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Samak - CLOSED

Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 801 5400
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good54%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
25 Sep 2015
“Not as expected”
28 Jul 2015
“Not your primary restaurant on the island”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Food was so tasty, but the quantity was toooo small & tooooo expensive!!! I expected more quantity for the money that we payed. I would never go back to this restaurant again!More

Thank Meril A
Michaela P, F&B Director at Samak, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2015

Dear Meril, thank you very much for your feedback in regards to your dinner experience. We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the portion size and I will definitely look into it with our executive chef to ensure we provide value...More

Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

In all the service excellence on the island this restaurant was a disappointment in service as well as the final product that took far too long for even the basic soup,and salad. We never tried the restaurant again even on our subsequent trips to this...More

Thank Salman G
Michaela P, F&B Director at Samak, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2015

Dear Salman, Thank you for your feedback which we really appreciate in order to further improve. We are sorry to hear that you faced delays in your order and the service was not efficient, and I will work with the team to ensure this wont'...More

Reviewed 4 July 2015

Lovely attentive who help with fish choices and we had an amazing platter. Just great food nicely done. Limited wine selection but enough to enjoy.More

Thank Julian E
Michaela P, F&B Director at Samak, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2015

Dear Julian, Thank you for your compliments on our signature dish - the seafood platter. It has indeed everything for fish and seafood lovers and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed it paired with attentive service and some wine. We apologize for the...More

Reviewed 18 May 2015

Perfectly located with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. What stands out... the service! The staff is friendly, fast and very efficient. Once one observes that I think very little can go wrong for the rest of your evening. Fish as fresh as one can...More

Thank sTcO
Michaela P, F&B Director at Samak, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2015

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great review of Samak on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled to see that you truly enjoyed your dining experience with us and that you liked the food and service provided. Samak is mainly focusing on fresh seafood and...More

Reviewed 16 May 2015

Very Tasty food. My wife ordered the grilled Catch of the day twice. I ordered both burgers and they were good.More

Thank KarimMan
Michaela P, F&B Director at Samak, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2015

Dear Karim, Thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor and we are happy to hear that you both truly enjoyed your dining experience at al Shams/Samak. During the day we offer healthy and easy going food to be enjoyed during a long day on...More

Reviewed 15 May 2015

Samak is ok, not the best seafood we have had, the dishes were pricey and we were not amazed by the flavors. The setting is ok at night by the pool but its a shame they don't take advantage of sea views as much, given...More

Thank Zufa Z
Michaela P, F&B Director at Samak, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2015

Dear Zufa, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are sorry to hear that you were not amazed from our seafood offer in Samak, and I have shared your feedback with our Chef and we apologize for any disappointment. We hope we will be...More

Reviewed 15 April 2015

The location of the restaurant is beautiful. The seafood is fresh and perfectly cooked. What stands out the most here is the service... specially Benji and the other gentleman from Chennai.More

Thank Sherine R
Michaela P, F&B Director at Samak, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2015

Dear Sherine, thank you very much for your compliments about Samak on Tripadvisor. It's great to see that you enjoyed the location, the dinner prepared to perfection from our culinary team and especially the service on Benji and his colleagues. It will be my pleasure...More

Reviewed 6 April 2015

Excellent sea food and friendly staff. The location is close to the pool. Prices are a little bit to high.More

Thank Maexlein
Michaela P, F&B Director at Samak, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2015

Dear Maexlein, Thank you for your compliments and your nice review about Samak. Our seafood restaurant is ideally located near the pool and is very popular in the resort, not only famous for seafood and fish , but also enjoyed from our meat lovers. The...More

Reviewed 29 March 2015

We had dinner at this restaurant while staying at Anantara Desert Resort. The good was excellent and the service very attentive without being intrusive. Although it is mainly a seafood restaurant but they do serve other food types also. The prices are on the higher...More

Thank Teertha G
Michaela P, F&B Director at Samak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2015

Dear Guest, Thank you for your compliments on Tripadvisor and we are pleased to hear that you truly enjoyed your dinner in Samak and the attentive but not interruptive service we provided. The main focus at Samak is fish and seafood, but our Chef has...More

Reviewed 24 March 2015

We ate one night at Samak and got the cold seafood platter as well as a grilled whole sea bream. Both were no frills, quite good quality, and the price was reasonable. Overall a good, but not great dinner.More

Thank ssl332332
Michaela P, F&B Director at Samak, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2015

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review and we are glad you enjoyed our seafood selection in Samak. Being on an Island, we try to provide our guests with the best options on seafood available, prepared to perfection from our Chef and paired with...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$100
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Phone Number: +971 2 801 5400
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Description
Casual elegance and zesty world flavours define our beachfront seafood frill, open for evening dining. Enjoy a candlelit dinner under the stars, with an impressive menu and an array of seafood and steaks prepared to taste on an open fire.
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