Nuri Grill & Bar by Madang – Yas Bay – Dining Review

The word, “Nuri” holds profound significance in both Arabic and Korean languages. In Arabic, it signifies “Light,” radiance, and brightness. In Korean, it’s a native word, meaning “World,” underscoring the interconnectedness of our global existence in myriad ways

This Light connects people through love, friendship, and happiness, and now you can experience the Light with your friends and family during your Korean dining experience at the World of “NURI”, – Grill & Bar by Madang.

Brought to us by the visionary behind Madang Korean Restaurant and Supermarket, The Experience Team is off on a gastronomic adventure, a dining experience that transcends the ordinary.

Nuri Grill and Bar’s ambiance is a showstopper in itself, with Yas Bay waterfront, provides a stunning backdrop to the dining experience and its slightly elevated location makes it the perfect place to people watch and enjoy the atmosphere.

The electric atmosphere is further heightened by live music, courtesy of a talented singer who serenaded us throughout the evening. The synergy between exceptional cuisine and a vibrant setting made our visit truly unforgettable.

Step into the dining area, and you’ll be greeted by a long rectangular room adorned with glass coolers showcasing the impressive wine collection and the carefully wet-aged beef.

The bar counter, spanning almost the full length of one side, adds a contemporary touch. The interplay of neutral cream walls and polished wood creates a warm and soothing ambiance, inviting guests to relax and savor the culinary journey

There are a variety of seating option available, for those looking to blend business with pleasure, Nuri Grill and Bar provides private meeting spaces of different sizes, ideal for corporate team-building events or masterclasses. The combination of gourmet cuisine and sophisticated surroundings fosters an atmosphere conducive to productivity and creativity.

Immerse yourself in a world of entertainment with Nuri Grill and Bar’s two soundproof private dining spaces equipped for karaoke. Whether celebrating with friends or hosting a lively gathering, these spaces add a touch of glamour to your dining experience. Unleash your inner rock star while indulging in the culinary delights Nuri has to offer.

We are a party of four, and they had two tables waiting for us to choose from, one indoor and the other outside on the patio, we went with the table on the patio overlooking the Yas Bay Waterfront and settled down with a glass of their extremely refreshing welcome drink.

The sturdy, stone toped tables have the classic built in Korean BBQ grills, there specialized tables are designed to accommodate the tabletop grilling experience that is a hallmark of Korean barbecue dining allowing diners to cook their own meat and vegetables right at their table, creating a social and interactive dining experience and if you get lucky the lady who owns the place will personally grill some of your meat for you, a great touch.

Nuri promises to deliver an unforgettable dining experience that blends the best of Korean steaks, the freshest of local ingredients, a vibrant bar, and the excitement of karaoke or the live music.

The restaurant’s signature, the Nuri Omakase, (“I will leave it up to you”) course where the Chef brings the customer the best seasonal food selection. It’s a specially crafted 12-course menu, Prime cuts of meat, and fresh seafood using the finest ingredients imported directly from South Korea.

The Butchers Feast, which we tried, is a culinary journey that showcased the pinnacle of Nuri Grill and Bar’s expertise. Diners can choose four premium cuts of wet-aged beef, along with an array of side dishes and condiments that just filled up the table, this indulgent spread promises a sensory celebration. The expert chefs, and at times the owner herself, masterfully prepared each cut at our table, elevating the dining experience to new heights.

Nuri Grill and Bar’s dedication to perfection is evident in their speciality – wet-aged beef. The succulence and depth of flavour in each bite reflected the meticulous ageing process. From ribeye to sirloin, each cut was a testament to the culinary artistry at play. The marriage of skilful cooking techniques and top-notch ingredients created a carnivorous symphony that left an indelible mark on our taste buds.

Accompanying the star attraction were eight delectable side dishes, each a revelation of Korean culinary finesse. From kimchi to pickled delights, the array of flavors and textures added a harmonious balance to the rich, meaty notes of the Butchers Feast. The side dishes were not mere accompaniments; they were a journey through the diverse and intricate tapestry of Korean cuisine.

The culinary journey reached its culmination with the timeless Nuri Bingsu dessert, acting as the ideal denouement to an exceptional meal. The delightful sweetness mingled with the coolness of the shaved ice harmoniously sealed the experience, leaving us with a lingering taste of perfection.

At a place like Nuri, where each aspect has been given great thought one would expect nothing than the very best of drinks, and they don’t disappoint, from the finest of Korean spirits to the best of the west and heavenly mocktails they have it all.

In the realm of fine dining, Nuri Grill and Bar stands as a beacon of culinary excellence. From the mastery displayed in the preparation of wet-aged beef to the immersive ambiance and impeccable service, every aspect of our experience spoke volumes. It is not merely a restaurant; it is a journey through the soul of Korean cuisine, curated by passionate hands and presented with finesse.

For those seeking an unforgettable gastronomic adventure, Nuri Grill and Bar at Hilton Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, is a must-visit. Prepare to be transported into a world where every bite tells a story of dedication, expertise, and the pure joy of indulgence.

Location – Hillton Abu Dhabi, Yas Island.

Opening Hours – Sun – Thurs: 12pm – 12am / Fri – Sat: 12pm – 1am

Phone – +971 54 211 5161 / Email – [email protected]

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