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“A huge disappointment”
Review of Riviera

Riviera
Ranked #1,012 of 2,088 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A huge disappointment”
Reviewed 3 August 2011

After reading all the very nice comments about this Restaurant, I went to Riviera. I was very disappointed. Then I was told that the Chef has changed. So I went again and I was again very disappointed.
Why?
Firstly, the service: the slowest I've ever seen anywhere in the world. You can wait 30 minutes before getting your first order, at least in my experience;
Second, the food: it is really average food. Very far from the recommendations you can read.
Third: the price. For very slow service and very average food, you would expect a reasonable price, wouldn't you? Well, you will be surprised!

  • Visited January 2011
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“BEST SHISHA”
Reviewed 5 March 2011

I've been to a lot of places in Abu Dhabi and in Dubai and this is by far the best shisha you can get. They use a real apple to put the tobacco in and it burns forever. I am surprised other places aren't doing this as much. The food is also very delicious but I mainly go there for the Shisha

  • Visited February 2011
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1 Thank Macinegypt
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“Cheap and cheerful. Fantastic place to sample local food or grab a quick bite.”
Reviewed 7 January 2008

Cheap and cheerful. Fantastic place to sample local food or grab a quick bite.

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