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Dai Pai Dong

  • Chinese

Dai Pai Dong offers a casual dining experience inspired by the street food movement with modern interpretations of classic Chinese dishes. This authentic Chinese restaurant celebrates honest Cantonese cuisine and is a must-visit. Guests can relish delicacies such as home-made noodles and dim sum, as ... More

The Galleria
Al Maryah Island
+971 2 813 5552
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  • AED 268 Estimated savings
  • Valid until 1st Jan 2026
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  • AED 118 Estimated savings
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  • AED 118 Estimated savings
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Saturday Yum Cha brunch (1offer)

  • Estimated savings AED 268
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25% off total bill (1offer)

  • Estimated savings AED 118
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Main course (2offers)

  • Estimated savings AED 118

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  • Rosewood Abu Dhabi

    Al Maryah Island

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The ultimate, authentic hotpot experience in Abu Dhabi is at Dai Pai Dong at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi. There are brunches and there are hotpot dinners but when you combine them both, that too on a Friday night in a classy Chinese setting like Dai Pai Dong at Rosewood Abu Dhabi, the experience is just magical. For those not familiar with hotpots it’s a concept where you cook your food to your liking on your table in a cauldron that has a boiling broth or soup, you dunk in the meat and the veggies, and they cook in no time, it’s a very interesting and interactive experience that’s fun and different. The hotpot has come a long way from its humble origins in China where Mongolian soldiers used their helmets to heat up a broth in which they cooked their meals, now it’s a five-star experience in a stunning setting like Dai Pai Dong. We are warmly greeted and shown to our table by our lovely hostess who’s called Sane, she flicks on the burner under the hotpot and gets the broth bubbling away while she offers us drinks. The Food It’s a full meal that starts with a variety of salads followed by their signature array of dim sum, grilled meats, crispy spring rolls, and we are off to a fantastic start. We get to mix our own dipping sauce from the different sauces provided which is so much fun and once you have your sauce just the way you want it then it’s time to start with the hotpot. The dim sum and the grilled beef are simply amazing and as we work our way through them the table is quickly filling up with a variety of vegetables, noodles, tofu, mushrooms and meats that will go in the hotpot. The restaurant provides instructions on the menu about how long to cook each item, which helps the novices to get it right. The pot is divided into two sections, one has a mild chicken stock and the other side is a fiery Sichuan soup, giving you two distinct flavours. We loved how the fresh mushrooms tasted so different when cooked in the spicy soup than in the chicken stock, each item came out tasting so different and if you vary the time you cook them the taste changes, we really enjoyed experimenting. The variety of food is absolutely mind-boggling, all the vegetables in the world seem to be on the table, different types of mushrooms, noodles and an endless variety of meat, there’s chicken, variety of seafood, lamb, beef, and then you have the exotic stuff like chicken feet and beef tripe. Licenced meats are available too at a small charge. The highlights were the beef ribeye and the lamb shoulder, both thinly sliced and flash cooked for 30 seconds in the spicy Sichuan soup were absolutely delightful, we kept asking for more. It’s such an entertaining experience and each guest does his own food which keeps everyone engaged leading to great conversations and a delightful meal, watch out though as you will get carried away and eat way too much. The meal ends with a selection of fresh seasonal fruits, which is great as after a huge meal we hardly have any space for a heavy dessert. The Verdict It’s definitely an experience worth trying, you will love it and come back for more. The food is just amazing, the variety endless and the service is excellent. When the weather is better, you can sit on the patio enjoying the stunning views of Abu Dhabi while you dine, which adds another dimension. The ambiance at this multiple award-winning venue is certainly classy and once you settle down the staff really make sure you have a great time, which we enjoyed immensely. We highly recommend a visit soon. The Packages Brunch & Refreshments – AED 298 / Brunch, Hops & Grapes – AED 428 / Licenced meats -AED 32 extra.More
Lovely time at brunch! Bikram provided lovely service and made our time here relaxing and joyful. The dumplings were really tasty! Same as the duck.all drinks were replenished really fast. Thank you bikram!More
Amazing food… clean and the service is out of the world. For those 3 factors, I would say it simply fantastic. The service rendered by Azez was beyond attention to details, attentiveness, swift, super professional and truly made the experience woow. The food was crispy fresh, right temperature and sufficient quantity. Taste was fabulous and nothing overwhelming. For sure will back shortly 👌😊More
This is one of a must try restaurant here in Abu Dhabi. The asst. Manager Jojo welcomed us with a huge smile when we came in the venue. Since we have a toddler she also made sure that we have the most accessible table and we were sat in front of another family with a toddler too. For soup, we started off with hot & sour seafood soup and braised wagyu beef brisket noodle soup. My husband liked the seafood soup so much while I am very satisfied with the wagyu beef but I did not finish the soup in prepation with the other courses. We then had the daily chinese salad, lobster lettuce wrap and crushed cucumber. The salad dressings were amazing. We then had all the set of dumplings from steamed to fried and all were perfectly cooked. Our favorite was the chicken and shrimp siu mai and steam shrimp & spinach dumplings. They are tasty with our without the sauce. We were also amazed with the pork dishes and our favorite is the crispy pork belly. The skin was so crispy and the meat was so tender and I do not know how they are able to do it that good. Being a Filipino that is one of our comfort food. The cantonese duck rolls were also good but I would prefer if we have the option to wrap it ourselves so we can customize the filling and we can make sure that the wrappers are hot enough just like in other Chinese restaurants. We had the bbq lamb and beef sirloin and we are already very full during this time. We were then asked for main course and good thing is it was served in small portions as we were not able to finish it. The roasted cod with chinese mushrooms is our favorite but next time make sure that you are not too full before trying this. We then had the desserts and since it is a Chinese valentine they gave us a small heart shape cake and it made the evening even more memorable. We had the soft package only as we have a toddler with us but I think it will be better to have hops & grapes next time. For soft package we had iced tea, water and jasmin tea. We had jasmin tea while having our dessert and it was so refreshing. Again, we did not finish the desserts as we are already full. The service was excellent as our table is always full with food thanks to Jojo, Vikram and the whole team. They made sure that we are enjoying the night and they are even asking if we like the food or not so they can replace it or improve it. Overall, it was a Saturday night well spent. The ambience is naturally romantic and relaxing. It is perfect for couples, families, group of friends or colleagues and we will definitely be back especially to have the sushi as it was not offered for this event. Thank you Dai Pai Dong and RosewoodMore
We enjoyed the food and the ambience with very accommodating staff Ms. Sane, Vikram, Raj and etc.. Highly recommended if you are looking for authentic Chinese food in Abu Dhabi.More