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“food is good, service is so-so”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Riviera

Riviera
Ranked #909 of 2,040 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: US$15 - US$20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“food is good, service is so-so”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012 via mobile

Food and shisha are good and good value for money. Boring ambiance outside. No tv. No music. The customers from other table even playing their own music thru cellphone. Needs improvement to the service and grooming of ALL staffs.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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239 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Change.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

This restaurant was excellent, they have changed styles the new one is OK. Still go for the view.

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Thank Mia M
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Abu Dhabi
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Great mix grill platter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

We usually go for lunch there and we split a mix grill platter and the avocado salad. Service is always pretty decent and food is good. They use fresh produce and good quality meats. The nice thing about the mix grill platter is that this is the only restaurant that we have found so far in Abu Dhabi that includes some fish (Hamour) in their mix grill grill platter. In the evening the place livens up and lots of people come to smoke shisha.

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank hvarcegovac
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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A huge disappointment”
1 of 5 bubbles 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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3 Thank BrunoExpat
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“BEST SHISHA”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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