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“Disappointing...” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vasco's

Vasco's
Ranked #22 of 2,020 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Named after the famous explorer Vasco Da Gama, Vasco's menu is inspired by Vasco Da Gama's exploration route. A modern restaurant serving tastes from around the world, Vasco's is one of Abu Dhabi's most famous and award winning restaurants. Guests can choose to dine inside or outside on the deck, enjoying spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
“Disappointing...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Having gone back after quite some time, unfortunately it was only to find out that what used to be one of the best in AD has taken a giant leap downhill. The bread was stale, food had no flavor, service was minimal, AC was horrible and overall lacking what once was a great atmosphere. The only plus that remained was the serene view of the sea (which by the way is now half obstructed by construction trucks too)

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SumerS55
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HiltonAbuDhabi, Manager at Vasco's, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Dear SumerS55,


Greetings from Hilton Abu Dhabi and thank you for taking the time to post your review.

If you could please email me with the details so I can review this with the Chef and Vasco's team, my contact details are as follows Lionel.kurtz01@hilton.com. I look forward to welcoming you back.


Sincerely yours,

Lionel Kurtz

Food and Beverage Manager
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great menu, well prepared”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

I have been to Vasco's before, years ago. It's still the same lovely setting but the menu has been improved. There were too many wonderful choices so I am planning to return several times to try their wonderful selection. Our waiter, Richard, was excellent and attentive.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrew G
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HiltonAbuDhabi, Manager at Vasco's, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Andrew G,


Greetings from Hilton Abu Dhabi and thank you for the wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the improved menu, the lovely setting and the excellent and attentive service of Richard from Vasco's. I have shared your compliments with the entire team and they were happy to know their efforts have been appreciated.

It was a pleasure looking after you; on behalf of the entire Hilton Abu Dhabi team I look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Warm Regards,

Lionel Kurtz

Food & Beverage Manager
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
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“Amazing service ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

I went to my birthday and the service was amazing especially Mohammad Faheem and Richard were all over the place .... The food was even better ....

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HiltonAbuDhabi, Manager at Vasco's, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Hayder17882,


Greetings from Hilton Abu Dhabi and thank you for the wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the food in Vasco's and the amazing service of our team members Mohammad Faheem and Richard. I have shared your compliments with them and they were happy to know their efforts have been appreciated.

It was a pleasure looking after you; on behalf of the entire Hilton Abu Dhabi team I look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Warm Regards,


Lionel Kurtz
Food & Beverage Manager
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A real treat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We loved this restaurant. The staff are really attentive (but not too much) and the food is fabulous. It states in the menu that the chef tries to bring together all his experience - this is done with aplomb. Lobster thermidor, fresh fish, mixed grill and chicken tikka were all really good. Well done! One of the best meals we had in UAE.

Visited August 2014
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Thank MomDawn
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HiltonAbuDhabi, Manager at Vasco's, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Mom Dawn,


Greetings from Hilton Abu Dhabi and thank you for the wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience in Vasco's and have shared your compliments with the entire team; everyone is very happy to know that their efforts have been appreciated.

It was a pleasure looking after you; on behalf of the entire Hilton Abu Dhabi team I look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Warm Regards,

Lionel Kurtz

Food & Beverage Manager
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Divine pleasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We had the pleasure of eating here after being invited by a friend!! Great Food, friendly staff, and awesome chef. We can easily say its one of the best in Abu Dhabi been to a lot of the highly ranked restaurants and nothing comes close.
Will definitely visit again in future:)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lucy A
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HiltonAbuDhabi, Manager at Vasco's, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Dear Lucy A,


Greetings from Hilton Abu Dhabi and thank you for the wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience in Vascos and have shared your compliments with the entire team specially chef Ingo; everyone is very happy to know that their efforts have been appreciated.

It was a pleasure looking after you; on behalf of the entire Hilton Abu Dhabi team I look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Warm Regards,

Lionel Kurtz

Food & Beverage Manager
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