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Food Connoisseurs are Invited to Dine at Rixos Premium Saadiyat’s A La Carte Restaurants

A renowned haven where class meets luxury, the resort boasts superior dining at its four a la carte restaurants open to guests and the public alike. 

The ultra stylish resort, nestled among gently swaying palms against a backdrop of cotton-candy white sand beaches on Saadiyat Island, invites guests to enjoy their stunning array of dining options, usually reserved exclusively for in-house guests as part of their all inclusive concept. This is a unique opportunity for diners to choose between their award-winning outlets with enchanting culinary options from Turkey, the Far East, the Mediterranean and Italy, all in the typically overwhelming splendour of a Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island.

Orient Restaurant

Turkish restaurants are ubiquitous in this part of the world, but none with the panache and sophistication of Orient Restaurant- Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island’ Turkish fine dining restaurant with a contemporary twist. The menu is stylishly curated, promising a journey for your taste buds as rich as the regional heritage celebrated in the surrounding decor. Meander through the heart of Turkish culture, with an abundance of flavours and gastronomic triumph, all served in a setting of absolute tranquillity – the optimum atmosphere for an elevated dining experience. 

Menu highlights include the Truffle Cheese Borek, Ezmeli Kebab, and Beef Shashlik – each worth a paragraph of their own for their flavours – a culinary symphony to tantalise and delight. The team of expert chefs have elegantly fused the classic flavours of Turkey with a contemporary twist, the results of which are enthralling and moorish. Finish your exquisite meal with the Sutlac Brûlée, a heavenly fusion of burnt mastic rice pudding, warm berries, and hazelnuts. Or try some of the custom beverages, Tekirdag Raki, Yeni Raki, and Şalgam are just a few of the authentically Turkish libations awaiting you.

Visiting Orient Restaurant is so much more than a meal; it’s a unique ‘Mayhane’ journey, a concept which exceeds typical standards of dining and guarantees an exceptional culinary adventure for you and your guests. 

There is a minimum spend of AED400 per person and opening hours are 6:30pm-10:30pm. 

Aja Teppanyaki

Aja is not just a restaurant for eating and drinking, it is a show stopping performance masterpiece whilst delivering innovative flavours of the Far East that fascinates on every level. The interior alone is intriguing and sets the stage, with sleek marble accents, an unmissable mosaic wall, and rich wood panelling, touches which enhance the culture and influence from the Far East.

The extraordinary comes alive with Aja’s live teppanyaki shows, where the skilled chefs delight audiences with their hypnotic performances, accompanied by captivating musical acts. Expect to be mesmerised by their incredible skills while you enjoy a diverse range of dishes such as sushi, tataki, tom yum, plus stir-frys, and desserts such as their famous Yuzu Cheesecake, a sweet treat almost as engaging as the live shows, which will certainly leave you wanting more.

Cherish moments with your loved ones against the backdrop of their incredible entertainment whilst enjoying their delicious sake, the finest accompaniment to the fusion of Asian flavour. 

There is a minimum spend of AED350 per person and opening hours are from 6:30 pm to 10:30pm.

Mermaid Restaurant

For a more casual affair, guests can channel their inner beach Goddess (or God) and dine at luxury beachside spot Mermaid, a destination that expertly curates the best of Mediterranean seafood and Greek cuisine against the scenic and romantic vistas of Saadiyat Island. As you’re caressed by a delicate sea breeze straight from the shimmering azure waters you can feast on dishes inspired by the region’s bountiful ingredients, superbly celebrating flavours from the Mediterranean sea brought straight to your plate. 

Merging charm with lashings of sophistication, expect dishes bursting with the freshest catch of shellfish and fish, a treasure trove of delicacies. Choose from cold mezze that invigorates taste buds with its plethora of flavours, or the rich, saffron-infused depths of the Saffron Orzo, the indulgence of Shrimp Saganaki, and the warmth of Saganaki Cheese. Each dish promises a fusion of the romanticism of the glorious beachside setting with the culinary opulence of Mediterranean and Greek flavours.

Dining is often accompanied by live Greek music and a surprise dance show, or alternatively let the gentle roar of the ocean soothe your soul. 

There is a minimum spend of AED500 per person and opening hours are from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. 

L’Olivo Restaurant

Inspired by the epic visual and diverse culinary landscapes of Italy, dining at L’Olivo is an uplifting and pleasurable experience. Each dish serves as a postcard for different dining styles from the region, delivering the essence of Italy directly to your plate. Journey on as the voyage takes your taste buds through astounding sensory elevation with its symphony of flavours. 

Where true Italian cuisine is taken seriously, guests can choose delectable antipasta to stimulate your senses, followed by the rich tones of Garganelli Napoletana, or dive into the aromatic depths of Zafferano Risotto. Don’t miss the exquisite and exemplary pizza, a must have for Italian food lovers certain to have you saying “buon appetito.” Each dish is carefully chosen and prepared with emphasis on harmonious flavours, celebrating local produce, and with your palate in mind. 

A trip to L’Olivo is your ticket to a world of charm and charismatic experiences, where every mouthful is testament that the soul of Italy resides in every dish – a reminder that regional authenticity is carefully woven into the entire menu. 

There is a minimum spend of AED400 per person and opening hours are 6:30pm to 10:30pm. 

For bookings and inquiries, contact +971 52 274 0020 or email rhauh.dineinpremiumsaadiyat@rixos.com.

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