Superb seafood in show-stopping surrounds
With a name which means ‘fisherman’ in Arabic, Sayad’s menu focuses on fresh flavours to enhance both traditional and contemporary seafood dishes.
Expectations are high for any restaurant taking up a coveted spot in the majestic Emirates Palace hotel and award-winning Sayad truly excels in preparing the best seafood in Abu Dhabi.
The eatery evokes the Arabian Gulf with its modish lighting diffused through clear blue aquariums and a calming blue and green colour palette. Such an environment is akin to an elegant under-water world while panoramic sea views await those lucky enough to bag a table on the terrace.
A daily menu of light and delicious fare is available for seafood lovers. From cooked-your-way oysters, clams and crustaceans to lobster thermidor and the catch of the day, all dishes are intricate, full of flavour and renowned for taking on an inspired, modern twist.
For starters, devour the dramatic spread that is the ceviche and tartare platter before moving onto a main of either Arabic spiced grilled salmon or Alaskan king crab.
There is also a raw menu and mouth-watering deserts such as warm chocolate fondant with tonka bean ice cream and baba with vanilla crème brûlée and coconut granite.