Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island – Iftar Buffet at Turquoise – Review

A spectacular buffet with garden seating and live music, definitely a premium Iftar

The Iftar buffet at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Abu Dhabi is truly a feast for the senses. From the moment you enter the restaurant, you are greeted with a warm and welcoming ambiance, complemented by the tantalizing aroma of freshly cooked delicacies.

The buffet spread is nothing short of impressive, offering a diverse range of traditional Middle Eastern dishes, along with an international selection of cuisines. The chefs have done an outstanding job of creating a balanced spread that caters to all palates, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

As you walk in a huge display of dates and exotic dry fruits greets you where you can grab a few different varieties of dates that are traditionally the first thing to eat at an Iftar, there’s a guy right next to this serving Arabic coffee that is a perfect balance to the sweetness of the dates

The venue is Turquoise which is also the all day dining restaurant and the buffet is set along the full length of the restaurant with a huge desert island in the middle with an endless variety of food on offer.

As you move in, on the right is a counter with the traditional Ramadan juices that give you the energy boost after a long day of fasting. Opposite this is a full coffee bar, and you can order any type of coffee that takes your fancy.

A pasta station is next, featuring a massive cheese wheel that is actually in use, and there are cold cuts and toppings on the side.

We pass the bread station, the huge variety of freshly baked breads is amazing , as a proper bakery would not have even half of the types on offer here

The hot mezze are a definite highlight, featuring succulent kebabs, shawarmas, and falafels that are cooked to perfection. The cold mezze are equally impressive, with a variety of dips, salads, and fresh fruits that are both refreshing and flavourful.

The main course includes a selection of Arabic and international dishes, with a particular emphasis on grilled meats, fish, and chicken. The chefs’ mastery in cooking these dishes is evident in the tender and juicy meats and the perfect char on the tandoori chicken.

The dessert section is a true indulgence, with an array of mouth-watering sweets, including traditional Middle Eastern delicacies like baklava and kunafa, alongside an impressive selection of international desserts. The dessert section is complete with freshly brewed Arabic coffee and tea.

The service at the Rixos Premium Saadiyat Abu Dhabi is exceptional, with attentive and friendly staff who ensure that your dining experience is nothing short of excellent.

The restaurant opens up to a classic Mediterranean style formal garden which ends on the white sandy beach with views of the Arabian Gulf beyond where the water seem to actually have a Turquoise tinge. The outdoor area was perfect for this time of year, and they even have liver music to keep you entertained.

In conclusion, the Iftar buffet at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Abu Dhabi is a must-try for those who appreciate good food and a luxurious dining experience. The buffet spread is vast, and the food is delicious, making it an ideal spot to break your fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

Enjoy this lavish Iftar spread for AED299 per person including a variety of soft beverages, Ramadan juices, tea, coffee, and water, while soaking up the serene ambiance of the island, from sunset until 11pm daily

For bookings and more information, please contact +971 (2) 492 2222 or [email protected]

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