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38 of the best restaurants in Al Qana in Abu Dhabi

From authentic street food to fine dining experiences, this place has it all.

Al Qana is a haven for all your dining desires across 2.4 kilometres of picturesque walkways. Indulge in Japanese flavours at Ozo, head over to Meat Moot to satisfy your meat cravings or relax with a cup or three at Off Record Coffee. Here are the best restaurants in Al Qana.

Acai Berry 

Al Qana is about to get a healthy boost with Acai Berry, a beloved spot from Dubai Design District. If you’re craving a light and nutritious meal that doesn’t compromise on flavour, look no further. With a variety of acai bowls and smoothies on offer, this is the perfect place to indulge guilt-free.

Al Safadi

Al Safadi is a place where people from every corner of the world come together to indulge in authentic Lebanese culinary delights. Whether you’re a local who’s had a taste of Al Safadi at its existing locations across the UAE, or a visitor, it welcomes you with open arms and promises to take your taste buds on a journey.


Artisanal Cafe at Al Qana welcomes you into a cosy atmosphere. Perfect for relaxing, this cafe features woody interiors with maroon and green accents, creating a clean and inviting space. Plus with a menu featuring breakfast and lunch options, along with light bites, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a nice meal.

Blue Waves Café

Picture yourself munching on delicious food in a totally relaxed and chilled-out environment. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Blue Waves Cafe is now open in Al Qana to satisfy your cravings and let you unwind in style.

Break by Mara

Break by Mara — backed by Mara Lounge — brings artisan bakery items to Al Qana, featuring Mediterranean and international cuisine. This spot offers a full range of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, all complemented by specially crafted coffee.

Caffe Divino

Caffe Divino has quickly become a beloved gathering place for Emiratis, all while maintaining its delightful charm from its humble beginnings. The irresistible beverages are the star of the café. Whether you’re craving a rich cappuccino or bubble tea, they’ve got you covered. Leave room for the Insta-worthy milkshakes, from the Lotus Grande to Oreo Grande. Great for breakfast, the dishes cover crepes, pancakes and waffles.

Cartel Café 

Cartel Cafe’s beans are sourced from unique places, roasted fresh in-house and delivered to you with a whole lot of love. The real magic happens when you take that first sip and let the flavours dance on your tongue. This ain’t your ordinary cup of cofee, it’s a sensory experience. Plus, the menu has dishes worth getting up for, which include Avocado and Egg Croissant, Banana Brulee Toast and Eggs Benedict Toast. 


If you’re craving a taste of Spain, then put Cave on your radar. The menu includes tasty tapas with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. The starters range from Patatas Bravas to Seaweed Salad. Indulge in the unique flavours of dishes like the Kimchi Cucumber, where cucumber is infused with spicy kimchi sauce and sprinkled with roasted sesame seeds. The mains include Boneless Chicken Wings, Fried Seabass Tempura Skewer, and Taco and Chili Con Carne. Come for the Insta-worthy interiors and stay for the food.

Esports Bar

Level up your gaming experience at Esports Bar. This place is a haven for gaming enthusiasts. Located right at Pixoul Gaming, it’s the ultimate spot to take a break, recharge and dive back into the world of gaming. Grab a refreshing drink, relax in a comfy seat and engage with like-minded gamers. It’s a sanctuary where you can share your gaming triumphs and strategise with your squad.

Gary’s Beef Bar

Gary’s Beef Bar brings a slice of New York to Al Qana with its unique industrial pub vibe. Specialising in steaks and mocktails, Gary’s is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty meal in the capital and indulge your carnivorous cravings with a veritable meat feat.


When only pizzas and pasta will do, head to Graffiti. The place is a feast for both your eyes and taste buds, offering a wide array of dishes that will make your mouth water. Picture sinking your teeth into a Bruschetta Pomodoro, with its tantalising combination of Italian bread, garlic, cherry tomato, basil and olive oil. Perhaps you’re craving something cheesy like the Bruschetta Quattro Formaggi. It’s not just pizzas and pastas, as they also offer mains ranging from Veal Piccata to Grilled Shrimp, along with tempting desserts from Nutella Calzone to Tiramisu. 

Grand Beirut

Experience the vibrant flavours of Lebanon at Grand Beirut. The restaurant promises an authentic and handcrafted menu that celebrates traditional cuisine. Rather than reinventing the classics, they focus on enhancing the flavours to perfection. Prepare to be transported to the heart of the Levant as you savour heavenly mezzes, aromatic grilled meats and more.

