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Al Meena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 676 6615
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Decor is simple .. Not fancy . Clean and light. But the food from lebanese cuisine is of a great Quality . Chicken liver pomegranate sauce or grilled hammour filet cannot disappoint you!

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Thank 625marinette
North East England
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Trying to find somewhere inexpensive to eat in Abu Dhabi is easy, but the quality and service can often be a let down; not at the Riviera. We were very surprised, the quantity of food and quality far exceeded our expectations. The salads were crunchy and everything was freshly made so you might have to wait a little; don't worry... More 

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1 Thank BrianNortern
Lisbon, Portugal
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We went to have dinner here because we hear that the shawarma was good, so we order it,first we receive a big bottle of water, then the soft drinks, the service was not attentive and friendly. The food was amazing for the Arab food lovers, however the ambiance was not there, i understood that this restaurant do many take away.

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Thank lisboamarco
Walworth
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183 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

We walked by this place a number of times before stopping in and are happy that we decided to visit. When we arrived we were seated promptly, a large bottle of water and assorted olives, pickles, and vegetables were brought out quickly. Daily specials were plated and included in a corner display to help make selections easier. The menu includes... More 

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Thank Walmack
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Popped in here for a late dinner purely on the basis that the kitchen is partly open to the street and the Chef had handed my wife a knockout falafel a few weeks ago. Not realising that the portion sizes are generous, we ordered an plate of falafel (of course), some halloumi, Arayes (a thin layer of wonderfully spiced meat... More 

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Thank Russell-RG
UK
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

This restaurant used to be excellent, with low prices, generous portions and decent staff. Since the refurbishment, when the restaurant was closed, I feel that the quality has dramatically decreased. Hence, I cannot recommend this eatery to anybody. The generous portions are now pedestrian; the salads once provided with the meal are no more; the decent staff are now barely... More 

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Thank zlost
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

Within 5 minutes of getting my Shisha I was given the bill. It seems 12 mid-night was closing time, and no one bothered to tell when I came in. Then I ordered a couple of sandwiches, and hey presto they came in a take-away bag! These guys just dazzled me with their lack of sensitivity, bad customer service, shamelessness and... More 

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2 Thank Assad269
Milan, Italy
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172 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

The food is good but not fantastic. The name is a italian name but the food is not a italian food, it is more different. Shisha is good. The dinner is not more expensive.

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Thank gurtinho88
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

great shisha place, especially during pleasant months. would be great if the service was as good. must try the double apple shisha, its the best in Abu Dhabi

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Thank Muhammad Ahsan A
India
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286 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 728 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

The Riviera is just in front of Swagath Chennai, close to Arab Udupi. We passed by everyday and decided to give it a go when in the mood for Arabic food. Bad decision. I have never felt so unwelcome in any restaurant before, be it high end or humble canteen. The lady at the door smiled as though she was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Meena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 676 6615

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?