Ushna Abu Dhabi Restaurant Review

By Nicole Brewer

Ushna Abu Dhabi is located right in the Souk Qaryat Al Beri area. It provides the perfect view of the Grand Mosque if you decide to dine outside. I was blown away when we were seated in one of the prime spots outdoors, but the interior is just as dynamic as well. It is ideal for guest from the business traveler looking for a place for a dinner business meeting to a couple that desires a romantic ambience. It offers an award winning Indian cuisine experience with contemporary styles and great service. You will enjoy not only the food, but have a pleasurable full dining experience.

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Our meal started off with crispy Madhuban flatbread, which is a bit spicy, but this is Indian food we’re talking about here ;-). I ordered the Murgh Chatpata for my appetizer, which is thinly marinated sliced chicken breast that comes topped with delicious flavors like tandoori masala, sliced onions, green mango and tamarind. It has a powerful, spicy flavor which I thoroughly enjoyed. Before this dish came, we were treated to what the waitress called a traditional street food of India, which did not look anything as such with it’s classy presentation. I was taken aback of how to eat the Dahi Puri, which had the look of a soft boiled egg and came accompanied with a sweet yet tangy side to clear the palette.

Traditional Indian street food.
Traditional Indian street food.
Delicious Murgh Chatpata chicken with spicy flatbread.
Delicious Murgh Chatpata Chicken with spicy flatbread.

Following our appetizers our main courses came out. I thoroughly enjoyed my Khatta Meetha Duck Breast, which is a chef speciality dish.  The succulent duck breast came seared in a flavorful date and tamarind sauce, which I would highly recommend to a duck fan such as myself. I also tried the salad that my friend Alona from the iluv2globetrot travel community got, which came with a great presentation, which was just as tasty and fulfilling. Sadly, we both were so stuffed that we didn’t have room for dessert treats that are available such as one of my favorites gulab jamun or gajar halwa. However, we delighted upon our glasses of wine overlooking the stunning Grand Mosque views that we had.

Ahh, divine duck breast.
Ahh, divine duck breast.
Look at that view...
Look at that view…
a lovely salad with an awesome presentation.
a lovely salad with an awesome presentation.
dine outdoors to take in This view.
dine outdoors to take in This view.

After completing our delicious meal, we were taken on a tour of the restaurant, in which I would be remiss not to mention the exclusive vodka lounge, which serves the best of 51 vodkas from around the world. The friendly staff were very helpful and accommodating throughout the dining experience. We viewed the huge tables that were available for business meetings and really loved the swinging chairs, which are popular for those having a party or looking to have some youthful fun during your meal. I was quite impressed as well that in order to make the experience even more unique, the staff took our picture with their own camera and printed us a copy for our safekeeping, which comes complimentary with everyone’s experience. I highly recommend Ushna for anyone looking for a fine dining Indian experience in the heart of Abu Dhabi.


Have a swinging good time at Ushna!
Have a swinging good time at Ushna!
Happy globetrotting campers at Ushna fine dining Indian restaurant.
Happy globetrotting campers at Ushna fine dining Indian restaurant.

**Disclaimer: I was offered a restaurant review opportunity with Ushna Abu Dhabi. All views and opinions are my own.**

  1. Shannon says

    This is just gorgeous, the food looks lovely. Thank you for the review.

  2. Chanel | Cultural Xplorer says

    That duck breast looks AMAZING! When I get back to the UAE region, I willl have to visit Ushna in Abu Dhabi – and what an amazing view of the Grand Mosque! 😀

  3. The food looks delish! One day, I will visit Abu Dhabi and relive this experience.

  4. Staci says

    The food looks amazing! I love the atmosphere, looks peaceful and romantic

  5. You had my mouth watering. Beautiful pictures, and thanks for sharing.

  6. Holly says

    That’s really nice they took a picture and printed it. Made your time there more memorable. Looks like a really nice place.

  7. Kasi Perkins says

    That food looks so good, and very well presented! I’d love to dine there and take in that view!

  8. Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green says

    That outdoor view is beautiful. It looks like a movie, what an amazing experience.

  9. Christine @MomsNCharge says

    That outdoor view looks amazing! And the food looks heavenly, looks like a fabulous time 🙂

  10. Irma says

    The photos rocks!

  11. Bree says

    That food looks so delicious! And the view is breathtaking. I can see why this was an impressive dinner.

  12. Camesha | Mama Motivator says

    What a beautiful place! The view is gorgeous… and that food looks amazing!!!

  13. Valerie Robinson says

    Very nice! The plate presentation looks amazing! Great photos and review!

  14. MeltheCrafter says

    Awesome post, and the food looks delish! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Karneisha says

    Food looks delicious! I hope to run across this place one day!

  16. Tanay says

    I’ve never even traveled internationally… That is an amazing view and the food looks soooo good!

  17. Mai T. says

    The view is absolutely gorgeous! And the food looks like true art!

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