Joud Café

Come together and savour the mouthwatering food, pastries and, of course, the top-notch coffee at Joud Cafe. And here’s the best part: they take pride in roasting their beans in small batches in the capital, which means they’re all about ethical and sustainable practices.

La Ballena Café

La Ballena Cafe combines social dining and entertainment all in one place. This spot offers delicious food and scenic views. Whether you’re craving a delectable meal with friends, seeking a vibrant atmosphere to unwind, or simply looking for a place that screams fun, this unique waterfront destination has got you covered.


Lalooca is the go-to cafe and lounge in Al Qana for delicious breakfasts and healthy meal options. With its minimalistic interiors and a scrumptious menu, it is quickly becoming a favourite spot for locals looking for both taste and health in their dining choices.

La Vena

Born out of a deep need for innovative spaces, La Vena aims to be a hub that not only motivates and inspires, but also educates and nurtures budding talents. The colourful space is a great spot to sip on some amazing coffee. The signature drinks include the Iced Coffee G, J Mission Nitro and Sweet Mango Paradise. Plus, there are sweets and sandwiches, ranging from a Snickers Cheesecake to Pesto Mozzarella Sandwich. 

Le Patchouli 

Le Patchouli sources the best and finest coffee beans from around the world and roasts them to perfection in their very own coffee roastery. But it’s not just about the coffee, they’ve got an array of food and beverages that will tickle your taste buds and leave you wanting more. And let’s not forget about their homemade desserts and sweets that will satisfy your sweet tooth.


Tantalise your taste buds at Mado with traditional Turkish cuisine and mouthwatering desserts. From their famous Kahramanmaras ice cream to goat’s milk cheese, jams and yoghurt, they offer traditional flavours and modern twists. Plus, there are a variety of baklavas and cakes.

Meat Moot

Meat Moot specialises in smoked meat, which combines the rich history of Istanbul with the tantalising aroma of eastern spices. Indulge in carefully selected delicious meats paired with delectable food options. The menu includes Beef Brisket, Beef Ribs, Shank and more. 

Notorious Café

Notorious Cafe is anything but ordinary. This place is like a time machine transporting you straight to the roaring 20s when speakeasy bars ruled the scene. As soon as you swing open the door, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a bygone era of secret gatherings and hidden delights. Notorious is all about fresh, healthy food and it boasts an amazing selection of speciality coffee. 

Off Record Coffee

Off Record Coffee is the first coffee bar module of its kind in the Middle East. With its innovative concept and unique design, the café offers a cool experience for coffee enthusiasts bringing a new level of creativity and craftsmanship to the region’s coffee scene. The drinks also include milkshakes, tea and cold brews. 


Say hi to Oii, the Mediterranean restaurant with breathtaking waterfront views. Oii brings the vibrant flavours of Southern Europe to Abu Dhabi. From Portugal to Spain, Greece to Italy, the menu is a culinary journey through the region’s cuisine-rich countries. Indulge in mouthwatering dishes like Portuguese Rabanadas and Pasteis De Nata, Italy’s Paccheri Pasta and Beef Cheek Milanese, Greek HoneyTthyme Saganaki and Spanish tapas. And don’t forget to visit the stunning Santorini-inspired gold mocktail bar, where you can sip on refreshing creations while immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. 


This contemporary Japanese restaurant brings together simplicity and high-quality ingredients for a truly delicious experience. The venue’s modern Japanese design sets the perfect ambience and you get ready to indulge in sizzling Wagyu steaks, quirky yet top-notch sushi and specialty rolls from the concise sharing-style menu. Otoro’s commitment to using fresh produce from Japan ensures there’s something to delight even the pickiest eaters. As a proud recipient of the prestigious MICHELIN Bib Gourmand, Otoro is the go-to spot for a remarkable blend of contemporary vibes and authentic Japanese flavours.


Experience the vibrant world of Ozo, where authentic Japanese cuisine meets modern innovation. Inspired by Japanese Izakayas and street kiosks, Ozo takes you on a culinary journey through the streets of Tokyo. With a menu that pays homage to Japan’s culinary heritage, you’ll discover a range of flavours and dishes enjoyed by generations. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or seeking a unique dining experience, Ozo offers the perfect blend of ambience and flavours.


