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“sadly a far cry from what this used to be some years back..”
Review of Chamas

Chamas
Ranked #19 of 2,121 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$80 - US$140
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: For those of you who don't know what a Brazilian Churrascaria is, InterContinental Abu Dhabi invites you to experience Chamas Churrascaria & Bar. Think endless skewers of freshly barbecued meat and chicken served by enthusiastic and knowledgeable Passadores until you tell them to stop. Add to this a South American music performed by "Los Hidalgos", and you've got one of the liveliest atmospheres in the city. Located above Chamas restaurant is Chamas bar famed for its Caipirinha creations, bustling ladies nights and juicy meat platters.
Reviewed 10 August 2014

had dinner there twice over the past weeks, thinking the 1st time that they just had a "glitch" that night..

unfortunately that was not the case. both dinners were far below Abu Dhabi average and a far cry from the Chamas used to be some years back.

in summary: if you want to have high quality meat, stay away from the Chamas, there are various better options close by!

reasoning:

+ very friendly but confused staff
+ nice location

- meat quality deteriorated heavily (and again, i have been there twice recently, so this was not just one bad night..)
- meat was cold at almost all occassion (i think i got one hot sausage only)
- buffet is a joke and not even closely justifying the price
- senior staff (although friendly) quoted us three different prices fo the same product

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Been here twice now and one of busiest places in Abu Dhabi. Was unable to make a reservation online, but called and was able to get a table for four at the time we wanted. Greta layout with bar upstairs and dining downstairs, atmosphere is really buzzing with the live music which sets is apart from other venues in the city.
Food is amazing and the choice of meats is superb, all cooked to perfection. Great place to take family who are visiting. Service first time we visited was excellent and had an incident with ants in the roast pineapple appetiser. The manager dealt with immediately and very good in reassuring us of the situation. Second time we visited the service was was a little poor, waiter staff were not very attentive and had to ask for drinks a couple of times.
Overall a great venue and great food concept!

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Thank Kieran_Mander
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Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Really amazing churrascaria! Great stuff. Liked the salad bar. And the choice of meats although not so prime were sufficient and good. The best part of the meal were the grilled pineapples in the end. Highly recommended.

Thank Ilker11y
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had dinner there during Ramadan 2014, when many places are closed, and the selection is more limited. They actually have a smoking section in the restaurant. Although I'm a reasonably experienced diner, I was not very impressed by the quality of the meats. Many pieces had significant amounts of fat on them. I thought the level of commitment of the staff was so so, and in general not the sort of place I would recommend my friends to go.
I have certainly experienced better Churrascaria restaurant around the world.

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Thank Paul V
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Another great steak and beef restaurant in Abu Dhabi! Here we have a perfect example of how to serve a Brazilian meal with flair and style.

This dinnertime meal is regularly served as a "buffet", but this buffet comes to you at your table by servers wielding skewers with perfectly prepared choices of steak and chicken. All of the meat came fresh, hot and juicy, with the beef arriving medium to medium rare -- which was perfect for everyone at out table. The salad and dessert bars were a great compliment to the sides provided at your table, but the main event here is and always will be THE MEAT. Unlimited amounts of your choosing -- nothing is ever forced or limited, and service is brought with a smile by each and every server and host.

We will continue to show how much we love our carnivore ways, by repeating our trips to the Chamas Restaurant at the Intercontinental Abu Dhabi. Do not hesitate to give this one a try!

YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

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Thank OneInaMillion50
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