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“The best”
Review of 18 Degrees

18 Degrees
Ranked #99 of 2,087 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$140
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi is one of the leading hotels in Abu Dhabi and is located in the iconic Capital Gate building, a Guinness World Records-certified structure which inclines a record-breaking 18 degrees. Capital Gate, also known as the "Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi," is the focal point of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre's master development, the largest conference and exhibition venue in the Middle East. Amongst the 5 star hotels in Abu Dhabi, Hyatt Capital Gate presents 189 modern hotel rooms and suites occupying the18th to 33rd floors of the Capital Gate building. The hotel's contemporary design and luxurious styling is complemented throughout with panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests of the hotel enjoy a welcome variety of dining experiences to choose from during their stay, from sweet and savory pastries at Profiterole to delicate Eastern Mediterranean flavours at the hotel's signature award-winning restaurant, 18˚. For informal social and business gatherings, the Pool Bar and Prive are favorites, and the residentially styled Lounge offers an intimate setting for afternoon tea or evening aperos. Within the hotel, four exclusive state-of-the-art salons (boardrooms) are available for meetings and Prive can also transform into a breakout venue for private functions. Abu Dhabi's only spa-in-the-sky experience, Rayana Spa is perched on the 19th floor overlooking the city. The elevated oasis complements the hotel's other wellness amenities which include a fitness centre, suspended outdoor pool and whirlpool. Hyatt Capital Gate, hotel Abu Dhabi is strategically located within walking distance of the UAE capital's embassy and government district. It is less than a ten-minute drive from the UAE Armed Forces General Headquarters (GHQ) and the twofour54 Abu Dhabi Media Zone. A convenient choice of airport hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Capital Gate hotel is just a 15-minute limousine or taxi ride away from the international airport.
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The best”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

This Restaurant is one of the finest in Abu Dhabi. The food is welel cooked, well presented and very nice tasting. The views from this Restaurant are amongst the fineset in the world.

Visited February 2014
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Thank 103Nell
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Wolfgang I, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at 18 Degrees, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Dear Nell,

Thank you very much for dining with us at 18 Degrees. I appreciate your positive feedback and will surely pass it on to the entire 18 Degrees team.

We would be delighted to welcome you back to 18 Degrees at Hyatt Capital Gate soon.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Illing
Assistant Director of Food & Beverage
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
439 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Spectacular Lunch”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

This is the second time we had the chance to have lunch here and it was simply spectacular. The selection of five different cuisines offers a great kaleidoscope of colors and tastes. The presentation, level of service was second to none. This was one of the rare occasions when fog blanketed the peninsula in the morning. When we arrived the restaurant was still largely in the mist. While we had our sumptuous lunch the sun started pushing through and minute by minute the view cleared and we had this spectacular view. A great experience! I can highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Rudi M
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Wolfgang I, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at 18 Degrees, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Dear Rudi,

Thank you very much for coming back to 18 Degrees. It is great to read that you had yet another wonderful experience with us. I will ensure to pass on your positive feedback to the service and kitchen team.

I hope you will find a chance to come back and visit us again, soon, maybe even for dinner one time.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Illing
Assistant Director of Food & Beverage
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Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“a must in Abu Dhabi for business lunch and romantic dinner”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

I've been in UAE for almost one year dining out in all the main restaurants: most of them offer good quality, some also good sightseeing, few a good service, very few an atmosphere. 18 Degrees meets all of them and goes beyond. Cuisine is great, to me an amazing mix of Arab and Italian tastes that only a Michelin awarded chef could achieve. Service is excellent and I'll write why: a good service is not achieved by simply over staffing with different waiters specialized in tiny single operations. A good service comes from professionalism, care of details, ability to create emphatic links with customers, knowledge. Here you'll find THE service. As for view, well pictures will tell more than any word. So if you have been so patient to read up to this point, you are likely wondering about the price: it's in line with all the fancy restaurants in Abu Dhabi. Plus: the architecture of the building itself is a masterpiece. Summary: a must in Abu Dhabi for business lunch and romantic dinner

Visited February 2014
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Thank Johnny_Lorenz
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Wolfgang I, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at 18 Degrees, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Dear Antonio,

Thank you very much for visiting us at 18 Degrees. It is a pleasure reading your fantastic feedback and makes us all very proud of providing authentic hospitality to our guests. I will ensure to pass on your great comments to the service and kitchen team.

I would be very happy to welcome you back to 18 Degrees at Hyatt Capital Gate soon.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Illing
Assistant Director of Food & Beverage
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and excellent service”
Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Having been here before last time we came to Abu Dhabi we decided a return trip was warranted as we had been so impressed before. The food is top quality and the attention to detail ,second to none. The chocolate fondant is the best I have ever tasted!
Our only gripe is you could get lost trying to find the toilets and get back to your table.
But a great restaurant in a spectacular building .

Visited February 2014
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Thank Cristobella1
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Wolfgang I, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at 18 Degrees, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Dear valued Reviewer,

Thank you very much for visiting us again at 18 Degrees. I appreciate your positive comments and will surely pass them on to the service and kitchen team. I would be great if we will be able to welcome your again soon at 18 Degrees at Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Illing
Assistant Director of Food & Beverage
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Romantic Dinner”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We visited the restaurant on Valentine's eve.
The food was delicious, and the portions were rather large.
The chef recommended a couple of dishes, they were delicious (tenderloin and sea bass).
Would recommend for a romantic dinner

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank amin85
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Wolfgang I, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at 18 Degrees, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Dear Amin,

Thank you very much for dining with us on Valentine's Day. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your evening with us and that you enjoyed our food. I will be happy to pass on your positive feedback to the team and wish to be able to welcome you back at 18 Degrees at Hyatt Capital Gate soon.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Illing
Assistant Director of Food & Beverage
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