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“Surprising find” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The One Restaurant

The One Restaurant
Ranked #162 of 2,020 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Surprising find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

I work just around the corner from this place and, as I had an Entertainer Voucher i thought we'd give it a try. At first I thought we'd entered the wrong building as it looks just like a furniture store, but we ventured in and found what we were looking for. It's rather quaint and cosy...gorgeous big wooden tables and comfy chairs, different light fixtures and a very homey feel. Service was alright and the food wasn't bad either. I had lamb shank which was gorgeous, but my potato was a bit undercooked. The Thai vegetable curry I found lovely, but my (head chef in another restaurant) friend had a few critiques (as he always does). The meal was followed by an gluten-free orange and almond cake which was one of the most delicious things I had ever eaten in my life!! I would definitely go again, but the servers can be a little bit more attentive and friendly. I didn't see one smile and nobody checked on us while we were there. However, that cake made it worth the entire visit!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Arabic first
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice place to meet your friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Location : Pretty easy as it's just next to the BMW Showroom, just make sure you paid your parking :), it located on upper floor as you will not aware there is a restaurant inside a Classic Furniture Shop.
Food : Variety to choose from, The food taste not bad at all, might need a little waiting
Services : Sometimes it's difficult to call one of them since everyone facing one direction, as we are at the end corner :(

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Very Unique Cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

My wife insisted to take me there. It is a cafe restaurant inside a furniture store. I thought it was an odd concept, but it works very well. Relaxed and dim ambience and very good food. It is not for kids and parking is hard. The menu is limited but with quality. Will go again for sure.

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Doha, Qatar
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Appropriately Named”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Located in a trendy, chic furniture store, The One restaurant really has earned its name and reputation. The food is creative and delicious and there is a wide selection. There are plenty of vegetarian options as well. Also, the meal portions are generous but not excessive so you really feel that you are getting a good value. The service is excellent. We have been there for brunch, lunch and dinner and find ourselves returning again and again because the whole experience is quite nice from "soup to nuts." It's also fun to browse through the store after your meal--you never know when you might need some candle holders or a sofa!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Switzerland
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567 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Hidden gem with excellent food and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

The One Restaurant is located inside the “The one” furniture store beside BWM on Sheikh Zayed First Street. If you do not know it is there, it is very difficult to find it. The atmosphere is really nice with wooden furniture and cozy lightning. Service is great and prices are very affordable. The chef has done an excellent work with the menu: Wide variety and most of the dishes have some uniqueness. You can also select to create your own combination of pasta or salad. Note they close at 9pm.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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