                                                                                                                            15. HC

                                                                                                                                                                              HollyC

                                                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on January 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              This was the best meal I had in Abu Dhabi. The emirate experience was amazing and every bite was spectacular. Our server Noel was a gem too helping us pick the best tastes and flavors. I will go back again if I ever find myself in Abu Dhabi again.

                                                                                                                                                                            16. PM

                                                                                                                                                                              PierreM

                                                                                                                                                                              Dubai

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on January 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Un contexte magnifique, ce sont les mille et une nuits. Côte repas, le choix est difficile car on ne comprend rien dans les propositions sur les spécialités emirates mais c'est tellement féerique que l'on pardonne . A faire ou à refaire .

                                                                                                                                                                            17. AL

                                                                                                                                                                              ALM913

                                                                                                                                                                              Miami

                                                                                                                                                                              50 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              50 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on December 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              This was truly a special restaurants. If you want to visit the Emirates Palace Hotel, you need a reservation somewhere. This totally fit the bill for me as I was looking for authentic cuisine. The waiter advised me to get the special lamb cooked in the old fashioned way. It was totally amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                            18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              Hamburg Area

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on December 29, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Fantastisches Ambiente und essen ! Service top und dem Preis entsprechend gehoben!

                                                                                                                                                                            19. SI

                                                                                                                                                                              SahrishI

                                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on December 29, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              Outstanding ambiance, good food (def not worth the price) but pretty slow service. You’re mainly paying for the experience of dining in such an opulent setting if that’s what you’re looking for.

                                                                                                                                                                            20. H

                                                                                                                                                                              Hussain

                                                                                                                                                                              Dubai

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on December 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                              The restaurant was a fair representation of Emirati cusine, the food description was not precise !

                                                                                                                                                                            21. l

                                                                                                                                                                              lunchinglady

                                                                                                                                                                              Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on November 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                                                            22. GS

                                                                                                                                                                              GSJR

                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on October 20, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                                                            23. BK

                                                                                                                                                                              BenK

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on October 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                            24. JN

                                                                                                                                                                              JoshN

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on September 2, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                                                            25. RM

                                                                                                                                                                              RitaM

                                                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on August 16, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                                                            26. m

                                                                                                                                                                              miguels

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              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!

                                                                                                                                                                            27. ME

                                                                                                                                                                              MichaelE

                                                                                                                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 25, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                                                            28. m

                                                                                                                                                                              mlen

                                                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on January 15, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                                                            29. P

                                                                                                                                                                              Pinkchicken

                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on January 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                                                            30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                              London

                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on December 4, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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                                                                                                                                                                            Mezlai is rated 4.4 stars by 30 OpenTable diners

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                                                                                                                                                                            Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi West Corniche Road Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi PO BOX 39999

                                                                                                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                              Abu Dhabi

                                                                                                                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                              Wed–Sun 1:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                              Middle Eastern

                                                                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                              Elegant Dining

                                                                                                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                              Smart Casual

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                                                                                                                                                                              Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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