Those looking for an unforgettable dining experience in the UAE capital should look no further than Tazal, the prestigious restaurant that harmoniously blends international culinary concepts with Arabic flavours. Founded by renowned Palestinian life and business strategist Moataz Mashal, Tazal has now earned recognition twice for its extraordinary take on gastronomy with a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand award in the MICHELIN Guide Abu Dhabi 2023 and the MICHELIN Guide Abu Dhabi 2024.
This prestigious and highly regarded accolade, realized through the creative talents of Executive Chef Ibrahim Abo Elazem, acknowledges Tazal’s unique talent for taking authentic Arabic flavours and influences to create culinary concepts with international appeal. Acting as a timeless tribute to the fascinating history and heritage of the 22 Arab regions.
New to Tazal’s menu are a weekly series of outdoor live cooking stations, featuring breakfast creations showcasing Levantine daybreak specialities, alongside evening menu stations that include a dedicated Asado station for meat aficionados and a seafood station where fish is grilled to taste with a unique selection of herbs and marinades from across the Arab World. The Asado and seafood stations are also complimented by a section offering regionally inspired salads and sumptuous sides.
The award-winning international menu also spans regional morning favourites such as Sabah Al Arab (a decadent spread for two featuring Palestinian hummus, shakshuka, grilled halloumi, signature herb falafel and more), and traditional Turkish Eggs on homemade tabbon bread. For the daytime menu, guests are also invited to savour delicate starters such as Beef Pops, Eggplant Tahini, Foie Gras Toast and Chicken Liver Gyoza.
Main courses meanwhile include everything from Tazal Wagyu Shawarma, Wild Boneless Sea Bass with Chermoula Sauce and Butter Chicken Curry, to sumptuous fusion specials such as Seafood Machboos Paella and Peri Peri Chicken Biryani. Offering an indulgent end to the feasting, the dessert menu ends the showcase with rich Chocolate Fondant, Homemade Chocolate French Toast and the newly introduced Tiramisu Halawet El Jeben, a decadent creation inspired by both Italian and Arabic cuisines.
Offering a lively yet relaxed ambiance located at Al Qana, Abu Dhabi’s most beautiful waterfront destination,Tazal takes guests on a rich culinary journey through the stories of the Arab regions. From the plush interior design touches that reference Arabic calligraphy inscriptions and Arab regional tattoos, to its all Arabic staff and dish inspirations, the restaurant uniquely celebrates Arabic culture and heritage.
Tazal is the embodiment of founder Moataz Mashal’s vision to showcase the profound global inspiration and impact of Arab culinary traditions. Supported in this vision by Executive Chef Ibrahim Abouelazm, a skilled culinary specialist who brings 16 years of experience. The Egyptian-born chef has worked across the globe, honing his culinary skills in distinguished hotels and restaurants as far as Germany, The Netherlands and the UAE