Pavo is a vibrant eatery that caters to diverse tastes and offers a range of delectable dishes. Start your day with their unique breakfast options like White Truffle Scrambled Eggs or Shakshuka. Indulge in flavourful flatbreads, refreshing salads and satisfying main courses such as Seafood Paella or Pulled Beef Burger. Don’t miss their signature pizzas like Burrata Pizza and save room for tempting desserts like Dark Chocolate Cookie Skillet.

Rooftop Garden Lounge

This place is all about embracing the organic vibes, serving up not only incredible food but also stunning views of the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Imagine yourself relaxing in this enchanting atmosphere, surrounded by the beauty of nature while indulging in a mouthwatering selection of vibrant and oh-so-appetising dishes. The mains include Bucantini Lobster, Josper Char Grilled Wagyu Steak and Slow Cooked Beef Provencal. And here’s the cherry on top: you can pair your culinary delights with a variety of handcrafted mocktails.

Simitci Dunyasi

Get ready for a mouthwatering experience at Simitci Dunyasi, where they’re bringing you all the goodness of traditional Turkish bakery products and amazing breakfast menus. Imagine stepping into a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by the aroma of freshly baked goodies. From warm, fluffy simits to scrumptious pastries, this place has got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely morning feast, Simitci Dunyasi has it all.

Slaw Restaurant

Brace yourself for a fun burger experience. Take your pick from epic monster burgers that will make you open wide. And let’s not forget about their finger-licking fries that are just the right amount of messy. Slaw Restaurant is all about delivering bold flavours, generous portions and an unforgettable dining experience.

Space Café

Space Café is here to take you on a wild coffee adventure and a lifestyle experience like no other. They’ve got the finest, highest-quality coffee beans to ensure you get that perfect cup of joe every single time. You can also enjoy homemade desserts, breakfast dishes that will kickstart your day on a delicious note, and brunch options that will make your weekends unforgettable.


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Sushi Art

Satisfy your cravings for authentic Japanese cuisine at Sushi Art’s latest location in Al Qana. From freshly prepared sushi rolls to delectable sashimi platters, embark on a gastronomic journey that shows the diverse richness of Japanese cuisine — that’ll keep you wanting more. With stylish Japanese-inspired interiors and breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf, Sushi Art promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Taste Restaurant & Anti-Bar

This place is all about using organic, locally sourced ingredients. The menu includes Artisanal Kefir Pancakes, Forest Mushroom and Feta Omelette, and Smoked Salmon on Sourdough with Poached Eggs. From their signature dishes to their carefully crafted beverages, every bite and sip is bursting with flavours and packed with nutrition to nourish both your body and soul.


This stylish and newly opened restaurant is all about embracing the culture and fostering relationships through global cuisine with an Arabic touch. They proudly showcase Arabic heritage by highlighting the origins of coffee and the heartwarming tradition of baking. Offering a fusion of fine dining experiences, Tazal invites you to relax on their outdoor terrace, where you can enjoy scenic views of the marina and beautiful landscape. This recipient of the MICHELIN Bib Gourmand, promises an unforgettable dining experience.


Embark on an exhilarating culinary adventure at Terra Eatery in Al Qana. The homegrown eatery brings its signature Mediterranean flavours and rustic ambience to the marine-inspired destination of Al Qana, where breathtaking views of the canal will be the proverbial cherry on top. This outpost promises diners a reimagined experience, bringing Terra’s classic dishes and mocktails – including the watermelon feta salad, spicy prawns, sticky date pudding, and Ananas Passion Punch – to a beloved destination.

Thai Gate

Get ready to indulge in authentic Thai food and Japanese dishes. Whether you’re craving some delectable steamed dumplings or some fresh sushi rolls, Thai Gate has got you covered.


This passionate homegrown burger and Philly steak concept has taken centre stage in the heart of Abu Dhabi. From their single cheeseburger featuring 100 per cent Angus patties, pickles, grilled onions, special sauce and American cheese, to their delectable Philly cheesesteak with sautéed ribeye steak, onions, green peppers, and melted cheese on a hoagie roll, Trax Burgers delivers perfection in every bite. The menu also offers a variety of options, from Crispy Fries to Crispy Chicken Burgers, and even a Grilled Chicken Sandwich for those seeking healthier choices.

Entertainment, retail, wellness and adventure attractions also feature at Al Qana and include a first-of-its-kind lifestyle and wellness hub called The Bridge, the largest standalone cinema in Abu Dhabi, a first-to-the-UAE multiple-level Virtual Reality Zone, a state-of-the-art E-Sports arena, and The National Aquarium.

GO: Visit https://alqana.ae for more information.

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