Discover the ultimate hidden gems in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s vibrant culinary scene is home to a whole world of different cuisines, with diverse options to suit all preferences and budgets. While the fine dining scene is well established, there are a great number of outstanding experiences if you scratch beneath the surface throughout the capital.

And thanks to the exciting Abu Dhabi Culinary summer campaign Travel Through Food, incredible discounts, ranging from 20-40 per cent, can be availed at these hidden gems. Check out our top picks of Abu Dhabi’s best kept secrets and don’t forget to pay with Zomato to enjoy your discount.

Argana Restaurant

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Specialising in Moroccan cuisine, diners can feast on a variety of traditional dishes including lamb or chicken tagine, sefa, as well as grilled meats, salads and sandwiches. Located in the Tourist Club Area, enjoy a 30 per cent discount when paying with Zomato this summer.

Berri’s Café

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A popular celebrity haunt in Los Angeles, Berri’s Café located on Al Muneera Island with stunning seaside views are well-known for offering the capital’s best pizza. Try for yourself with a 40 per cent discount when paying with Zomato.


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Tuck into authentic Italian fare at Biancorosso with antipasti, pizza and pasta from across the iconic foodie destination – that’s amore! Enjoy a 30 per cent discount when paying with Zomato.


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This Middle Eastern restaurant uses only the freshest and healthiest ingredients when preparing its delicious dishes, which draw on inspiration from across the region. Focusing on food that’s in-season and packed with flavour, take advantage of a 30 per cent saving when paying with Zomato.

Chops & Shrimps

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Fusing a casual-cool atmosphere with the Tex-Mex cuisine, Chops & Shrimps offers larger-than-life portions with seasonally inspired dishes from one of the most popular ‘cuisine collaborations’ – Texas and Mexico. Pay with Zomato to take 30 per cent off the total bill!

Game of Toast

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Inspired by the popular TV show Game of Thrones, the restaurant has been designed to make you feel like you’re on that famous film set in Croatia, with menu options including “House of Toast”, “House of Rolls” or “House of Sides”, and an incredible 40 per cent discount when paying with Zomato.


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The authentic Moroccan restaurant combines the vibrant flavors of north African cuisine with modern culinary techniques. Widely regarded as one of Abu Dhabi’s best-kept secrets, the traditional decor and stunning ambiance, accented by intricate mosaic tiling throughout, will transport you to the mystical allure of Marrakesh. Enjoy a 40 per cent discount when paying with Zomato.

Min Byoutna Restaurant & Pastries

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Hugely popular for serving a diverse range of sandwiches and classic dishes from Greece with the most popular including Ouzi Chicken, Mansaf, Chicken Kabsa and Maklouba Chicken. Take 20 per cent off the bill when paying with Zomato.

Sofra Istanbul

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For a true taste of Turkey, make sure your next dinner out is at the tempting Sofra Istanbul, where hearty, traditional fare is enjoyed seated on the floor around a low dining table – as is custom in the beautiful country. A 30 per cent saving can also be availed when paying through Zomato.

The Brasserie

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Save the seven-hour flight but feel like you’re at the French Riviera at The Brasserie, with its unique seaside setting and creative culinary options, all the while holding on to traditions of one of the food world’s most popular destinations. Take advantage of the 30 per cent discount if you pay with Zomato throughout the month of August.

The Choco Station

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In the mood for something American-style sweet? The Choco Station are the masters of all things sugary with their varied menu including freak shakes, pancakes, cakes, pastries and more. The American Dream, or what! Take 40 per cent of your bill when paying with Zomato.

The Thirsty Dragon

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Hearty Chinese food is a worldwide favourite, and The Thirsty Dragon have it perfected. Enjoy the best of Beijing in relaxed surroundings. What’s more, enjoy 30 per cent discount when paying with Zomato.

Geek Kitchen Restaurant

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With the walls and menu adorned with comic book legends, you could say this culinary destination is out of this world. With dishes inspired by superheroes like spiderman and Dr. Strange, diners can transport back to their childhood and if paying by Zomato, earn a 30 per cent discount off the bill.

Running until 31st Aug 2020 as part of the citywide Unbox Amazing summer campaign, simply order and pay your bill through Zomato Pro to avail the exclusive “Travel Through Food” discounts, at participating restaurants.  If you’re not on Zomato Pro, you can get free access this summer by using the coupon code ‘UNBOXTTF’, before paying your bill through the app.

Aside from discounts up to 40 per cent off your bill, those spending a minimum of AED50 at any participating outlet will also be automatically entered into a raffle draw. Every week, two lucky Travel Through Food explorers will be awarded a staycation package across Abu Dhabi’s great resorts.

Don’t forget to tag @adculinary #TravelThroughFood #ADCulinary #UnboxAmazing #inAbuDhabi when visiting Abu Dhabi’s hidden gems this summer.

  • Food & Beverage